Sasol Limited (SOL) is a leading oil & gas integrated business based in South Africa. It opened the day at R25500 after a previous close of R25549. During the day the price has varied from a low of R25500 to a high of R26388. The latest price was R26290 (25 minute delay). Sasol is listed on the JSE and employs 28,725 staff. All prices are listed in South African Rand.
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Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Sasol's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was R26290, which is 18.57% up on its pre-crash value of R21408 and 1,165.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as R2077.
If you had bought R1,000 worth of Sasol stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth R87.52 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 R1,051.60.
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|52-week range||R7,122.00 - R30,085.00|
|50-day moving average||R25,074.06|
|200-day moving average||R23,124.37|
|Wall St. target price||R283.00|
|Dividend yield||R0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||R14.39|
|1 week (2021-10-15)||-4.51%|
|1 month (2021-09-23)||5.53%|
|3 months (2021-07-23)||20.38%|
|6 months (2021-04-23)||9.86%|
|1 year (2020-10-22)||168.65%|
|2 years (2019-10-22)||-1.62%|
|3 years (2018-10-22)||-47.84%|
|5 years (2016-10-21)||-33.94%|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Sasol shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
Sasol's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1364. 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is R41.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sasol's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||R201.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||R104.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.83%|
|Market capitalisation||R17.3 trillion|
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 Sasol.
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: 36.23
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sasol's overall score of 36.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sasol 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.).
Environmental score: 24.11/100
Sasol's environmental score of 24.11 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sasol is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.85/100
Sasol's social score of 12.85 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sasol is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.27/100
Sasol's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sasol is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sasol scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Sasol has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
We're not expecting Sasol to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Sasol's shares have ranged in value from as little as R7122 up to R30085. 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 (JSE 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 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.
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