Why Schlumberger Is Ready to Rise

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 (1926)

Market Cap

$94.7 billion

Industry

Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$43.9 billion

Management

CEO Paal Kibsgaard (since 2011)
CFO Simon Ayat (since 2007)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)

15.6%

Cash/Debt

$4.8 billion / $11.2 billion

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

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 3,112 members who have rated Schlumberger believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, DLester78, succinctly summed up the Schlumberger bull case for our community: 

I like the P/E and the ROE on this one, wish they had a higher dividend but the R&D budget is the smarter place to put it long term. Not as sensitive to oil price fluctuations. As oil gets harder to find and access, Schlumberger wins.

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