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Santos Ltd STO Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Mar 21, 2023, 4:10 PM EDT | AUD
  • Last Close 6.77
  • Sector Energy
  • Industry Oil & Gas E&P
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 6.77  –  6.90
  • Year Range 6.73  –  8.86
  • Market Cap 22.4310 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 7.8 Mil /  10.2 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.96
  • Price / Book 1.02
  • Forward Div Yield 4.94%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.05%

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Record Earnings for No-Moat Santos in 2022 In Line With Expectations; Unchanged AUD 12 FVE

Mark Taylor Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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Our AUD 12.00 fair value estimate for no-moat Santos stands. Australia’s second-largest oil and gas producer reported record underlying 2022 net profit after tax up 160% to USD 2.46 billion, in line with our expectations. Santos is also in a record reserve and resource position of 5.0 billion barrels of oil equivalent, including proven and probable, or 2P, reserves of 1.75 billion boe for a healthy 17-year 2P reserve life.

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Business Description

Santos was founded in 1954. The company's name is an acronym for South Australia Northern Territory Oil Search. The first Cooper Basin gas discovery came in 1963, with initial supplies in 1969. Santos became a major enterprise, though over-reliance on the Cooper Basin, along with the Moomba field's inexorable decline, saw it struggle to maintain relevance in the first decade of the 21st century. However, the stage was set for a renaissance via conversion of coal seam gas into LNG in Queensland and conventional gas to LNG in PNG.

60 Flinders Street, Ground Floor Santos Centre
Adelaide, SA, 5000, AUS
Sector Energy
Industry Oil & Gas E&P
Employees 3,550

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FAQs for Santos Ltd Stock

Yes. STO has a forward dividend yield of 4.94%. See STO’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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STO’s market cap is 22.43 Bil.
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STO’s stock style is Large Value.
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STO’s price/sales is 1.96.
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STO’s price/forward earnings is 7.63.
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STO’s price/book is 1.02.
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STO’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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