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Weatherford International

FOUNDED IN 1987, Weatherford has expanded rapidly through acquisitions and now does business in 100 countries. Its most recent deal: the $2.3 billion purchase last year of Precision Drilling Corp.’s energy services and contract drilling operations. It’s a strategy that has produced compound annual stock returns of 27% for nearly 20 years running. The Houston company is now a leading provider of equipment and tools that allow oil companies to drill and collect data from wells in remote parts of the world. Last year it helped Chevron Corp. set an industry record by drilling the Gulf of Mexico’s deepest well, boring down almost 6 1⁄2 miles.

Company Info

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Market Value
$ Million

14,990.0

Total Return
$ Million
(1-yr.) 44.7
(3-yr.) 115.4
2005 Sales
$ Billion

4.3

Sales Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 38
(3-yr.) 22.9
Long-Term Growth Est. %

25.0

Net income
$ Million

466.2

Net Income Growth
$ Million
(1-yr.) 38
(3-yr.) 77.9
Net Margin %*

10.8

Return on Inv. Capital (%)*

7.7

Share Price
12-Mo. Hi/Lo

46/24

P/E Ratio

29

Industry Energy
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*Trailing 12 months
Company data as of 2/28/06 provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat

Bernard J. Duroc-Danner

Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, 52

CEO since 1990




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