Woodside Petroleum Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Asia, Canada, Africa, and internationally.
Adequate balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
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'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: WPL underperformed the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned -26.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WPL underperformed the Australian Market which returned -6.9% over the past year.
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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Is Woodside Petroleum 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: WPL (A$23.17) is trading above our estimate of fair value (A$6.96)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WPL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the Oil and Gas industry average (7.5x).
PE vs Market: WPL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (43.9x) compared to the Australian market (15.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WPL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (1.1x).
How is Woodside Petroleum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WPL's forecast earnings growth (20.3% per year) is above the savings rate (2.3%).
Earnings vs Market: WPL's earnings (20.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (14.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: WPL's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (4.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WPL's revenue (0.6% 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 (3.9%).
How has Woodside Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WPL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WPL's current net profit margins (7%) are lower than last year (26%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WPL's earnings have declined by -6.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WPL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: WPL had negative earnings growth (-74.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Oil and Gas industry average (-16%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: WPL's Return on Equity (2.2%) is considered low.
How is Woodside Petroleum's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.6B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($10.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WPL's debt to equity ratio (32.6%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WPL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 15.6% to 32.6% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (58.2%).
Interest Coverage: WPL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.5x coverage).
What is Woodside Petroleum's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WPL's dividend (5.66%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.52%).
High Dividend: WPL's dividend (5.66%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.55%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WPL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WPL's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (248.3%), WPL's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WPL's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (73% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Peter Coleman (59yo)
Mr. Peter John Coleman, BEng, MBA, FTSE, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Woodside Energy Ltd. Mr. Coleman has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Woodsi ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Peter's total compensation ($USD5.17M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.85M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Peter's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO, MD & Executive Director||9.08yrs||US$5.17m||0.082% $18.4m|
|Executive VP & CFO||no data||US$1.36m||0.0032% $728.9k|
|Executive VP of Sustainability & CTO||4.42yrs||US$1.21m||0.0048% $1.1m|
|Executive Vice President of Marketing||6.42yrs||US$971.44k||0.0059% $1.3m|
|Senior Vice President of Corporate & Legal||5.5yrs||US$910.46k||0.0040% $897.1k|
|Executive Vice President of Development||8.08yrs||US$1.97m||0.012% $2.6m|
|Executive Vice President of Development||0.67yr||US$2.60m||0.017% $3.8m|
|VP of Legal||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of People & Global Capability||no data||no data||no data|
|Acting Executive Vice President of Operations||0.75yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WPL's management team is considered experienced (5 years average tenure).
|CEO, MD & Executive Director||9.08yrs||US$5.17m||0.082% $18.4m|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||2.17yrs||US$558.18k||0.0025% $556.2k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||7.33yrs||US$236.06k||0.0011% $244.5k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||4.33yrs||US$258.68k||0.00081% $181.7k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||7.5yrs||US$212.81k||0.00097% $217.5k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3.33yrs||US$243.26k||0.00063% $141.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9yrs||US$250.87k||0.0012% $273.6k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.42yr||no data||0.000060% $13.5k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||3.58yrs||US$210.20k||0.00055% $123.4k|
Experienced Board: WPL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: WPL insiders have only sold shares 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$22.427b
- Shares outstanding: 954.36m
- Website: https://www.woodside.com.au
Number of Employees
- Woodside Petroleum Ltd
- Mia Yellagonga
- 11 Mount Street
- Western Australia
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WOPE.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR(CNV INTO 1 NPV)||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|WOP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||ADR(CNV INTO 1 NPV)||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|WOPA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jun 1979|
|WPL||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 1979|
|WOPE.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jun 1979|
|WPL||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||CH||CHF||Jun 1979|
|WPL||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jun 1979|
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 liquefied natural gas, pipeline natural gas, condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and crude oil. It holds interests in the Greater Browse, Greater Sunrise, Greater Pluto, Greater Exmouth, North West Shelf, Wheatstone, Canada, Senegal, Greater Scarborough, and Myanmar projects. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/04 10:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/04 00:00|
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