Woolworths Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores in sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Woolworths Holdings Competitors
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||R56.50|
|52 Week High||R34.10|
|52 Week Low||R64.49|
|1 Month Change||-5.04%|
|3 Month Change||6.26%|
|1 Year Change||60.60%|
|3 Year Change||18.52%|
|5 Year Change||-27.28%|
|Change since IPO||549.43%|
Recent News & Updates
|WHL||ZA Multiline Retail||ZA Market|
Return vs Industry: WHL exceeded the ZA Multiline Retail industry which returned 11.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WHL exceeded the ZA Market which returned 21.2% over the past year.
Stable Share Price: WHL is less volatile than 75% of ZA stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: WHL's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Woolworths Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores in sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It operates through seven segments: Woolworths Fashion, Beauty and Home; Woolworths Food; Woolworths Logistics; David Jones; Country Road Group; Woolworths Financial Services; and Treasury. The company provides food, clothing, homeware, beauty, and various lifestyle products, as well as operates department stores.
Woolworths Holdings Fundamentals Summary
|WHL fundamental statistics|
Is WHL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|WHL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||R49.69b|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 27, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||4.30|
|Net Profit Margin||5.28%|
How did WHL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
1.2%Current Dividend Yield
Is Woolworths Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WHL (ZAR56.5) is trading above our estimate of fair value (ZAR55.59)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WHL is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WHL is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.1x) compared to the Global Multiline Retail industry average (19x).
PE vs Market: WHL is poor value based on its PE Ratio (13.1x) compared to the ZA market (11.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: WHL is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WHL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the XX Multiline Retail industry average (1.6x).
How is Woolworths Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: WHL's forecast earnings growth (5.5% per year) is below the savings rate (8.8%).
Earnings vs Market: WHL's earnings (5.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the ZA market (12.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: WHL's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: WHL's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the ZA market (6.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: WHL's revenue (3.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: WHL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (30.7%)
How has Woolworths Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WHL has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: WHL's current net profit margins (5.3%) are higher than last year (0.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WHL's earnings have declined by 19.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WHL's earnings growth over the past year (661.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-19.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WHL earnings growth over the past year (661.6%) exceeded the Multiline Retail industry 30.6%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WHL's Return on Equity (43.4%) is considered outstanding.
How is Woolworths Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WHL's short term assets (ZAR15.5B) exceed its short term liabilities (ZAR15.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: WHL's short term assets (ZAR15.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (ZAR31.3B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WHL's debt to equity ratio (69.8%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: WHL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 80.2% to 69.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WHL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (119.8%).
Interest Coverage: WHL's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.8x coverage).
What is Woolworths Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: WHL's dividend (1.17%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (3.05%).
High Dividend: WHL's dividend (1.17%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the ZA market (8.04%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WHL is not paying a notable dividend for the ZA market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.
Growing Dividend: WHL is not paying a notable dividend for the ZA market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: WHL is not paying a notable dividend for the ZA market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WHL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the ZA market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Roy Bagattini (57 yo)
Mr. Roy Enzo Bagattini has been Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Woolworths Holdings Limited since February 17, 2020. He has been the President of Levi Strauss North America since Ju...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Roy's total compensation ($USD1.35M) is about average for companies of similar size in the ZA market ($USD1.26M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Roy's compensation with company performance.
Experienced Management: WHL's management team is considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: WHL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.3 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: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Woolworths Holdings Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Woolworths Holdings Limited
- Ticker: WHL
- Exchange: JSE
- Founded: 1931
- Industry: Department Stores
- Sector: Retail
- Market Cap: R54.669b
- Shares outstanding: 967.59m
- Website: https://www.woolworthsholdings.co.za
Number of Employees
- Woolworths Holdings Limited
- Woolworths House
- 93 Longmarket Street
- Cape Town
- Western Cape
- South Africa
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/10/15 22:38|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/10/15 00:00|
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