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Oil Search is an oil & gas e&p business based in Australia. Oil Search shares (OSH) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollar. Oil Search has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
|52-week range||$3.5553 - $4.69|
|50-day moving average||$4.2264|
|200-day moving average||$4.0193|
|Dividend yield||$0.038 (1.27%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.057|
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|3 months (2021-10-29)||-5.83%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||3.86%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||4.12%|
|2 years (2020-01-29)||-43.34%|
|3 years (2019-01-29)||-46.56%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||-42.29%|
Valuing Oil Search stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oil Search's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Oil Search's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 71x. In other words, Oil Search shares trade at around 71x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Oil Search's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $680.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Oil Search's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$344.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.5%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.4 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 Oil Search.
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: 26.52
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Oil Search's overall score of 26.52 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Oil Search 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: 13.82/100
Oil Search's environmental score of 13.82 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oil Search is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 4.8/100
Oil Search's social score of 4.8 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oil Search is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 5.4/100
Oil Search's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Oil Search 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. Oil Search scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Oil Search has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||26.52|
|Total ESG percentile||37.42|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 9.95% of net profits
Recently Oil Search has paid out, on average, around 9.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oil Search shareholders could enjoy a 1.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oil Search's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.038 per share.
While Oil Search's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oil Search is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Oil Search's shares were split on 22 September 1991.
Over the last 12 months, Oil Search's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.5553 up to $4.69. 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 Oil Search's is 2.0819. This would suggest that Oil Search's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Oil Search Limited explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas properties primarily in Papua New Guinea, the United States, and Australia. It operates through PNG Business Unit and Alaska Business Unit segments. The company is involved in the exploration, development, production, and sale of hydrocarbons, liquefied natural gas, crude oil, natural gas, condensate, naphtha, and other refined products; and power generation activities. As of December 31, 2020, its proved and probable reserves, and contingent resources comprised approximately 547.2 million barrels of oil and condensate; and 3,956.4 billion cubic feet of gas. The company was incorporated in 1929 and is based in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. As of December 17, 2021, Oil Search Limited operates as a subsidiary of Santos Limited.
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