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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 1.12
NOV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NOV: 1.12 )
NOV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 6.93
Current: 1.12

0.05
6.93
Equity to Asset 0.62
NOV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. NOV: 0.62 )
NOV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.62

0.46
0.69
Interest Coverage 34.41
NOV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
82% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.99 vs. NOV: 34.41 )
NOV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 73.43
Current: 34.41

0.2
73.43
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.84
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
10.34%
12.22%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.46
NOV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. NOV: 16.46 )
NOV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 75.92
Current: 16.46

0.37
75.92
Net-margin (%) 11.21
NOV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. NOV: 11.21 )
NOV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.12   Max: 14.53
Current: 11.21

-1.12
14.53
ROE (%) 11.53
NOV's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. NOV: 11.53 )
NOV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 24.27
Current: 11.53

-1.9
24.27
ROA (%) 7.28
NOV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. NOV: 7.28 )
NOV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -1.01   Max: 12.65
Current: 7.28

-1.01
12.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.04
NOV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.44 vs. NOV: 40.04 )
NOV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 179.53
Current: 40.04

0.62
179.53
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.00
NOV's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 vs. NOV: 13.00 )
NOV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.6   Max: 31.9
Current: 13

-18.6
31.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.10
NOV's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. NOV: 7.10 )
NOV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -26.9   Max: 71.4
Current: 7.1

-26.9
71.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
NOV's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. NOV: 6.60 )
NOV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -45.7   Max: 182.3
Current: 6.6

-45.7
182.3
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

NOV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 11,926 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 13,104,983 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 183,200 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,225,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 40,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 219,262 sh (+2704.58%)
Jim Simons 1,062,110 sh (+490.45%)
Ray Dalio 58,817 sh (+202.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 123,513 sh (+164.56%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,334,436 sh (+77.08%)
David Dreman 2,774 sh (+37.39%)
Tom Gayner 312,000 sh (+28.93%)
Sarah Ketterer 961,475 sh (+20.76%)
Bill Nygren 2,700,000 sh (+17.39%)
John Rogers 124,519 sh (+17.00%)
David Rolfe 1,978,515 sh (+14.04%)
Jeremy Grantham 105,000 sh (+8.36%)
Tweedy Browne 346,923 sh (+4.69%)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (+3.45%)
Frank Sands 13,025,960 sh (+2.11%)
Ken Fisher 2,763 sh (+1.81%)
Warren Buffett 8,880,000 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 132,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 1,291,086 sh (-0.78%)
Pioneer Investments 472,921 sh (-5.49%)
Ron Baron 6,563 sh (-6.82%)
James Barrow 1,282,646 sh (-13.94%)
Lee Ainslie 1,704,351 sh (-36.23%)
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Q2 2014

NOV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 150,997 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 13,500 sh (New)
Larry Robbins 5,292,631 sh (New)
David Einhorn 1,754,147 sh (+43.20%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 10,416,773 sh (+42.03%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,776,586 sh (+37.60%)
David Dreman 3,674 sh (+32.44%)
Bill Nygren 3,540,000 sh (+31.11%)
Tom Gayner 393,000 sh (+25.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 154,406 sh (+25.01%)
Leon Cooperman 229,000 sh (+25.00%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,161,775 sh (+20.83%)
James Barrow 1,430,486 sh (+11.53%)
David Rolfe 2,196,060 sh (+11.00%)
John Rogers 136,710 sh (+9.79%)
Tweedy Browne 371,773 sh (+7.16%)
Dodge & Cox 13,783,733 sh (+5.18%)
Frank Sands 13,077,634 sh (+0.40%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 132,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 469,266 sh (-0.77%)
Ron Baron 5,943 sh (-9.45%)
Warren Buffett 7,302,278 sh (-17.77%)
Robert Olstein 66,000 sh (-26.67%)
Jeremy Grantham 72,769 sh (-30.70%)
Ray Dalio 19,217 sh (-67.33%)
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Q3 2014

NOV Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Hussman 50,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 3,242 sh (New)
Jim Simons 307,010 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 93,303 sh (+385.52%)
Mario Gabelli 19,400 sh (+43.70%)
David Einhorn 2,222,162 sh (+26.68%)
Joel Greenblatt 172,689 sh (+11.84%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 11,329,924 sh (+8.77%)
Tom Gayner 424,000 sh (+7.89%)
David Rolfe 2,332,028 sh (+6.19%)
Ron Baron 6,243 sh (+5.05%)
Dodge & Cox 13,989,033 sh (+1.49%)
Frank Sands 13,213,124 sh (+1.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,784,041 sh (+0.42%)
John Rogers 137,143 sh (+0.32%)
Bill Nygren 3,540,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 1,350,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 6,382,360 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 468,609 sh (unchged)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 132,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Tweedy Browne 371,288 sh (-0.13%)
Jeremy Grantham 71,969 sh (-1.10%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,097,075 sh (-5.57%)
Larry Robbins 4,855,731 sh (-8.25%)
David Dreman 3,085 sh (-16.03%)
Robert Olstein 40,000 sh (-39.39%)
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Q4 2014

NOV Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Rogers 722,935 sh (+427.14%)
Robert Olstein 96,000 sh (+140.00%)
David Rolfe 4,746,336 sh (+103.53%)
Sarah Ketterer 1,928,961 sh (+75.83%)
Joel Greenblatt 260,055 sh (+50.59%)
David Dreman 4,401 sh (+42.66%)
Mario Gabelli 27,300 sh (+40.72%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 13,540,058 sh (+19.51%)
Tom Gayner 475,000 sh (+12.03%)
Dodge & Cox 14,269,362 sh (+2.00%)
PRIMECAP Management 1,807,250 sh (+1.30%)
Tweedy Browne Global Value 132,900 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 6,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,540,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 468,342 sh (-0.06%)
Tweedy Browne 370,883 sh (-0.11%)
Warren Buffett 5,258,385 sh (-17.61%)
Frank Sands 10,816,658 sh (-18.14%)
Frank Sands 10,816,658 sh (-18.14%)
Ray Dalio 55,108 sh (-40.94%)
Larry Robbins 2,613,531 sh (-46.18%)
Ron Baron 2,543 sh (-59.27%)
Jeremy Grantham 3,964 sh (-94.49%)
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Guru Investment Theses on National Oilwell Varco Inc

Tweedy Browne Comments on National Oilwell Varco - Nov 26, 2013

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)'s stock symbol is NOV, and industry experts insist it really stands for "no other vendor" as it is the almost universally preferred manufacturer of offshore drilling rig equipment in the global oil & gas industry. It has a leading market position in the segments of the oil & gas industry that are generating the most growth, deepwater drilling and shale drilling. The company has historically generated high returns on capital, has what we believe to be a conservative balance sheet with minimal debt, and, given the uncertainty associated with near term growth of drilling equipment orders, we were able to purchase shares at a significant discount to our estimate of the company's intrinsic value.

From Tweedy Browne's 2013 semi-annual report.
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Tweedy, Browne Comments on National Oilwell Varco - Jul 25, 2013

The other new holding is National Oilwell Varco (NOV), a leading global manufacturer of drilling rig equipment and consumables to the energy industry. It has a leading market position in the segments of the oil & gas industry that are generating the most growth, deepwater drilling and shale drilling. The company has historically generated high returns on capital, has what we believe to be a conservative balance sheet with minimal debt, and at purchase was trading at a significant discount to our estimate of the company's intrinsic value.

From Tweedy Browne's second quarter 2013 letter.
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Bill Nygren Comments on National Oilwell Varco - Jul 11, 2013

National Oilwell Varco (NOV - $69)(NOV)
National Oilwell is one of the world’s largest providers of equipment for oil and gas drilling. Drill rig equipment accounts for about half its sales with the other half a diverse assortment of pipes, pumps, tools, consumables and a distribution business. Last year the stock reached $90, which was 14 times earnings plus amortization. Earnings in the first half of this year are expected to be down about 5%, primarily due to decreased drilling caused by lower natural gas prices. Despite the relatively small dip in earnings, the stock fell 30% to a low of $63 this past quarter. We expect earnings to begin to recover later this year, and we believe that next year could be the most profitable in the company’s history. Earnings growth should be led by a rebound in the global land rig count, continued strong deepwater equipment orders and the benefits reaped from several meaningful acquisitions. Though National Oilwell’s stock has recovered somewhat, it is still priced at less than 10 times estimated 2014 earnings plus amortization. Given that National Oilwell controls more than 50% of the deepwater equipment market and the company’s very high returns on tangible capital, we believe the current valuation is attractive.

From Bill Nygren's second quarter 2013 commentary.
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.60
NOV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. NOV: 8.60 )
NOV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 38.32
Current: 8.6

3.86
38.32
Forward P/E 13.89
NOV's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.46 vs. NOV: 13.89 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.60
NOV's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
91% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. NOV: 8.60 )
NOV' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.86   Max: 38.76
Current: 8.6

3.86
38.76
P/B 1.00
NOV's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. NOV: 1.00 )
NOV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.97
Current: 1

0.62
3.97
P/S 1.00
NOV's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. NOV: 1.00 )
NOV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.73
Current: 1

0.56
2.73
PFCF 10.90
NOV's PFCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NOV: 10.90 )
NOV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.88   Max: 952.71
Current: 10.9

3.88
952.71
POCF 8.17
NOV's POCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.79 vs. NOV: 8.17 )
NOV' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 236.38
Current: 8.17

3.25
236.38
EV-to-EBIT 5.46
NOV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
97% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.44 vs. NOV: 5.46 )
NOV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 25.9
Current: 5.46

1.7
25.9
PEG 0.91
NOV's PEG is ranked higher than
94% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NOV: 0.91 )
NOV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.77
Current: 0.91

0.06
3.77
Shiller P/E 9.80
NOV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.39 vs. NOV: 9.80 )
NOV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.87   Max: 60.17
Current: 9.8

8.87
60.17
Current Ratio 2.19
NOV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. NOV: 2.19 )
NOV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 3.37
Current: 2.19

1.72
3.37
Quick Ratio 1.48
NOV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. NOV: 1.48 )
NOV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.48

1.04
1.86
Days Inventory 121.04
NOV's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
72% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.40 vs. NOV: 121.04 )
NOV' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 70.04   Max: 159.88
Current: 121.04

70.04
159.88
Days Sales Outstanding 72.19
NOV's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 85.47 vs. NOV: 72.19 )
NOV' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 16.79   Max: 116.4
Current: 72.19

16.79
116.4

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.80
NOV's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. NOV: 3.80 )
NOV' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 3.42
Current: 3.8

0.24
3.42
Dividend Payout 0.29
NOV's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NOV: 0.29 )
NOV' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.28
Current: 0.29

0.03
0.28
Dividend growth (3y) 53.90
NOV's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. NOV: 53.90 )
NOV' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 69.8
Current: 53.9

0
69.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 38.92
NOV's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.73 vs. NOV: 38.92 )
NOV' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 35.97
Current: 38.92

2.52
35.97
Share Buyback Rate -0.50
NOV's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. NOV: -0.50 )
NOV' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -0.5   Max: -27.7
Current: -0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.70
NOV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NOV: 2.70 )
NOV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.42   Max: 6.86
Current: 2.7

2.42
6.86
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
NOV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NOV: 0.50 )
NOV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.74
Current: 0.5

0.46
2.74
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
NOV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NOV: 0.60 )
NOV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.6
Current: 0.6

0.25
1.6
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
NOV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. NOV: 0.80 )
NOV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 3.22
Current: 0.8

0.18
3.22
Price/Graham Number 1.00
NOV's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
82% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. NOV: 1.00 )
NOV' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 7.78
Current: 1

0.78
7.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 18.00
NOV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. NOV: 18.00 )
NOV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 59.1
Current: 18

3.9
59.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.92
NOV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.28 vs. NOV: 17.92 )
NOV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.2   Max: 75.1
Current: 17.92

8.2
75.1

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Compare:SPN, GLF, HAL, SAPMY, CAM » details
Traded in other countries:NO8.Germany, NOV.Mexico,
National Oilwell Varco, Inc., a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1995, is a provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The Company conducts operations in over 1,235 locations across six continents. It operates through three business segments, Rig Technology, Petroleum Services & Supplies and Distribution & Transmission Services. The Company's Rig Technology segment designs, manufactures, sells and services complete systems for the drilling, completion, and servicing of oil and gas wells. The segment offers engineered equipment that automates complex well construction and management operations, such as offshore and onshore drilling rigs, derricks, pipe lifting, racking, rotating and assembly systems, coiled tubing equipment and pressure pumping units, well workover rigs, wireline winches and cranes. Demand for Rig Technology products is mainly dependent on capital spending plans by drilling contractors, oilfield service companies, and oil and gas companies, and secondarily on the overall level of oilfield drilling activity, which drives demand for spare parts for the segment's large installed base of equipment. The Company's Petroleum Services & Supplies segment provides consumable goods and services used to drill, complete, and remediate & workover oil and gas wells and service pipelines, flowlines and other oilfield tubular goods. The segment manufactures rents and sells products and equipment used to perform drilling operations, including transfer pumps, solids control systems, drilling motors and other downhole tools, rig instrumentation systems, and mud pump consumables. Demand for these services and supplies is determined principally by the level of oilfield drilling and workover activity by drilling contractors, major and independent oil and gas companies, and national oil companies. Oilfield tubular services include the provision of inspection and internal coating services &equipment for drillpipe, linepipe, tubing, casing and pipelines, and the design, manufacture and sale of coiled tubing pipe and advanced composite pipe for application in highly corrosive environments. The segment sells its tubular goods and services to oil and gas companies, drilling contractors, pipe distributors, processors and manufacturers, and pipeline operators. The Company's Distribution & Transmission Services segment provide maintenance, repair and operating supplies and spare parts to drill site and production locations worldwide. In addition to its network of field locations supporting land drilling operations throughout North America, the segment supports major offshore drilling contractors through locations in the Middle East, Europe, Southeast Asia and South America. Demand for the segment's services are determined mainly by the level of drilling and servicing activity, and oil and gas produc
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