Use access key #2 to skip to page content.

Would NOV benefit from Spinning Off Rig Technology?



February 01, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NOV

Earnings came in today and appeared very solid overall with Book to Bill above 1.   Rig Technology currently accounts for about 50% of the Revenues with Petroleum & Distribution Services accouting for about 37% and 13% respectively.

By spinning off into two divisions perhaps NOV can unlock some value roughly 63% of the operating income is coming from RIG Tech...but it's currently growing slower than the Services divisions...I would anticipate this being a solid dividend paying company as a standalone entity.

 For the services division is a the high growth area 15-20% and perhaps no dividend or small dividend.

However, the arguement as a combined entity makes lots of sense as well...NOV weather the downturn fairly well while as standalone it could have suffered a worse fate.

 Thoughts?  Do you think this is a possibilty in the future? 



0 Comments – Post Your Own

Featured Broker Partners