Woolworths Group Limited operates retail stores. More Details
Unattractive dividend payer with imperfect balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Woolworths Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WOW is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WOW's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
AU Consumer Retailing
1 Year Return
AU Consumer Retailing
Return vs Industry: WOW underperformed the Australian Consumer Retailing industry which returned 4.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WOW exceeded the Australian Market which returned -1.8% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Woolworths Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
15 hours ago | Simply Wall StWoolworths Group (ASX:WOW) Has Compensated Shareholders With A Respectable 94% Return On Their Investment
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe Returns At Woolworths Group (ASX:WOW) Provide Us With Signs Of What's To Come
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Woolworths Group's (ASX:WOW) Statutory Earnings Are Arguably Too Conservative
Is Woolworths Group 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: WOW (A$39.53) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$37.18)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WOW is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.7x) compared to the XO Consumer Retailing industry average (24.5x).
PE vs Market: WOW is poor value based on its PE Ratio (42.7x) compared to the Australian market (22.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WOW is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WOW is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the XO Consumer Retailing industry average (2.6x).
How is Woolworths Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WOW's forecast earnings growth (14.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: WOW's earnings (14.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (18% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WOW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WOW's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WOW's revenue (3.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WOW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.5%).
How has Woolworths Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WOW has a large one-off loss of A$591.0M impacting its June 28 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WOW's current net profit margins (1.8%) are lower than last year (2.5%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WOW's earnings have declined by 11.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WOW's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WOW had negative earnings growth (-21.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Retailing industry average (15%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WOW's Return on Equity (13.4%) is considered low.
How is Woolworths Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets (A$8.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$13.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets (A$8.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$16.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WOW's debt to equity ratio (43.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WOW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 42.5% to 43.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WOW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (116%).
Interest Coverage: WOW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).
What is Woolworths Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WOW's dividend (2.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.11%).
High Dividend: WOW's dividend (2.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.03%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WOW's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WOW's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (101.5%), WOW's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WOW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (73.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Bradford Leon Banducci, also known as Brad, BComm (Acc), LLB, MBA, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Woolworths Group Limited since February 26, 2016. He serves as the Chief...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD4.71M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.56M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brad's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD, CEO & Executive Director||4.92yrs||AU$6.11m||0.026% |
|Chief Financial Officer||1.42yrs||AU$1.70m||0.0020% |
|Chief Operating Officer||1.42yrs||AU$264.75k||0.014% |
|Managing Director of B2B & Everyday Needs||3.58yrs||AU$3.58m||0.0018% |
|Managing Director of Endeavour Drinks Group||3yrs||AU$2.27m||0.0021% |
|Chief Information Officer||4yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal Officer||1.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer||1.58yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief People Officer||4.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Risk Officer||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Supply Chain Officer||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WOW's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Executive Director||4.92yrs||AU$6.11m||0.026% |
|Independent Chairman||5.33yrs||AU$635.13k||0.0029% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9yrs||AU$336.24k||0.0023% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.92yrs||AU$355.20k||0.00098% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.67yrs||AU$362.69k||0.00071% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.33yrs||AU$374.15k||0.0014% |
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1.67yrs||AU$291.22k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.92yrs||AU$322.69k||0.00070% |
|Non-Executive Director||0.083yr||no data||0.00021% |
Experienced Board: WOW's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WOW insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Woolworths Group Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Woolworths Group Limited
- Ticker: WOW
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1924
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Market Cap: AU$49.818b
- Shares outstanding: 1.26b
- Website: https://www.woolworthsgroup.com.au
Number of Employees
- Woolworths Group Limited
- 1 Woolworths Way
- Bella Vista
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WOLW.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jul 1993|
|WOW||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jul 1993|
|WWR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 1993|
|WOW||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jul 1993|
Woolworths Group Limited operates retail stores. It operates through Australian Food, New Zealand Food, Endeavour Drinks, BIG W, and Hotels segments. The Australian Food segment procures and resells food a...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/16 07:01|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/15 00:00|
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