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Executive Summary

BP p.l.c. engages in the energy business worldwide. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Moderate growth potential with mediocre balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has BP's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BP. is not significantly more volatile than the rest of UK stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

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

Market Performance

7 Day Return




GB Oil and Gas


GB Market

1 Year Return




GB Oil and Gas


GB Market

Return vs Industry: BP. underperformed the UK Oil and Gas industry which returned 26.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BP. underperformed the UK Market which returned 27.6% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day0.03%-0.6%-1.2%
30 Day3.5%1.2%0.6%
90 Day12.5%8.1%5.3%
1 Year12.0%5.8%32.2%26.5%33.1%27.6%
3 Year-35.2%-46.5%-6.8%-20.1%11.1%-1.6%
5 Year19.7%-13.2%45.2%14.9%48.7%20.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is BP's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BP. (£3.14) is trading above our estimate of fair value (£2.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BP. is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BP. is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: BP. is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the UK market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BP.'s PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BP. is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the GB Oil and Gas industry average (1.1x).

Future Growth

How is BP forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 25 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: BP. is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (0.9%).

Earnings vs Market: BP. is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: BP.'s is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: BP.'s revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: BP.'s revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.8% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: BP.'s Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (12.8%).

Past Performance

How has BP performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BP. is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BP. is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BP. is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 29.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BP.'s earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BP. is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-45.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BP. has a negative Return on Equity (-12.63%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is BP's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BP.'s short term assets ($78.1B) exceed its short term liabilities ($60.7B).

Long Term Liabilities: BP.'s short term assets ($78.1B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($118.6B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BP.'s debt to equity ratio (73%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BP.'s debt to equity ratio has increased from 54.9% to 73% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable BP. has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.

Forecast Cash Runway: BP. is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 25.8% per year.


What is BP current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BP.'s dividend (4.75%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (1.37%).

High Dividend: BP.'s dividend (4.75%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the UK market (4.09%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: BP.'s dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BP.'s dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: BP. is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: BP.'s dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (37.9% payout ratio).

Next Steps


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


Average management tenure


Bernard Looney (50 yo)





Mr. Bernard Looney serves as Director at Public Joint Stock Company Rosneft Oil Company since June 2, 2020. He has been group chief executive of BP PLC and join the BP Board on 5 February 2020.He was the C...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bernard's total compensation ($USD2.54M) is below average for companies of similar size in the UK market ($USD3.64M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bernard's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BP.'s management team is considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BP.'s board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: BP. insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

BP p.l.c.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: BP p.l.c.
  • Ticker: BP.
  • Exchange: LSE
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Integrated Oil and Gas
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: UK£63.391b
  • Shares outstanding: 20.21b
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • BP p.l.c.
  • 1 St James's Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • SW1Y 4PD
  • United Kingdom



BP p.l.c. engages in the energy business worldwide. It operates through Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Oil Production & Operations, Customers & Products, and Rosneft segments. It produces and trades in natural g...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/05/16 18:03
End of Day Share Price2021/05/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/12/31

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