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How to buy Origin Energy (ORG) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Origin Energy shares.

Origin Energy is an oil & gas integrated business based in Australia. Origin Energy shares (ORG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Origin Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $15.8 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Origin Energy

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Origin Energy, 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 Origin Energy.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ORG. 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 Origin Energy 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 Origin Energy. 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.

Origin Energy stock price (ASX:ORG)

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

Origin Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
52-week range$7.1769 - $11.06
50-day moving average $10.3278
200-day moving average $9.1662
Target price$10.79
PE ratio 11.2
Dividend yield $0.475 (5.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.95

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Is it a good time to buy Origin Energy stock?

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Origin Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$10.69

1 week (2024-07-08) -0.19%
1 month (2024-06-14) 6.05%
3 months (2024-04-16) 11.70%
6 months (2024-01-16) 33.29%
1 year (2023-07-14) 24.59%
2 years (2022-07-15) 93.66%
3 years (2021-07-16) 135.46%
5 years (2019-07-16) 44.07%

Is Origin Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Origin Energy's P/E ratio

Origin 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 11x. In other words, Origin Energy shares trade at around 11x 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.

Origin Energy's EBITDA

Origin Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.6 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Origin Energy financials

Revenue TTM $15.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.16%
Gross profit TTM $297 million
Return on assets TTM 4.04%
Return on equity TTM 18.44%
Profit margin 10.48%
Book value 5.362
Market capitalisation $18.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Origin Energy share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 38.34% of net profits

Recently Origin Energy has paid out, on average, around 38.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Origin Energy shareholders could enjoy a 5.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Origin Energy's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.475 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Origin Energy's shares ever split?

Origin Energy's shares were split on a 1.0299:1 basis on 23 February 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0299 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Origin Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Origin Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Origin Energy's share price.

Origin Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Origin Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1769 up to $11.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORG.AU volatility(beta: 1.25)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 Origin Energy's is 1.247. This would suggest that Origin Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Origin Energy overview

Origin Energy Limited, an integrated energy company, engages in the exploration and production of natural gas, electricity generation, wholesale and retail sale of electricity and gas, and sale of liquefied natural gas in Australia and internationally. The company operates through, Energy Markets, Integrated Gas, and Corporate segments. Its exploration and production portfolio includes the Bowen and Surat basins in Queensland; the Browse basin in Western Australia; and the Beetaloo basin in the Northern Territory. The company also generates electricity from coal, wind, pumped water storage, solar, and cogeneration plants; sells electricity, natural gas, and LPG; provides GreenPower and green gas products; and supplies LPG to residentials and businesses. In addition, it offers electric and gas hot water systems; split system air conditioners; ducted and space heating solutions; ducted evaporative cooling systems; and ducted reverse cycle air conditioning systems. Origin Energy Limited was incorporated in 1946 and is based in Barangaroo, Australia.

Past developments

31 January 2023: Morningstar Premium rates Origin a hold, while Morningstar Quantitative says the company is a buy with a fair value of $8.54 per share.
31 January 2023: In it's quarterly announcement, Origin told the market that it received $783 million in cash distribution from Australia Pacific LNG for the 6 months to 31 December. The business also says revenue from its Australian Pacific LNG was up 15% over teh quarter and 42% on the corresponding quarter in 2021.

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