SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.54 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.39% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||12645.0||11608.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||1949.0||1715.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||6759.0||6435.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||68320.0||65123.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||13077.0||12414.0|
|Profitability||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||23.37||31.13|
|Return on Assets||9.95||9.87|
|Return on Equity||17.21||17.02|
|Debt||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Share Data||Q3 FY14||Q3 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1287.0||1316.96|
|Div / share||0.4||0.31|
|Book value / share||31.61||28.77|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||6958328.0||5517153.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 16.72 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 18.06. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.87 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.49 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.83. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and 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 17.01||Peers 16.72||SLB NA||Peers 10.78|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
SLB is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
Ratio not available.
|SLB 13.67||Peers 14.53||SLB 1.77||Peers 1.37|
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 premium to its peers.
Premium. 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 trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|SLB 2.87||Peers 2.83||SLB 10.35||Peers 24.59|
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 2.44||Peers 1.86||SLB 7.65||Peers 9.58|
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 trails its peers on the basis of sales growth
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