BlueScope Steel Limited produces and sells metal coated and painted steel building products in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and North America.
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
Share Price & News
How has BlueScope Steel's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: BSL has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
AU Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: BSL exceeded the Australian Metals and Mining industry which returned 6.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: BSL underperformed the Australian Market which returned 15.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is BlueScope Steel's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is BlueScope Steel undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: BSL (A$13.71) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$19.91)
Significantly Below Fair Value: BSL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: BSL is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the Metals and Mining industry average (11.8x).
PE vs Market: BSL is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.2x) compared to the Australian market (18.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: BSL's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: BSL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1x) compared to the AU Metals and Mining industry average (1.4x).
How is BlueScope Steel 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: BSL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.7% per year).
Earnings vs Market: BSL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-8.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: BSL's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: BSL's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: BSL's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.6% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: BSL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (7.8%).
How has BlueScope Steel performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: BSL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: BSL's current net profit margins (8.1%) are lower than last year (13.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: BSL has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 52.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: BSL's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: BSL had negative earnings growth (-36%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Metals and Mining industry average (16.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: BSL's Return on Equity (13.8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is BlueScope Steel's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: BSL's short term assets (A$5.1B) exceed its short term liabilities (A$2.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: BSL's short term assets (A$5.1B) exceed its long term liabilities (A$1.5B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: BSL's debt to equity ratio (11.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: BSL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 11.9% to 11.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: BSL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (202.2%).
Interest Coverage: BSL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (28.2x coverage).
Inventory Level: BSL has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: BSL's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 6.1x debt).
What is BlueScope Steel's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: BSL's dividend (1.02%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.3%).
High Dividend: BSL's dividend (1.02%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.35%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: BSL is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: BSL is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: BSL is not paying a notable dividend for the Australian market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BSL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Australian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mark Vassella (56yo)
Mr. Mark Royce Vassella, BCom, MBA has been Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of BlueScope Steel Limited since January 01, 2018. Mr. Vassella joined BlueScope following its ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD2.47M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD2.17M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD, CEO & Director||2.1yrs||AU$3.73m||0.18% A$12.0m|
|Chief Financial Officer||1.9yrs||AU$1.79m||0.012% A$839.8k|
|Chief Executive of Hot Rolled Products North America||0yrs||AU$1.77m||0.11% A$7.2m|
|Chief Executive of NS BlueScope||1.9yrs||AU$1.93m||0.12% A$8.4m|
|Chief Executive of Australian Steel Products||2.1yrs||AU$1.59m||0.062% A$4.2m|
|Chief Executive of New Zealand & Pacific Islands||1.7yrs||AU$1.01m||0.0011% A$74.9k|
|Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations||7.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary||3.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief People Officer||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs||14.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: BSL's management team is considered experienced (2.1 years average tenure).
|MD, CEO & Director||2.1yrs||AU$3.73m||0.18% A$12.0m|
|Non-Executive Director||1.3yrs||AU$175.93k||0.0024% A$160.6k|
|Chairman of the Board||4.3yrs||AU$506.53k||0.011% A$758.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||8.9yrs||AU$261.03k||0.012% A$792.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||2.4yrs||AU$261.03k||0.0029% A$196.0k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0yrs||no data||0.00055% A$37.4k|
|Non-Executive Director||5.8yrs||AU$241.03k||0.0055% A$374.3k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.9yrs||AU$261.03k||0.0066% A$445.8k|
Experienced Board: BSL's board of directors are considered experienced (4.3 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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
BlueScope Steel Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: BlueScope Steel Limited
- Ticker: BSL
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1885
- Industry: Steel
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: AU$6.806b
- Shares outstanding: 496.39m
- Website: https://www.bluescope.com
Number of Employees
- BlueScope Steel Limited
- 120 Collins Street
- Level 11
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|BLSF.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jul 2002|
|BSL||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jul 2002|
|BH5||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 2002|
|BSL||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jul 2002|
|BLSF.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPONSORED ADR||US||USD||Nov 2008|
BlueScope Steel Limited produces and sells metal coated and painted steel building products in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and North America. It operates through five segments: North Star BlueScope Steel, Australian Steel Products, Building Products Asia & North America, Buildings North America, and New Zealand & Pacific Steel. The company offers steel slabs, plates, hot and cold rolled coils, coated and painted strip products, roof and wall claddings, and purlins and house framings under the LYSAGHT steel building products, COLORBOND steel, COLORSTEEL, ZINCALUME steel, GALVABOND steel, GALVASPAN steel, BlueScope Zacs, and SuperDyma brands. It also provides engineered building solutions under the Butler, Varco Pruden, EcoBuild, and PROBUILD brands. BlueScope Steel Limited serves customers in the building and construction, manufacturing, automotive and transport, agricultural, and mining industries directly, as well as through a network of service centers and steel distribution businesses. The company was formerly known as BHP Steel Limited and changed its name to BlueScope Steel Limited in November 2003. BlueScope Steel Limited was founded in 1885 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/21 10:36|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/21 00:00|
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