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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.43
DNOW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. DNOW: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.43
Equity to Asset 0.78
DNOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. DNOW: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.78
0.74
0.83
Interest Coverage No Debt
DNOW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. DNOW: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
Z-Score: 3.98
WACC vs ROIC
2.09%
1.40%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 1.11
DNOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. DNOW: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 4.92 Max: 5.21
Current: 1.11
4.41
5.21
Net-margin (%) 0.52
DNOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. DNOW: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.83  Med: 3.16 Max: 3.42
Current: 0.52
2.83
3.42
ROE (%) 0.98
DNOW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. DNOW: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.16  Med: 11.24 Max: 16.32
Current: 0.98
6.16
16.32
ROA (%) 0.75
DNOW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. DNOW: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.85  Med: 9.16 Max: 13.47
Current: 0.75
4.85
13.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.01
DNOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. DNOW: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.63  Med: 24.05 Max: 34.46
Current: 3.01
13.63
34.46
» DNOW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

DNOW Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Keeley 397,523 sh (New)
CI Can Am Small Cap 162,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 795,140 sh (+110.62%)
Robert Olstein 220,000 sh (+58.27%)
First Eagle Investment 6,393,488 sh (+32.52%)
James Barrow 540,216 sh (+11.83%)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 118,552 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
David Rolfe Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 86,183 sh (-0.09%)
Dodge & Cox 3,387,327 sh (-0.45%)
PRIMECAP Management 418,788 sh (-2.34%)
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Q4 2014

DNOW Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Robert Olstein 358,000 sh (+62.73%)
First Eagle Investment 8,583,603 sh (+34.26%)
First Eagle Investment 8,583,603 sh (+34.26%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 86,072 sh (-0.13%)
Dodge & Cox 3,321,593 sh (-1.94%)
Pioneer Investments 116,027 sh (-2.13%)
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Q1 2015

DNOW Guru Trades in Q1 2015

First Eagle Investment 8,602,866 sh (+0.22%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 85,804 sh (-0.31%)
Dodge & Cox 3,278,568 sh (-1.30%)
CI Can Am Small Cap 70,800 sh (-56.40%)
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Q2 2015

DNOW Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 150,000 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 118,500 sh (+26.74%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 85,079 sh (-0.84%)
First Eagle Investment 8,525,957 sh (-0.89%)
Dodge & Cox 3,136,222 sh (-4.34%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Now Inc

October 2014 Value Idea Contest Announcement
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NOW Inc: A GARP Investment Opportunity
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 91.87
DNOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
94% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.60 vs. DNOW: 91.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 30.44  Med: 36.52 Max: 129.38
Current: 91.87
30.44
129.38
Forward P/E 15.55
DNOW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. DNOW: 15.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 86.10
DNOW's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
93% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.20 vs. DNOW: 86.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 30.36  Med: 36.42 Max: 127.94
Current: 86.1
30.36
127.94
P/B 0.88
DNOW's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. DNOW: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DNOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.01
Current: 0.88
0.82
2.01
P/S 0.48
DNOW's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. DNOW: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DNOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.48
0.42
0.94
PFCF 19.02
DNOW's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. DNOW: 19.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DNOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.98  Med: 30.30 Max: 47.94
Current: 19.02
14.98
47.94
POCF 14.72
DNOW's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.16 vs. DNOW: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DNOW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 12.81  Med: 22.02 Max: 29.33
Current: 14.72
12.81
29.33
EV-to-EBIT 41.87
DNOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
87% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. DNOW: 41.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DNOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.6  Med: 15.75 Max: 59.3
Current: 41.87
11.6
59.3
Current Ratio 3.87
DNOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. DNOW: 3.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.3  Med: 3.83 Max: 4.58
Current: 3.87
3.3
4.58
Quick Ratio 1.88
DNOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DNOW: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 1.95 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.88
1.77
2.35
Days Inventory 104.00
DNOW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.40 vs. DNOW: 104.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.66  Med: 64.07 Max: 88.47
Current: 104
39.66
88.47
Days Sales Outstanding 65.80
DNOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.24 vs. DNOW: 65.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.16  Med: 65.92 Max: 75.67
Current: 65.8
56.16
75.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.48
DNOW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. DNOW: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 1.94 Max: 2.71
Current: 1.48
1.81
2.71
Price/Tangible Book 1.32
DNOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. DNOW: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 1.78 Max: 2.49
Current: 1.32
1.6
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
DNOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. DNOW: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.71
0.85
1.36
Price/Graham Number 2.32
DNOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. DNOW: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.37  Med: 1.64 Max: 2.83
Current: 2.32
1.37
2.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.39
DNOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DNOW: 2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DNOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 6.35 Max: 8.6
Current: 2.39
1.7
8.6

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 3,103 3,335
EPS($) -0.43 1.05
EPS without NRI($) -0.43 1.05

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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Traded in other countries:11N.Germany, DNOW.Mexico,
Now Inc is a distributor to the upstream, midstream, downstream and industrial markets. The Company distributes products including pipe and tubing, manual and actuated valves, fittings, flanges, gaskets, fasteners, instrumentation, power transmission products, mill and janitorial supplies, hand and power tools, machine cutting tools, safety products, personal protective equipment ("PPE"), electrical products, artificial lift equipment, pumps, drilling and production products and industrial paint and coatings. It also provides artificial lift services, export services, industrial vending, innovation and technology solutions, project management, RigPAC, RigStore, safety solutions, tubing reclamation and warehouse and inventory management. It has three reportable segments: United States, Canada and International. United States segment has 200 locations in the U.S., where it serves upstream, midstream and downstream energy and industrial sectors; Canadian segment serves the energy exploration, production and drilling business in approximately 70 branches in the Canadian oil provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Western Canada; and International segment operates in over 20 countries and serve the needs of international customers from more than 30 locations outside of the U.S. and Canada, all of which are located in oil and gas development areas, serving the energy exploration, production and drilling business. The Company also provides products and solutions to exploration and production companies, energy transportation companies, refineries, chemical companies, utilities, manufacturers and engineering and construction companies. Its brands include DistributionNOW and Wilson Export.
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