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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
CLB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CLB: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.15 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.05
0.03
0.87
Interest Coverage 32.69
CLB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.71 vs. CLB: 32.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CLB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 7.85 Max: 72.07
Current: 32.69
1.4
72.07
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 8.32
M-Score: -3.43
WACC vs ROIC
16.49%
50.03%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.79
CLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CLB: 27.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.68  Med: 12.72 Max: 31.93
Current: 27.79
3.68
31.93
Net-margin (%) 20.44
CLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. CLB: 20.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.74  Med: 6.73 Max: 23.73
Current: 20.44
-2.74
23.73
ROE (%) 291.51
CLB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. CLB: 291.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.4  Med: 19.38 Max: 205.25
Current: 291.51
-3.4
205.25
ROA (%) 29.76
CLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CLB: 29.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.1  Med: 10.48 Max: 38.53
Current: 29.76
-2.1
38.53
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 95.55
CLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. CLB: 95.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.16  Med: 49.91 Max: 122.48
Current: 95.55
8.16
122.48
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.10
CLB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CLB: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.2  Med: 11.40 Max: 37.9
Current: 9.1
-0.2
37.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.10
CLB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CLB: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.8  Med: 14.10 Max: 56.6
Current: 14.1
-0.8
56.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.70
CLB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CLB: 14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -41.5  Med: 17.80 Max: 71.7
Current: 14.7
-41.5
71.7
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Q3 2014

CLB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 5,949 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 11,290 sh (+205.96%)
John Rogers 42,597 sh (+114.55%)
Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 826,739 sh (-0.25%)
Ron Baron 1,427,532 sh (-2.22%)
Jim Simons 89,000 sh (-48.20%)
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Q4 2014

CLB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Wallace Weitz 148,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 68,824 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 8,200 sh (New)
David Rolfe 2,220,875 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 25,000 sh (+150.00%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 22,000 sh (+94.86%)
Jim Simons 146,000 sh (+64.04%)
John Rogers 56,035 sh (+31.55%)
David Rolfe 2,226,741 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 816,546 sh (-1.23%)
Ron Baron 1,176,468 sh (-17.59%)
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Q1 2015

CLB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

First Pacific Advisors 51,800 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 2,166 sh (New)
Tom Gayner 102,000 sh (+308.00%)
John Rogers 207,517 sh (+270.33%)
Jim Simons 471,500 sh (+222.95%)
Wallace Weitz 329,200 sh (+121.68%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,570 sh (+34.41%)
Joel Greenblatt 78,569 sh (+14.16%)
David Rolfe 2,528,819 sh (+13.87%)
Chuck Royce 8,200 sh (unchged)
Columbia Wanger 733,506 sh (-10.17%)
Ron Baron 756,092 sh (-35.73%)
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Q2 2015

CLB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Pioneer Investments 65,877 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 17,448 sh (+705.54%)
John Rogers 237,089 sh (+14.25%)
Tom Gayner 109,000 sh (+6.86%)
Columbia Wanger 754,750 sh (+2.90%)
First Pacific Advisors 51,800 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
David Rolfe 2,349,692 sh (-7.08%)
David Rolfe 2,349,692 sh (-7.08%)
Wallace Weitz 305,200 sh (-7.29%)
Ron Baron 618,020 sh (-18.26%)
Chuck Royce 5,000 sh (-39.02%)
Joel Greenblatt 42,706 sh (-45.65%)
Jim Simons 256,140 sh (-45.68%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Core Laboratories NV

David Rolfe Comments on Core Laboratories NV - Mar 26, 2015

Core Laboratories (CLB) has carved out a dominant and exceptionally profitable niche in the oil service industry. The Company has a singular focus on obtaining, analyzing and rendering proprietary datasets related to the quality, efficiency and efficacy of a client’s oilfield production and development activities. In addition, the Company utilizes these data sets (and experience) to develop highly differentiated tools and equipment that are particularly useful during the development and production stages of an oilfield.

In essence, Core Labs is “Big Data,” but considering that Core Labs was founded in the 1930’s, they were into “Big Data” well before the term started showing meaningful interest on Google Trends.



However, unlike some publicly traded “Big Data” companies - particularly those companies classified as “Information Technology”- Core Labs is extraordinarily profitable. Using return on invested capital (ROIC) as a proxy for profitability, the Company is at the top of the oil service industry - by a factor of 2X and 3X.



We believe that Core Labs’ peer-leading profitability stems from a laser-like focus on their petrophysical data analysis niche as well as strict capital discipline. Broadly speaking, the Company’s goal is to reduce the risk and increase the reward of developing an oilfield - not too different from most oil service companies. However, Core’s value chain is highly differentiated relative to most oil service competitors. In fact, much of Core’s service work is developed in a laboratory setting (thus, the “Labs” in “Core Labs”), where they conduct controlled analyses of fluids and rocks obtained from a client’s oilfield. These geological “core” and fluid samples represent direct measurements from an oilfield, so the resultant data sets that Core remits to the client represent the actual petrophysical properties of that client’s hydrocarbon reservoir. The industry often refers to this data as “the ground truth.” Compared to data sets from more indirect measurement services (e.g. wireline logs) favored by larger rivals, Core’s unbiased and highly accurate applied data services serve as critical inputs for clients when designing the most optimal production processes.

We believe Core’s long-term focus of developing and reinforcing their core and fluid dataset niche, and subsequent innovation in development and completion tools, is what has driven the Company to consistently superior rankings in customer satisfaction in the energy services industry, especially in core and fluid analysis. As for pricing these services, we estimate that the direct cost of most of Core’s services represent a mid-to-low single digit percent of the total cost of developing a well, yet the value of the data greatly exceeds the cost of this service, as it is used in almost every phase of oil and gas development. Given the low cost/high-value nature of Core’s services, combined with best-in-class capabilities and reputation, we suspect that the Company will have a strong grip on pricing power for many years to come. Furthermore, given the Company’s competitive advantages and culture we view Core’s profitability to be highly defensible, especially - particularly its culture of compensation - which revolves around ROIC. Simply put, anything that boosts relative ROIC, boosts executive and managerial compensation. Consider, there are only a few ways to boost ROIC: add value for clients and then increase prices/cut costs (increasing the numerator of ROIC) and/or become more capital efficient (reducing the denominator of ROIC) - both are very straightforward concepts that we think are notoriously absent from many corporate strategies. Yet the Company has mastered these concepts and motivated their employees accordingly. We think the scarcity of this highly disciplined approach is prima facie evidence that it is a difficult strategy to copy.

Core, too, has a long history of double-digit bottom line growth. The Company’s total addressable market are exploration and productions (E&P) budgets - especially the production portion of the budgets, which the company believes has the lowest risk of being cut during downturns, due to the mission-critical nature of Core’s value proposition. Core’s services are critical because of the inherent, constantly changing profile of a hydrocarbon reservoir. For example, any time oil or gas comes out of a reservoir (it is in production), or fluids or gasses are added (production enhancement), the reservoir profile changes. These changes conspire to form the “decline curve” of a reservoir, which management suspects reduces global hydrocarbon production by 2.5% per annum - or over 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. So tracking those profile changes are key to maximizing returns on investment for E&P’s, as the production decline curve of a reservoir “never sleeps.” Effectively, Core’s addressable market is any oilfield on the planet (the Company believes there are about 4,000 oilfields world wide), with the Company having done work on about 1,250 of those fields, increasing that count by a targeted 40 to50 fields per year. Ultimately, we believe the Company can grow the top line by several percentage points faster than E&P budget growth, with high levels of productivity and stable pricing power driving even faster bottom-line growth.

Core Labs’ superior profitability and capital discipline has led to exceptional financial strength, marked by over 50 consecutive quarters of free cash flow generation. The Company carries about $370 million in long-term debt, which we think is perfectly manageable, when compared to the roughly $250 million in trailing 12-month free cash flow. We do not expect Core to leverage the balance sheet for any sizeable M&A, given their obsessive focus on maximizing ROIC. However, we would welcome aggressive buybacks, given current historically attractive valuations.

After peaking at over 35 times forward earnings (a 10-year record) earlier in 2013, the stock has since pulled back to a range that is well below the stock’s 5 and 10-year averages. It is in this range that we have felt comfortable adding the Company to portfolios. While we are certainly aware of the impending downturn in earnings over the next 12 months (driven by the precipitous decline in oil, inevitably flowing through to lower E&P budgets) we believe the market is overly discounting Core’s longer-term potential for growth. The E&P industry is notoriously cyclical, but we believe the mission-critical nature of Core’s businesses should insulate them in this cycle and for many more to come. We hope to continue purchasing shares at what appears to be historically attractive valuation.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)’s Wedgewood Partners 4th Quarter 2014 Client Letter.

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Baron Funds Comments on Core Laboratories NV - Mar 20, 2015

Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) is a technology-focused oilfield services and equipment company with the majority of its revenues generated outside the U.S. Shares came under pressure in the fourth quarter due to worse- than-expected third quarter operating results and fourth quarter guidance and rising concerns about the impact that lower oil prices would have on future customer capital investment. Lower oil prices are resulting in reduced earnings expectations for Core as drilling and completion activity is expected to fall sharply in 2015. (Jamie Stone)

From Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio)’s Baron Growth Fund Q4 2014 Quarterly Report.



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Westport Asset Management Comments on Core Laboratories - Apr 16, 2014

And finally, Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB), a unique and highly regarded oil service company, was sold in January with a gain of 87% for the 15 month holding period. It was originally purchased when its share price experienced a sharp decrease after reporting disappointing earnings for the third quarter of 2012.





From Westport Funds First Quarter 2014 investor letter.





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Top Ranked Articles about Core Laboratories NV

David Rolfe Comments on Core Laboratories NV
Core Laboratories (CLB) has carved out a dominant and exceptionally profitable niche in the oil service industry. The Company has a singular focus on obtaining, analyzing and rendering proprietary datasets related to the quality, efficiency and efficacy of a client’s oilfield production and development activities. In addition, the Company utilizes these data sets (and experience) to develop highly differentiated tools and equipment that are particularly useful during the development and production stages of an oilfield. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Core Laboratories NV
Core Laboratories N.V. (CLB) is a technology-focused oilfield services and equipment company with the majority of its revenues generated outside the U.S. Shares came under pressure in the fourth quarter due to worse- than-expected third quarter operating results and fourth quarter guidance and rising concerns about the impact that lower oil prices would have on future customer capital investment. Lower oil prices are resulting in reduced earnings expectations for Core as drilling and completion activity is expected to fall sharply in 2015. (Jamie Stone) Read more...
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David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio) is the latest guru to dip his toe in oil as more value-conscious investors eye the commodity’s 45% price slump from June peaks. Rolfe picked up shares of Core Laboratories NV (NYSE:CLB), a global reservoir optimization technology company that enables its clients to extract more oil and gas from wells. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.37
CLB's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.00 vs. CLB: 25.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CLB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.74  Med: 27.89 Max: 71.46
Current: 25.37
9.74
71.46
Forward P/E 21.83
CLB's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.30 vs. CLB: 21.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.60
CLB's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
74% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. CLB: 24.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CLB' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 9.73  Med: 26.88 Max: 50.04
Current: 24.6
9.73
50.04
P/B 3842.69
CLB's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. CLB: 3842.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CLB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.02  Med: 24.57 Max: 4076.67
Current: 3842.69
3.02
4076.67
P/S 5.20
CLB's P/S is ranked lower than
94% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. CLB: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.47  Med: 4.66 Max: 9.12
Current: 5.2
1.47
9.12
PFCF 18.80
CLB's PFCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. CLB: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.96  Med: 24.43 Max: 39.68
Current: 18.8
9.96
39.68
POCF 16.89
CLB's POCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. CLB: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CLB' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 7.96  Med: 20.14 Max: 33.19
Current: 16.89
7.96
33.19
EV-to-EBIT 19.62
CLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. CLB: 19.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 18.90 Max: 29.5
Current: 19.62
6.6
29.5
PEG 1.78
CLB's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CLB: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CLB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.68 Max: 11.47
Current: 1.78
0.2
11.47
Shiller P/E 26.53
CLB's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
81% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. CLB: 26.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CLB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.84  Med: 42.60 Max: 103.11
Current: 26.53
19.84
103.11
Current Ratio 1.95
CLB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CLB: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 2.46 Max: 5.71
Current: 1.95
0.71
5.71
Quick Ratio 1.60
CLB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. CLB: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.00 Max: 4.41
Current: 1.6
0.63
4.41
Days Inventory 28.63
CLB's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
58% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 38.95 vs. CLB: 28.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLB' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 18.77  Med: 26.82 Max: 51.37
Current: 28.63
18.77
51.37
Days Sales Outstanding 58.23
CLB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
63% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 65.80 vs. CLB: 58.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLB' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 66.31  Med: 78.18 Max: 121.21
Current: 58.23
66.31
121.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.88
CLB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.08 vs. CLB: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.16
Current: 1.88
0.13
2.16
Dividend Payout 0.46
CLB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
60% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CLB: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.46
0.07
0.76
Dividend growth (3y) 26.00
CLB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CLB: 26.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 171.4
Current: 26
0
171.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 20.27
CLB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CLB: 20.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 7.98 Max: 23.29
Current: 20.27
1.4
23.29
Share Buyback Rate 2.70
CLB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 207 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. CLB: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CLB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 1.60 Max: -14.8
Current: 2.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.88
CLB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. CLB: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CLB' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 2.52 Max: 28.1
Current: 1.88
1.08
28.1
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.86
CLB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
57% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CLB: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
CLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CLB: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.11
0.19
1.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.20
CLB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.85 vs. CLB: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
CLB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 1.98 Max: 10
Current: 2.2
0.45
10
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.04
CLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CLB: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 5.30 Max: 15.2
Current: 5.04
3.4
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 15.78
CLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.87 vs. CLB: 15.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -0.9  Med: 17.90 Max: 54.1
Current: 15.78
-0.9
54.1

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 950 1,029
EPS($) 4.36 5.12 4.87
EPS without NRI($) 4.36 5.12 4.87

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
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Core Laboratories NV, is a Netherlands limited liability company established in 1936, engaged in providing proprietary and patented reservoir description, production enhancement and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry. It provides services and design and products which enable its clients to evaluate reservoir performance and increase oil and gas recovery from new and existing fields. These services and products are generally in demand when its clients are investing capital in exploration and development efforts to explore new fields or to increase productivity in existing fields. Its business units have been aggregated into three complementary segments: Reservoir Description, which 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; Production Enhancement, which includes products and services relating to reservoir well completions, perforations, stimulations and production. It provides integrated services to evaluate the effectiveness of well completions and to develop solutions aimed at increasing the effectiveness of enhanced oil recovery projects; and Reservoir Management, which combines and integrates information from reservoir, Company markets and sells its services and products through a combination of sales representatives, technical seminars, trade shows and print advertising.
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