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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
DNOW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

Equity to Asset 0.79
DNOW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 0.79 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 0.81
Current: 0.79

0.79
0.81
Interest Coverage No Debt
DNOW's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

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

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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) 5.10
DNOW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 5.10 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 5.21   Max: 5.21
Current: 5.1

Net-margin (%) 3.26
DNOW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 3.26 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 3.42
Current: 3.26

ROE (%) 5.16
DNOW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 5.16 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.16   Max: 8.16
Current: 5.16

ROA (%) 4.08
DNOW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 4.08 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.73   Max: 6.73
Current: 4.08

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.97
DNOW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 11.97 )
DNOW' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.23   Max: 17.23
Current: 11.97

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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

DNOW Guru Trades in

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

Sarah Ketterer 240,369 sh (unchged)
Frank Sands 3,256,490 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher 691 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 694 sh (unchged)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,833,609 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 306,250 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 22,500 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 426,088 sh (unchged)
James Barrow 320,662 sh (unchged)
Leon Cooperman 45,800 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio 14,704 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 30,878 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 26,250 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 54,816 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 31,130 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 265,528 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 2,220,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 675,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,641 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 78,000 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 322,772 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,982 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 118,230 sh (unchged)
David Rolfe 494,629 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne 86,731 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 10,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 3,276,246 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)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Sarah Ketterer Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Frank Sands Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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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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
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Add 163.11%0.26%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%4824483
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 1122.61%0.16%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%377519
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 50.65%0.01%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%483090
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%0
Lee Ainslie 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 32.13%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%917
PRIMECAP Management 2014-06-30 Add 32.85%$30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%428813
Leon Cooperman 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%0
Frank Sands 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%0
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $30.4 - $37.19 $ 32.19-4%0
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Top Ranked Articles about Now Inc

Tweedy Browne Global Reports a New Position, with 3 Top Increases
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 128.00
DNOW's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 128.00 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 124.04   Max: 147.32
Current: 128

124.04
147.32
P/B 1.75
DNOW's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 1.75 )
DNOW' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.75

1.69
2.01
EV-to-EBIT 125.00
DNOW's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 125.00 )
DNOW' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 19.7   Max: 23.7
Current: 125

19.7
23.7
Current Ratio 3.83
DNOW's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 3.83 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 4.35
Current: 3.83

3.83
4.35
Quick Ratio 2.09
DNOW's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. DNOW: 2.09 )
DNOW' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.09   Max: 2.35
Current: 2.09

2.09
2.35

Valuation & Return

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Tweedy Browne Global Reports a New Position, with 3 Top Increases Jul 21 2014 
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