Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Seeking Alpha: Surprisingly Strong Margins Bode Well For Cameron

Across the energy sector, companies, investors, and analysts are pretty much ensconced in their storm cellars and just waiting to see how bad things get before somebody blows an "all clear". To be sure, the results and industry commentary posted by the likes of Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) has been consistent with a sharp pullback in North American onshore activity and a bleak outlook.

But that's not the totality of the story. Both Cameron (NYSE:CAM) and FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) reported relatively more positive prospects than expected, with subsea orders holding up better than expected. Although Cameron's drilling and valves segments have seen a sharp fall-off in activity, margins were notably stronger than expected and Cameron's diversified equipment model may help it steer through this downturn better than the Street presently expects.

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Surprisingly Strong Margins Bode Well For Cameron

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