Goldman Sachs Resumes National-Oilwell Varco (NOV) at Buy, Benefits from New Rig Cycle

October 3, 2012 8:34 AM EDT
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Goldman Sachs resumes coverage on National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) with a Buy. PT $97.00.

National-Oilwell is a key beneficiary of the current rig newbuild cycle, as the global drilling fleet primarily built in the 1970-80's reaches retirement. Also, given a foretasted $4.7 billion in free cash flow through 2014E, Goldman estimates above-expectation growth as NOV makes additional acquisitions and enhances value through its superior manufacturing expertise and industry-leading distribution.

Key catalysts, according to the firm, are: "(1) announcements of new orders for jackups, floaters, land rigs and FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading); (2) additional acquisition announcements (we estimate additional acquisitions could result in 19%-21% EPS CAGR through 2014E vs. our 12% CAGR forecast), (3) upward revisions to consensus estimates, and (4) the close of the announced RBN acquisition, which the company expects in 4Q12."

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Shares of National-Oilwell Varco closed at $80.73 yesterday.

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