Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the equity investment, mining, and property investment businesses. More Details
Established dividend payer with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Washington H. Soul Pattinson's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SOL is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: SOL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
AU Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
AU Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: SOL exceeded the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -22.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SOL exceeded the Australian Market which returned -1.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Washington H. Soul Pattinson's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StWashington H. Soul Pattinson's (ASX:SOL) Earnings Are Growing But Is There More To The Story?
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWe Think Washington H. Soul Pattinson (ASX:SOL) Has A Fair Chunk Of Debt
Is Washington H. Soul Pattinson 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: SOL (A$28.64) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$26.83)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SOL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SOL is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (22.5x).
PE vs Market: SOL is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the Australian market (22.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SOL's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SOL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (1.8x).
How is Washington H. Soul Pattinson forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-29.4% per year).
Earnings vs Market: SOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-29.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SOL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SOL's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SOL's revenue (4.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SOL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.3%).
How has Washington H. Soul Pattinson performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SOL has a large one-off loss of A$308.5M impacting its July 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: SOL's current net profit margins (69.5%) are higher than last year (15.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SOL's earnings have grown significantly by 27.4% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SOL's earnings growth over the past year (285.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (27.4% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SOL earnings growth over the past year (285.8%) exceeded the Oil and Gas industry -44.9%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SOL's Return on Equity (17.1%) is considered low.
How is Washington H. Soul Pattinson's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SOL's short term assets (A$903.0M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$484.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: SOL's short term assets (A$903.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$1.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SOL's debt to equity ratio (16.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: SOL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 1.3% to 16.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SOL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (51.9%).
Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if SOL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.
What is Washington H. Soul Pattinson current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SOL's dividend (2.09%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.08%).
High Dividend: SOL's dividend (2.09%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.07%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SOL's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SOL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (15.1%), SOL's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SOL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (55% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Todd Barlow (41 yo)
Mr. Todd James Barlow, B.Bus, LLB(Hons)(UTS), has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director at Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (WHSP) since April 1, 2014, Octo...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Todd's total compensation ($USD2.70M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.55M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Todd's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD, CEO & Executive Director||6.75yrs||AU$3.51m||0.061% |
|Chief Financial Officer||2.75yrs||AU$1.08m||no data|
|Managing Director of KH Foods Limited||no data||AU$357.00k||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Telecommunications - SP Telemedia Limited||no data||AU$605.00k||no data|
|Company Secretary||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Executive Officer of New Hope Corporation Limited||no data||AU$476.00k||no data|
Experienced Management: SOL's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Executive Director||6.75yrs||AU$3.51m||0.061% |
|Lead Independent Director||3yrs||AU$204.30k||0.015% |
|Non-Executive Independent Director||3.08yrs||AU$195.71k||0.00075% |
|Non-Executive Director||10yrs||AU$176.80k||0.16% |
|Independent Chairman of the Board||23yrs||AU$414.20k||5.53% |
|Non-Executive Independent Director||6.17yrs||AU$206.78k||0.014% |
|Non-Executive Independent Director||15yrs||AU$206.80k||0.0099% |
|Non-Executive Director||0.50yr||AU$8.77k||no data|
Experienced Board: SOL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: SOL 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.
Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited
- Ticker: SOL
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1872
- Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: AU$6.890b
- Shares outstanding: 239.40m
- Website: https://www.whsp.com.au
Number of Employees
- Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited
- 151 Clarence Street
- Level 14
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SOL||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|WD3||BST (Boerse-Stuttgart)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|SOL||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|WHPC.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||SHS||US||USD||Feb 2007|
Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the equity investment, mining, and property investment businesses. It is involved in the coal, oil, and gas acti...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/20 07:02|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/20 00:00|
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