Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services provider RPC (NYSE: RES) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

RPC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Atlanta (1984)

Market Cap

$3.98 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.27 billion


CEO Richard Hubbell (since 2003)

CFO Ben Palmer (since 1996)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$11.7 million / $149.8 million

Dividend Yield



Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI)

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL)

Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB)

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 413 members who have rated RPC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include bizcbug7 and rcjansen.

Earlier this month, bizcbug7 touched on tailwinds working in the stock's favor: "More exploration and production will drive revenues up. RPC is hitting on all cylinders."

Over the past three years, in fact, RPC has grown its revenues at a brisk rate of 20.9% annually. That's faster than its much larger rivals Baker Hughes (15.6%), Halliburton (7.1%), and Schlumberger (8.2%). 

CAPS member rcjansen expands on the RPC outperform argument:

World will need more oil with emerging economies increasing demand. US production is increasing through new horizontal drilling and fracking techniques used to extract oil from existing wells that were previously believed to be tapped out and from new shale discoveries.

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