BHP Group (BHP) is a leading other industrial metals & mining business based in the UK. BHP Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 31,589 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||932.771p - 2235.5p|
|50-day moving average||2038.0559p|
|200-day moving average||1776.0374p|
|Wall St. target price||22.17p|
|Dividend yield||0.68p (3.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||157p|
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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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
However, BHP Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the other industrial metals & mining industry or those of similar companies.
BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £20.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a BHP Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put BHP Group's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||£42.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||35.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||£34.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.79%|
|Market capitalisation||£106.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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.
Total ESG risk: 33.22
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BHP Group's overall score of 33.22 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare BHP Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 17.56/100
BHP Group's environmental score of 17.56 puts it squarely in the 3rd 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.
Social score: 7.88/100
BHP Group's social score of 7.88 puts it squarely in the 3rd 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.
Governance score: 3.78/100
BHP Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd 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.
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, BHP Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that BHP Group has a damaged public profile.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||33.22|
|Total ESG percentile||61.88|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||4|
Dividend payout ratio: 65.03% of net profits
Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 65.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.22% 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 3.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.68p per share.
BHP Group'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 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
BHP Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
BHP Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 May 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BHP Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BHP Group shares which in turn could have impacted BHP Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 932.771p up to 2235.5p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while BHP Group's is 0.9597. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put BHP Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
BHP Group engages in the natural resources business in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. It is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; the provision of towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services; and potash development activities. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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