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How to buy Schlumberger (SLB) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Schlumberger shares.
Schlumberger is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in the US. Schlumberger stocks (SLB.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $43.9 – an increase of 6.73% over the previous week. Schlumberger employs 92,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $23.7 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Schlumberger?
- Has coronavirus impacted Schlumberger shares?
- Schlumberger shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Schlumberger stock a buy or sell?
- Schlumberger performance over time
- Is Schlumberger suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Schlumberger shares over-valued?
- Schlumberger's financials
- How volatile are Schlumberger shares?
- Does Schlumberger pay a dividend?
- Have Schlumberger 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||$43.90|
|52-week range||$25.59 - $46.27|
|50-day moving average||$41.10|
|200-day moving average||$34.90|
|Wall St. target price||$35.94|
|Dividend yield||$0.5 (1.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.47|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Schlumberger stock?
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Schlumberger price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-18)||6.73%|
|1 month (2022-04-25)||13.47%|
|3 months (2022-02-21)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-11-21)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-05-25)||40.52%|
|2 years (2020-05-22)||149.72%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||18.65%|
|5 years (2017-05-25)||69.39|
Is Schlumberger under- or over-valued?
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 28x. In other words, Schlumberger shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
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 0.8812. 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 $4.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Schlumberger's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$23.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.56%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.93%|
|Market capitalisation||$58.1 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 01/01/2019) 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.
Schlumberger share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 39.01% of net profits
Recently Schlumberger has paid out, on average, around 39.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% 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 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Schlumberger's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 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 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Schlumberger's shares ever split?
Schlumberger's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 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 $25.5922 up to $46.27. 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 1.9286. 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 provides technology for the energy industry worldwide. The company operates through four divisions: Digital & Integration, Reservoir Performance, Well Construction, and Production Systems. It offers software, information management, and IT infrastructure services; consulting services for reservoir characterization, field development planning, and production enhancement; petro technical data services and training solutions; reservoir interpretation and data processing services; asset performance solutions; open and cased-hole services; exploration and production pressure and flow-rate measurement services; pressure pumping, well stimulation, and coiled tubing equipment for downhole mechanical well intervention, reservoir monitoring, and downhole data acquisition; and integrated production systems. The company also provides mud logging and engineering support services; drilling equipment and services for shipyards, drilling contractors, energy companies, and rental tool companies; land drilling rigs and related services; drilling tools; well cementing products and services; and well planning and drilling, engineering, supervision, logistics, procurement, contracting, and drilling rig management services, as well as supplies engineered drilling fluid systems; and designs, manufactures, and markets roller cone and fixed cutter drill bits. In addition, it offers well completion services and equipment; artificial lift production equipment and optimization services; valves; process systems; and integrated subsea production systems comprising wellheads, subsea trees, manifolds and flowline connectors, control systems, connectors, and services, as well as designs and manufactures onshore and offshore platform wellhead systems and processing solutions. The company was formerly known as Socie´te´ de Prospection E´lectrique. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1926 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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