How to buy Ampol (ALD) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Ampol shares.
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Ampol is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in Australia. Ampol shares (ALD) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Ampol has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $21.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Ampol
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Ampol. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ampol reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ampol. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Ampol key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Ampol stock a buy or sell?
- Ampol performance over time
- Is Ampol suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ampol shares over-valued?
- Ampol's financials
- How volatile are Ampol shares?
- Does Ampol pay a dividend?
- Have Ampol shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Ampol stock price (ASX:ALD)Use our graph to track the performance of ALD stocks over time.
Ampol shares at a glance
|52-week range||$24.9488 - $35.5|
|50-day moving average||$32.775|
|200-day moving average||$30.372|
|Dividend yield||$0.93 (2.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.335|
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Is it a good time to buy Ampol stock?
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Ampol price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-03)||0.34%|
|1 month (2022-05-11)||8.15%|
|3 months (2022-03-11)||25.52%|
|6 months (2021-12-10)||25.12%|
|1 year (2021-06-11)||20.35%|
|2 years (2020-06-11)||26.70%|
|3 years (2019-06-11)||30.06%|
|5 years (2017-06-09)||11.56%|
Is Ampol under- or over-valued?
Valuing Ampol stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ampol's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Ampol's P/E ratio
Ampol's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Ampol shares trade at around 15x 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.
Ampol's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Ampol's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$21.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||18.18%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ampol'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 Ampol.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Ampol's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.03
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ampol's overall score of 32.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ampol 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.).
Ampol's environmental score
Environmental score: 15.25/100
Ampol's social score
Social score: 7.16/100
Ampol's governance score
Governance score: 5.11/100
Ampol's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ampol scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ampol has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||32.03|
|Total ESG percentile||67.25|
|Level of controversy||1|
Ampol share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 39.91% of net profits
Recently Ampol has paid out, on average, around 39.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ampol shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ampol's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.93 per share.
While Ampol's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Ampol may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ampol's shares ever split?
Ampol's shares were split on 5 April 1998.
Ampol share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Ampol's shares have ranged in value from as little as $24.9488 up to $35.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Ampol's is 0.936. This would suggest that Ampol's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Ampol Limited purchases, refines, distributes, and markets petroleum products in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. The company operates through Convenience Retail, and Fuels and Infrastructure segments. The Convenience Retail segment sells fuels through Ampol's network of stores. The Fuels and Infrastructure segment wholesales fuels and lubricant supplies. It distributes its products through a network of depots, diesel stops, marine facilities, and service station sites. The company was formerly known as Caltex Australia Limited and changed its name to Ampol Limited in May 2020. Ampol Limited was founded in 1900 and is based in Alexandria, Australia.
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