Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, engineering and construction company McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

McDermott facts

Headquarters (founded) Houston (1923)
Market Cap $2.9 billion
Industry Oil and gas equipment and services
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $3.5 billion
Management Chairman/CEO Stephen Johnson
CFO Perry Elders
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 13%
Cash/Debt $680.4 million / $93.7 million
Competitors Aker Solutions
Chicago Bridge & Iron
Foster Wheeler

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 1,338 members who have rated McDermott believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Rich Duprey known on CAPS as TMFCop -- tapped the stock as a solid bargain opportunity: "Valued less than its peers, and though carrying a premium when comparing growth expectations, I expect macro trends to keep oil prices high and drilling services in demand. I may give up points in the near term, but the longer term still seems promising."    

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