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Woodside Petroleum CHIA:WPL Stock Report

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09 May, 2022


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WPL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health4/6

WPL Stock Overview

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

Woodside Petroleum Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Woodside Petroleum
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceAU$31.30
52 Week HighAU$34.60
52 Week LowAU$19.15
1 Month Change-2.96%
3 Month Change15.75%
1 Year Change33.88%
3 Year Change-12.77%
5 Year Change-3.07%
Change since IPO-23.60%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

WPLAU Oil and GasAU Market

Return vs Industry: WPL exceeded the Australian Oil and Gas industry which returned 32.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WPL exceeded the Australian Market which returned 1.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is WPL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
WPL volatility
WPL Average Weekly Movement5.4%
Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement12.8%
Market Average Movement9.2%
10% most volatile stocks in AU Market16.6%
10% least volatile stocks in AU Market4.2%

Stable Share Price: WPL is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WPL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19543,684Meg O’Neill

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, Julimar-Brunello, Canada, Senegal, Greater Scarborough, and Myanmar projects.

Woodside Petroleum Fundamentals Summary

How do Woodside Petroleum's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
WPL fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$22.01b
Earnings (TTM)US$1.98b
Revenue (TTM)US$6.96b


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
WPL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$3.85b
Gross ProfitUS$3.12b
Other ExpensesUS$1.13b

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Jul 21, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)2.01
Gross Margin44.77%
Net Profit Margin28.48%
Debt/Equity Ratio38.2%

How did WPL perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WPL (A$31.3) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$37.7)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WPL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WPL is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the Australian Oil and Gas industry average (12.2x).

PE vs Market: WPL is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.1x) compared to the Australian market (16.6x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WPL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WPL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the AU Oil and Gas industry average (2.2x).

Future Growth

How is Woodside Petroleum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 1/6

  • 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: WPL's forecast earnings growth (4.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).

Earnings vs Market: WPL's earnings (4.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (6.3% per year).

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

Revenue vs Market: WPL's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WPL's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% 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 (15.4%).

Past Performance

How has Woodside Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WPL has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WPL became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WPL's earnings have declined by 33.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WPL has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WPL has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (396.5%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: WPL's Return on Equity (14.3%) is considered low.

Financial Health

How is Woodside Petroleum's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($2.6B).

Long Term Liabilities: WPL's short term assets ($4.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($9.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WPL's net debt to equity ratio (14.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: WPL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 31.8% to 38.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WPL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (69.8%).

Interest Coverage: WPL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.5x coverage).

Balance Sheet


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

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 5/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: WPL's dividend (6.05%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.5%).

High Dividend: WPL's dividend (6.05%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.97%)

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.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (65.5%), WPL's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (113.4%), WPL's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Meg O’Neill





Ms. Marguerite Eileen O’Neill, also known as Meg, BSc (Ocean Engineering), BSc (Chemical Engineering), M.Sc. (Ocean Systems Management), serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Woodside...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Meg's total compensation ($USD3.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.89M).

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

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: WPL's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Experienced Board: WPL's board of directors are considered experienced (5.5 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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.3%.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

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

Key Information

  • Name: Woodside Petroleum Ltd
  • Ticker: WPL
  • Exchange: CHIA
  • Founded: 1954
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: AU$30.949b
  • Shares outstanding: 985.94m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


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


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/09 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/09 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.