Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore driller Seadrill
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Seadrill's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Hamilton, Bermuda (1972)|
|Market Cap||$13.44 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas drilling|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$3.5 billion|
CEO Alf Thorkildsen (since 2008)
CFO Esa Ikaheimonen (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||17.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.01 billion / $8.6 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Two weeks ago, bennysupreme touched on Seadrill's attractive upside: "I think this will be a notch stock pick. It's well run and at a great price right now. I see this being in this [Transocean
While Seadrill isn't the most well-known offshore driller, it has quickly become one of the industry's fiercest consolidators. With the purchase of Scorpion now complete, speculation regarding Seadrill's next acquisition has intensified. As my fellow Fool Josh Wilburn recently noted, the likes of Pride International, Noble, and even giant Transocean are all among the rumored targets.
Of course, with ship tycoon John Fredriksen serving as Seadrill's chairman and president, CAPS member bisley11 trusts that any move will likely be a wealth-building one for shareholders:
Another [John Fredriksen] baby. Most if not all the easy oil has been located. Enter Seadrill Ltd. Leases deep drilling platforms. With an 8% yield and 17% payout ratio looks like plenty of room for growth through acquisitions and a secure dividend. What's not to like? Maybe debt load but looks to be very manageable.
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