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Woodside Petroleum

Executive Summary

Woodside Petroleum Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Asia, Canada, Africa, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Reasonable growth potential second-rate dividend payer.


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Share Price & News

How has Woodside Petroleum's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WPL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0.4%

WPL

0.5%

AU Oil and Gas

-0.3%

AU Market


1 Year Return

-42.9%

WPL

-38.5%

AU Oil and Gas

-6.9%

AU Market

Return vs Industry: WPL underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -38.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WPL underperformed the Australian Market which returned -6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WPLIndustryMarket
7 Day0.4%0.5%-0.3%
30 Day1.6%1.0%3.7%
90 Day-9.3%-7.1%3.8%
1 Year-40.3%-42.9%-36.0%-38.5%-3.5%-6.9%
3 Year-28.5%-38.4%-23.9%-31.8%18.1%3.0%
5 Year-20.9%-37.1%-16.7%-29.6%44.2%15.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Woodside Petroleum's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Woodside Petroleum undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

1.04x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WPL (A$18.48) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$8.1)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WPL is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WPL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the AU Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: WPL 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 WPL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (1.6x).


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Future Growth

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

71.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WPL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.3%).

Earnings vs Market: WPL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: WPL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: WPL's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WPL's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WPL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.2%).


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Past Performance

How has Woodside Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?

-28.6%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WPL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: WPL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WPL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 28.6% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare WPL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: WPL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-44.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WPL has a negative Return on Equity (-31.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Woodside Petroleum's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($5.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($5.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.8B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WPL's debt to equity ratio (48.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: WPL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 24.6% to 48.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (46.9%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if WPL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Woodside Petroleum current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

6.12%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WPL's dividend (6.16%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.09%).

High Dividend: WPL's dividend (6.16%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.45%)


Stability and Growth of Payments

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: WPL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: WPL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (83.9% payout ratio).


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Management

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

3.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Peter Coleman (60 yo)

9.42yrs

Tenure

US$5,174,268

Compensation

Mr. Peter John Coleman, BEng, MBA, FTSE, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Woodside Energy Ltd. Mr. Coleman has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Woodsi ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD5.17M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.63M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Peter Coleman
CEO, MD & Executive Director9.42yrsUS$5.17m0.055%
$ 9.8m
Sherry Duhe
Executive VP & CFOno dataUS$1.36m0.0032%
$ 572.6k
Shaun Gregory
Executive VP of Sustainability & CTO4.75yrsUS$1.21m0.0048%
$ 848.2k
Meg O'Neill
Executive Vice President of Development0.75yrUS$2.60m0.017%
$ 3.0m
Robert Edwardes
Executive Vice President of Development8.42yrsUS$1.97m0.011%
$ 2.0m
Fiona Hick
Senior Vice President of Operations0.25yrno datano data
Daniel Kalms
Senior Vice President of Corporate & Legal0.75yrno datano data
Jacky Connolly
Vice President of People & Global Capabilityno datano datano data
Tom Ridsdill-Smith
Senior Vice President of Climate0.75yrno datano data
Warren Baillie
Company Secretary8.67yrsno datano data
Andrew Cox
VP of Legal3.33yrsno datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: WPL's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Peter Coleman
CEO, MD & Executive Director9.42yrsUS$5.17m0.055%
$ 9.8m
Gene Tilbrook
Director5.83yrsUS$227.55k0.00083%
$ 147.6k
Richard James Goyder
Independent Chairman of the Board2.5yrsUS$558.18k0.0025%
$ 437.4k
Frank Cooper
Independent Non-Executive Director7.67yrsUS$236.06k0.0012%
$ 213.4k
Ann Pickard
Independent Non-Executive Director4.67yrsUS$258.68k0.0011%
$ 188.5k
Sarah Ryan
Independent Non-Executive Director7.83yrsUS$212.81k0.0011%
$ 188.5k
Lawrence Archibald
Independent Non-Executive Director3.67yrsUS$243.26k0.00086%
$ 152.9k
Christopher Haynes
Independent Non-Executive Director9.33yrsUS$250.87k0.0013%
$ 234.7k
Swee Chen Goh
Independent Non-Executive Director0.75yrno data0.00053%
$ 94.2k
Ian MacFarlane
Independent Non-Executive Director3.92yrsUS$210.20k0.00081%
$ 144.0k

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

63.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WPL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: WPL insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.1%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Woodside Petroleum Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Woodside Petroleum Ltd
  • Ticker: WPL
  • Exchange: ASX
  • Founded: 1954
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: AU$17.782b
  • Shares outstanding: 962.23m
  • Website: https://www.woodside.com.au

Number of Employees


Location

  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd
  • Mia Yellagonga
  • 11 Mount Street
  • Perth
  • Western Australia
  • 6000
  • Australia

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WOPE.YOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)SPONSORED ADRUSUSDJan 1975
WOPDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)SPONSORED ADRDEEURJan 1975
WOPADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURJun 1979
WPLASX (Australian Securities Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 1979
WOPE.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesOrdinary SharesUSUSDJun 1979
WPLSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesOrdinary SharesCHCHFJun 1979
WPLCHIA (Chi-X Australia)YesOrdinary SharesAUAUDJun 1979

Biography

Woodside Petroleum Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Asia, Canada, Africa, and internationally. The company produces lique ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/26 10:41
End of Day Share Price2020/10/26 00:00
Earnings2020/06/30
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.