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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
DNOW's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. DNOW: No Debt )
DNOW' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.77
DNOW's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. DNOW: 0.77 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.77

0.77
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
DNOW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.34 vs. DNOW: No Debt )
DNOW' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

Z-Score: 5.05
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.00
DNOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. DNOW: 5.00 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.21   Max: 5.21
Current: 5

Net-margin (%) 3.23
DNOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. DNOW: 3.23 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 3.42
Current: 3.23

ROE (%) 8.57
DNOW's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. DNOW: 8.57 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 8.57

ROA (%) 6.78
DNOW's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. DNOW: 6.78 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 6.78

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.06
DNOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. DNOW: 19.06 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 19.06

» DNOW's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

DNOW Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Signature Select Canadian Fund 30,663 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

DNOW Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 54,816 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,982 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 694 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 31,130 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 118,230 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,833,609 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 494,629 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 306,250 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 265,528 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 86,731 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 22,500 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 426,088 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,220,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3,276,246 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 320,662 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 675,000 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 45,800 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,641 sh (unchged)
Sarah Ketterer 240,369 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 14,704 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 78,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 30,878 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 322,772 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 3,256,490 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 26,250 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 691 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
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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%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 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)
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 117,871 sh (-0.3%)
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

CI Can Am Small Cap 162,400 sh (New)
John Keeley 397,523 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 795,140 sh (+110.62%)
Robert Olstein 220,000 sh (+58.27%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,393,488 sh (+32.52%)
James Barrow 540,216 sh (+11.83%)
Pioneer Investments 118,552 sh (+0.58%)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,825,569 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 33,225 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 93,500 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe Sold Out
David Dreman 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DNOW

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Add 58.27%0.32%$30.11 - $35.78 $ 27.28-17%220000
John Keeley 2014-09-30 New Buy0.25%$30.11 - $35.78 $ 27.28-17%397523
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 110.62%0.13%$30.11 - $35.78 $ 27.28-17%795140
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Add 32.52%0.12%$30.11 - $35.78 $ 27.28-17%6393488
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Sold Out $30.11 - $35.78 $ 27.28-17%0
Robert Olstein 2014-06-30 Add 517.78%0.57%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%139000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 163.11%0.26%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%4824483
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1122.61%0.16%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%377519
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 50.65%0.01%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%483090
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Frank Sands 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
David Einhorn 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Add 32.85%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%428813
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 32.13%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 27.28-19%917
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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
In general, spinoffs have outperformed the S&P 500 in their first few years of trading. There are two recent articles on GuruFocus providing information on spinoffs and their outperformance: Read more...
The 5 Most-Owned Spin-Offs of Investment Gurus
Numerous financiers, including Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), have posited that investors can beat the market by investing in spin-offs – small portions of larger companies separated to stand as their own, independent company. But is this true? This is a question that GuruFocus writer Vera Yuan pondered in her article, “Can Spin-Offs Beat the Market?” Her research concluded that 52 weeks after being spun off, all spun-off companies since 2009 collectively outperformed the market by 84.28%. For this reason, GuruFocus introduced the “Spin-Off List” screener, which tracks all companies spun off since 2013. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 49.60
DNOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. DNOW: 49.60 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 43.11   Max: 60.38
Current: 49.6

43.11
60.38
P/B 1.50
DNOW's P/B is ranked higher than
73% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. DNOW: 1.50 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.5

1.29
2.01
P/S 0.90
DNOW's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. DNOW: 0.90 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.26
Current: 0.9

0.82
1.26
PFCF 11.30
DNOW's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DNOW: 11.30 )
DNOW' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.76   Max: 13.3
Current: 11.3

8.76
13.3
EV-to-EBIT 17.42
DNOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. DNOW: 17.42 )
DNOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.4   Max: 22.3
Current: 17.42

15.4
22.3
Current Ratio 3.52
DNOW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. DNOW: 3.52 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.52   Max: 4.35
Current: 3.52

3.52
4.35
Quick Ratio 1.95
DNOW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. DNOW: 1.95 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.95

1.95
2.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.10
DNOW's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DNOW: 4.10 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.66   Max: 5.31
Current: 4.1

4.66
5.31
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
DNOW's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. DNOW: 1.80 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 2.53
Current: 1.8

2.1
2.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DNOW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. DNOW: 0.90 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 1.15
Current: 0.9

0.99
1.15
Price/Graham Number 1.50
DNOW's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DNOW: 1.50 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 2.04
Current: 1.5

1.76
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
DNOW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. DNOW: 5.60 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 6.5
Current: 5.6

4.5
6.5

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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Traded in other countries:11N.Germany,
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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
October 2014 Value Idea Contest Announcement Nov 20 2014 
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 
The Top 5 Guru-Held Spin-Offs Jun 06 2014 

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