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Westpac Banking

Market Cap

AU$89.8b

Last Updated

2021/08/01 08:04 UTC

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Company Financials +

Executive Summary

Westpac Banking Corporation provides various banking and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WBC is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 2% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WBC's weekly volatility (2%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.8%

WBC

0.03%

AU Banks

-0.1%

AU Market


1 Year Return

43.5%

WBC

44.6%

AU Banks

27.3%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: WBC underperformed the Australian Banks industry which returned 44.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WBC exceeded the Australian Market which returned 27.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WBCIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.8%0.03%-0.1%
30 Day-4.4%-0.8%1.5%
90 Day-6.5%2.7%4.4%
1 Year49.3%43.5%50.3%44.6%31.9%27.3%
3 Year-2.6%-15.2%21.6%5.1%32.7%16.8%
5 Year5.2%-18.8%38.8%6.6%62.5%31.0%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

19.56x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WBC (A$24.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$23.53)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WBC is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WBC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the Australian Banks industry average (15.7x).

PE vs Market: WBC is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.6x) compared to the Australian market (20.5x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WBC is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WBC is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the AU Banks industry average (0.9x).


Future Growth

How is Westpac Banking forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

8.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WBC's forecast earnings growth (8.2% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: WBC's earnings (8.2% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (13.5% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WBC's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WBC's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WBC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.2%).


Past Performance

How has Westpac Banking performed over the past 5 years?

-14.3%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WBC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WBC's current net profit margins (23.1%) are lower than last year (25.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WBC's earnings have declined by 14.3% per year over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: WBC had negative earnings growth (-5.3%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Banks industry average (-5.3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WBC's Return on Equity (6.3%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Westpac Banking's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: WBC's Assets to Equity ratio (12.3x) is moderate.

Allowance for Bad Loans: WBC has a sufficient allowance for bad loans (290%).

Low Risk Liabilities: 72% of WBC's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: WBC has an appropriate level of Loans to Assets ratio (77%).

Low Risk Deposits: WBC's Loans to Deposits ratio (118%) is appropriate.

Level of Bad Loans: WBC has an appropriate level of bad loans (0.2%).


Dividend

What is Westpac Banking current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

4.73%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WBC's dividend (4.73%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (1.99%).

High Dividend: WBC's dividend (4.73%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (4.98%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71%), WBC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WBC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.9% payout ratio).


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Management

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

1.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Peter King (51 yo)

1.58yrs

Tenure

AU$3,562,751

Compensation

Mr. Peter Francis King, BEc, FCA, has been the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Westpac Banking Corporation since April 02, 2020 and served as its Acting Managing Director & Chief Executive O...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD2.62M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.27M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WBC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

Experienced Board: WBC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Westpac Banking Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Ticker: WBC
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1817
  • Industry: Diversified Banks
  • Sector: Banks
  • Market Cap: AU$89.849b
  • Shares outstanding: 3.66b
  • Website: https://www.westpac.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • 275 Kent Street
  • Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2000
  • Australia

Listings


Biography

Westpac Banking Corporation provides various banking and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Business, Westpac Institut...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/08/01 08:04
End of Day Share Price2021/07/30 00:00
Earnings2021/03/31
Annual Earnings2020/09/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.