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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
WFT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
82% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. WFT: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WFT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.05 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.08
0.02
1.66
Equity to Asset 0.35
WFT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 264 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. WFT: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WFT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.35
0.35
0.66
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.36
M-Score: -3.33
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 (%) -0.50
WFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WFT: -0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96  Med: 10.62 Max: 20.74
Current: -0.5
1.96
20.74
Net-margin (%) -7.86
WFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WFT: -7.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.11  Med: 4.46 Max: 14.51
Current: -7.86
-5.11
14.51
ROE (%) -14.16
WFT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. WFT: -14.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.59  Med: 4.39 Max: 48.64
Current: -14.16
-8.59
48.64
ROA (%) -5.17
WFT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. WFT: -5.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.55  Med: 2.41 Max: 24.69
Current: -5.17
-3.55
24.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -0.54
WFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. WFT: -0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.42  Med: 10.79 Max: 174.08
Current: -0.54
2.42
174.08
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.90
WFT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WFT: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.6  Med: 9.60 Max: 28.8
Current: 3.9
-9.6
28.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -7.80
WFT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. WFT: -7.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.4  Med: 3.90 Max: 37.2
Current: -7.8
-21.4
37.2
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Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

WFT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 15,128 sh (New)
Jim Simons 759,830 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 10,811,964 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 73,402,287 sh (+0.73%)
David Tepper 2,667,195 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 115,230 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 15,480,285 sh (-2.04%)
Arnold Schneider 1,622,746 sh (-3.68%)
Steven Cohen 4,835,850 sh (-22.68%)
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Q4 2014

WFT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 221,155 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 588,468 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 260,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 85,000 sh (+461.87%)
Jim Simons 2,705,830 sh (+256.11%)
John Keeley 165,860 sh (+43.94%)
Arnold Schneider 2,309,356 sh (+42.31%)
Mario Gabelli 11,456,634 sh (+5.96%)
Dodge & Cox 75,010,077 sh (+2.19%)
David Tepper Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,783,125 sh (-4.50%)
Steven Cohen 1,448,400 sh (-70.05%)
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Q1 2015

WFT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 35,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,890,800 sh (+168.63%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,049,955 sh (+78.42%)
Arnold Schneider 2,801,724 sh (+21.32%)
Louis Moore Bacon 270,000 sh (+3.85%)
John Keeley Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 74,927,277 sh (-0.11%)
Mario Gabelli 11,443,830 sh (-0.11%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 14,146,137 sh (-4.31%)
Jim Simons 179,330 sh (-93.37%)
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Q2 2015

WFT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Burbank 12,325 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 155,000 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 138,848 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 27,166,510 sh (+92.04%)
Arnold Schneider 2,884,724 sh (+2.96%)
Dodge & Cox 75,106,777 sh (+0.24%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 10,514,120 sh (-8.12%)
Joel Greenblatt 917,085 sh (-12.65%)
Louis Moore Bacon 230,000 sh (-14.81%)
Steven Cohen 1,538,600 sh (-60.46%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Weatherford International PLC

Mario Gabelli Comments on Weatherford International Ltd - Jul 25, 2014

Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT) (1.2%) (WFT - $23.00 - NYSE), based in Houston, Texas, finally resolved its tax accounting problems and various government investigations, which had been on-going for several years. It is now focused on growing its core businesses, enhancing profitability, reducing leverage and improving capital efficiency. The company is targeting total segment operating profit margin to reach 20% by 2016 from 11.3% in 2013 and reducing debt to capitalization from 52% to 25%. It aims to realize $500 million in annualized cost savings and sell four non-core businesses. Also, Weatherford plans to spin off a portion of its international drilling rig business by the end of 2014 or early 2015. All available free cash flow generated and proceeds from asset sales will be used to reduce debt.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s The Gabelli Equity Income Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Commentary.

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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Weatherford International - May 13, 2014

Weatherford International Ltd. (0.4%) (WFT)(WFT - $17.36 - NYSE), based in Houston, Texas, finally resolved its tax accounting problems and various government investigations, which had been on-going for several years. It is now focused on growing its core businesses, enhancing profitability, reducing leverage and improving capital efficiency. The company is targeting total segment operating profit margin to reach 20% by 2016 from 11.3% in 2013 and reducing debt to capitalization from 52% to 25%. It aims to realize $500 million in annualized cost savings and sell four non-core businesses. Also, Weatherford plans to spin-off a portion of its international drilling rig business by the end of 2014 or early 2015. All available free cash flow generated and proceeds from asset sales will be used to reduce debt.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 47.39
WFT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. WFT: 47.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.21
WFT's P/B is ranked lower than
65% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. WFT: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WFT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.63 Max: 4.04
Current: 1.21
0.73
4.04
P/S 0.58
WFT's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. WFT: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.36 Max: 3.94
Current: 0.58
0.47
3.94
POCF 6.49
WFT's POCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. WFT: 6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WFT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.34  Med: 15.68 Max: 36.8
Current: 6.49
5.34
36.8
Current Ratio 1.71
WFT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. WFT: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WFT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11  Med: 1.85 Max: 3.4
Current: 1.71
1.11
3.4
Quick Ratio 1.00
WFT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. WFT: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WFT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.06 Max: 2.08
Current: 1
0.73
2.08
Days Inventory 114.79
WFT's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
76% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.95 vs. WFT: 114.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WFT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 53.34  Med: 109.65 Max: 170.56
Current: 114.79
53.34
170.56
Days Sales Outstanding 64.48
WFT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
51% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. WFT: 64.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WFT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.65  Med: 91.15 Max: 141.14
Current: 64.48
29.65
141.14

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.75
WFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. WFT: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WFT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 3.98 Max: 22.18
Current: 2.75
1.28
22.18
Price/Projected FCF 23.40
WFT's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. WFT: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WFT' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 2.68  Med: 7.09 Max: 282.5
Current: 23.4
2.68
282.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.45
WFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WFT: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.45
0.42
2.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.39
WFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WFT: -0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -0.4  Med: 4.40 Max: 16.7
Current: -0.39
-0.4
16.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -9.90
WFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. WFT: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WFT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -21  Med: 7.70 Max: 36
Current: -9.9
-21
36

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 9,946 10,275 11,145 12,895
EPS($) -0.25 0.21 0.56 0.40
EPS without NRI($) -0.25 0.21 0.56 0.40

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Compare:SPN, GLF, NOV, HAL, SAPMY » details
Traded in other countries:WFT.France, WFT.Switzerland, WFT N.Mexico, 0WE.Germany,
Weatherford International PLC is incorporated in Switzerland. The Merger was effected through an agreement between Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford Switzerland) and Weatherford Ireland pursuant to which each registered share of Weatherford Switzerland was exchanged for the allotment of one ordinary share of Weatherford Ireland. The Company provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. It operates in North America, Latin America, Europe/Sub-Sahara Africa ("SSA")/Russia and Middle East/North Africa (MENA)/Asia Pacific. The Company's business segments are Formation Evaluation and Well Construction and Completion and Production, which together comprise a total of 15 service lines. Formation Evaluation and Well Construction service lines include Managed Pressure Drilling, Drilling Services, Tubular Running Services, Drilling Tools, Integrated Drilling, Wireline Services, Testing and Production Services, Re-entry and Fishing, Cementing, Liner Systems, Integrated Laboratory Services and Surface Logging. Completion and Production service lines include Artificial Lift Systems, Stimulation and Completion Systems. Within the Formation Evaluation and Well Construction product service line group, the company provides formation evaluation services from early well planning to reservoir management services, including core analysis, surface logging, well site geochemistry, logging while drilling and wireline services. It also provides well construction services to help clients ensure well integrity for the full life cycle of the well using reliable casing and tubing strings, cementation design, reliable liner top isolation and methods that ensure the well reaches total depth in the condition possible. The Completion and Production product service line group uses multi-zone isolation and access systems. The completion products, reservoir stimulation design and engineering capabilities are delivered to unlock reserves in deepwater, unconventional and aging reservoirs. The Company's competitors include Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, National Oilwell Varco, Cameron International, Noble Energy and Nabors Industries. It also competes with various other regional suppliers that provide a limited range of equipment and services tailored for local markets. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the energy industry in general and the environment in particular.
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