How to buy Woodside Energy Group (WDS) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Woodside Energy Group shares.
Woodside Energy Group is an oil & gas e&p business based in Australia. Woodside Energy Group shares (WDS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Woodside Energy Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Woodside Energy 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 Woodside Energy Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WDS. 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 Woodside Energy 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 Woodside Energy 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?
- Woodside Energy Group key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Woodside Energy Group stock a buy or sell?
- Woodside Energy Group performance over time
- Are Woodside Energy Group shares over-valued?
- Woodside Energy Group's financials
- How volatile are Woodside Energy Group shares?
- Does Woodside Energy Group pay a dividend?
- Have Woodside Energy Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Woodside Energy Group stock price (ASX:WDS)Use our graph to track the performance of WDS stocks over time.
Woodside Energy Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$29.9102 - $38.79|
|50-day moving average||$34.6478|
|200-day moving average||$35.1863|
|Dividend yield||$2.24 (10.64%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.71|
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Is it a good time to buy Woodside Energy Group stock?
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Woodside Energy Group price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-21)||-0.75%|
|1 month (2023-10-27)||-9.91%|
|3 months (2023-08-28)||-16.55%|
|6 months (2023-05-26)||-9.09%|
|1 year (2022-11-28)||-14.20%|
|2 years (2021-11-26)||46.81%|
|3 years (2020-11-27)||39.51%|
|5 years (2018-11-28)||0.54%|
Is Woodside Energy Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Woodside Energy Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Woodside Energy Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Woodside Energy Group's P/E ratio
Woodside Energy 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 6x. In other words, Woodside Energy Group shares trade at around 6x 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.
Woodside Energy Group's EBITDA
Woodside Energy Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.6 billion (£6.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Woodside Energy Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Woodside Energy Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$18.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||19%|
|Market capitalisation||$60.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Woodside Energy Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 66.63% of net profits
Recently Woodside Energy Group has paid out, on average, around 66.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Woodside Energy Group shareholders could enjoy a 10.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Woodside Energy Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$2.24 per share.
Woodside Energy Group'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 31 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Woodside Energy Group's shares ever split?
Woodside Energy Group's shares were split on a 1.0084:1 basis on 17 December 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0084 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Woodside Energy Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 0.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Woodside Energy Group shares which in turn could have impacted Woodside Energy Group's share price.
Woodside Energy Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Woodside Energy Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.9102 up to $38.79. 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 Woodside Energy Group's is 0.866. This would suggest that Woodside Energy Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Woodside Energy Group overview
Woodside Energy Group Ltd engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, production, marketing, and sale of hydrocarbons in Oceania, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Caribbean. The company produces liquefied natural gas, pipeline gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and crude oil. It holds interests in the Pluto LNG, Northwest Shelf, Wheatstone and Julimar-Brunello, Bass Strait, Pyrenees FPSO, Macedon, Scarborough, Sangomar, Trion, Calypso, Browse, Wildling, Atlantis, Woodside Solar project, Sunrise and Troubadour, and Pluto Train 2 projects, as well as Liard basin. The company was formerly known as Woodside Petroleum Ltd and changed its name to Woodside Energy Group Ltd in May 2022. Woodside Energy Group Ltd was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.
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