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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
RDC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.23 vs. RDC: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
RDC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.46 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.02
0.02
1.1
Equity to Asset 0.57
RDC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. RDC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
RDC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.58 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.57
0.52
0.66
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.17
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
3.06%
1.06%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -2.73
RDC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. RDC: -2.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.14  Med: 17.79 Max: 37.17
Current: -2.73
-9.14
37.17
Net-margin (%) -2.08
RDC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. RDC: -2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.3  Med: 16.81 Max: 78.45
Current: -2.08
-6.3
78.45
ROE (%) -0.87
RDC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.87 vs. RDC: -0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.53  Med: 8.52 Max: 25.51
Current: -0.87
-2.53
25.51
ROA (%) -0.49
RDC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.54 vs. RDC: -0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.47  Med: 5.12 Max: 14.5
Current: -0.49
-1.47
14.5
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.74
RDC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -0.74 vs. RDC: -0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2.45  Med: 9.14 Max: 25.77
Current: -0.74
-2.45
25.77
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 27.80
RDC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. RDC: 27.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.6  Med: 1.40 Max: 47.7
Current: 27.8
-26.6
47.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -21.90
RDC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. RDC: -21.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.9  Med: -3.20 Max: 79.2
Current: -21.9
-26.9
79.2
» RDC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

RDC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros 1,201,011 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,405,499 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 75,863 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 540,500 sh (+1080900.00%)
Richard Pzena 628,825 sh (+76.81%)
RS Investment Management 625,980 sh (+55.63%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,362,200 sh (+14.07%)
FPA Capital Fund 2,360,300 sh (+11.35%)
Mario Gabelli 619,907 sh (+0.09%)
Columbia Wanger 1,412,764 sh (unchged)
George Soros 540,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 25,584 sh (-21.33%)
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Q4 2014

RDC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 2,305,900 sh (+326.62%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,622,699 sh (+86.60%)
RS Investment Management 733,170 sh (+17.12%)
Richard Pzena 730,525 sh (+16.17%)
First Pacific Advisors 6,102,500 sh (+13.81%)
FPA Capital Fund 2,678,900 sh (+13.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,405,066 sh (-0.54%)
Mario Gabelli 545,171 sh (-12.06%)
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Q1 2015

RDC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 270,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,100 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 3,269,399 sh (+24.66%)
FPA Capital Fund 2,759,300 sh (+3.00%)
Richard Pzena 730,525 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 534,571 sh (-1.94%)
First Pacific Advisors 5,635,300 sh (-7.66%)
RS Investment Management 637,722 sh (-13.02%)
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Q2 2015

RDC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

FPA Capital Fund 1,984,600 sh (-28.08%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Rowan Companies PLC

FPA Capital Fund Comments on Rowan Companies - Oct 28, 2014

Let us now discuss some of our energy investments. Rowan Companies (RDC) is an off-shore drilling rig owner and operator. RDC provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services utilizing a fleet of 30 self- elevating mobile offshore “jack-up” drilling units and four ultra-deepwater drillships, two of which are currently under construction. Until this year, Rowan focused on high-specification and premium jack-up rigs, which its customers use for exploratory and development oil & gas drilling. A couple of years ago, RDC signed contracts with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of four ultra-deepwater drillships. In January 2014, the company took delivery of the first of these drillships, the Rowan Renaissance. The Renaissance commenced drilling operations under a three-year contract in the deep waters off the coast of West Africa in April 2014. The last of the four new drillships will be delivered in March of 2015, and all four of the new ships are under firm, multi-year contracts.

With the acceptance of the fourth drillship next March, RDC will have among the youngest fleet of ultra- deepwater (UDW) drillships and high-spec Jackup rigs in the market. This is an important factor because oil & gas exploration & production companies will likely migrate to the youngest and best possible rig for a given job, should oil prices continue to decline or even stabilize around the $80/barrel level.

Rowan’s young fleet is outfitted with some of the most advanced and safest equipment of any offshore rig. For example, all four of RDC’s new UDW drillships come with dual blow-out preventers, which could have helped prevent the horrific Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Additionally, the drillships will be self-propelled vessels equipped with computer-controlled dynamic-positioning thruster systems, which allow them to maintain position without anchors through the use of their onboard propulsion and station-keeping systems.

Despite the decline in Rowan’s stock price over the past few months, our earnings expectations, as well as Wall Street’s analysts who follow the company, point to higher EPS over the next couple of years. For instance, the consensus EPS estimate for this year is $2.16, but that increases to $3.93 and $4.09, respectively, for 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, Rowan has roughly 76% and 68%, respectively, of its 2015 and 2016 revenue expectations under firm contract. As a side note, Ensco has roughly 75% and 51%, respectively, of its 2015 and 2016 revenues under contract. Atwood has 92% and 71%, respectively, of its 2015 and 2016 revenues under contract.

Current market sentiment toward energy companies, particularly to offshore rig companies, is obviously very negative. However, when the average small-mid-cap stock trades at roughly 30x earnings, we would rather allocate capital to companies like RDC which we believe is trading at close to 5x each of the next two year’s earnings expectations. Even if we are wrong and RDC earns $3.00 in 2016, the stock trades at nearly 7x earnings. In our opinion, RDC’s earning power is greater than $3.00.

From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio) Q3 2014 Commentary.

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FPA Capital Fund Comments on Rowan Companies
Let us now discuss some of our energy investments. Rowan Companies (RDC) is an off-shore drilling rig owner and operator. RDC provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services utilizing a fleet of 30 self- elevating mobile offshore “jack-up” drilling units and four ultra-deepwater drillships, two of which are currently under construction. Until this year, Rowan focused on high-specification and premium jack-up rigs, which its customers use for exploratory and development oil & gas drilling. A couple of years ago, RDC signed contracts with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of four ultra-deepwater drillships. In January 2014, the company took delivery of the first of these drillships, the Rowan Renaissance. The Renaissance commenced drilling operations under a three-year contract in the deep waters off the coast of West Africa in April 2014. The last of the four new drillships will be delivered in March of 2015, and all four of the new ships are under firm, multi-year contracts. Read more...

Ratios

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history
Forward P/E 7.64
RDC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 31 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. RDC: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.50
RDC's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. RDC: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
RDC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.13
Current: 0.5
0.44
3.13
P/S 1.14
RDC's P/S is ranked lower than
71% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. RDC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
RDC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 2.46 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.14
0.65
5.35
POCF 4.46
RDC's POCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. RDC: 4.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
RDC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 9.00 Max: 106.12
Current: 4.46
2.02
106.12
Shiller P/E 9.99
RDC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 8.87 vs. RDC: 9.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
RDC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.2  Med: 11.21 Max: 51.96
Current: 9.99
5.2
51.96
Current Ratio 1.92
RDC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. RDC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
RDC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.61  Med: 3.55 Max: 6.53
Current: 1.92
1.61
6.53
Quick Ratio 1.92
RDC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. RDC: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
RDC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 2.58 Max: 6.53
Current: 1.92
1.01
6.53
Days Sales Outstanding 100.56
RDC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
88% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 59.61 vs. RDC: 100.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
RDC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 41.9  Med: 77.41 Max: 149.88
Current: 100.56
41.9
149.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
RDC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
97% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. RDC: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
RDC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.2
0.72
2.31
Dividend Payout 0.10
RDC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. RDC: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
RDC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.10 Max: 0.39
Current: 0.1
0.1
0.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.14
RDC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
89% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 10.08 vs. RDC: 2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.31
Current: 2.14
0.72
2.31
Share Buyback Rate 0.30
RDC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -4.20 vs. RDC: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
RDC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.1  Med: -2.10 Max: -9.8
Current: 0.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.47
RDC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
79% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. RDC: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
RDC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.47
0.49
2.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
RDC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. RDC: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
RDC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.22 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.43
0.3
2.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.96
RDC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. RDC: -0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.01  Med: 11.50 Max: 40.8
Current: -0.96
-1.01
40.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -32.21
RDC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. RDC: -32.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
RDC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -30.3  Med: 1.90 Max: 68.9
Current: -32.21
-30.3
68.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Drilling » Oil & Gas Drilling
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Traded in other countries:RC0.Germany,
Rowan Companies PLC was incorporated under the laws of England and Wales on May 4, 2012. The Company provides offshore oil and gas contract drilling services utilizing a fleet of 30 self-elevating mobile offshore "jack-up" drilling units and four ultra-deepwater drillships. The Company conducts offshore drilling operations in various markets throughout the world including the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, the Middle East, the United States Gulf of Mexico ( US GOM), Southeast Asia, West Africa, Trinidad and Egypt. The Company owns and operates 30 jack-up rigs and one ultra-deepwater drillship, with three additional drillships under construction. It market its drilling services to present and potential customers, including large international energy companies, smaller independent energy companies and foreign government-owned or government-controlled energy companies. It competes with several offshore drilling contractors that together have 829 mobile rigs available worldwide, including 513 jack-ups. In the U.K., the U.S. and other countries in which it operates have regulations relating to environmental protection and pollution control.
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
FPA Capital Fund Second Quarter 2015 Commentary Jul 28 2015 
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Kill My Thesis: RDC Dec 05 2014 
Rowan Companies: A Potential Long-Term Value Creator Nov 17 2014 
FPA Capital Fund Comments on Rowan Companies Oct 28 2014 
FPA Capital Fund Q3 2014 Commentary Oct 28 2014 
FPA Capital Fund's Q3 2013 Shareholder Letter Oct 28 2014 
Steven Romick's FPA Capital Q3 Commentary Oct 25 2014 

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