Core Laboratories NV

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CLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$98.38 -0.2 | -0.2%
Today's Range: 98.13 - 99.87
Avg. Daily Volume: 769100.0
09/20/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CORE LABORATORIES NV's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has increased 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. CORE LABORATORIES NV has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.51 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has decreased by 8.87% 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 Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)163.9148.07
EBITDA ($mil)35.6926.93
EBIT ($mil)29.3820.18
Net Income ($mil)22.6916.62

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)14.3214.78
Total Assets ($mil)583.76572.11
Total Debt ($mil)233.74208.8
Equity ($mil)147.49161.85

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin28.5425.71
EBITDA Margin21.7718.18
Operating Margin17.9313.63
Sales Turnover1.051.19
Return on Assets12.4214.07
Return on Equity49.1749.75
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio2.052.03
Interest Expense2.693.02
Interest Coverage10.916.68

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)44.1344.1
Div / share0.550.55
Book value / share3.343.67
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume753625.0507462.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 380.77 for the Energy Equipment & Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 28.72 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 2.67. 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 58.54 Peers 380.77   CLB 39.80 Peers 28.19

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 35.23 Peers 47.06   CLB 1.64 Peers 0.50

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 28.72 Peers 2.67   CLB -12.30 Peers 31.16

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.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CLB is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CLB 6.89 Peers 2.66   CLB -9.83 Peers -7.79

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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