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Transocean (RIG) is the world's largest offshore drilling contractor with 66 deep-water drilling rigs and 68 shallow-water rigs working in all of the major offshore regions.
The company's 2007 acquisition of Global Santa Fe added substantial debt to RIG's balance sheet, but RIG is paying down the debt rapidly and should be in a position to begin paying dividends before the end of 2010. EPS soared 67% in 2008 and will climb another 15% in 2009.
EPS growth is propelled by higher rental rates for deep-water rigs and a huge $41 billion backlog of contracts. I believe oil prices will increase in 2009, which will help RIG even further. At 3.3 times current EPS, RIG shares are an outstanding bargain.
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Sector: Basic Materials
Industry: Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
Full Time Employees: 19,300