Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, flow equipment products specialist Cameron International
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cameron's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1994)|
|Market Cap||$13.36 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$6.13 billion|
CEO Jack Moore (since 2008)
CFO Charles Sledge (since 2008)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.3%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.83 billion / $1.29 billion|
National Oilwell Varco
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this month, robertshrestha listed several of Cameron's positives: "Stands in great position to benefit from demand for new rigs, well-diversified, solid financials, decent price multiples. What's not to like?!"
In fact, Cameron's three-year average return on equity of 18.3% tops that of listed competitors such as National Oilwell (14.0%), Tyco (1.1%), and Weatherford (5.8%).
CAPS member krystofo elaborates on the bull case:
CAM seems a no-brainer for both the short-term and the long-term investor. ... Meanwhile CAM has a long history of extremely steady upward growth and is now trading well below that trend. After a highly unusual downturn, strong upward momentum has already been established. With value in both oil and propane, CAM is also well-poised for product value.
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