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Why Schlumberger Is Poised to Outperform

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oilfield services giant Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Schlumberger and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Schlumberger facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (1927)

Market Cap

$92.8 billion


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.9 billion


CEO Paal Kibsgaard (since 2011)

CFO Simon Ayat (since 2007)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$4.8 billion / $11.2 billion

Dividend Yield



Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI  )

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL  )

Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 3,093 members who have rated Schlumberger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, TempoAllegro, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Schlumberger is an R&D machine. In oilfield services, this has and will continue to win the day for years to come. ...

Intelligent drilling almost requires Schlumberger, and they have expertise in reservoir characterization and seismic mapping, subsea and deepwater operations, and dealing with technical challenges. If you got oil in a difficult place, or a combination of challenges, Schlumberger needs to be your one stop oil services shop.

In this new world of precision drilling post Macondo-Deepwater Horizon, there is no room for error, the expertise that Schlumberger has must become more valuable over time.

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