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BP PLC (BP) is a leading oil & gas integrated business with stocks listed in the UK. It opened the day at £479.05pp after a previous close of £479.1pp. During the day the price has varied from a low of 475.3p to a high of 483.35p. The latest price was 478.4p (25 minute delay). BP is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.
|52-week range||447.0659p - 570.2512p|
|50-day moving average||511.583p|
|200-day moving average||499.967p|
|Dividend yield||0.278p (4.73%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||1.11p|
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|1 week (2023-11-23)||1.03%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||-2.34%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||-4.47%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||0.85%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||-0.52%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||40.35%|
|3 years (2020-12-03)||79.51%|
|5 years (2018-12-03)||-10.08%|
Valuing BP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, BP shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
BP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 13.6434. 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 BP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
BP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £59.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a BP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£226 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.42%|
|Gross profit TTM||£70.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.31%|
|Return on equity TTM||33.05%|
|Market capitalisation||£80.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 BP.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 39.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BP's overall score of 39.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like BP 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.).
Environmental score: 21.01/100
BP's environmental score of 21.01 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BP is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 11.95/100
BP's social score of 11.95 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BP is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 11.44/100
BP's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BP is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BP scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that BP has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||39.4|
|Total ESG percentile||81.56|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 31.91% of net profits
Recently BP has paid out, on average, around 31.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BP shareholders could enjoy a 4.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BP's case, that would currently equate to about 0.278p per share.
While BP's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that BP 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 9 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
BP's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 October 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BP shares which in turn could have impacted BP's share price.
Over the last 12 months, BP's shares have ranged in value from as little as £447.0659 up to £570.2512. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while BP's is 0.628. This would suggest that BP's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
BP p.l.c. provides carbon products and services. The company operates through Gas & Low Carbon Energy, Oil Production & Operations, and Customers & Products segments. It engages in the production of natural gas, and integrated gas and power; trading of gas; operation of onshore and offshore wind power, as well as hydrogen and carbon capture and storage facilities; trading and marketing of renewable and non-renewable power; and production of crude oil. In addition, the company involved in convenience and retail fuel, EV charging, Castrol lubricant, aviation, B2B, and midstream businesses; refining and oil trading; and bioenergy business. Further, it engages in power and storage, digital transformation, carbon management, and bio and low carbon related products, as well as energy and environmental commodities and mobility businesses. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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