Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore oil and gas service specialist Trico Marine Services (NASDAQ:TRMA) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Trico's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Trico Marine facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston, Texas (1993)

Market Cap

$102.7 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$669.3 million


Chairman/CEO Joseph Compofelice
CFO Geoff Jones

Return on Capital (Average, Past 3 Years)


Compound Annual Revenue Growth (Over Past 3 Years)



$41.7 million / $738.8 million

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CAPS Members Bearish on TRMA Also Bearish on


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 335 members who have rated Trico believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include LibraFool1971 and All-Star MSUalum, who is ranked in the top 2% of our community.

Last month, LibraFool1971 kindly informed Fools that Trico "has resolved short term liquidity issues and (hopefully) will continue to reduce debt with proceeds from asset sales." Our CAPS member concludes: "Subsea services is a stable niche in oil services sector. Increasing revenues/earnings should follow increasing demand for oil as economy recovers."

In a pitch from just last week, MSUalum listed even more reasons to try Trico on for size:

- Currently trading at .43 book value
- Has operations in the North Sea, west Africa, Mexico, the Mediterranean, Brazil, southeast Asia, as well as the Gulf of Mexico
- Just won over 50 million in contracts
- Their Subsea services look to be increasing and should do very well in the future
- Past years earnings have been extremely strong, look for yourself; the earnings potential is definitely there...
- Insiders from every level of this company, including the CEO, have been buying at these levels
- oil/gas/offshore drilling should increase

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