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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.16
HERO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. HERO: 0.16 )
HERO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.16

0.1
0.73
Equity to Asset 0.36
HERO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. HERO: 0.36 )
HERO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 0.65
Current: 0.36

0.36
0.65
Interest Coverage 0.70
HERO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
50% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. HERO: 0.70 )
HERO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 17.04
Current: 0.7

0.7
17.04
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: -0.17
M-Score: -3.06
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.99
HERO's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.73 vs. HERO: 5.99 )
HERO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -100.82   Max: 45.91
Current: 5.99

-100.82
45.91
Net-margin (%) -7.93
HERO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. HERO: -7.93 )
HERO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -97.44   Max: 34.58
Current: -7.93

-97.44
34.58
ROE (%) -8.26
HERO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 202 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.41 vs. HERO: -8.26 )
HERO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -117.08   Max: 30.15
Current: -8.26

-117.08
30.15
ROA (%) -2.96
HERO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.42 vs. HERO: -2.96 )
HERO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -41.82   Max: 19.66
Current: -2.96

-41.82
19.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.78
HERO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. HERO: 2.78 )
HERO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -51.18   Max: 34.25
Current: 2.78

-51.18
34.25
Revenue Growth (%) -0.40
HERO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 13.60 vs. HERO: -0.40 )
HERO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.4   Max: 81.3
Current: -0.4

-26.4
81.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 40.20
HERO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. HERO: 40.20 )
HERO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.4   Max: 91.4
Current: 40.2

-57.4
91.4
EPS Growth (%) -47.10
HERO's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. HERO: -47.10 )
HERO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -65.3   Max: 60.9
Current: -47.1

-65.3
60.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

HERO Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,568,807 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 28,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,274,098 sh (+1896.8%)
Chuck Royce 1,394,700 sh (+2.85%)
Pioneer Investments 750,802 sh (-35.23%)
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Q2 2013

HERO Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 59,200 sh (+105.56%)
Jim Simons 2,732,703 sh (+74.19%)
Chuck Royce 1,453,700 sh (+4.23%)
Pioneer Investments 484,102 sh (-35.52%)
Steven Cohen 202,526 sh (-84.1%)
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Q3 2013

HERO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Burbank 1,128,998 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,696,200 sh (+16.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,624,703 sh (-3.95%)
Pioneer Investments 236,002 sh (-51.25%)
Steven Cohen 97,700 sh (-51.76%)
» More
Q4 2013

HERO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 79,500 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,753,600 sh (+1694.88%)
Chuck Royce 2,020,600 sh (+19.13%)
Pioneer Investments 236,002 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,879,503 sh (-28.39%)
John Burbank 11,364 sh (-98.99%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HERO

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -98.99%0.27%$5.86 - $7.51 $ 4.41-35%11364
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy0.27%$6.63 - $7.88 $ 4.41-40%1128998
George Soros 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.11%$4.42 - $6.1 $ 4.41-13%0
George Soros 2012-09-30 New Buy0.11%$3.28 - $4.97 $ 4.4110%1461043
John Keeley 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.41%$3.05 - $5.11 $ 4.419%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.08%$2.49 - $4.53 $ 4.4119%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 69.97%0.03%$3.14 - $5.55 $ 4.416%159128
John Keeley 2011-06-30 Add 1164.95%0.32%$5.06 - $6.8 $ 4.41-24%3921346
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 New Buy0.16%$3.13 - $6.32 $ 4.410%81319
John Keeley 2011-03-31 New Buy0.03%$3.13 - $6.32 $ 4.410%310000
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 0.85
HERO's P/B is ranked higher than
83% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. HERO: 0.85 )
HERO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 6.9
Current: 0.85

0.11
6.9
P/S 0.81
HERO's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. HERO: 0.81 )
HERO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 4.89
Current: 0.81

0.04
4.89
EV-to-EBIT 36.48
HERO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 12.67 vs. HERO: 36.48 )
HERO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 86.7
Current: 36.48

4.5
86.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.85
HERO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. HERO: 0.85 )
HERO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 3.98
Current: 0.85

0.45
3.98
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
HERO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. HERO: 0.87 )
HERO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.87

0.05
2.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.70
HERO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
57% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. HERO: 2.70 )
HERO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 22.3
Current: 2.7

1.2
22.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.16
HERO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -8.35 vs. HERO: -4.16 )
HERO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: -3.4
Current: -4.16

-11.8
-3.4

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Drilling » Oil & Gas Drilling
Compare:SDRL, ESV, PES, OMVJF, SBR » details
Traded in other countries:H6X.Germany
Hercules Offshore, Inc., is a Delaware corporation formed in July 2004 and commenced operations in August 2004. The Company provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry globally. It provides these services to national oil and gas companies, major integrated energy companies and independent oil and natural gas operators. As of February 21, 2013, it owned a fleet of 37 jackup rigs, 13 barge rigs, 58 liftboat vessels and operated an additional five liftboat vessels owned by a third party. Its diverse fleet provides services including oil and gas exploration and development drilling, well service, platform inspection, maintenance and decommissioning operations in several shallow-water provinces around the world. As of February 21, 2013, our business segments includes: Domestic Offshore, International Offshore, Inland, Domestic Liftboats, and International Liftboats. The Domestic Offshore segment includes 29 jackup rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that can drill in maximum water depths ranging from 85 to 350 feet. The International Offshore segment includes eight jackup rigs outside of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, three jackup rigs contracted offshore in Saudi Arabia, one jackup rig contracted offshore in Myanmar and one jackup rig contracted offshore in Cameroon. The Inland segment includes a fleet of three conventional and 10 posted barge rigs that operate inland in marshes, rivers, lakes and shallow bay or coastal waterways along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Domestic Liftboats segment includes 39 liftboats in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. 29 are operating or available for contracts and 10 are cold stacked. The International Liftboats segment includes 24 liftboats. 19 are operating or available for contracts offshore West Africa, including five liftboats owned by a third party, two are cold stacked offshore West Africa and three are operating or available for contracts in the Middle East region.

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