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Schlumberger Ltd
SLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$77.53 -0.65 | -0.83%
Today's Range: 76.46 - 78.50
Avg. Daily Volume: 8,830,900
11/25/15 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, but still managed to outperform when compared to the average company in its industry. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.14 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 6.33% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)8473.012645.0
EBITDA ($mil)2228.03473.0
EBIT ($mil)1280.02530.0
Net Income ($mil)989.01949.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6605.06759.0
Total Assets ($mil)63342.068320.0
Total Debt ($mil)12248.013077.0
Equity ($mil)37941.040505.0

Profitability Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Gross Profit Margin30.9730.83
EBITDA Margin26.2927.46
Operating Margin15.1120.01
Sales Turnover0.640.7
Return on Assets5.359.95
Return on Equity8.9317.29
Debt Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Current Ratio1.542.06
Interest Expense85.089.0
Interest Coverage15.0628.43

Share Data Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)1261.11286.79
Div / share0.50.4
Book value / share30.0931.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1.0283845E77049599.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 45.01 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.59 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a premium versus the industry average of 1.88. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SLB 29.40 Peers 45.01   SLB 9.51 Peers 8.59

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

SLB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

SLB is trading at a premium to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SLB 28.97 Peers 22.38   SLB NM Peers 1.68

Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.

SLB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

SLB's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
SLB 2.59 Peers 1.88   SLB -50.29 Peers -126.42

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

SLB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

SLB is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
SLB 2.43 Peers 1.65   SLB -15.62 Peers -12.40

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

SLB is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

SLB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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