Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, offshore drilling giant Transocean
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Transocean's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Vernier, Switzerland (1953)|
|Market Cap||$16.1 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas drilling|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$8.96 billion|
|Management||CEO Steven Newman (since 2010)
CFO Ricardo Rosa (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||9.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.29 billion / $11.1 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Earlier this week, DonnyRealman wrote that Transocean is "in an excellent position to benefit from 1) the lack of 'easy access' oil left in the ground and 2) The massive rise in demand that will be the result of growth in China and India."
Currently, Transocean even trades at a cheapish price-to-cash flow of eight. That represents a discount to industry peers such as Ensco (12.1), Noble (10.7), and Weatherford (18.2).
CAPS member troym72 elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
I think this stock could easily double in the next year (assuming 2012 earnings estimates are reasonably accurate). Considering Transocean also offers a dividend, I really don't see how anyone could pass up this stock. Recession or not, the world uses petroleum products.
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