How to buy Petrofac (PFC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Petrofac shares.

Petrofac Limited
- p14.71 ( - 10.82%)

Petrofac Limited (PFC) is a leading oil and gas equipment and services business based in the UK. In the week up to 17 January Petrofac shares surged 15.00% to a closing position of 151p. Over the last 12 months, Petrofac's share price has risen by 8.93% from 99.05p (accounting for the 27 October 2021 split). Petrofac is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 10,645 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Petrofac

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: PFC in this case.
  5. Research Petrofac shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Petrofac shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Fees for buying 100x Petrofac shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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£107.90 total
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£109.67 total
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£115.90 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£119.85 total
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£115.89 total
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£107.90 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£117.40 total
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Petrofac share price (LSE:PFC)

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Is it a good time to buy Petrofac stock?

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Is Petrofac under- or over-valued?

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


Petrofac's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £170 million.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Petrofac's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Petrofac's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 135.9p, which is 61.81% down on its pre-crash value of 355.83p (accounting for the 27 October 2021 split) and 6.09% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 144.18p (accounting for the 27 October 2021 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Petrofac shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £484.06 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 £406.18.

Petrofac shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close106.5p
Change %1.3146%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range87.1403p - 195.4476p
50-day moving average120.732p
200-day moving average123.3157p
Wall St. target price1.78p
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-40.7p

Do Petrofac shares pay dividends?


Forward annual dividend yield: 15.12% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Petrofac's shares have ranged in value from as little as 87.1403p up to 195.4476p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFC.LSE volatility(beta: 1.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Petrofac's is 1.159. This would suggest that Petrofac'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).

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