How to buy Beach Energy (BPT) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Beach Energy shares.
Beach Energy is an oil & gas e&p business based in Australia. Beach Energy shares (BPT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Beach Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Beach Energy
- 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 Beach Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BPT. 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 Beach Energy 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 Beach Energy. 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?
- Beach Energy key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Beach Energy stock a buy or sell?
- Beach Energy performance over time
- Are Beach Energy shares over-valued?
- Beach Energy's financials
- How volatile are Beach Energy shares?
- Does Beach Energy pay a dividend?
- Have Beach Energy shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Beach Energy stock price (ASX:BPT)Use our graph to track the performance of BPT stocks over time.
Beach Energy shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.2688 - $1.7187|
|50-day moving average||$1.5377|
|200-day moving average||$1.4879|
|Dividend yield||$0.04 (2.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.17|
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Is it a good time to buy Beach Energy stock?
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Beach Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||0.34%|
|1 month (2023-11-09)||-2.30%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||-7.74%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||11.19%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||-10.24%|
|2 years (2021-12-09)||22.63%|
|3 years (2020-12-09)||-20.32%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||-5.40%|
Is Beach Energy under- or over-valued?
Valuing Beach Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Beach Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Beach Energy's P/E ratio
Beach 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 8x. In other words, Beach Energy shares trade at around 8x 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.
Beach Energy's EBITDA
Beach Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $942.2 million (£494 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Beach Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Beach Energy financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||33.43%|
|Gross profit TTM||$746.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.81%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Beach Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 44.44% of net profits
Recently Beach Energy has paid out, on average, around 44.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Beach Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Beach Energy's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.04 per share.
While Beach Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Beach Energy 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 4 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Beach Energy's shares ever split?
Beach Energy's shares were split on a 1:7 basis on 27 May 2002. So if you had owned 7 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Beach Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Beach Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Beach Energy's share price.
Beach Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Beach Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.2688 up to $1.7187. 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 Beach Energy's is 1.453. This would suggest that Beach Energy's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Beach Energy overview
Beach Energy Limited operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company. It engages in the operated and non-operated, onshore and offshore, and oil and gas production in five producing basins across Australia and New Zealand. The company also explores, develops, produces, and transports hydrocarbons; and sells gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The company was formerly known as Beach Petroleum Limited and changed its name to Beach Energy Limited in December 2009. The company was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.
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