Westpac Banking Corporation provides various banking and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet second-rate dividend payer.
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.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
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.
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?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Westpac Banking undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
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).
How is Westpac Banking forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
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%).
How has Westpac Banking performed over the past 5 years?
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.
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
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%).
What is Westpac Banking current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
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).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Peter King (51 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: WBC's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WBC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Westpac Banking Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Westpac Banking Corporation
- 275 Kent Street
- New South Wales
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
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