NOW Inc. distributes downstream energy and industrial products for petroleum refining, chemical processing, LNG terminals, power generation utilities, and industrial manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.
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Share Price & News
How has NOW's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: DNOW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Trade Distributors
1 Year Return
US Trade Distributors
Return vs Industry: DNOW underperformed the US Trade Distributors industry which returned -23.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: DNOW underperformed the US Market which returned -10% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is NOW's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is NOW undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: DNOW ($5.53) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($12.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: DNOW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: DNOW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Trade Distributors industry average.
PE vs Market: DNOW is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate DNOW's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: DNOW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.5x) compared to the US Trade Distributors industry average (0.9x).
How is NOW forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: DNOW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: DNOW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: DNOW is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: DNOW's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-4.9% per year).
High Growth Revenue: DNOW's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-4.9% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: DNOW is forecast to be unprofitable in 3 years.
How has NOW performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: DNOW is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: DNOW is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: DNOW is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 31.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare DNOW's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: DNOW is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Trade Distributors industry (5.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: DNOW has a negative Return on Equity (-8.48%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is NOW's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: DNOW's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($396.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: DNOW's short term assets ($1.1B) exceed its long term liabilities ($51.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: DNOW is debt free.
Reducing Debt: DNOW has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 0.08%.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable DNOW has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: DNOW is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by -18.5% per year.
What is NOW's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate DNOW's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate DNOW's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DNOW's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if DNOW's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of DNOW's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dick Alario (64yo)
Mr. Richard J. Alario, also known as Dick, has been an Independent Director of NOW Inc. since May 30, 2014 and has been its interim CEO since November 2019. He has been Executive Chairman of Fluid Delivery ...
|Interim CEO & Director||0.42yr||US$225.92k||0.036% $217.4k|
|Senior VP & CFO||2.17yrs||US$1.85m||0.13% $812.0k|
|VP, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer||2.17yrs||US$882.24k||0.022% $132.5k|
|VP, General Counsel & Secretary||6.17yrs||US$1.62m||0.16% $947.4k|
|Executive Vice President||no data||US$1.98m||0.17% $1.0m|
|Chief Administrative & Information Officer||6.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Marketing & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Sales Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Supply Chain Services||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Energy Centers||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: DNOW's management team is considered experienced (2.2 years average tenure).
|Interim CEO & Director||0.42yr||US$225.92k||0.036% $217.4k|
|Independent Director||5.92yrs||US$233.92k||0.041% $246.5k|
|Independent Director||2.33yrs||US$189.92k||0.020% $120.2k|
|Independent Director||5.92yrs||US$215.92k||0.041% $245.0k|
|Independent Director||5.92yrs||US$221.42k||0.038% $230.6k|
|Chairman & Lead Director||2.5yrs||US$265.42k||0.044% $268.3k|
|Independent Director||5.92yrs||US$221.42k||0.036% $217.4k|
Experienced Board: DNOW's board of directors are considered experienced (5.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
NOW Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: NOW Inc.
- Ticker: DNOW
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 2013
- Industry: Trading Companies and Distributors
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$603.918m
- Shares outstanding: 109.21m
- Website: https://www.distributionnow.com
Number of Employees
- NOW Inc.
- 7402 North Eldridge Parkway
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|DNOW||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 2014|
|DNOW *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||May 2014|
|11N||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 2014|
|0K9J||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||May 2014|
NOW Inc. distributes downstream energy and industrial products for petroleum refining, chemical processing, LNG terminals, power generation utilities, and industrial manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers its products under the DistributionNOW and DNOW brand names. It provides consumable maintenance, repair, and operating supplies; pipes, valves, fittings, flanges, gaskets, fasteners, electrical products, instrumentations, artificial lift, pumping solutions, valve actuation and modular process, and measurement and control equipment; and mill supplies, tools, safety supplies, and personal protective equipment, as well as applied products and applications, such as artificial lift systems, coatings, and miscellaneous expendable items. The company also offers machine, cutting, power, and hand tools; original equipment manufacturer equipment, including pumps, generator sets, air and gas compressors, dryers, and blowers and valves; modular oil and gas tank battery solutions; and application systems, work processes, parts integration, optimization solutions, and after-sales support. In addition, it provides supply chain and materials management solutions that include procurement, inventory, and warehouse management, as well as solutions for logistics, point of issue technology, project management, business process, and performance metrics reporting. The company serves customers in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of the energy industry, including drilling contractors, well servicing companies, independent and national oil and gas companies, midstream operators, and refineries, as well as petrochemical, chemical, utilities, and other downstream energy processors; and industrial and manufacturing companies. NOW Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/08 04:07|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/07 00:00|
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