Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-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||$17.8 billion|
|Industry||Oil and gas drilling|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$4.1 billion|
|Management||Chairman/President John Fredriksen
CEO Alf Thorkildsen
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||26.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$507.0 million / $10.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 99% of the 788 members who have rated Seadrill believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[W]atch the pent-up demand push exploration and drilling companies' value skyrocket. With a practically new fleet of rigs, low maintenance costs, and a backlog of existing demand for their product, Seadrill will be positioned to do very nicely. Add in the excellent dividend and you have a long-term buy.
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