CLB Core Laboratories

Core Laboratories N.V. is a leading provider of proprietary and patented reservoir description and production enhancement services and products used to optimize petroleum reservoir performance. The Company has over 70 offices in more than 50 countries and is located in every major oil-producing province in the world.

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
1 Jul 21 Kevin Daniels Common Shares Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 39.11 48 1.88K 2,486
1 Jul 21 Kevin Daniels Common Shares Option exercise Aquire M No No 0 105 0 2,534
1 Jul 21 Kevin Daniels Restricted Shares Common Shares Option exercise Dispose M No No 0 105 0 540
18 Jun 21 Gwendolyn Schreffler Common Shares Other Dispose J No No 0 2,896 0 4,933
19 May 21 Kwaku Temeng Restricted Shares Common Shares Grant Aquire A No No 0 4,307 0 4,307

Data for the last complete 13F reporting period. To see the most recent changes to ownership, click the ownership history button above.

97.1% owned by funds/institutions
13F holders
Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 179 180 -0.6%
Opened positions 27 25 +8.0%
Closed positions 28 34 -17.6%
Increased positions 61 49 +24.5%
Reduced positions 56 77 -27.3%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 4.68B 1.21B +288.1%
Total shares 44.96M 45.46M -1.1%
Total puts 44.9K 70.3K -36.1%
Total calls 175.1K 147.8K +18.5%
Total put/call ratio 0.3 0.5 -46.1%
Largest owners
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BLK Blackrock 5.45M $157.02M +18.1%
Vanguard 4.73M $136.3M +3.3%
Earnest Partners 4.29M $123.43M +0.5%
Ariel Investments 3.79M $109.08M -16.2%
Fred Alger Management 3.19M $91.95M +35.1%
Massachusetts Financial Services 2.97M $85.49M -0.5%
Alger Associates 2.36M $62.67M 0.0%
Clearbridge Advisors 1.71M $49.35M -0.0%
Ako Capital 1.02M $29.29M -35.0%
Van Eck Associates 967.8K $27.86M -7.6%
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BLK Blackrock 5.45M +836.65K +18.1%
Fred Alger Management 3.19M +829.5K +35.1%
Ariel Investments 3.79M -732.06K -16.2%
Norges Bank 0 -572.4K EXIT
Ako Capital 1.02M -548.88K -35.0%
C Partners Holding GmbH 0 -471.95K EXIT
TFC Truist Financial 481.8K +436.89K +972.8%
Morningstar Investment Services 0 -362.1K EXIT
Aperio 0 -316.37K EXIT
Citadel Advisors 85.37K -264.45K -75.6%

Financial report summary

NCS Multistage
  • Downturns in the oil and gas industry, or in the oilfield services business, may have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.
  • Changes in macro-economic factors impacting the oil and gas industry may negatively affect our ability to accurately predict client demand, which could cause us to hold excess or obsolete inventory and experience a reduction in gross margins and financial results.
  • We depend on the results of our international operations, which expose us to risks inherent in doing business abroad.
  • Our results of operations may be adversely affected because our efforts to comply with applicable anti-corruption laws such as the United States' Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") and the United Kingdom's Anti-Bribery Act (the "ABA") could restrict our ability to do business in foreign markets relative to our competitors who are not subject to these laws.
  • Because we are a Netherlands company, it may be difficult for you to take legal action against our supervisory directors or us and it may not be possible to obtain or enforce judgments against us.
  • If we are not able to develop or acquire new products or our products become technologically obsolete, our results of operations may be adversely affected.
  • If we are unable to obtain patents, licenses and other intellectual property rights covering our services and products, our operating results may be adversely affected.
  • Our operations are subject to the risk of cyber-attacks that could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated results of operations and consolidated financial condition.
  • We are subject to the risk of supplier concentration.
  • There are risks relating to our acquisition strategy. If we are unable to successfully integrate and manage businesses that we have acquired and any businesses acquired in the future, our results of operations and financial condition could be adversely affected.
  • We may be unable to attract and retain skilled and technically knowledgeable employees, which could adversely affect our business.
  • We require a significant amount of cash to service our indebtedness, make capital expenditures, fund our working capital requirements and pay our dividend, and our ability to generate cash may depend on factors beyond our control.
  • We are subject to a variety of environmental and occupational safety and health laws and regulations, which may result in increased costs and significant liability to our business.
Management Discussion
  • We evaluate our operating results by analyzing revenue, operating income and operating income margin (defined as operating income divided by total revenue). Since we have a relatively fixed cost structure, decreases in revenue generally translate into lower operating income results. Results for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018 are summarized in the following chart:
  • Services revenue, which is primarily tied to activities associated with the exploration and production of oil and gas outside the U.S., decreased to $376.4 million in 2020 from $474.2 million in 2019 and $486.8 million in 2018. In 2020, the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and government mandated shut-down around the world, home sheltering and social distancing policies caused a sharp decline in the demand for crude-oil and associated products. The average crude-oil price in 2020 was 33% lower than the average price of 2019. This resulted in decreased and disrupted activity by our clients and disruptions to our revenue generating operational activities leading to a sharp decrease in service revenue in both the U.S. and international markets during most of 2020. Crude-oil prices weakened in 2019 with the average price of 10% lower than the average price in 2018. This resulted in decreased activity by our clients leading to lower service revenue in the North America onshore market during 2019 compared to 2018. However, improvement in the level of work performed for offshore and international exploration and production projects partially offset some of the decline in the U.S. market.
  • We continue to focus on large-scale core analyses and reservoir fluids characterization studies in the Eagle Ford, the Permian Basin and the Gulf of Mexico, along with Guyana, Surinam, Malaysia and other international locations such as offshore South America, Australia, and the Middle East, including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. Analysis of crude oil and crude oil-derived products also occurs in every major producing region of the world.
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