Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

TOTAL S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet average dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has TOTAL's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: FP has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: FP underperformed the Austrian Oil and Gas industry which returned -7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: FP underperformed the Austrian Market which returned -0.2% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-7.5%-4.5%-4.5%
30 Day-10.9%-9.5%-3.7%
90 Day-12.9%-9.5%-5.2%
1 Year-10.3%-14.9%-1.5%-7.0%3.4%-0.2%
3 Yearn/a27.6%9.3%23.2%12.1%
5 Yearn/a38.8%7.0%46.4%26.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is TOTAL's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is TOTAL undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: FP (€42.17) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€87.51)

Significantly Below Fair Value: FP is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: FP is poor value based on its PE Ratio (10.9x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (10.4x).

PE vs Market: FP is good value based on its PE Ratio (10.9x) compared to the Austrian market (14x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: FP is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.2x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: FP is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the XE Oil and Gas industry average (0.8x).

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Future Growth

How is TOTAL forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 19 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: FP's forecast earnings growth (8.9% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: FP's earnings (8.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.4% per year).

High Growth Earnings: FP's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: FP's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (2.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: FP's revenue (1.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: FP's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.9%).

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Past Performance

How has TOTAL performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: FP has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: FP's current net profit margins (6.4%) are higher than last year (6.2%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: FP's earnings have grown significantly by 27.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: FP's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: FP had negative earnings growth (-1.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (-5.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: FP's Return on Equity (9.6%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is TOTAL's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: FP's short term assets ($85.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($70.2B).

Long Term Liabilities: FP's short term assets ($85.3B) exceed its long term liabilities ($83.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: FP's debt to equity ratio (50.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: FP's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 60% to 50.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: FP's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (40.7%).

Interest Coverage: FP's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: FP has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: FP's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.4x debt).

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What is TOTAL's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: FP's dividend (6.41%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.64%).

High Dividend: FP's dividend (6.41%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.69%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: FP's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: FP's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.6%), FP's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: FP's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (61.5% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Patrick Pouyanné (56yo)





Mr. Patrick Pouyanné serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total E&P Norge AS. Mr. Pouyanné has been the Chairman of the Board at TOTAL S.A. since December 19, 2015 and as its Chief Executive O ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Patrick's total compensation ($USD6.30M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD3.62M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Patrick's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman5.3yrsUS$5.80m0.0049% $5.4m
Jean-Pierre Sbraire
Chief Financial Officer0.5yrsno datano data
Marie-Noëlle Semeria
Senior VP & Group CTO2.3yrsno datano data
Michel Hourcard
SVP of Development & Ops Techniques - Exploration/Production & SVP of Scientific & Technical Center10.8yrsno datano data
Ladislas Paszkiewicz
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations0.6yrsno datano data
Aurélien Hamelle
Senior Vice President of Legal0yrsno datano data
Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications8.3yrsno datano data
Alexis Vovk
President of Marketing & Services0.08yrsno datano data
Namita Shah
President of People & Social Responsibility3.4yrsno datano data
Jean-Marc Jaubert
Senior Vice President of Industrial Safety15.5yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: FP's management team is considered experienced (3.4 years average tenure).

Board Members

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman5.3yrsUS$5.80m0.0049% $5.4m
Jacques Maigné
Chairman & CEO of Hutchinson9.1yrsno datano data
Patricia Marie Barbizet
Lead Independent Director4.2yrsUS$137.39k0.000040% $43.6k
Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette
Independent Director8.8yrsUS$149.13k0.00017% $185.2k
Jean Lemierre
Independent Director3.8yrsUS$94.35k0.000040% $43.6k
Anne-Marie Idrac
Independent Director7.8yrsUS$94.35k0.000050% $54.5k
Carlos Tavares
Independent Director2.8yrsUS$63.04k0.000040% $43.6k
Mark Cutifani
Independent Director2.8yrsUS$106.52k0.000080% $87.2k
Patrick Artus
Independent Director10.8yrsUS$138.70k0.000040% $43.6k
Maria van der Hoeven
Independent Director3.8yrsUS$194.35k0.000040% $43.6k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: FP's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.9%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

TOTAL S.A.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: TOTAL S.A.
  • Ticker: FP
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded: 1924
  • Industry: Integrated Oil and Gas
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: €108.951b
  • Shares outstanding: 2.58b
  • Website: https://www.total.com

Number of Employees


  • TOTAL S.A.
  • 2, place Jean Millier
  • La Défense Cedex
  • Paris
  • Ile-de-France
  • 92078
  • France


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
TTFN.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDJan 1980
TTALSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon SharesGBEURJan 1980
FPENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesCommon SharesFREURJan 1980
TOTBDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1980
TOTBIT (Borsa Italiana)YesCommon SharesITEURJan 1980
TOTBXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon SharesDEEURJan 1980
FPPBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon SharesGBEURJan 1980
FPSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon SharesCHCHFJan 1980
FPWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesATEURJan 1980
TOTNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)SPON ADR EA REP 1 ORD SHSUSUSDOct 1991
TOT NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)SPON ADR EA REP 1 ORD SHSMXMXNOct 1991
0A30LSE (London Stock Exchange)SPON ADR EA REP 1 ORD SHSGBUSDOct 1991
TOTBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEAR EACH 3 REP 1 ADRARARSMay 2003


TOTAL S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries. The Gas, Renewables & Power segment engages in the liquefied natural gas(LNG) production, shipping, trading, and regasification activities; trading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petcoke and sulfur, and natural gas and electricity; transportation of natural gas; electricity production from natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biogas sources; and energy storage activities. The Refining & Chemicals segment is involved in refining petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics; and polymer derivatives, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and hydrocarbon resins, as well as biomass conversion and elastomer processing. It also engages in trading and shipping crude oil and petroleum products. The Marketing & Services segment produces and sells lubricants; and supplies and markets petroleum products, including bulk fuel, aviation fuel, special fluids, LPG, bitumen, heavy fuels, and marine bunkers. It operates approximately 14,000 service stations. As of December 31, 2018, the company had 12,050 Mboe of combined proved reserves of oil and gas. TOTAL S.A. has a strategic partnership with Tellurian to develop the Driftwood LNG project located in Louisiana; Deutsche Post DHL Group; and Adani Group. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Paris, France. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/24 23:07
End of Day Share Price2020/02/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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