SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased 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 strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.77 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 decreased by 5.29% 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||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||6520.0||10248.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||501.0||975.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||14432.0||6803.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||69141.0||65411.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||21487.0||12726.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||16.26||30.36|
|Return on Assets||2.31||7.37|
|Return on Equity||4.48||13.34|
|Debt||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Share Data||Q1 FY16||Q1 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1252.0||1269.73|
|Div / share||0.5||0.5|
|Book value / share||28.48||29.66|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||9656177.0||8747156.0|
HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 54.42 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.17. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.82 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.76 and a premium versus the industry average of 2.00. 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 64.22||Peers 54.42||SLB NA||Peers 8.69|
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.
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 34.75||Peers 142.75||SLB NM||Peers 0.12|
Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.
SLB is trading at a significant discount 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 2.82||Peers 2.00||SLB -67.54||Peers -109.92|
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.
|SLB 3.17||Peers 2.18||SLB -33.29||Peers -28.64|
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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