Whitehaven Coal Limited develops and operates coal mines in New South Wales and Queensland.
Excellent balance sheet established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Whitehaven Coal's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WHC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
AU Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: WHC underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -48.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WHC underperformed the Australian Market which returned -22.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Whitehaven Coal's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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Is Whitehaven Coal 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: WHC (A$1.97) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$1.34)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WHC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WHC is poor value based on its PE Ratio (7.7x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (7x).
PE vs Market: WHC is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.7x) compared to the Australian market (12.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WHC is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WHC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).
How is Whitehaven Coal 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: WHC's forecast earnings growth (19% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).
Earnings vs Market: WHC's earnings (19% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WHC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WHC's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WHC's revenue (4.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WHC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.5%).
How has Whitehaven Coal performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WHC has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WHC's current net profit margins (11.8%) are lower than last year (24.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WHC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: WHC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WHC had negative earnings growth (-56.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (-16%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WHC's Return on Equity (7.7%) is considered low.
How is Whitehaven Coal's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WHC's short term assets (A$353.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$334.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: WHC's short term assets (A$353.6M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WHC's debt to equity ratio (17.2%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WHC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 28.8% to 17.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WHC's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (99.8%).
Interest Coverage: WHC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (17.7x coverage).
Inventory Level: WHC has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WHC's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is Whitehaven Coal's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WHC's dividend (25.45%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (3.35%).
High Dividend: WHC's dividend (25.45%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (8.5%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WHC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WHC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.1%), WHC's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WHC's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (58% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mr. Paul J. Flynn, BComm, FCA, has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Whitehaven Coal Limited since March 25, 2013. Mr. Flynn served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Direc ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Paul's total compensation ($USD1.76M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.08M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Paul's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD, CEO & Director||7yrs||AU$2.87m||0.23% A$3.9m|
|Chief Financial Officer||6.25yrs||AU$1.12m||0.054% A$940.2k|
|General Counsel & Company Secretary||10.67yrs||AU$984.88k||0.048% A$828.5k|
|Executive General Manager of Marketing & Logistics||5.58yrs||AU$1.01m||no data|
|Executive General Manager of Corporate||no data||AU$559.50k||no data|
|Executive General Manager - Operations||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|General Manager of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive General Manager of People & Culture||no data||no data||no data|
|Executive General Manager of Project Delivery||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Group Treasurer||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WHC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.9 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Director||7yrs||AU$2.87m||0.23% A$3.9m|
|Deputy Chairman of the Board||7.83yrs||AU$283.03k||0.071% A$1.2m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||2yrs||AU$218.62k||0.0046% A$80.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.67yrs||AU$197.10k||0.0066% A$113.4k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||7.83yrs||AU$395.53k||0.15% A$2.6m|
|Non-Executive Director||6.58yrs||no data||0.93% A$16.1m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||1yr||AU$74.73k||0.0035% A$61.1k|
Experienced Board: WHC's board of directors are considered experienced (6.6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WHC 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 company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Whitehaven Coal Limited
- Ticker: WHC
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Coal and Consumable Fuels
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: AU$1.731b
- Shares outstanding: 992.03m
- Website: https://www.whitehavencoal.com.au
Number of Employees
- Whitehaven Coal Limited
- 259 George Street
- Level 28
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WHC||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 2007|
|WC2||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 2007|
|WHIT.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 2007|
|WHC||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 2007|
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. The company operates five mines in North West New South Wales; four open cut mines at Maules Creek, Tarrawonga, Werris Creek, and Sunnyside; and one underground mine at Narrabri. It offers thermal and metallurgical coal. The company sells its coal primarily in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Australia, New Caledonia, and internationally. Whitehaven Coal Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/30 10:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/30 00:00|
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