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How Will the Rig Count Affect Schlumberger in 2Q16?

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Jul. 6 2016, Updated 8:08 a.m. ET

Revenue by geography

In the past one year, Schlumberger’s (SLB) North America revenue share has come down. In 1Q16, SLB’s revenue from North America fell to 22% of its total revenues compared to 32% in 1Q15. In comparison, Halliburton’s (HAL) 1Q16 revenues from North America fell 49% over 1Q15. SLB makes up only 1.2% of the iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE). The energy sector makes up 13.2% of IVE.

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Will rig count affect Schlumberger?

In the past one year through 1Q16, the US rig count has fallen 56%. During this period, the international rig count fell only 21%.

From March 31 to June 30, the US rig count further fell by 9% while the international rig count fell 3% during the same period. Lower rig count is expected to hurt SLB’s revenues and earnings in 2Q16.

Next, we’ll discuss Schlumberger’s growth drivers.

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