Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas small cap VAALCO Energy
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at VAALCO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Houston (1984)|
|Market Cap||$461.6 million|
|Industry||Oil and gas exploration and production|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$209.0 million|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Robert Gerry III (since 1997)
CFO Gregory Hullinger (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$140.3 million / $0|
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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,566 members who have rated VAALCO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[P]henomenal earnings BEFORE taxes. ... They produced less in [Gabon, Africa] this year compared to last year because the wells are maturing. This stock is cheap and I think it stays cheap for a while. Growth needs to happen outside Gabon for this stock to take off. Buy the dips and sell the rips on this one for a bit. Be sure to read the financials when there is movement in this stock to see if there is growth potential, or if their asset in Gabon is dwindling.
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