Wesfarmers Share Price and Company Fundamentals

-0.770 (-1.236%)
52 week
43.5 - 62.69

Last traded: Today at 5:59 AM

Wesfarmers Limited primarily engages in the retail business in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It is involved in the retail sale of building materials, and home and garden improvement products through its Bunnings stores; apparel, homewares, and general merchandise, including toys, leisure, entertainment, home, consumables, electrical products, and accessories; and office products and solutions, such as office supplies, technology, furniture, art supplies, education resources, and helpful services, including print and copy and on-site tech support through its 167 Officeworks stores. The company also manufactures and supplies ammonia, ammonium nitrate, and industrial chemicals; manufactures, imports, and distributes phosphate, nitrogen, and potassium-based fertilizers in blended, compound, and liquid form; supplies polyvinyl chloride resins used in a range of products comprising piping, cable insulation, floor coverings, building profiles, packaging, and compounds; produces wood-plastic composite products from recycled wood and plastic; and manufactures and distributes sodium cyanide, which is used in the mining industry for gold extraction. In addition, it extracts, markets, and distributes liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas; distributes tools, safety gear, work wear, and industrial supplies; supplies industrial, specialty, and medical gases; supplies and distributes maintenance, repair, and operating products; and provides risk management and compliance services, as well as offers property management services. Further, the company provides its products online. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

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Company profile

Primary activitiesDiversified industrial with interests including retail operations covering home improvement and office supplies; general merchandise and specialty departments stores, gas processing and distribution; chemicals and fertilisers; and industrial and safety p
Industry / SectorHome Improvement Retail / Consumer Cyclical
Full time employees120000
Mailing addressBrookfield Place Tower 2 Level 14 123 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000 Australia
Phone / Fax61 8 9327 4211 / 61 8 9327 4216


More: Wesfarmers Dividend history, yield and payout ratio

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Wesfarmers paid $1.65 dividend and the ex-dividend date was 23 Feb 2021.The dividend payout ratio is 91.28%. The dividend payout ratio is defined as the amout of dividend paid divided by the earnings of the company.WES dividend payout ratio is more than 90% making it difficult for the company to maintain the dividends and increase it year by year.

WES's forward dividend amount is $1.76 and the forward dividend yield is 2.82%. A forward dividend yield is the percentage of a company's current stock price that it expects to pay out as dividends over a certain time period, generally 12 months. Forward dividend yields are generally used in circumstances where the yield is predictable based on past instances. If not, trailing yields, which indicate the same value over the previous 12 months, are used.

Company Executives

As of Jul 2021, following are the company executives and directors listed on Wesfarmers.

NameTitleAgeTotal Pay
Mr. Robert G. ScottGroup MD, CEO & Director502.57M
Mr. Anthony Natale GianottiChief Financial Officer511.4M
Mr. Ian BaileyHead of the Australian Conglomerate's Department Stores Division & Managing Director of Kmart1.57M
Mr. Michael SchneiderMD of Bunnings Group and MD of Bunnings Australia & New Zealand492.08M
Simon EdmondsMang. of Investor Relations
Ms. Maya vanden DriesenGroup Gen. Counsel
Cathy BoltMedia & External Affairs Mang.
Ms. Jennifer BryantChief HR Officer
Mr. Tim J. BultManaging Director of Industrial & Safety
Ms. Marina JoanouManaging Director of Target

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Profitability ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business's ability to generate earnings relative to its revenue, operating costs, balance sheet assets, and shareholders' equity over time, using data from a specific point in time.

The return on equity signifies how well the management is running the company in terms of capital management. The ideal return on equity is greater than 10%. The return on equity is calculated as net income divided by total share holders equity.

Valuation and Trading Info

The market capitalization of Wesfarmers is 69.79B and its enterprise value is 77.23B. The enterprise value to revenue ratio of WES is 2.31.

The WES's stocks Beta value is 0.56 making it 44% less volatile compared to ASX market index. Technology stocks and small caps tend to have higher betas than the market benchmark. This indicates that adding the stock to a portfolio will increase the portfolio’s risk, but also increase its expected return. On the other hand utility stocks often have low betas because they tend to move more slowly than market averages.

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Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Wesfarmers's Stock Symbol?

Wesfarmers trades on ASX under the ticker symbol "WES".

2. What is Wesfarmers's stock price today?

One share of WES stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.55.

3. How can I contact Wesfarmers?

Wesfarmers's mailing address is Brookfield Place Tower 2 Level 14 123 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000 Australia. The company can be reached via phone at 61 8 9327 4211.

4. What is Wesfarmers's official website?

The official website of Wesfarmers is http://www.wesfarmers.com.au.

5. Which share registry manages Wesfarmers's stock?