How to buy Caltex Australia (CTX) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Caltex Australia shares.
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Caltex Australia Limited is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in Australia. Caltex Australia shares (CTX) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Caltex Australia has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22.3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Caltex Australia
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Caltex Australia . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CTX. 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 Caltex Australia reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, 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 in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Caltex Australia . 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.
What's in this guide?
- Caltex Australia key stats
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- Is Caltex Australia stock a buy or sell?
- Caltex Australia performance over time
- Is Caltex Australia suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Caltex Australia shares over-valued?
- Caltex Australia 's financials
- How volatile are Caltex Australia shares?
- Does Caltex Australia pay a dividend?
- Have Caltex Australia shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Caltex Australia stock price (ASX:CTX)Use our graph to track the performance of CTX stocks over time.
Caltex Australia shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0 - $0|
|50-day moving average||$25.6145|
|200-day moving average||$29.2007|
|Dividend yield||$0.83 (3.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.511|
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Is it a good time to buy Caltex Australia stock?
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Is Caltex Australia under- or over-valued?
Valuing Caltex Australia stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Caltex Australia 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Caltex Australia 's P/E ratio
Caltex Australia 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Caltex Australia shares trade at around 19x 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.
Caltex Australia 's PEG ratio
Caltex Australia 's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.45. 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 Caltex Australia 's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Caltex Australia 's EBITDA
Caltex Australia 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $944.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Caltex Australia 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Caltex Australia financials
|Revenue TTM||$22.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Caltex Australia '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 Caltex Australia .
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Caltex Australia 's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 36.87
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Caltex Australia 's overall score of 36.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 76th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Caltex Australia 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.).
Caltex Australia 's environmental score
Environmental score: 20.28/100
Caltex Australia 's environmental score of 20.28 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Caltex Australia is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Caltex Australia 's social score
Social score: 10.77/100
Caltex Australia 's social score of 10.77 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Caltex Australia is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Caltex Australia 's governance score
Governance score: 8.82/100
Caltex Australia 's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Caltex Australia is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Caltex Australia 's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Caltex Australia scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Caltex Australia has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||36.87|
|Total ESG percentile||76.36|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Caltex Australia share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61.55% of net profits
Recently Caltex Australia has paid out, on average, around 61.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Caltex Australia shareholders could enjoy a 3.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Caltex Australia 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.83 per share.
Caltex Australia '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 8 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Caltex Australia 's shares ever split?
Caltex Australia 's shares were split on 5 April 1998.
Caltex Australia share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Caltex Australia 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. 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 Caltex Australia 's is 0.9095. This would suggest that Caltex Australia 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Caltex Australia overview
Ampol Limited engages in purchasing, refining, and distributing petroleum products in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The company operates through Convenience Retail, and Fuels & Infrastructure segments. The Convenience Retail segment sells fuels through a Caltex network of stores. The Fuels and Infrastructure segment wholesales fuels and lubricants. 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 headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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