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Workers with EOG Resources operate a service rig southeast of Waskada. The rigs run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Tim Smith for The Globe and Mail/Tim Smith for The Globe and Mail)
Workers with EOG Resources operate a service rig southeast of Waskada. The rigs run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Tim Smith for The Globe and Mail/Tim Smith for The Globe and Mail)

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Growth, yield, valuation all favour Total Energy Add to ...

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Oil and gas services firm Total Energy Services features a $430-million market cap, a solid balance sheet ($65-million in long-term debt vs. $111-million in net current assets) and good valuation (11.5 P/E using 3-year avg. earnings). All of which earn it approval from the Benjamin Graham-based guru strategy.

Total also has 20.2 per cent long-term EPS growth rate (using average of 3, 4, and 5 year EPS growth rates) and 6.2 trailing 12-month P/E, which makes for a stellar 0.31 P/E-to-growth ratio, part of why it passes the Peter Lynch-based guru model.

It earns strong interest from Joel Greenblatt-based model thanks to 22.6 per cent earnings yield and 24.8 per cent return on capital.

Some other good metrics:

  • Has strong 3.55 current ratio, a sign of good liquidity
  • Has reasonable 24 per cent debt/equity ratio
  • Has 27.6 per cent free cash flow yield
  • Has $3.84 in free cash flow per share

Click here to read the full report for a detailed breakdown.

 
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