Core Laboratories NV

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CLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$116.81 | %
Today's Range: 114.80 - 117.15
Avg. Daily Volume: 508,400
07/29/16 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CORE LABORATORIES NV's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly; although net income growth outperformed the average competitor in its industry, revenue growth did not. CORE LABORATORIES NV 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, indicating deteriorating cash flow.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 14,793.04% 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 Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)148.07203.89
EBITDA ($mil)26.9356.64
EBIT ($mil)20.1849.71
Net Income ($mil)16.6234.63

Balance Sheet Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14.7822.58
Total Assets ($mil)572.11658.99
Total Debt ($mil)208.24421.62
Equity ($mil)166.951.12

Profitability Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Gross Profit Margin25.7133.97
EBITDA Margin18.1827.77
Operating Margin13.6324.38
Sales Turnover1.191.48
Return on Assets14.0730.15
Return on Equity48.2317726.31
Debt Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Current Ratio2.031.95
Interest Expense3.023.12
Interest Coverage6.6815.95

Share Data Q2 FY16 Q2 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)42.3942.66
Div / share0.550.55
Book value / share3.940.03
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume529905.0744918.0


HOLD. CORE LABORATORIES NV's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 36.58 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 30.02 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.65. 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, CORE LABORATORIES NV proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLB 63.23 Peers 36.58   CLB 29.93 Peers 11.48

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

CLB is trading at a significant 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.

CLB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLB 47.30 Peers 78.27   CLB NM Peers 0.17

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

CLB 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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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CLB 30.02 Peers 2.65   CLB -58.82 Peers -202.07

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.

CLB 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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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CLB 7.35 Peers 2.57   CLB -29.89 Peers -33.46

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.

CLB 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.

CLB significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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