Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 18. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Schlumberger's revenues will decrease -1.2% and EPS will compress -2.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $10.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.08.
Last quarter, Schlumberger reported revenue of $10.61 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.55 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.08. GAAP EPS of $1.07 for Q3 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.96 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 21.9%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.2%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $42.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.18.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,040 members out of 3,120 rating the stock outperform, and 80 members rating it underperform. Among 659 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 647 give Schlumberger a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Schlumberger is outperform, with an average price target of $88.40.
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