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How to buy BHP Group (BHP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in BHP Group shares.

BHP Group Limited (BHP) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in Australia. It opened the day at AUDA$38.85 after a previous close of AUDA$38.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of AUDA$38.44 to a high of AUDA$39.14. The latest price was AUDA$38.6 (25 minute delay). BHP Group is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and employs 45,295 staff. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

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How has Coronavirus impacted BHP Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BHP Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was A$38.52, which is 0.78% up on its pre-crash value of A$38.22 and 60.17% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as A$24.05.

If you had bought A$1,000 worth of BHP Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth A$706.56 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth A$1,006.91.

BHP Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
OpenA$38.85
HighA$39.14
LowA$38.44
CloseA$38.60
Previous closeA$38.52
Change A$0.08
Change % 0.2077%
Volume 7,077,989
Information last updated 2022-09-27.
52-week rangeA$31.88 - A$50.34
50-day moving average A$38.86
200-day moving average A$43.98
Wall St. target priceA$42.95
PE ratio 4.08
Dividend yield A$3.25 (12.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) A$6.12

BHP Group stock price (Australian Securities Exchange (ASX):BHP)

Use our graph to track the performance of BHP stocks over time.

BHP Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$38.6 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-26) 6.63%
1 month (2022-09-02) 5.06%
3 months (2022-07-01) -3.62%
6 months (2022-04-01) -26.32%
1 year (2021-10-01) 4.75%
2 years (2020-10-02) 9.91%
3 years (2019-10-03) 9.82%
5 years (2017-10-03) 47.61%

Is BHP Group under- or over-valued?

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

BHP Group's P/E ratio

BHP Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

BHP Group's EBITDA

BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is A$37.6 billion.

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

BHP Group financials

Revenue TTM A$65.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.36%
Gross profit TTM A$56.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 20.18%
Return on equity TTM 42.92%
Profit margin 47.24%
Book value A$8.88
Market capitalisation A$183.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BHP Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like BHP Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

BHP Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.22

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BHP Group's overall score of 32.22 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BHP Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

BHP Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.56/100

BHP Group's environmental score of 16.56 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BHP Group's social score

Social score: 6.88/100

BHP Group's social score of 6.88 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BHP Group's governance score

Governance score: 2.78/100

BHP Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BHP Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BHP Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that BHP Group has a damaged public profile.

BHP Group share dividends

4%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.77% of net profits

Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 3.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 12.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BHP Group shareholders could enjoy a 12.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$3.25 per share.

While BHP Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BHP Group is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BHP Group's shares ever split?

BHP Group's shares were split on 2 July 2002.

BHP Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as A$31.8835 up to A$50.3435. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BHP.AU volatility(beta: 0.73)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while BHP Group's is 0.7338. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

BHP Group overview

BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. The company is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, it provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. .

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