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How to buy Keppel Corp (BN4) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Keppel Corp shares.

Keppel Corporation Limited is a conglomerates business based in Singapore. Keppel Corp shares (BN4) are listed on the SG and all prices are listed in Singapore Dollar. Keppel Corp employs 18,452 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around S$7.1 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Keppel Corp's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Keppel Corp's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was S$5.53, which is 17.34% down on its pre-crash value of S$6.69 and 14.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as S$4.82.

If you had bought S$1,000 worth of Keppel Corp stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth S$752.25 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 S$830.33.

Is it a good time to buy Keppel Corp stock?

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Keppel Corp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market closeS$5.53
52-week rangeS$4.03 - S$5.56
50-day moving average S$5.24
200-day moving average S$5.31
Wall St. target priceS$6.25
PE ratio 30.2747
Dividend yield S$0.19 (3.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) S$0.18

Keppel Corp stock price (SG: BN4)

Use our graph to track the performance of BN4 stocks over time.

Keppel Corp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of S$5.53 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-11) 4.93%
1 month (2021-09-17) 4.73%
3 months (2021-07-16) 5.94%
6 months (2021-04-16) 1.84%
1 year (2020-10-16) 21.27%
2 years (2019-10-18) -5.31%
3 years (2018-10-18) 6.76
5 years (2016-10-18) 3.36%

Is Keppel Corp under- or over-valued?

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

Keppel Corp's P/E ratio

Keppel Corp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Keppel Corp shares trade at around 30x recent earnings.

Keppel Corp's PEG ratio

Keppel Corp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8224. 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 Keppel Corp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Keppel Corp's EBITDA

Keppel Corp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is S$156.1 million.

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

Keppel Corp financials

Revenue TTM S$7.1 billion
Gross profit TTM S$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.25%
Return on equity TTM 2.91%
Profit margin 4.68%
Book value S$6.12
Market capitalisation S$10 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Keppel Corp'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 Keppel Corp.

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

Keppel Corp's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Keppel Corp's overall score of 36.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Keppel Corp 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.).

Keppel Corp's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.96/100

Keppel Corp's environmental score of 13.96 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Keppel Corp is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Keppel Corp's social score

Social score: 13.2/100

Keppel Corp's social score of 13.2 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Keppel Corp is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Keppel Corp's governance score

Governance score: 9.82/100

Keppel Corp's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Keppel Corp is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Keppel Corp's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Keppel Corp scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Keppel Corp hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Keppel Corp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 55.25% of net profits

Recently Keppel Corp has paid out, on average, around 55.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Keppel Corp shareholders could enjoy a 4.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Keppel Corp's case, that would currently equate to about S$0.19 per share.

Keppel Corp's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Keppel Corp's shares ever split?

Keppel Corp's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 25 April 2011. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Keppel Corp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Keppel Corp shares which in turn could have impacted Keppel Corp's share price.

Keppel Corp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Keppel Corp's shares have ranged in value from as little as S$4.0279 up to S$5.5638. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BN4.SG volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (SG average) beta is 1, while Keppel Corp's is 1.0675. This would suggest that Keppel Corp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Keppel Corp overview

Keppel Corporation Limited, an investment holding company, engages in the offshore and marine, property, infrastructure, and investment businesses in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, other Far East and ASEAN countries, and internationally. It constructs, fabricates, and repairs offshore production facilities and drilling rigs, power barges, specialized vessels, and other offshore production facilities; engineers, constructs, and fabricates platforms for the oil and gas sector; undertakes shipyard works and other general business activities; and procures equipment and materials for the construction of offshore production facilities. The company is also involved in the provision of offshore and marine-related, as well as self-elevating platforms owning and leasing services; sourcing, fabricating, and supply of steel components; ship repairing, shipbuilding, and conversion activities; ship owning business; chartering of ships, barges, and boats with crew; property investment, management, and development activities; fund management business; golf and hotel ownership and operation; development of residential properties; procurement of equipment and materials for the construction of offshore production facilities; development of district heating and cooling systems; power generation and supply, and general wholesale trade businesses; purchase and sale of gaseous fuels; distribution of IT products and retail sale of telecommunication products; and provision of fixed and other telecommunications services. In addition, it offers jacking systems, and heavy-lift equipment and related services; project management and procurement, towage, financial, real estate investment trust management, logistics and warehousing, data center, and travel agency; and environmental infrastructure and solid waste treatment solutions, as well as electricity charging infrastructure services. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Singapore. .

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