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How to buy Sasol stock | $17.71

Learn how to easily invest in Sasol stock.

Sasol Limited is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Sasol shares (SSL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sasol employs 28,725 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Sasol stock price (NYSE: SSL)

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Sasol shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-24.
Latest market close$17.71
52-week range$4.55 - $19.82
50-day moving average $17.52
200-day moving average $16.14
Wall St. target price$24.21
PE ratio 5.1736
Dividend yield $0.952 (5.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.98

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Is it a good time to buy Sasol stock?

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Sasol price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.71 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -5.70%
1 month (2021-09-24) 7.20%
3 months (2021-07-23) 20.48%
6 months (2021-04-23) 4.12%
1 year (2020-10-23) 181.11%
2 years (2019-10-24) -3.49%
3 years (2018-10-24) 32.56
5 years (2016-10-24) 28.4

Is Sasol under- or over-valued?

Valuing Sasol stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sasol's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sasol's P/E ratio

Sasol's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Sasol shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Sasol's PEG ratio

Sasol's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1363. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sasol's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sasol's EBITDA

Sasol's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $41.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sasol's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sasol financials

Revenue TTM $201.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.1%
Gross profit TTM $104.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.96%
Return on equity TTM 607.27%
Profit margin 4.47%
Book value $232.61
Market capitalisation $11.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sasol shares

There are currently 908,966 Sasol shares held short by investors – that's known as Sasol's "short interest". This figure is 18.5% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Sasol shares can be evaluated.

Sasol's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Sasol's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sasol shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sasol shares traded daily (recently around 594095.4248366). Sasol's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Sasol shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 shares are currently held short.

However Sasol's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sasol shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sasol shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sasol's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sasol shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0016% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sasol shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sasol.

Find out more about how you can short Sasol stock.

Sasol share dividends

We're not expecting Sasol to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Sasol's shares ever split?

Sasol's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 8 May 2012. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sasol shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sasol shares which in turn could have impacted Sasol's share price.

Sasol share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sasol's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.55 up to $19.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sasol's is 2.6721. This would suggest that Sasol's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Sasol overview

Sasol Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated chemical and energy company in South Africa. The company operates through Mining, Gas, Fuels, Chemicals Africa, Chemicals America, and Chemicals Eurasia segments. It operates coal mines; and develops and manages upstream interests in oil and gas exploration and production in Mozambique, South Africa, Canada, and Gabon. The company also markets and sells liquid fuels, pipeline gas, and electricity; and develops, implements, and manages international gas-to-liquids processes. In addition, it produces and markets polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, ketones, alcohols, acrylates, phenolics, ammonium nitrate base products, and sulphur dioxide, as well mining reagents for use in various applications, such as aerosols, cosmetics, fragrances, packaging, paints, adhesives, pharmaceuticals,plastics, mining, pulp and paper, steel, textiles, water treatment and purification, agricultural fertilizers, and chemicals. Further, the company markets organic and inorganic commodity and specialty chemicals comprising organics, inorganics, wax, phenolic, carbon, ammonia, and specialty gases; and offers engineering services. Sasol Limited was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Sasol is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.712% of Sasol shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Sasol?
Latest data suggests 28,725 work at Sasol.
When does the fiscal year end for Sasol?
Sasol's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is Sasol based?
Sasol's address is: Sasol Place, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196
What is Sasol's ISIN number?
Sasol's international securities identification number is: US8038663006
What is Sasol's CUSIP number?
Sasol's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 803866300

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