Schlumberger LtdFind Ratings Reports
SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.16 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.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 14.83% 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 ($mil)||6894.0||6520.0|
|Net Income ($mil)||279.0||501.0|
|Balance Sheet||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||7353.0||14432.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||76175.0||69141.0|
|Total Debt ($mil)||18987.0||21487.0|
|Profitability||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||24.66||29.39|
|Return on Assets||-2.5||2.31|
|Return on Equity||-4.7||4.51|
|Debt||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Share Data||Q1 FY17||Q1 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||1389.48||1252.33|
|Div / share||0.5||0.5|
|Book value / share||29.22||28.23|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||7796365.0||6124872.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.28 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a discount versus the industry average of 2.74. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, SCHLUMBERGER LTD seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|SLB NM||Peers 93.51||SLB 16.60||Peers 22.36|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
SLB's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Discount. 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.
SLB is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|SLB 25.77||Peers 47.38||SLB NA||Peers 0.27|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
SLB 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.
Ratio not available.
|SLB 2.28||Peers 2.74||SLB -210.40||Peers -75.74|
Discount. 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 discount to 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 3.28||Peers 2.87||SLB -11.23||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.
SLB is trading at a premium to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
SLB has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.