WOW Stock Overview
Woolworths Group Limited operates retail stores.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$33.95|
|52 Week High||AU$41.13|
|52 Week Low||AU$32.62|
|1 Month Change||-5.93%|
|3 Month Change||-4.98%|
|1 Year Change||-12.27%|
|3 Year Change||-6.53%|
|5 Year Change||36.57%|
|Change since IPO||1,108.19%|
Recent News & Updates
We Think Woolworths Group (ASX:WOW) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...
|WOW||AU Consumer Retailing||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: WOW underperformed the Australian Consumer Retailing industry which returned -5.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WOW underperformed the Australian Market which returned -9.7% over the past year.
|WOW Average Weekly Movement||2.6%|
|Consumer Retailing Industry Average Movement||2.7%|
|Market Average Movement||9.5%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||16.7%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.2%|
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.
About the Company
Woolworths Group Limited operates retail stores. It operates through Australian Food, Australian B2B, New Zealand Food, BIG W, and Other segments. The Australian Food segment procures and resells food and related products, and provides services to customers in Australia.
Woolworths Group Fundamentals Summary
|WOW fundamental statistics|
Is WOW overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WOW income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$42.81b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 26, 2022
Next Earnings Date
Feb 22, 2023
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.28|
|Net Profit Margin||2.54%|
How did WOW perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is WOW undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 3/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WOW?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is WOW's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does WOW's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|WOW PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
COL Coles Group
COST Costco Wholesale
WOW Woolworths Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WOW is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.5x) compared to the peer average (24.6x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WOW's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Consumer Retailing Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WOW is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.5x) compared to the Global Consumer Retailing industry average (15.4x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WOW's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||26.5x|
|Fair PE Ratio||29.9x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WOW is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (26.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (29.9x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WOW when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WOW (A$33.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$43.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WOW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.
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How is Woolworths Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WOW's forecast earnings growth (7.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).
Earnings vs Market: WOW's earnings (7.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WOW's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WOW's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (3.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WOW's revenue (3.7% 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 high in 3 years time (26.4%)
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How has Woolworths Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WOW has a large one-off loss of A$6.4B impacting its June 26 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WOW's current net profit margins (2.5%) are lower than last year (2.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WOW's earnings have declined by 3.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WOW's earnings growth over the past year (0.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (-3.8% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WOW earnings growth over the past year (0.7%) underperformed the Consumer Retailing industry 4.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WOW's Return on Equity (25.5%) is considered high.
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How is Woolworths Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score2/6
Financial Health Score 2/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets (A$6.1B) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$10.8B).
Long Term Liabilities: WOW's short term assets (A$6.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$16.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WOW's net debt to equity ratio (53.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WOW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.4% to 70.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WOW's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (78.7%).
Interest Coverage: WOW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (14.6x coverage).
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What is Woolworths Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 1/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Woolworths Group Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Woolworths Group)||2.7%|
|Market Bottom 25% (AU)||2.8%|
|Market Top 25% (AU)||7.2%|
|Industry Average (Consumer Retailing)||3.1%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Woolworths Group)||3.3%|
Notable Dividend: WOW's dividend (2.71%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.77%).
High Dividend: WOW's dividend (2.71%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (7.18%).
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.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (72.6%), WOW's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (115.6%), WOW's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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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
|Brad Banducci's Compensation vs Woolworths Group Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 26 2022||AU$8m||AU$3m|
|Jan 02 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Oct 02 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 27 2021||AU$8m||AU$3m|
|Jan 03 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Oct 03 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 28 2020||AU$6m||AU$3m|
|Mar 28 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jan 05 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Oct 05 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||AU$8m||AU$3m|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 24 2018||AU$8m||AU$3m|
|Dec 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 25 2017||AU$6m||AU$3m|
|Jan 01 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Oct 01 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 26 2016||AU$2m||AU$2m|
Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD4.90M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.85M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Brad's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WOW's management team is considered experienced (4.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WOW's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WOW insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|01 Sep 22||SellAU$8,362,846||Bradford Banducci||Individual||230,000||AU$36.36|
|31 Aug 22||BuyAU$97,551||Maxine Brenner||Individual||2,700||AU$36.13|
|26 Aug 22||BuyAU$183,354||Philip Chronican||Individual||5,000||AU$36.67|
|26 Aug 22||BuyAU$1,023,435||Scott Perkins||Individual||28,500||AU$35.91|
|05 Nov 21||BuyAU$123,435,226||The Vanguard Group, Inc.||Company||2,934,292||AU$42.17|
|03 Nov 21||BuyAU$199,898,136||State Street Global Advisors, Inc.||Company||4,809,360||AU$41.68|
|29 Oct 21||SellAU$95,356,862||The Vanguard Group, Inc.||Company||2,314,467||AU$41.20|
|28 Oct 21||BuyAU$271,198||Philip Chronican||Individual||7,000||AU$38.74|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Woolworths Group Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Woolworths Group Limited
- Ticker: WOW
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1924
- Industry: Food Retail
- Sector: Consumer Retailing
- Implied Market Cap: AU$41.472b
- Shares outstanding: 1.21b
- 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|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/09/30 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/09/30 00:00|
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.