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Worley ASX:WOR Stock Report

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10 Aug, 2022


Company Financials +
WOR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health5/6

WOR Stock Overview

Worley Limited provides professional project and asset services to energy, chemicals, and resources sectors worldwide.

Worley Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Worley
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$14.20
52 Week HighAU$15.69
52 Week LowAU$8.92
1 Month Change5.58%
3 Month Change2.53%
1 Year Change26.00%
3 Year Change5.81%
5 Year Change16.78%
Change since IPO735.29%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 28
Is Worley (ASX:WOR) Using Too Much Debt?

Is Worley (ASX:WOR) Using Too Much Debt?

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

May 13
Calculating The Fair Value Of Worley Limited (ASX:WOR)

Calculating The Fair Value Of Worley Limited (ASX:WOR)

How far off is Worley Limited ( ASX:WOR ) from its intrinsic value? Using the most recent financial data, we'll take a...

Shareholder Returns

WORAU Energy ServicesAU Market

Return vs Industry: WOR exceeded the Australian Energy Services industry which returned 18.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WOR exceeded the Australian Market which returned -8.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WOR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WOR volatility
WOR Average Weekly Movement4.3%
Energy Services Industry Average Movement7.7%
Market Average Movement10.5%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market17.8%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.7%

Stable Share Price: WOR is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WOR's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

200147,700Chris Ashton

Worley Limited provides professional project and asset services to energy, chemicals, and resources sectors worldwide. The company offers digital, consulting, engineering and design, construction management, construction and fabrication, project management, and operation and maintenance services, as well as maintenance, modification, and operation services. It serves new energy, power, upstream and midstream, refining and chemicals, and infrastructure markets, as well as mining, minerals, and metals markets.

Worley Fundamentals Summary

How do Worley's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WOR fundamental statistics
Market CapAU$7.45b
Earnings (TTM)AU$143.00m
Revenue (TTM)AU$9.31b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WOR income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueAU$8.75b
Gross ProfitAU$560.00m
Other ExpensesAU$417.00m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 24, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)0.27
Gross Margin6.02%
Net Profit Margin1.54%
Debt/Equity Ratio34.5%

How did WOR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is WOR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WOR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

WOR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA16.8x
PEG Ratio3.3x

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does WOR's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

WOR PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for WOR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average11.9x
ALD Ampol
YAL Yancoal Australia
NHC New Hope
VEA Viva Energy Group
WOR Worley

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WOR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.1x) compared to the peer average (11.9x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does WOR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Energy Services Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WOR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.1x) compared to the Global Energy Services industry average (20.1x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is WOR'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.

WOR PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio52.1x
Fair PE Ratio36.1x

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WOR is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.1x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (36.1x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of WOR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: WOR (A$14.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$18.83)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WOR 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 lower than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is Worley forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 3/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WOR's forecast earnings growth (15.9% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: WOR's earnings (15.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (6.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WOR's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WOR's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WOR's revenue (6.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WOR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.6%).

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Past Performance

How has Worley performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 4/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WOR has a large one-off loss of A$126.0M impacting its December 31 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: WOR's current net profit margins (1.5%) are higher than last year (0.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WOR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 23.1% per year.

Accelerating Growth: WOR's earnings growth over the past year (84%) exceeds its 5-year average (23.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: WOR earnings growth over the past year (84%) exceeded the Energy Services industry -1.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: WOR's Return on Equity (2.6%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is Worley's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WOR's short term assets (A$2.8B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$2.5B).

Long Term Liabilities: WOR's short term assets (A$2.8B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$2.0B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WOR's net debt to equity ratio (24.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WOR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 67% to 34.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WOR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19%).

Interest Coverage: WOR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.7x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Worley current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WOR's dividend (3.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.64%).

High Dividend: WOR's dividend (3.52%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.4%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: WOR's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: WOR's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its high payout ratio (183%), WOR's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: At its current cash payout ratio (88.6%), WOR's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Chris Ashton





Mr. Robert Christopher Ashton, also known as Chris, serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Director at Worley Limited since February 24, 2020. Mr. Ashton served as Chief Operating Officer...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Chris's total compensation ($USD2.65M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.52M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Chris's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WOR's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: WOR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.7 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Worley Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Worley Limited
  • Ticker: WOR
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 2001
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Equipment and Services
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$7.450b
  • Shares outstanding: 524.64m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Worley Limited
  • 141 Walker Street
  • Level 17
  • North Sydney
  • New South Wales
  • 2060
  • Australia


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/10 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/06/30

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.