Woodside Petroleum Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Asia, Canada, Africa, and internationally. More Details
Reasonable growth potential with imperfect balance sheet.
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 is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WPL'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: WPL underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned 17% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WPL underperformed the Australian Market which returned 37.3% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Woodside Petroleum's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Woodside Petroleum undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WPL (A$23.26) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$12.25)
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 (1.4x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (2.3x).
How is Woodside Petroleum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
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 (1.9%).
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 (6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WPL's revenue (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 (7.3%).
How has Woodside Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?
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 47.6% 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 (-11.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WPL has a negative Return on Equity (-30.87%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Woodside Petroleum's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WPL's debt to equity ratio (48.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WPL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 29.6% to 48.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.8%).
Interest Coverage: WPL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Woodside Petroleum current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WPL's dividend (2.1%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.03%).
High Dividend: WPL's dividend (2.1%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.25%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WPL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WPL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WPL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WPL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (66.7% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ms. Meg O’Neill, BSc (Ocean Engineering), BSc (Chemical Engineering), M.Sc., serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer at Woodside Petroleum Limited, Woodside Energy Limited and Woodside Finance Limited sin...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Meg's total compensation ($USD2.18M) is below average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.45M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Meg's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WPL's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.3 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: WPL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WPL 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.
Woodside Petroleum Ltd's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Woodside Petroleum Ltd
- Ticker: WPL
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1954
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: AU$22.307b
- Shares outstanding: 963.58m
- Website: https://www.woodside.com.au
Number of Employees
- Woodside Petroleum Ltd
- Mia Yellagonga
- 11 Mount Street
- Western Australia
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
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