Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Atwood facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Houston (1968)

Market Cap

$2.87 billion

Industry

Oil and gas drilling

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$632.6 million

Management

CEO Robert Saltiel (since 2009)

CFO Mark Mey (since 2010)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

24.6%

Cash/Debt

$200.2 million / $300 million

Competitors

Diamond Offshore (NYSE: DO)

Pride International (NYSE: PDE)

Transocean (NYSE: RIG)

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

On CAPS, 99% of the 2,409 members who have rated Atwood believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star Muhadi, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and EdibleFundies.

Late last year, Muhadi tapped Atwood as an ideal top-down and bottom-up pick: "The world economy will keep on growing and will need energy ... Plus the financials of this stock tickle me in all the right places."

Currently, Atwood even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 11. That represents a slight discount to drilling foes like Diamond Offshore (13.5), Pride (12.6), and Transocean (12.3).

CAPS member EdibleFundies expands on the outperform argument:

Energy is one of my favorite sectors and will always be the driver for every other sector. This offshore driller is a great mid cap play. Currently consolidating its move off of the bottom, so picking it up here at this point should not pose a long term problem ... valuation is still solid with multiple support points from here down to 30. ... Company is able to convert investor equity and corp assets into $$$quite effectively.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Atwood is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. The Fool owns shares of Diamond Offshore and Transocean. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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