Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services specialist National Oilwell Varco
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at National Oilwell's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
National Oilwell facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Houston (1862)|
|Market Cap||$35.0 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas equipment and services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$14.7 billion|
|Management||CEO Merrill Miller, Jr. (since 2001)
CFO Clay Williams (since 2005)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||11.2%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.5 billion / $510.0 million|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98.5% of the 3,420 members who have rated National Oilwell believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
90% of global oil rigs have [National Oilwell] parts on them and [National Oilwell] has approx 60% of global mrkt share. ... High switching costs for customers due to nature of product as well as presence of [National Oilwell] 'stores' on rigs, technical systems, and ability to train customer employees ... Considered as growth play due to growing demand of emerging market need for energy and continued global preference for oil as #1 energy source … Admittedly, not contrarian play at moment due to recent spike in gas prices and Iran concerns; betting on being part of more longer term trend / catalyst for higher oil prices.
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