Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore drilling contractor Noble
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Noble's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Baar, Switzerland (1921)|
|Market Cap||$9.5 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas drilling|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.1 billion|
Chairman/CEO David Williams (since 2008)
CFO Thomas Mitchell (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||26.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$367.24 million / $2.76 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last month, Batting450 tapped Noble as a rather slick selection: "Gulf spill wasn't their fault, but their stock had to pay the price? Silly. They are undervalued now."
Noble's well-maintained fleet, solid financials, and attractive valuation continue to make it a five-star deepwater drilling play. Currently, Noble even trades at a slight forward P/E (10.7) discount to rivals Diamond Offshore (11.6), Nabors (14.0), and Transocean (11.7), as well as Patterson-UTI
CAPS member wd4922trading expands on the outperform case:
This is one of the old established companies in the oil business. ... Has weathered all kinds of storms in the oil production and service business. Based on financials, this company is well undervalued. ... This is an international company with equipment and income generation from a variety of global locations. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be resolved and the world will continue to need oil for a long time to come. Noble Corporation will be ready and able to take advantage of opportunities.
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