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Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB)
Altman Z-Score
4.66 (As of Today)

Schlumberger NV has a Z-score of 4.66, indicating it is in Safe Zones. This implies the Z-Score is strong.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress” Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey” Zones.

SLB' s 10-Year Altman Z-Score Range
Min: 2.07   Max: 8.77
Current: 4.66

2.07
8.77

During the past 13 years, Schlumberger NV's highest Altman Z-Score was 8.77. The lowest was 2.07. And the median was 4.70.


Definition

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

Schlumberger NV's Altman Z-Score for today is calculated with this formula:

Z=1.2*X1+1.4*X2+3.3*X3+0.6*X4+1.0*X5
=1.2*0.1915+1.4*0.6081+3.3*0.1387+0.6*4.0309+1.0*0.7044
=4.66

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Trailing Twelve Months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014:
Total Assets was $68,320 Mil.
Total Current Assets was $25,473 Mil.
Total Current Liabilities was $12,388 Mil.
Retained Earnings was $41,543 Mil.
Pretax Income was 2520 + 2327 + 2077 + 2170 = $9,094 Mil.
Interest Expense was -90 + -90 + -103 + -97 = $-380 Mil.
Revenue was 12725 + 12118 + 11315 + 11966 = $48,124 Mil.
Market Capitalization (Today) was $112,118 Mil.
Total Liabilities was $27,815 Mil.

X1=Working Capital/Total Assets
=(Total Current Assets - Total Current Liabilities)/Total Assets
=(25473 - 12388)/68320
=0.1915

X2=Retained Earnings/Total Assets
=41543/68320
=0.6081

X3=Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets
=(Pretax Income + Interest Expense)/Total Assets
=(9094 + -380)/68320
=0.1387

X4=Market Value Equity/Book Value of Total Liabilities
=Market Capitalization/Total Liabilities
=112118.353/27815
=4.0309

X5=Revenue/Total Assets
=48124/68320
=0.7044

The zones of discrimination were as such:

Distress” Zones - 1.81 < “Grey” Zones < 2.99 - “Safe” Zones

Schlumberger NV has a Z-score of 4.66 indicating it is in Safe Zones.

Study by Altman found that companies that are in Distress Zone have more than 80% of chances of bankruptcy in two years.


Explanation

X1: The Working Capital/Total Assets (WC/TA) ratio is a measure of the net liquid assets of the firm relative to the total capitalization. Working capital is defined as the difference between current assets and current liabilities. Ordinarily, a firm experiencing consistent operating losses will have shrinking current assets in relation to total assets. Altman found this one proved to be the most valuable liquidity ratio comparing with the current ratio and the quick ratio. This is however the least significant of the five factors.

X2: Retained Earnings/Total Assets: the RE/TA ratio measures the leverage of a firm. Retained earnings is the account which reports the total amount of reinvested earnings and/or losses of a firm over its entire life. Those firms with high RE, relative to TA, have financed their assets through retention of profits and have not utilized as much debt.

X3, Earnings Before Interest and Taxes/Total Assets (EBIT/TA): This ratio is a measure of the true productivity of the firm’s assets, independent of any tax or leverage factors. Since a firm's ultimate existence is based on the earning power of its assets, this ratio appears to be particularly appropriate for studies dealing with corporate failure. This ratio continually outperforms other profitability measures, including cash flow.

X4, Market Value of Equity/Book Value of Total Liabilities (MVE/TL): The measure shows how much the firm’s assets can decline in value (measured by market value of equity plus debt) before the liabilities exceed the assets and the firm becomes insolvent.

X5, Revenue/Total Assets (S/TA): The capital-turnover ratio is a standard financial ratio illustrating the sales generating ability of the firm’s assets.

Read more about Altman Z-score and the original research.


Be Aware

Z score does not apply to financial companies.


Related Terms

Total Assets, Total Current Assets, Total Current Liabilities, Retained Earnings, Pretax Income, Interest Expense, Revenue, Market Capitalization, Total Liabilities, Financial Strength


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Schlumberger NV Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
X1 0.14740.17260.11960.12750.14910.1910.13970.18120.19150.1893
X2 0.3930.44250.4870.55510.62180.6580.4870.52280.53430.5658
X3 0.10.17530.2270.24770.22190.12420.10360.11840.11860.1354
X4 3.98795.47435.99549.06483.3475.41325.53253.80613.43514.2635
X5 0.71750.79150.84230.85120.8620.68650.55470.67190.68080.6924
Z-score 4.175.486.018.044.655.495.074.304.114.72
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Schlumberger NV Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
X1 0.16690.19210.19150.17840.17940.18950.18930.20170.19330.1915
X2 0.54080.53650.53430.54910.55980.56370.56580.58510.58910.6081
X3 0.12850.12550.11960.1190.130.1330.13540.14310.1350.1387
X4 3.5593.80493.43513.86383.59954.27224.26354.75295.54344.778
X5 0.70630.69360.68260.69430.70360.70040.69240.7070.6910.7044
Z-score 4.224.374.124.394.294.724.725.095.525.11
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