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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.08
CLB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. CLB: 0.08 )
CLB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset 0.25
CLB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. CLB: 0.25 )
CLB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.25

0.11
0.66
Interest Coverage 35.79
CLB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. CLB: 35.79 )
CLB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 72.07
Current: 35.79

1.4
72.07
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 12.22
M-Score: -2.82
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 : 9/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 31.44
CLB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. CLB: 31.44 )
CLB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.68   Max: 31.06
Current: 31.44

3.68
31.06
Net-margin (%) 23.28
CLB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. CLB: 23.28 )
CLB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2.74   Max: 22.62
Current: 23.28

-2.74
22.62
ROE (%) 148.88
CLB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.47 vs. CLB: 148.88 )
CLB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -3.4   Max: 180.78
Current: 148.88

-3.4
180.78
ROA (%) 37.60
CLB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. CLB: 37.60 )
CLB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.1   Max: 37.43
Current: 37.6

-2.1
37.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 118.60
CLB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. CLB: 118.60 )
CLB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.16   Max: 122.48
Current: 118.6

8.16
122.48
Revenue Growth (%) 12.30
CLB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 405 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. CLB: 12.30 )
CLB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.2   Max: 37.9
Current: 12.3

-0.2
37.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 14.90
CLB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 357 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CLB: 14.90 )
CLB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.8   Max: 56.6
Current: 14.9

-0.8
56.6
EPS Growth (%) 20.70
CLB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CLB: 20.70 )
CLB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -41.5   Max: 71.7
Current: 20.7

-41.5
71.7
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

CLB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (+66.67%)
RS Investment Management 25,710 sh (+29.2%)
Jim Simons 222,500 sh (+2.3%)
Columbia Wanger 730,420 sh (+0.01%)
Ron Baron 1,748,915 sh (+0.01%)
Chuck Royce 17,700 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 40,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,670 sh (-1.02%)
Steven Cohen 1,507 sh (-63.32%)
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Q4 2013

CLB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 1,300 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 6,658 sh (+341.8%)
Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 1,743,703 sh (-0.3%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,610 sh (-0.47%)
Columbia Wanger 719,534 sh (-1.49%)
RS Investment Management 24,145 sh (-6.09%)
Jim Simons 149,300 sh (-32.9%)
Westport Asset Management 25,000 sh (-37.5%)
Chuck Royce 100 sh (-99.44%)
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Q1 2014

CLB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 34,955 sh (+44.77%)
Ron Baron 1,743,811 sh (+0.01%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,300 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Westport Asset Management Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 711,290 sh (-1.15%)
Jim Simons 63,458 sh (-57.5%)
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Q2 2014

CLB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 1,711 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 3,690 sh (New)
John Rogers 19,854 sh (New)
Jim Simons 171,800 sh (+170.73%)
Columbia Wanger 828,829 sh (+16.52%)
Tom Gayner 10,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,460,016 sh (-16.27%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CLB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Reduce -16.27%0.23%$158.41 - $216.51 $ 145.49-18%1460016
Tom Gayner 2013-09-30 Add 66.67%0.02%$147.67 - $169.87 $ 145.49-6%10000
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Reduce -16.9%0.24%$126.24 - $153.63 $ 145.493%227000
Tom Gayner 2013-06-30 Add 200%0.02%$126.24 - $153.63 $ 145.493%6000
Tom Gayner 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$109.31 - $138.75 $ 145.4914%2000
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Add 16.26%0.17%$97.11 - $109.72 $ 145.4940%273165
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$105.61 - $130.38 $ 145.4923%0
Ron Baron 2012-06-30 Reduce -25.56%0.51%$113.81 - $141.41 $ 145.4912%1926443
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$113.81 - $141.41 $ 145.4912%8700
Meridian Funds 2011-09-30 Reduce -25.85%0.3%$92.63 - $116.64 $ 145.4935%262165
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Guru Investment Theses on Core Laboratories NV

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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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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 27.40
CLB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. CLB: 27.40 )
CLB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.74   Max: 81.97
Current: 27.4

9.74
81.97
P/B 39.84
CLB's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CLB: 39.84 )
CLB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.97   Max: 57.72
Current: 39.84

1.97
57.72
P/S 6.29
CLB's P/S is ranked higher than
62% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CLB: 6.29 )
CLB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 9.12
Current: 6.29

1.28
9.12
PFCF 26.23
CLB's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLB: 26.23 )
CLB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.96   Max: 39.68
Current: 26.23

9.96
39.68
EV-to-EBIT 20.49
CLB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. CLB: 20.49 )
CLB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.6   Max: 29.5
Current: 20.49

6.6
29.5
PEG 1.88
CLB's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLB: 1.88 )
CLB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 10.43
Current: 1.88

0.21
10.43
Shiller P/E 37.79
CLB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.76 vs. CLB: 37.79 )
CLB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.69   Max: 103.11
Current: 37.79

19.69
103.11
Current Ratio 2.15
CLB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. CLB: 2.15 )
CLB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 5.71
Current: 2.15

0.71
5.71
Quick Ratio 1.80
CLB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. CLB: 1.80 )
CLB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 4.41
Current: 1.8

0.63
4.41

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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Dividend Yield 1.20
CLB's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. CLB: 1.20 )
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.12
Current: 1.2

0.13
1.12
Dividend Payout 0.30
CLB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. CLB: 0.30 )
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 0.37
Current: 0.3

0.07
0.37
Dividend growth (3y) 74.70
CLB's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
97% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. CLB: 74.70 )
CLB' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 171.4
Current: 74.7

0
171.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 16.59
CLB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
92% of the 323 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. CLB: 16.59 )
CLB' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.8   Max: 15.49
Current: 16.59

1.8
15.49
Share Buyback Rate 1.60
CLB's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. CLB: 1.60 )
CLB' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.7   Max: -14.8
Current: 1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 2.54
CLB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. CLB: 2.54 )
CLB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 28.1
Current: 2.54

1.08
28.1
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
CLB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. CLB: 1.46 )
CLB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 1.96
Current: 1.46

0.21
1.96
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.11
CLB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CLB: 2.11 )
CLB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 10
Current: 2.11

0.45
10
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
CLB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CLB: 4.90 )
CLB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 15.2
Current: 4.9

3.4
15.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.16
CLB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. CLB: 15.16 )
CLB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.8   Max: 52.2
Current: 15.16

-2.8
52.2

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Services » Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Compare:SPN, GLF, NOV, HAL, SAPMY » details
Traded in other countries:CLB.Netherlands, CEI.Germany
Core Laboratories N.V. 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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