Oil Search Limited explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas properties primarily in Papua New Guinea, the United States, and Australia. More Details
Reasonable growth potential and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Oil Search's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: OSH is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: OSH's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
AU Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
AU Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: OSH exceeded the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned 17% over the past year.
Return vs Market: OSH matched the Australian Market which returned 37.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Oil Search's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
12 hours ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why Oil Search (ASX:OSH) Is Weighed Down By Its Debt Load
1 month ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought Oil Search (ASX:OSH) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Up 57%
2 months ago | Simply Wall StOil Search Limited (ASX:OSH) Yearly Results: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting For This Year
Is Oil Search undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: OSH (A$3.94) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$1.08)
Significantly Below Fair Value: OSH is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: OSH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the AU Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: OSH is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Australian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate OSH's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: OSH is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (2.3x).
How is Oil Search forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: OSH is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: OSH is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: OSH's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: OSH's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: OSH's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: OSH's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.6%).
How has Oil Search performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: OSH is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: OSH is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: OSH is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 5.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare OSH's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: OSH is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-11.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: OSH has a negative Return on Equity (-5.76%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Oil Search's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: OSH's short term assets ($868.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($969.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: OSH's short term assets ($868.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($4.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: OSH's debt to equity ratio (52.4%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: OSH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 89.8% to 52.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: OSH's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (13.9%).
Interest Coverage: OSH is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Oil Search current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: OSH's dividend (0.16%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.03%).
High Dividend: OSH's dividend (0.16%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.25%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: OSH is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: OSH is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: OSH is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of OSH's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Dr. Keiran John Wulff, BAppSc, Grad Dip Petroleum, PhD. in Geology, has been Managing Director and Director of Oil Search Limited since February 25, 2020. Dr. Wulff served as Executive Vice President at Oi...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Keiran's total compensation ($USD2.56M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.56M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Keiran's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: OSH's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: OSH's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: OSH 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.
Oil Search Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Oil Search Limited
- Ticker: OSH
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1929
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: AU$8.083b
- Shares outstanding: 2.08b
- Website: https://www.oilsearch.com
Number of Employees
- Oil Search Limited
- Harbourside East Building
- Ground Floor
- Port Moresby
- Papua New Guinea
Oil Search Limited explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas properties primarily in Papua New Guinea, the United States, and Australia. It operates through PNG Business Unit and Alaska Business Uni...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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