Wesfarmers Limited primarily engages in the retail business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally.
Outstanding track record average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Wesfarmers's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WES's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Multiline Retail
1 Year Return
AU Multiline Retail
Return vs Industry: WES exceeded the Australian Multiline Retail industry which returned -10.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WES exceeded the Australian Market which returned -22.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Wesfarmers's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StRead This Before Selling Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) Shares
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Think Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) Is Well Worth Watching
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThese 4 Measures Indicate That Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) Is Using Debt Reasonably Well
Is Wesfarmers 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: WES (A$32.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$40.55)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WES is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WES is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.4x) compared to the Multiline Retail industry average (14.7x).
PE vs Market: WES is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.4x) compared to the Australian market (12.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WES is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (14.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WES is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.8x) compared to the XO Multiline Retail industry average (1.1x).
How is Wesfarmers forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WES's forecast earnings growth (1.3% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).
Earnings vs Market: WES's earnings (1.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WES's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WES's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Australian market (4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WES's revenue (3.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WES's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.9%).
How has Wesfarmers performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WES has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WES's current net profit margins (6.9%) are higher than last year (6.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WES's earnings have grown by 0.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WES's earnings growth over the past year (9.7%) exceeds its 5-year average (0.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WES earnings growth over the past year (9.7%) exceeded the Multiline Retail industry 2%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WES's Return on Equity (20.4%) is considered high.
How is Wesfarmers's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WES's short term assets (A$6.2B) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$7.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: WES's short term assets (A$6.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$9.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WES's debt to equity ratio (30.4%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WES's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.1% to 30.4% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WES's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (97%).
Interest Coverage: WES's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: WES has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WES's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.1x debt).
What is Wesfarmers's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WES's dividend (4.65%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (3.35%).
High Dividend: WES's dividend (4.65%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (8.5%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WES's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WES's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: At its current payout ratio (87.1%), WES's payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: WES's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (88.9% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rob Scott (49yo)
Mr. Robert G. Scott, also known as Rob, has been Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited since November 16, 2017. Mr. Scott served as Deputy Chief Executive ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD4.14M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD4.14M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|MD & Director||2.33yrs||AU$6.75m||0.027% A$9.8m|
|Chief Financial Officer||2.33yrs||AU$3.56m||0.027% A$9.8m|
|MD of Bunnings Group and MD of Bunnings Australia & New Zealand||2.83yrs||AU$4.17m||0.018% A$6.6m|
|Managing Director of Industrials Division||2.58yrs||AU$3.26m||0.012% A$4.4m|
|Head of the Australian Conglomerate's Department Stores Division & Managing Director of Kmart||1.33yrs||AU$2.42m||0.014% A$5.1m|
|Managing Director of Coles Group||1.5yrs||AU$1.99m||0.00088% A$321.8k|
|Senior Advisor||1.5yrs||AU$3.25m||0.014% A$5.3m|
|Manager of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Group General Counsel||5.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Media & External Affairs Manager||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WES's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).
|MD & Director||2.33yrs||AU$6.75m||0.027% A$9.8m|
|Non Executive Chairman||4.33yrs||AU$785.16k||0.0077% A$2.8m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||10yrs||AU$296.09k||0.0013% A$475.4k|
|Non-Executive Director||0.58yr||no data||0.00021% A$76.8k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||10.58yrs||AU$284.09k||0.0011% A$387.6k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||9.67yrs||AU$270.09k||0.0012% A$449.8k|
|Non-Executive Director||1.92yrs||AU$284.09k||0.00010% A$36.6k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||6.92yrs||AU$284.09k||0.00060% A$219.4k|
|Non-Executive Director||1yr||AU$98.96k||0.00018% A$65.8k|
Experienced Board: WES'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: WES 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.
Wesfarmers Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wesfarmers Limited
- Ticker: WES
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1914
- Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: AU$36.566b
- Shares outstanding: 1.13b
- Website: https://www.wesfarmers.com.au
Number of Employees
- Wesfarmers Limited
- Brookfield Place Tower 2
- Level 14
- Western Australia
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|WFAF.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|WES||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|WF3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|WES||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Jan 1992|
|WFAF.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR NEW 2014||US||USD||Oct 2008|
Wesfarmers Limited primarily engages in the retail business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It is involved in the retail sale of building material, and home and garden improvement products through its Bunnings stores; apparel, homewares, and general merchandise, including toys, leisure, entertainment, home, consumables, electrical products, and accessories through its 231 Kmart stores and 289 Target stores; and office products and solutions, such as office supplies, technology, furniture, art supplies, education resources, and helpful services, including print and copy and on-site tech support through its 167 Officeworks stores. The company also manufactures and supplies ammonia, ammonium nitrate, and industrial chemicals; manufactures, imports, and distributes phosphate, nitrogen, and potassium-based fertilizers in blended, compound, and liquid form; supplies polyvinyl chloride resins used in a range of products comprising piping, cable insulation, floor coverings, building profiles, packaging, and compounds; produces wood-plastic composite products from recycled wood and plastic; and manufactures and distributes sodium cyanide, which is used in the mining industry for gold extraction. In addition, it extracts, markets, and distributes liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas; distributes tools, safety gear, work wear, and industrial supplies; supplies industrial, specialty, and medical gases; supplies and distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products; and provides risk management and compliance services, as well as offers land management solutions for the agricultural and mining sectors. Further, the company offers its products online. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/29 10:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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