Schlumberger Ltd

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SLB : NYSE : Basic Materials
$67.62 -0.27 | -0.4%
Today's Range: 67.47 - 68.1599
Avg. Daily Volume: 6650700.0
09/20/17 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

SCHLUMBERGER LTD's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged 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. SCHLUMBERGER LTD has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.12 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 decreased by 7.25% 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 FY17 Q2 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)7462.07164.0
EBITDA ($mil)1569.01494.0
EBIT ($mil)689.0490.0
Net Income ($mil)-74.0-2160.0

Balance Sheet Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)6218.011192.0
Total Assets ($mil)74862.081171.0
Total Debt ($mil)18824.021623.0
Equity ($mil)39520.042610.0

Profitability Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Gross Profit Margin25.1125.88
EBITDA Margin21.0220.85
Operating Margin9.236.84
Sales Turnover0.380.37
Return on Assets0.23-2.07
Return on Equity0.44-3.95
Debt Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Current Ratio1.571.86
Interest Expense142.0149.0
Interest Coverage4.853.29

Share Data Q2 FY17 Q2 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)1384.521390.69
Div / share0.50.5
Book value / share28.5430.64
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume6747737.07400874.0


HOLD. SCHLUMBERGER LTD's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium 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 2.37 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a discount 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. 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 520.77 Peers 380.77   SLB 19.07 Peers 28.19

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

SLB is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


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.

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  Price to
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SLB 29.56 Peers 47.06   SLB NM Peers 0.50

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.

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

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  Earnings Growth
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SLB 2.37 Peers 2.67   SLB 110.92 Peers 31.16

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.


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

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

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  Sales Growth
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SLB 3.29 Peers 2.66   SLB -4.75 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.

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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