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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 0.24
ESV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. ESV: 0.24 )
ESV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 4.16
Current: 0.24

0.05
4.16
Equity to Asset 0.51
ESV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ESV: 0.51 )
ESV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.51

0.51
0.85
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.59
M-Score: -4.67
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -52.28
ESV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 6.53 vs. ESV: -52.28 )
ESV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -52.6   Max: 58.54
Current: -52.28

-52.6
58.54
Net-margin (%) -84.44
ESV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ESV: -84.44 )
ESV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -85.5   Max: 48.08
Current: -84.44

-85.5
48.08
ROE (%) -34.03
ESV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ESV: -34.03 )
ESV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -37.16   Max: 27.76
Current: -34.03

-37.16
27.76
ROA (%) -20.96
ESV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.15 vs. ESV: -20.96 )
ESV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -21.97   Max: 21.31
Current: -20.96

-21.97
21.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -17.32
ESV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 2.95 vs. ESV: -17.32 )
ESV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.39   Max: 37.64
Current: -17.32

-17.39
37.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.70
ESV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. ESV: 10.70 )
ESV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 42.9
Current: 10.7

-12.3
42.9
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

ESV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Arnold Van Den Berg 275,530 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 56,500 sh (+10.35%)
FPA Capital Fund 951,800 sh (+5.78%)
First Pacific Advisors 1,943,200 sh (+4.95%)
John Buckingham 111,928 sh (+1.87%)
Chuck Royce 67,160 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 143,340 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 714,884 sh (-4.82%)
John Hussman 4,750 sh (-50.00%)
Scott Black 35,722 sh (-79.42%)
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Q3 2014

ESV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 11,800 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 45,909 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 143,600 sh (+154.16%)
Arnold Van Den Berg 539,455 sh (+95.79%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,665,600 sh (+37.18%)
FPA Capital Fund 1,250,500 sh (+31.38%)
John Hussman 4,750 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 389,446 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 143,340 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 67,160 sh (unchged)
Scott Black Sold Out
John Buckingham 109,455 sh (-2.21%)
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Q4 2014

ESV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

David Dreman 822 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 546,451 sh (+280.54%)
Paul Tudor Jones 37,731 sh (+219.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 73,379 sh (+59.84%)
FPA Capital Fund 1,402,800 sh (+12.18%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,985,100 sh (+11.99%)
John Buckingham 109,772 sh (+0.29%)
PRIMECAP Management 143,340 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 67,160 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Arnold Van Den Berg 493,225 sh (-8.57%)
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Q1 2015

ESV Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Arnold Van Den Berg 651,308 sh (+32.05%)
FPA Capital Fund Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Ensco PLC

FPA Capital Comments on Ensco - May 02, 2014

Ensco (ESV) declined 8% in the quarter, for largely the same reasons that impacted Atwood. However, ESV has fewer UDW rigs as a percent of its total fleet than ATW, but ESV has more mid-water rigs that could experience lower day rates as newer deeper-water rigs potentially encroach into that space. With ESV's robust fleet of premium jack-up rigs working in various waters around the world, we expect the company to earn over $6 this year and nearly $7 next year. The company's current dividend yield is also over 6%, so investors are being paid to wait for a better industry environment. As you might expect, we recently added to our ESV position and would likely add more to the position should the stock weaken further.



From FPA Capital's first quarter 2014 commentary.



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Ratios

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Forward P/E 8.25
ESV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESV: 8.25 )
N/A
P/B 0.70
ESV's P/B is ranked higher than
71% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ESV: 0.70 )
ESV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.29
Current: 0.7

0.58
3.29
P/S 1.26
ESV's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ESV: 1.26 )
ESV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 8.53
Current: 1.26

1.03
8.53
PFCF 11.30
ESV's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESV: 11.30 )
ESV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.75   Max: 1292.75
Current: 11.3

6.75
1292.75
POCF 2.66
ESV's POCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. ESV: 2.66 )
ESV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 24.13
Current: 2.66

2.3
24.13
EV-to-EBIT -3.90
ESV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 24.38 vs. ESV: -3.90 )
ESV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -5   Max: 40.1
Current: -3.9

-5
40.1
Shiller P/E 18.70
ESV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESV: 18.70 )
ESV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.74   Max: 59.74
Current: 18.7

5.74
59.74
Current Ratio 2.66
ESV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. ESV: 2.66 )
ESV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.66

1.26
4.12
Quick Ratio 2.66
ESV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. ESV: 2.66 )
ESV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.26   Max: 4.12
Current: 2.66

1.26
4.12
Days Inventory 21.59
ESV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
88% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 287.73 vs. ESV: 21.59 )
ESV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 19.48
Current: 21.59

1.08
19.48
Days Sales Outstanding 68.50
ESV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 81.34 vs. ESV: 68.50 )
ESV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.79   Max: 108.79
Current: 68.5

46.79
108.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.66
ESV's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. ESV: 9.66 )
ESV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 14.66
Current: 9.66

0.12
14.66
Dividend Payout 1.33
ESV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
83% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESV: 1.33 )
ESV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.46
Current: 1.33

0.01
0.46
Dividend growth (3y) 28.90
ESV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
94% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. ESV: 28.90 )
ESV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 146.6
Current: 28.9

0
146.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 154.07
ESV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. ESV: 154.07 )
ESV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 230.48
Current: 154.07

1.89
230.48
Share Buyback Rate -6.30
ESV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: -4.60 vs. ESV: -6.30 )
ESV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.8   Max: -17.9
Current: -6.3

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.70
ESV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
83% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ESV: 0.70 )
ESV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 5.76
Current: 0.7

0.82
5.76
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
ESV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ESV: 0.60 )
ESV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 7.78
Current: 0.6

0.54
7.78
Price/Median PS Value 0.30
ESV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. ESV: 0.30 )
ESV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.67
Current: 0.3

0.41
2.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -24.20
ESV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ESV: -24.20 )
ESV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 50.8
Current: -24.2

-24.2
50.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.79
ESV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
83% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Drilling industry.

( Industry Median: 3.97 vs. ESV: 6.79 )
ESV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 63.9
Current: 6.79

-8.9
63.9

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Drilling » Oil & Gas Drilling
Compare:SDRL, PES, OMVJF, SBR, OISHY » details
Traded in other countries:E65A.Germany,
Ensco PLC was formed as a Texas corporation during 1975 and reincorporated in Delaware during 1987. It is a offshore contract drilling company. The Company owns and operates an offshore drilling rig fleet of 74 rigs, including six rigs under construction, spanning most of the strategic, high-growth markets around the globe. Its rig fleet includes ten drillships, 13 dynamically positioned semisubmersible rigs, six moored semisubmersible rigs and 45 jackup rigs. Its customers include national and international oil companies, in addition to many independent operators. The markets in which they operate include the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the Mediterranean, the North Sea, the Middle East, West Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia. There business consists of three operating segments: (1) Floaters, which includes its drillships and semisubmersible rigs, (2) Jackups and (3) Other, which consists of management services on rigs owned by third-parties. Its two reportable segments, Floaters and Jackups, provide one service, contract drilling. They also maintain insurance for personal injuries, damage to or loss of equipment and other insurance coverage for various business risks. Its insurance program also provides coverage for physical damage to, including total loss or constructive total loss of, its rigs, generally excluding damage arising from a named windstorm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. They provide its contract drilling services to major international, government-owned and independent oil and gas companies. The Company's operations are subject to laws and regulations controlling the discharge of materials into the environment, pollution, contamination and hazardous waste disposal or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment.
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