In the following video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman takes a close look at the balance sheet at FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI). He discusses some of the reasons that the company has had to take on some debt recently to pay for capital expenditures, and why that means it can't pay a dividend at the moment, unlike some of its peers which do pay modest dividends. He also discusses how growth for this company could mean a dividend in the future.

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