Fortune 40: Stock picks to retire on

Forty stock picks inspired by the greatest investors of all-time: From the deepest values to solid growth, these shares can make retirement dreams come true.

TDW: The numbers
Market Cap $3.8 billion
Total Return YTD (June 11) 38.8%
Total Return Last 12 Months 47.9%
Earnings Growth (Next Five Years) 57.0%
P/E (Pasts 12 months) 12.0
P/E (Next Year's Estimate) 9.6
Dividend Yield 0.9%
Source: Baseline, as of June 11, 2007.
Deep Value
The rising tide of energy prices is lifting Tidewater's boats. With more than 450 active vessels, Tidewater operates the world's largest offshore-energy service fleet. The company's vessels transport crews and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms, tow oil rigs, and anchor rigs and equipment. The fleet includes towing-supply and supply vessels, deepwater vessels, and offshore tugs.

Because of its large amount of fixed costs, Tidewater enjoys a great deal of operating leverage. When times are good - such as the cycle over the past few years - the company enjoys operating margins north of 30%.
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