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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 0.07
WFT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. WFT: 0.07 )
WFT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 1.66
Current: 0.07

0.01
1.66
Equity to Asset 0.38
WFT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. WFT: 0.38 )
WFT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.38

0.31
0.66
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.72
M-Score: -3.05
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.83
WFT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. WFT: 2.83 )
WFT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.96   Max: 20.74
Current: 2.83

1.96
20.74
Net-margin (%) -2.55
WFT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. WFT: -2.55 )
WFT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.11   Max: 20.54
Current: -2.55

-5.11
20.54
ROE (%) -4.69
WFT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.99 vs. WFT: -4.69 )
WFT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -8.49   Max: 28.79
Current: -4.69

-8.49
28.79
ROA (%) -1.74
WFT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. WFT: -1.74 )
WFT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.54   Max: 14.61
Current: -1.74

-3.54
14.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.25
WFT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.81 vs. WFT: 3.25 )
WFT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 31.43
Current: 3.25

2.42
31.43
Revenue Growth (%) 12.80
WFT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.30 vs. WFT: 12.80 )
WFT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -92.2   Max: 31.4
Current: 12.8

-92.2
31.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.70
WFT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. WFT: 3.70 )
WFT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -90.9   Max: 37.3
Current: 3.7

-90.9
37.3
EPS Growth (%) 15.80
WFT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WFT: 15.80 )
WFT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -54.6   Max: 103.3
Current: 15.8

-54.6
103.3
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WFT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 New Buy1.2%$20.98 - $24.06 $ 15.3-32%10811964
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Arnold Schneider 2014-06-30 New Buy4.2%$16.78 - $23.05 $ 15.3-26%1684736
David Tepper 2014-06-30 New Buy0.86%$16.78 - $23.05 $ 15.3-26%2667195
John Keeley 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$16.78 - $23.05 $ 15.3-26%115230
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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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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. Read more...
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Gabelli Asset Management Comments on Weatherford International
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.50
WFT's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. WFT: 1.50 )
WFT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 10.37
Current: 1.5

0.74
10.37
P/S 0.80
WFT's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. WFT: 0.80 )
WFT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 11.63
Current: 0.8

0.47
11.63
EV-to-EBIT 47.49
WFT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. WFT: 47.49 )
WFT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6   Max: 100.1
Current: 47.49

6
100.1
Current Ratio 1.83
WFT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. WFT: 1.83 )
WFT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 3.4
Current: 1.83

1.11
3.4
Quick Ratio 1.15
WFT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. WFT: 1.15 )
WFT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.15

0.73
2.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 2.99
WFT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. WFT: 2.99 )
WFT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.15   Max: 88.73
Current: 2.99

1.15
88.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.53
WFT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. WFT: 0.53 )
WFT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 11.52
Current: 0.53

0.38
11.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.10
WFT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. WFT: 2.10 )
WFT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1   Max: 16.7
Current: 2.1

1
16.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -1.89
WFT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. WFT: -1.89 )
WFT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -20.7   Max: 38.6
Current: -1.89

-20.7
38.6

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, 0WE.Germany
Weatherford International PLC is incorporated in Switzerland. The Company provides equipment and services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry, both on land and offshore, through its two product service line groups. The Company offers its products into two product service line groups 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 Controlled-Pressure Drilling and Testing, Drilling Services, Tubular Running Services, Drilling Tools, Integrated Drilling, Wireline Services, Re-entry and Fishing, Cementing, Liner Systems, Integrated Laboratory Services and Surface Logging. Completion and Production service lines include Artifi cial Lift Systems, Stimulation and Chemicals, Completion Systems and Pipeline and Specialty Services. The raw materials as well as parts and components made by other manufacturers and suppliers are used for manufacturing. 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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