Core Laboratories NV

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CLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$105.69 -2.18 | -2.02%
Today's Range: 105.27 - 107.92
Avg. Daily Volume: 735200.0
07/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CORE LABORATORIES NV's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have grown, and although the growth in revenues has outpaced the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth has not. CORE LABORATORIES NV has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.33 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 547.56% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)157.81153.65
EBITDA ($mil)30.4829.78
EBIT ($mil)24.0522.94
Net Income ($mil)17.6615.08

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14.3416.67
Total Assets ($mil)580.42587.25
Total Debt ($mil)218.61408.52
Equity ($mil)149.41-33.38

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin27.426.58
EBITDA Margin19.3119.38
Operating Margin15.2414.93
Sales Turnover1.031.26
Return on Assets11.4516.77
Return on Equity44.480.0
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio1.851.91
Interest Expense2.623.43
Interest Coverage9.196.68

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)44.1842.39
Div / share0.550.55
Book value / share3.38-0.79
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume743263.0373940.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 93.51 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.41. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 30.69 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.74. 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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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLB 68.75 Peers 93.51   CLB 40.34 Peers 22.36

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

CLB 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.

CLB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLB 32.44 Peers 47.38   CLB 1.41 Peers 0.27

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.


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.

CLB trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLB 30.69 Peers 2.74   CLB -34.35 Peers -75.74

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 7.66 Peers 2.87   CLB -18.80 Peers -20.41

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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