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How to buy Sasol (SOL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Sasol shares.

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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How has Coronavirus impacted Sasol's stock price?

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.

Is it a good time to buy Sasol stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Sasol shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
OpenR25,500.00
HighR26,388.00
LowR25,500.00
CloseR26,290.00
Previous closeR25,549.00
Change R741.00
Change % 2.9003%
Volume 1,139,026
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week rangeR7,122.00 - R30,085.00
50-day moving average R25,074.06
200-day moving average R23,124.37
Wall St. target priceR283.00
PE ratio 19.1334
Dividend yield R0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) R14.39

Sasol stock price (JSE: SOL)

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

Sasol price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of R26290 from 2021-10-22

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%

Is Sasol under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 PEG ratio

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

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.

Sasol financials

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%
Profit margin 4.47%
Book value R232.61
Market capitalisation R17.3 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sasol'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 Sasol.

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

Sasol's total ESG risk score

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.).

Sasol's environmental score

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.

Sasol's social score

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.

Sasol's governance score

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.

Sasol's controversy score

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.

Sasol share dividends

We're not expecting Sasol to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Sasol share price volatility

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 overview

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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