Schlumberger Ltd

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SLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$80.65 | %
Today's Range: 80.54 - 81.12
Avg. Daily Volume: 5544700.0
02/17/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales decreased, the net income has increased. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.24 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 15.28% 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 Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)7107.07744.0
EBITDA ($mil)1465.01977.0
EBIT ($mil)554.01044.0
Net Income ($mil)-205.0-1016.0

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)9257.013034.0
Total Assets ($mil)77956.068005.0
Total Debt ($mil)19616.018999.0
Equity ($mil)41078.035633.0

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin25.6830.79
EBITDA Margin20.6125.52
Operating Margin7.813.48
Sales Turnover0.360.52
Return on Assets-2.163.04
Return on Equity-4.15.81
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio1.591.91
Interest Expense139.092.0
Interest Coverage3.9911.35

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)1391.481256.37
Div / share0.50.5
Book value / share29.5228.36
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume5522194.05747129.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.75 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.89 and a discount versus the industry average of 3.88. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and 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.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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SLB NM Peers 73.76   SLB 18.05 Peers 20.42

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 discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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SLB 24.17 Peers 87.36   SLB NA Peers 0.87

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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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SLB 2.75 Peers 3.88   SLB -173.29 Peers -88.37

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 significant 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.

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  Sales Growth
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SLB 4.06 Peers 3.50   SLB -21.61 Peers -31.70

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.



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