Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) is one of 48 public companies in the “Oil Related Services and Equipment” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Core Laboratories N.V. to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Core Laboratories N.V. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Core Laboratories N.V. 1 6 6 0 2.38
Core Laboratories N.V. Competitors 409 2086 2903 115 2.49

Core Laboratories N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $109.50, indicating a potential upside of 4.99%. As a group, “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies have a potential upside of 26.58%. Given Core Laboratories N.V.’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Core Laboratories N.V. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Core Laboratories N.V. has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Core Laboratories N.V.’s rivals have a beta of 1.59, suggesting that their average stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Core Laboratories N.V. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Core Laboratories N.V. 12.06% 52.89% 13.98%
Core Laboratories N.V. Competitors -13.93% -5.67% -4.10%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

66.4% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Core Laboratories N.V. shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of shares of all “Oil Related Services and Equipment” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Core Laboratories N.V. pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Core Laboratories N.V. pays out 126.4% 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 2.8% and pay out -93.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Core Laboratories N.V. lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Core Laboratories N.V. and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Core Laboratories N.V. $594.74 million $63.89 million 59.94
Core Laboratories N.V. Competitors $2.00 billion -$345.71 million -812.50

Core Laboratories N.V.’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Core Laboratories N.V.. Core Laboratories N.V. is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Core Laboratories N.V. rivals beat Core Laboratories N.V. on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Core Laboratories N.V. Company Profile

Core Laboratories N.V. provides reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates through three segments: Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement and Reservoir Management. The Reservoir Description segment encompasses the characterization of petroleum reservoir rock, fluid and gas samples. It provides analytical and field services to characterize properties of crude oil and petroleum products to the oil and gas industry. The Production Enhancement segment includes products and services relating to reservoir well completions, perforations, stimulations and production. It provides integrated diagnostic services to evaluate the effectiveness of well completions. The Reservoir Management segment combines and integrates information from reservoir description and production enhancement services to increase production and recovery of oil and gas from its clients’ reservoirs.

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