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AGL Energy Limited is an utilities—renewable business based in Australia. AGL Energy shares (AGL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $14.35 – an increase of 3.84% over the previous week. AGL Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $12.2 billion.

How to buy shares in AGL Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for AGL Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AGL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AGL Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $14.35, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AGL Energy. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

AGL Energy share price

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AGL Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeAUDA$14.35
52-week rangeAUDA$13.78 - AUDA$21.225
50-day moving average AUDA$15.1894
200-day moving average AUDA$16.5617
Target priceAUDA$20.75
PE ratio 8.9949
Dividend yield AUDA$0.98 (6.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$1.582

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Is it a good time to buy AGL Energy stock?

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AGL Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$14.35 on 2020-09-28

1 week (2020-09-22) 3.84%
1 month (2020-08-28) -2.97%
3 months (2020-06-29) -13.03%
6 months (2020-03-27) -9.92%
1 year (2019-09-27) -24.83%
2 years (2018-09-28) -26.41%
3 years (2017-09-29) -38.60%
5 years (2015-09-29) -11.58%

Is AGL Energy under- or over-valued?

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

AGL Energy's P/E ratio

AGL Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, AGL Energy shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.


AGL Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.

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

AGL Energy financials

Revenue TTM $12.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.6%
Gross profit TTM $3.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.46%
Return on equity TTM 12.29%
Profit margin 8.35%
Book value 12.959
Market capitalisation $8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AGL Energy'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 AGL Energy.

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

AGL Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AGL Energy's overall score of 31.96 (as at 07/31/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 50th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

AGL Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 19.77/100

AGL Energy's environmental score of 19.77 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AGL Energy's social score

Social score: 12.26/100

AGL Energy's social score of 12.26 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

AGL Energy's governance score

Governance score: 12.93/100

AGL Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AGL Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AGL Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. AGL Energy scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that AGL Energy has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AGL Energy Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 31.96
Total ESG percentile 49.84
Environmental score 19.77
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 12.26
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 12.93
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

AGL Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 70.16% of net profits

Recently AGL Energy has paid out, on average, around 70.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AGL Energy shareholders could enjoy a 6.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AGL Energy's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.98 per share.

AGL Energy'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 25 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

AGL Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AGL Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.78 up to $21.225. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while AGL Energy's is 0.3151. This would suggest that AGL Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AGL Energy overview

AGL Energy Limited provides energy and other services to residential, small and large business, and wholesale customers in Australia. It operates in four segments: Wholesale Markets, Customer Markets, Group Operations, and Investments. The company engages in generating electricity through thermal, hydro, wind, and solar power generation plants; gas storage activities; and the retail sale of electricity, gas, solar, and energy products and services. The company operates electricity generation portfolio of 11,208 megawatts; the Newcastle gas storage facility in New South Wales; the Silver Springs underground gas storage facility in Queensland; natural gas production assets at Camden in New South Wales; and the North Queensland gas assets. It serves 3.8 million customer accounts. AGL Energy Limited was founded in 1837 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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