How to buy BHP Group (BHP) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in BHP Group shares.
How to buy shares in BHP Group
- 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 BHP Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BHP. 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 BHP Group 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 BHP Group. 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?
- BHP Group key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is BHP Group stock a buy or sell?
- BHP Group performance over time
- Is BHP Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are BHP Group shares over-valued?
- BHP Group's financials
- How volatile are BHP Group shares?
- Does BHP Group pay a dividend?
- Have BHP Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
BHP Group stock price (ASX:BHP)Use our graph to track the performance of BHP stocks over time.
BHP Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$40.5298 - $47.93|
|50-day moving average||$45.05|
|200-day moving average||$44.9817|
|Dividend yield||$1.7 (5.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.89|
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Is it a good time to buy BHP Group stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. 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.
BHP Group price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-23)||-1.80%|
|1 month (2023-11-01)||2.46%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||3.49%|
|6 months (2023-06-01)||10.05%|
|1 year (2022-11-30)||1.71%|
|2 years (2021-12-01)||16.04%|
|3 years (2020-12-01)||20.07%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||50.86%|
Is BHP Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing BHP Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BHP Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BHP Group's P/E ratio
BHP Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 12x 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.
BHP Group's EBITDA
BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $26.1 billion (£13.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a BHP Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
BHP Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$54.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.04%|
|Gross profit TTM||$43.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||13.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.44%|
|Market capitalisation||$239.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
BHP Group'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 BHP Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
BHP Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.22
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BHP Group's overall score of 32.22 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BHP Group 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.).
BHP Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 16.56/100
BHP Group's environmental score of 16.56 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BHP Group's social score
Social score: 6.88/100
BHP Group's social score of 6.88 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
BHP Group's governance score
Governance score: 2.78/100
BHP Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
BHP Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BHP Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that BHP Group has a damaged public profile.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||32.22|
|Total ESG percentile||60.88|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||4|
BHP Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.04% of net profits
Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 2.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BHP Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.7 per share.
While BHP Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BHP Group is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BHP Group's shares ever split?
BHP Group's shares were split on a 1.0697:1 basis on 2 July 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0697 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BHP Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BHP Group shares which in turn could have impacted BHP Group's share price.
BHP Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.5298 up to $47.93. 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 BHP Group's is 0.811. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
BHP Group overview
BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. The company is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, it provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. BHP Group Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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