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How to buy Ampol (ALD) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ampol shares.

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Ampol is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in Australia. Ampol shares (ALD) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Ampol has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $37.7 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Ampol

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Ampol, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. Search for Ampol.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  3. Purchase now or later.
    Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ampol reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. 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.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of Ampol. 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.

Ampol stock price (ASX:ALD)

Use our graph to track the performance of ALD stocks over time.

Ampol shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-11.
52-week range$28.03 - $42.35
50-day moving average $34.2108
200-day moving average $35.6604
Target price$37.37
PE ratio 15.0067
Dividend yield $2.15 (6.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.25

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Is it a good time to buy Ampol stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Ampol price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$33.99

1 week (2024-07-09) 1.68%
1 month (2024-06-17) 4.71%
3 months (2024-04-17) -12.17%
6 months (2024-01-17) -5.50%
1 year (2023-07-17) 12.62%
2 years (2022-07-15) 4.75%
3 years (2021-07-16) 17.90%
5 years (2019-07-17) 31.90%

Is Ampol under- or over-valued?

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

Ampol's P/E ratio

Ampol's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Ampol shares trade at around 15x 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.

Ampol's EBITDA

Ampol's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion (£670 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ampol's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Ampol financials

Revenue TTM $37.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.12%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.77%
Return on equity TTM 14.95%
Profit margin 1.46%
Book value 14.935
Market capitalisation $8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ampol'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 Ampol.

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

Ampol's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ampol's overall score of 32.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Ampol's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.25/100

Ampol's social score

Social score: 7.16/100

Ampol's governance score

Governance score: 5.11/100

Ampol's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ampol scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ampol has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ampol Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.03
Total ESG percentile 67.25
Environmental score 15.25
Social score 7.16
Governance score 5.11
Level of controversy 1

Ampol share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88.17% of net profits

Recently Ampol has paid out, on average, around 88.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ampol shareholders could enjoy a 6.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ampol's case, that would currently equate to about A$2.15 per share.

Ampol'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 29 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ampol's shares ever split?

Ampol's shares were split on 5 April 1998.

Ampol share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ampol's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.03 up to $42.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALD.AU volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Ampol's is 0.783. This would suggest that Ampol's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ampol overview

Ampol Limited purchases, refines, distributes, and markets petroleum products in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. The company operates through Convenience Retail, Z Energy, and Fuels and Infrastructure segments. The Convenience Retail segment sells fuels through Ampol's network of stores. The Fuels and Infrastructure segment wholesales fuels and lubricant supplies. The Z Energy segment distributes fuel in the New Zealand market. It distributes its products through depots, terminals, pipelines, and service station sites. The company sells fuels to various customers in defense, mining, transport, marine, agriculture, aviation, and other commercial and industrial sectors. The company was formerly known as Caltex Australia Limited and changed its name to Ampol Limited in May 2020. The company was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Australia.

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