WES Stock Overview
Wesfarmers Limited primarily engages in the retail business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||AU$43.21|
|52 Week High||AU$67.20|
|52 Week Low||AU$40.03|
|1 Month Change||-8.36%|
|3 Month Change||-12.99%|
|1 Year Change||-26.36%|
|3 Year Change||16.63%|
|5 Year Change||5.73%|
|Change since IPO||755.84%|
Recent News & Updates
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|WES||AU Multiline Retail||AU Market|
Return vs Industry: WES exceeded the Australian Multiline Retail industry which returned -28.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WES underperformed the Australian Market which returned -12% over the past year.
|WES Average Weekly Movement||3.8%|
|Multiline Retail Industry Average Movement||5.1%|
|Market Average Movement||9.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in AU Market||16.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in AU Market||4.4%|
Stable Share Price: WES is less volatile than 75% of Australian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WES's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Wesfarmers Limited primarily engages in the retail business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company is involved in the retail sale of building materials, home and garden improvement, and outdoor living products through its Bunnings stores; apparel, homewares, and general merchandise, including toys, leisure, entertainment, home, consumables, electrical products, and accessories; 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 168 Officeworks stores. It also provides hardware and software repairs, system security solutions, wireless and wired networking services, virus and spyware prevention and removal, and data backup and recovery solutions through Geeks2U.
Wesfarmers Fundamentals Summary
|WES fundamental statistics|
Is WES overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WES income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||AU$21.25b|
Last Reported Earnings
Dec 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Aug 26, 2022
|Earnings per share (EPS)||1.94|
|Net Profit Margin||6.49%|
How did WES perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
3.9%Current Dividend Yield
Is WES undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for WES?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is WES's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does WES's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|WES PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: WES is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.2x) compared to the peer average (18.4x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does WES's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Global Multiline Retail Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: WES is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.2x) compared to the Global Multiline Retail industry average (17x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is WES's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||22.2x|
|Fair PE Ratio||22.7x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: WES is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (22.7x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of WES when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: WES (A$43.21) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$47.32)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WES is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WES is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.9x)
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How is Wesfarmers forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WES's forecast earnings growth (7.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.8%).
Earnings vs Market: WES's earnings (7.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WES's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WES's revenue (5.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (5.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WES's revenue (5.9% 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 high in 3 years time (29.4%)
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How has Wesfarmers performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WES has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WES's current net profit margins (6.5%) are higher than last year (5.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WES's earnings have grown by 5.2% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WES's earnings growth over the past year (16.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (5.2% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WES earnings growth over the past year (16.9%) exceeded the Multiline Retail industry -2.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WES's Return on Equity (28.5%) is considered high.
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How is Wesfarmers's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WES's short term assets (A$7.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities (A$8.5B).
Long Term Liabilities: WES's short term assets (A$7.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$8.9B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WES's net debt to equity ratio (35.3%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WES's debt to equity ratio has increased from 25.5% to 43.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WES's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (81.2%).
Interest Coverage: WES's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (10.4x coverage).
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What is Wesfarmers's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 4/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WES's dividend (3.93%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.75%).
High Dividend: WES's dividend (3.93%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (6.87%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WES's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WES's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (87.3%), WES's payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: With its high cash payout ratio (116.6%), WES's dividend payments are not well covered by cash flows.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Rob Scott (52 yo)
Mr. Robert G. Scott, also known as Rob, has been Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited since November 16, 2017. Mr. Scott served as Deputy Chief Executive...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Rob's total compensation ($USD4.71M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD3.97M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Rob's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: WES's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WES's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 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.
Wesfarmers Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Wesfarmers Limited
- Ticker: WES
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1914
- Industry: General Merchandise Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Implied Market Cap: AU$47.804b
- Shares outstanding: 1.13b
- Website: https://www.wesfarmers.com.au
Number of Employees
- Wesfarmers Limited
- Brookfield Place Tower 2
- Level 14
- Western Australia
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/07/04 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/07/04 00:00|
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.