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How to buy Sempra Energy (SRE) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Sempra Energy shares.

Sempra Energy (SRE) is a leading utilities - diversified business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$73.71 after a previous close of US$73.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD72.78 to a high of USD74.06. The latest price was USD72.95 (25 minute delay). Sempra Energy is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Sempra Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Sempra Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SRE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Sempra Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$73.52, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Sempra Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sempra Energy. 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.

Sempra Energy stock price (NYSE:SRE)

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Have Sempra Energy's shares ever split?

Sempra Energy's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 August 2023. 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 Sempra Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sempra Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Sempra Energy's share price.

Sempra Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-11-29.
Previous closeUS$73.52
Change US$-0.57
Change % -0.7753%
Volume 2,592,487
Information last updated 2023-11-27.
52-week rangeUS$63.75 - US$81.4718
50-day moving average US$70.3452
200-day moving average US$73.1703
Target priceUS$81
PE ratio 17.0532
Dividend yield US$2.355 (3.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.32

Sempra Energy share growth calculator


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Sempra Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $72.95

1 week (2023-11-22) -0.23%
1 month (2023-10-30) 4.98%
3 months (2023-08-30) 2.96%
6 months (2023-05-30) 1.49%
1 year (2022-11-30) -12.20%
2 years (2021-11-30) 21.71%
3 years (2020-11-30) 14.45%
5 years (2018-11-30) 26.63%

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Is it a good time to buy Sempra Energy stock?

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Is Sempra Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Sempra Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sempra Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sempra Energy's P/E ratio

Sempra 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 17x. In other words, Sempra Energy shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Sempra Energy's PEG ratio

Sempra Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.4877. 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 Sempra Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sempra Energy's EBITDA

Sempra Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$5.5 billion (£4.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sempra Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sempra Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sempra Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$63.75 up to US$81.4718. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SRE.US volatility(beta: 0.75)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Sempra Energy's is 0.748. This would suggest that Sempra Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sempra Energy financials

Revenue TTM US$16.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.55%
Gross profit TTM US$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.56%
Return on equity TTM 10.13%
Profit margin 16.63%
Book value 43.457
Market capitalisation US$46.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sempra Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.92% of net profits

Recently Sempra Energy has paid out, on average, around 28.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sempra Energy shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sempra Energy's case, that would currently equate to about $2.355 per share.

While Sempra Energy's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Sempra Energy may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Sempra Energy's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 December 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Sempra Energy'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 Sempra Energy.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Sempra Energy's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.96

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sempra Energy's overall score of 32.96 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 62nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sempra Energy 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.).

Sempra Energy's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.57/100

Sempra Energy's environmental score of 16.57 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra Energy is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sempra Energy's social score

Social score: 12.28/100

Sempra Energy's social score of 12.28 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sempra Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Sempra Energy's governance score

Governance score: 11.11/100

Sempra Energy's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sempra Energy is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Sempra Energy's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sempra Energy scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Sempra Energy hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Sempra Energy was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.96
Total ESG percentile 62.06
Environmental score 16.57
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 12.28
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 11.11
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Sempra Energy overview

Sempra operates as an energy infrastructure company in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, Sempra Texas Utilities, and Sempra Infrastructure. The San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment provides to San Diego and southern Orange counties; and natural gas service to San Diego County. It generates electricity through wind, solar, and other resources. As of December 31, 2022, it offered electric services to approximately 3.6 million population and natural gas services to approximately 3.3 million population that covers 4,100 square miles. The Southern California Gas Company segment owns and operates a natural gas distribution, transmission, and storage system that supplies natural gas. As of December 31, 2022, it serves a population of 21.1 million covering an area of 24,000 square miles. The Sempra Texas Utilities segment engages in the regulated electricity transmission and distribution. As of December 31, 2022, its transmission system included 18,268 circuit miles of transmission lines; 1,207 transmission and distribution substations; interconnection to 146 third-party generation facilities totaling 48,430 MW; and distribution system included approximately 3.9 million points of delivery and consisted of 123,500 miles of overhead and underground lines. The Sempra Infrastructure segment develops, builds, operates, and invests in energy infrastructure to help enable the energy transition in North American markets and worldwide. The company was formerly known as Sempra Energy and changed its name to Sempra in May 2023. Sempra was founded in 1998 and is based in San Diego, California.

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