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How to buy BHP Group (BHP) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in BHP Group shares.

BHP Group
AU: BHP - AUD
A$44.8
+A$0.57 (+1.28%)
OTHER INDUSTRIAL METALS & MINING
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BHP Group engages in oil exploration, metal mining and potash development. The company’s operations include working with iron ore, petroleum, zinc, copper and other precious metals. The company is based in Melbourne, Australia and trades on the ASX.

How to buy shares in BHP Group

To buy shares listed in Australia such as BHP Group, 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 BHP Group.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BHP. 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 BHP Group 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 BHP 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.

BHP Group stock price (ASX:BHP)

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

BHP Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-02-27.
52-week range$40.5298 - $50.84
50-day moving average $47.318
200-day moving average $45.6401
Target price$47.55
PE ratio 19.8378
Dividend yield $1.52 (5.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.22

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Is it a good time to buy BHP Group stock?

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BHP Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$44.23

1 week (2024-02-26) 0.59%
1 month (2024-02-05) -4.78%
3 months (2023-12-05) -4.92%
6 months (2023-09-05) -4.06%
1 year (2023-03-03) -8.46%
2 years (2022-03-04) -11.43%
3 years (2021-03-05) -8.29%
5 years (2019-03-04) 17.57%

Is BHP Group under- or over-valued?

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

BHP Group's P/E ratio

BHP 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 20x. In other words, BHP Group shares trade at around 20x 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.

BHP Group's EBITDA

BHP Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $26.9 billion (£13.8 billion).

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

BHP Group financials

Revenue TTM $55.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.53%
Gross profit TTM $43.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.74%
Return on equity TTM 19.33%
Profit margin 13.28%
Book value 8.169
Market capitalisation $223 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BHP Group'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 BHP Group.

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

BHP Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.22

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and BHP Group's overall score of 32.22 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

BHP Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.56/100

BHP Group's environmental score of 16.56 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BHP Group's social score

Social score: 6.88/100

BHP Group's social score of 6.88 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

BHP Group's governance score

Governance score: 2.78/100

BHP Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that BHP Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

BHP Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. BHP Group scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that BHP Group has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

BHP Group Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 32.22
Total ESG percentile 60.88
Environmental score 16.56
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 6.88
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 2.78
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 4

BHP Group share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.82% of net profits

Recently BHP Group has paid out, on average, around 2.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BHP Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BHP Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.52 per share.

While BHP Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BHP Group is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BHP Group's shares ever split?

BHP Group's shares were split on a 1.0697:1 basis on 1 July 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0697 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BHP Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BHP Group shares which in turn could have impacted BHP Group's share price.

BHP Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BHP Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $40.5298 up to $50.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BHP.AU volatility(beta: 0.87)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 BHP Group's is 0.865. This would suggest that BHP Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

BHP Group overview

BHP Group Limited operates as a resources company in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. The company operates through Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. It engages in the mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal. The company is also involved in mining, smelting, and refining of nickel; and potash development activities. In addition, it provides towing, freight, marketing and trading, marketing support, finance, administrative, and other services. BHP Group Limited was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  1. EOD price data and company information for BHP Group accessed 05 Mar 2024
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