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How to buy Schlumberger stock
Learn how to easily invest in Schlumberger stock.
Schlumberger is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Schlumberger shares (SLB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Schlumberger employs 99,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $28.1 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- SLB shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is SLB stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is SLB suitable for ethical investing?
- Are SLB shares over-valued?
- Schlumberger's financials
- How volatile are SLB shares?
- Does Schlumberger pay a dividend?
- Have SLB shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Schlumberger stock price (NYSE: SLB)Use our graph to track the performance of SLB stocks over time.
Schlumberger shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$55.70|
|52-week range||$30.40 - $62.78|
|50-day moving average||$53.17|
|200-day moving average||$43.88|
|Wall St. target price||$63.94|
|Dividend yield||$0.65 (1.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.39|
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Schlumberger price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-27)||-2.23%|
|1 month (2023-01-03)||8.16%|
|3 months (2022-11-03)||7.53%|
|6 months (2022-08-03)||56.72%|
|1 year (2022-01-30)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-02-03)||130.36%|
|3 years (2020-02-03)||66.47%|
|5 years (2018-02-02)||73.69|
Is Schlumberger stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Schlumberger stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Schlumberger's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Schlumberger's P/E ratio
Schlumberger's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Schlumberger shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Schlumberger's PEG ratio
Schlumberger's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7168. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Schlumberger's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Schlumberger's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Schlumberger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$28.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.99%|
|Market capitalisation||$80.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Schlumberger's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Schlumberger.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Schlumberger's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 22.29
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Schlumberger's overall score of 22.29 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Schlumberger is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Schlumberger's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.22/100
Schlumberger's social score
Social score: 6.74/100
Schlumberger's governance score
Governance score: 6.33/100
Schlumberger's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Schlumberger scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Schlumberger has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||22.29|
|Total ESG percentile||42.48|
|Level of controversy||2|
Schlumberger share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 35.55% of net profits
Recently Schlumberger has paid out, on average, around 35.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Schlumberger shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Schlumberger's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 per share.
While Schlumberger's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Schlumberger may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Schlumberger's most recent dividend payout was on 5 April 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 February 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Schlumberger's shares ever split?
Schlumberger's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 April 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Schlumberger shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Schlumberger shares which in turn could have impacted Schlumberger's share price.
Schlumberger share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Schlumberger's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.4025 up to $62.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Schlumberger's is 1.8082. This would suggest that Schlumberger's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Schlumberger Limited engages in the provision of technology for the energy industry worldwide. The company operates through four divisions: Digital & Integration, Reservoir Performance, Well Construction, and Production Systems. The company provides field development and hydrocarbon production, carbon management, integration of adjacent energy systems; reservoir interpretation and data processing services for exploration data; and well construction and production improvement services and products. It also offers subsurface geology and fluids evaluation information; open and cased hole services; exploration and production pressure, and flow-rate measurement services; and pressure pumping, well stimulation, and coiled tubing equipment solutions. In addition, the company offers mud logging, directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, and logging-while-drilling services, as well as engineering support services; supplies drilling fluid systems; designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits; bottom-hole-assembly and borehole enlargement technologies; well cementing products and services; well planning, well drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, and contracting of third parties, as well as drilling rig management solutions; and drilling equipment and services, as well as land drilling rigs and related services. Further, it provides artificial lift production equipment and optimization services; supplies packers, safety valves, sand control technology, and various intelligent well completions technology and equipment; designs and manufactures valves, chokes, actuators, and surface trees; and OneSubsea an integrated solutions, products, systems, and services, including wellheads, subsea trees, manifolds and flowline connectors, control systems, connectors, and services. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Schlumberger is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.152% of Schlumberger shares are held by insiders and 85.706% by institutions. How many people work for Schlumberger?
Latest data suggests 99,000 work at Schlumberger. When does the fiscal year end for Schlumberger?
Schlumberger's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Schlumberger based?
Schlumberger's address is: 5599 San Felipe, Houston, TX, United States, 77056 What is Schlumberger's ISIN number?
Schlumberger's international securities identification number is: AN8068571086 What is Schlumberger's CUSIP number?
Schlumberger's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 806857108
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