The Comparing Schlumberger N.V. (SLB) & Its Competitors

The Comparing Schlumberger N.V. (SLB) & Its Competitors

Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE: SLB) is one of 57 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Schlumberger N.V. to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Schlumberger N.V. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Schlumberger N.V. currently has a consensus price target of $79.21, indicating a potential upside of 24.86%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 26.06%. Given Schlumberger N.V.’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Schlumberger N.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

78.9% of Schlumberger N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.8% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Schlumberger N.V. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.7% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Schlumberger N.V. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Schlumberger N.V. has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Schlumberger N.V. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Schlumberger N.V. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Dividends

Schlumberger N.V. pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Schlumberger N.V. pays out 512.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.9% and pay out -64.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Schlumberger N.V. has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Schlumberger N.V. has a beta of 1.05, suggesting that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Schlumberger N.V.’s competitors have a beta of 1.60, suggesting that their average stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Schlumberger N.V. beats its competitors on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Schlumberger N.V. Company Profile

Schlumberger N.V. provides technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing to the oil and gas industry. The Company’s segments include Reservoir Characterization Group, Drilling Group, Production Group and Cameron Group. The Reservoir Characterization Group consists of the principal technologies involved in finding and defining hydrocarbon resources. The Drilling Group consists of the principal technologies involved in the drilling and positioning of oil and gas wells. The Production Group consists of the principal technologies involved in the lifetime production of oil and gas reservoirs and includes Well Services, Completions, Artificial Lift, Integrated Production Services (IPS) and Schlumberger Production Management (SPM). The Cameron Group consists of the principal technologies involved in pressure and flow control for drilling and intervention rigs, oil and gas wells and production facilities.

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