Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, seismic data specialist Global Geophysical Services
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Global Geo's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Global Geo facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Missouri City, Texas (2003)|
|Market Cap||$558.7 million|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$270.88 million|
Co-Founder/Chairman/CEO Richard Degner
CFO P. Mathew Verghese
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(21.5%)|
|Cash/Debt||$20.86 million / $216.3 million|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 37 members who have rated Global Geo believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include fellow Fool Rich Smith (TMFDitty) and Clawhammer08, both of whom are ranked in the top 3% of our community.
Earlier this month, Rich highlighted the stock's recent weakness as a bargain opportunity: "Putting my virtual money where my mouth is: GAAP profits aren't here yet, but Global Geo is selling for less than 6x annual free cash flow, and the cash has been flowing strongly for years."
In fact, Global Geo currently sports a particularly paltry price-to-cash flow of 3.6. That represents a clear discount to much larger oilfield service plays like Halliburton
CAPS member Clawhammer08 elaborates on the Global Geo bull case:
Too many players, too much oil yet to be discovered, and way too much money yet to be paid by us for it.
In short, I see these guys holding all the cards in the near future -- modern day water diviners -- in a high-growth field that over the next ten to twenty years will consolidate into one or two megafirms -- oil companies need to be able to one-stop-shop this type of information.
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