SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.32 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.59% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||12641.0||11906.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||302.0||1664.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7501.0||8370.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||66904.0||67100.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13330.0||13176.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.34||31.1|
|Return on Assets||8.12||10.03|
|Return on Equity||14.83||17.23|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1275.0||1307.33|
|Div / share||0.4||0.31|
|Book value / share||29.84||30.19|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||9962861.0||7597007.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 15.68 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 19.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.80 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.74 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.59. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average and well above the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, SCHLUMBERGER LTD proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SLB 19.46||Peers 15.68||SLB 9.53||Peers 8.44|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
SLB is trading at a premium 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.
|SLB 19.69||Peers 16.83||SLB NM||Peers 0.92|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
SLB is trading at a significant premium to 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.
|SLB 2.80||Peers 2.59||SLB -15.86||Peers 42.36|
Average. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
SLB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, SLB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|SLB 2.20||Peers 1.57||SLB 7.32||Peers 11.88|
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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