How to buy Worley (WOR) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Worley shares.
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Worley Limited is an oil & gas equipment & services business based in Australia. Worley shares (WOR) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Worley has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Worley
- 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 Worley. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WOR. 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 Worley 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 Worley. 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.
Worley stock price (ASX:WOR)Use our graph to track the performance of WOR stocks over time.
Worley shares at a glance
|52-week range||$8.6574 - $13.3801|
|50-day moving average||$10.79|
|200-day moving average||$11.0411|
|Dividend yield||$0.5 (5.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.163|
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Is it a good time to buy Worley stock?
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Worley price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||3.86%|
|1 month (2021-08-24)||-12.33%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||-16.46%|
|6 months (2021-03-25)||-5.15%|
|1 year (2020-09-24)||1.74%|
|2 years (2019-09-24)||-27.21%|
|3 years (2018-09-24)||-46.44%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||33.21%|
Is Worley under- or over-valued?
Valuing Worley stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Worley's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Worley's P/E ratio
Worley's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Worley shares trade at around 59x 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.
Worley's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $517 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Worley's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$9.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$506 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.12%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.47%|
|Market capitalisation||$5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Worley share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 3.13% of net profits
Recently Worley has paid out, on average, around 3.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Worley shareholders could enjoy a 5.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Worley's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.5 per share.
While Worley's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Worley is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Worley share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Worley's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.6574 up to $13.3801. 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 Worley's is 2.301. This would suggest that Worley's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Worley Limited provides professional and asset services to energy, chemicals, and resources sectors worldwide. It offers engineering design and project delivery services; engineering and project management services to deliver full lifecycle asset management in offshore environment; and dimensional control, laser scanning, survey, and lean engineering services. The company also provides digital, consulting, engineering and design, supply chain management, construction management, construction and fabrication, project management consultancy, and operation and maintenance services, as well as maintenance, modification, and operation services. In addition, it offers field construction, fabrication, and module assembly services for oil sands, conventional oil and gas, petrochemical, and thermal power facilities; energy solutions to hydrocarbons technology, environmental, power, and process industries; and human capital and staffing services, which include recruitment, contractor management, master vendor and sub vendor, and mobility services. The company was formerly known as WorleyParsons Limited and changed its name to Worley Limited in October 2019. Worley Limited was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.
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