What Are The Risk Factors For Sasol Limited (SSL)?


As of Wednesday close, Sasol Limited’s (NYSE:SSL) stock was up $0.52, moving up 2.97 percent to $18.02. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 187,680 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.78 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 253,715, while in the previous 50 days, it was 262,442.

Since last month, SSL stock rose 8.03%. Shares of the company fell to $15.24 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $28.36 was reached on 06/06/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.01. Since the beginning of this year, SSL’s stock price has risen by 9.88% or $1.62, and marked a new high 21 times. However, the stock has declined by -36.47% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Sasol Limited (SSL) has a P/E ratio of about 5.11. The stock’s beta is 2.53. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.74, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.04, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 11.57 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.8716 per share was paid out, which is 104.46% more than last year’s $0.4263. On Wednesday August 31 2022, a $0.4453 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, Sasol Limited’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.64. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 53.90% percent. In the recent year, EBITDA margin amounted to 30.30%, whereas operating margins totaled 22.30%. Based on annual data, SSL earned $9.79 billion in gross profit and brought in $18.14 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 23.80%.

SSL’s revenue rose 26.77% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $19.29 billion. The liabilities of Sasol Limited were 14.89 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $121.12 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Sasol Limited’s (SSL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.25%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.08% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Sasol Limited price is up by +4.52% percent or $0.78. At present, SSL shares trade +4.28% above its 20-day simple moving average and -14.27% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.15% below its SMA50 and -19.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 75.17% and Stochastic coefficient D was 69.12%, while ATR was 0.54. Given the Stochastic reading of 90.48% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 57.38%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.02, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.13.

Analyst Ratings

Morgan Stanley upgraded its rating on Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL) to an Overweight in a note to investors on April 13, 2021. The analysts firm previously had an Equal-weight rating on the stock.Sasol Limited (SSL) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, SSL is a sell, and 2 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Sasol Limited stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $22.20, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $16.39 – $32.96. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Sasol Limited (SSL) will achieve an average price target of $22.93.


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