WHC Stock Overview
Whitehaven Coal Limited develops and operates coal mines in New South Wales and Queensland.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$6.00|
|52 Week High||AU$6.55|
|52 Week Low||AU$2.09|
|1 Month Change||19.28%|
|3 Month Change||18.11%|
|1 Year Change||176.50%|
|3 Year Change||75.95%|
|5 Year Change||88.09%|
|Change since IPO||252.94%|
Recent News & Updates
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|WHC||AU Oil and Gas||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: WHC exceeded the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned 28% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WHC exceeded the Australian Market which returned -7.9% over the past year.
|WHC Average Weekly Movement||7.4%|
|Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement||11.8%|
|Market Average Movement||10.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||17.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.7%|
Stable Share Price: WHC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WHC's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Whitehaven Coal Limited develops and operates coal mines in New South Wales and Queensland. The company operates in two segments, Open Cut Operations and Underground Operations. It produces metallurgical and thermal coal.
Whitehaven Coal Fundamentals Summary
|WHC fundamental statistics|
Is WHC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WHC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$1.12b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 25, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.12|
|Net Profit Margin||-4.72%|
How did WHC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
2.7%Current Dividend Yield
Is WHC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales 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 WHC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is WHC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does WHC's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|WHC PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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WHC Whitehaven Coal
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: WHC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the peer average (2.9x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WHC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the AU Oil and Gas Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: WHC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the Australian Oil and Gas industry average (3.4x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WHC's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||2.4x|
|Fair PS Ratio||5.4x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: WHC is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (5.4x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WHC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WHC (A$6) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$11.06)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WHC 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 Whitehaven Coal forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
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: WHC's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23% per year).
Earnings vs Market: WHC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: WHC is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WHC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-12.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WHC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-12.7% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WHC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.1%)
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How has Whitehaven Coal performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WHC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: WHC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WHC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 47.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WHC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: WHC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (299.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WHC has a negative Return on Equity (-3.57%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Whitehaven Coal's financial position?
Financial Health Score5/6
Financial Health Score 5/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WHC's short term assets (A$417.7M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$351.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: WHC's short term assets (A$417.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WHC's net debt to equity ratio (8.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WHC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 22.7% to 11.7% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WHC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (174.7%).
Interest Coverage: WHC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (12.8x coverage).
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What is Whitehaven Coal current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 3/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WHC's dividend (2.67%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.62%).
High Dividend: WHC's dividend (2.67%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.24%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WHC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WHC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: WHC is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (29%), WHC's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Paul J. Flynn, BComm, FCA, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Whitehaven Coal Limited since March 25, 2013 and was its Non-Executive Director. Mr. Flynn served as the Chief E...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD2.38M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.92M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: WHC's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WHC's board of directors are considered experienced (9 years average tenure).
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.
Whitehaven Coal Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Whitehaven Coal Limited
- Ticker: WHC
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
- Sector: Energy
- Implied Market Cap: AU$5.534b
- Shares outstanding: 922.25m
- Website: https://www.whitehavencoal.com.au
Number of Employees
- Whitehaven Coal Limited
- 259 George Street
- Level 28
- New South Wales
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/07 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/05 00:00|
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