Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, steel pipe products manufacturer Tenaris
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tenaris' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Market Cap||$27.4 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Paolo Rocca (since 2002)
CFO Ricardo Soler (since 2007)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||15.1%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.6 billion / $1.3 billion|
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this year, secondo touched on the big tailwind working in the stock's favor: "Oil- and Gas pipelines are in strong demand the world over and Tenaris will be one of the main suppliers."
Currently, Tenaris even sports a particularly low debt-to-equity of 12%. That's much lower than that of other steel stocks like ArcelorMittal (41%), U.S. Steel (96%), and Nucor
CAPS member JPAKolypse86 elaborates on the Tenaris bull case:
I just happened upon this Luxembourg based steel company by chance. Pretty cash rich for a steel stock. ... They have a relatively low debt/equity for the steel industry. ... And from what I have read, they mainly focus their services in building energy infrastructure (which will have to see a building boom at some point in the near future to keep up with rising energy demand overseas). And they pay a dividend.
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