Why RPC Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil-field services provider RPC has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

RPC facts

Headquarters (founded)

Atlanta (1984)

Market Cap

$3.3 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.0 billion

Management

CEO Richard Hubbell (since 2009)

CFO Ben Palmer (since 1996)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

36.5%

Cash/Debt

$14.2 million / $107.0 million

Dividend Yield

2.6%

Competitors

Baker Hughes

Halliburton

Schlumberger


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

On CAPS, 95% of the 486 members who have rated RPC believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of weeks ago, one of those Fools, hend6, succinctly summed up the RPC bull case for our community:

A strong balance sheet shows a continued lowering of debt to assets. Decent P/E and a solid dividend yield. As practices of fracking in shale continue growing, and based on the lack of legislation pushing for alternative energies, oil should have no problem thriving in the next few years.

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The article Why RPC Is Poised to Keep Poppin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

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