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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.90
DNOW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. DNOW: 0.90 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.9   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.9

Equity to Asset 0.74
DNOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DNOW: 0.74 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.74

0.74
0.83
Interest Coverage No Debt
DNOW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. DNOW: No Debt )
DNOW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

Z-Score: 4.50
WACC vs ROIC
2.19%
3.92%
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 (%) 2.85
DNOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.21 vs. DNOW: 2.85 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 5.21
Current: 2.85

4.41
5.21
Net-margin (%) 1.67
DNOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. DNOW: 1.67 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.83   Max: 3.42
Current: 1.67

2.83
3.42
ROE (%) 3.34
DNOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.92 vs. DNOW: 3.34 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 6.16   Max: 16.32
Current: 3.34

6.16
16.32
ROA (%) 2.58
DNOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. DNOW: 2.58 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 4.85   Max: 13.47
Current: 2.58

4.85
13.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 8.13
DNOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.77 vs. DNOW: 8.13 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.63   Max: 34.46
Current: 8.13

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

Q2 2014

DNOW Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 377,519 sh (+1122.61%)
Robert Olstein 139,000 sh (+517.78%)
First Eagle Investment 4,824,483 sh (+163.11%)
James Barrow 483,090 sh (+50.65%)
PRIMECAP Management 428,813 sh (+32.85%)
David Dreman 917 sh (+32.13%)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (+19.87%)
Dodge & Cox 3,402,802 sh (+3.86%)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 117,871 sh (-0.30%)
Tweedy Browne 86,262 sh (-0.54%)
David Rolfe 478,947 sh (-3.17%)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (-17.77%)
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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%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 118,552 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%)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
James Barrow Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 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)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 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%)
» More
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Top Ranked Articles about Now Inc

October 2014 Value Idea Contest Announcement
October 2014 Value Idea Contest Announcement Read more...
NOW Inc: A GARP Investment Opportunity
Legendary Fidelity manager Peter Lynch popularized the "GARP" investment strategy (growth at a reasonable price). Today, I found a good GARP investment candidate. It is NOW Inc (DNOW). Read more...
Tweedy Browne Global Reports a New Position, with 3 Top Increases
The Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) Global Value Fund is composed of non-U.S. stocks, except when U.S. stocks have more appealing valuations. The fund as has $8.6 billion in net assets and since its 1993 inception, it has returned 10.3% on average annually. Read more...
Now Inc Has The Characteristics Of A Successful Spinoff
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The 5 Most-Owned Spin-Offs of Investment Gurus
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 38.90
DNOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.90 vs. DNOW: 38.90 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 30.44   Max: 41
Current: 38.9

30.44
41
Forward P/E 33.33
DNOW's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.86 vs. DNOW: 33.33 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 38.70
DNOW's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
75% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.20 vs. DNOW: 38.70 )
DNOW' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 30.36   Max: 40.87
Current: 38.7

30.36
40.87
P/B 1.30
DNOW's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. DNOW: 1.30 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.14   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.3

1.14
2.01
P/S 0.70
DNOW's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. DNOW: 0.70 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.7

0.56
0.94
PFCF 45.40
DNOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DNOW: 45.40 )
DNOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 14.98   Max: 47.94
Current: 45.4

14.98
47.94
POCF 27.80
DNOW's POCF is ranked higher than
70% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. DNOW: 27.80 )
DNOW' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 12.81   Max: 29.33
Current: 27.8

12.81
29.33
EV-to-EBIT 22.94
DNOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. DNOW: 22.94 )
DNOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 11.6   Max: 24.1
Current: 22.94

11.6
24.1
Current Ratio 3.63
DNOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DNOW: 3.63 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.3   Max: 4.58
Current: 3.63

3.3
4.58
Quick Ratio 1.83
DNOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. DNOW: 1.83 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.83

1.77
2.35
Days Inventory 95.70
DNOW's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.26 vs. DNOW: 95.70 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 39.66   Max: 88.47
Current: 95.7

39.66
88.47
Days Sales Outstanding 74.76
DNOW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
79% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 81.19 vs. DNOW: 74.76 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.16   Max: 75.67
Current: 74.76

56.16
75.67

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.00
DNOW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DNOW: 5.00 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 2.71
Current: 5

1.9
2.71
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
DNOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DNOW: 1.80 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 2.49
Current: 1.8

2.06
2.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DNOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. DNOW: 0.90 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.9

0.84
1.3
Price/Graham Number 1.80
DNOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. DNOW: 1.80 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 1.74
Current: 1.8

1.37
1.74
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.40
DNOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. DNOW: 4.40 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 8.6
Current: 4.4

4.1
8.6

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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NOW Inc: A GARP Investment Opportunity Oct 09 2014 
DNOW: This Spin-Off Has Huge Growth Potential Sep 30 2014 
Restructured National Oilwell Is a Good Value Investment Aug 29 2014 
NOW Inc. Can Be A Value Creator Aug 26 2014 
Tweedy Browne Global Reports a New Position, with 3 Top Increases Jul 21 2014 
Seventy Seven Energy's High Debt Load Makes It An "Avoid" Jul 11 2014 
Now Inc Has The Characteristics Of A Successful Spinoff Jun 25 2014 
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