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Sasol Ltd. (NYSE: SSL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Sasol Ltd. (NYSE: SSL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 18514.26. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Sasol Ltd. is 27.98 (with a change from open of -0.11%), this in conjunction with a target price of 6.35. Volume today has so far reached 220624, with an average volume of about 320.84. The GAP for this stock, is -1.82%.

The P/E ratio is 18.28, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 8.17. The current EPS for Sasol Ltd., is 1.56, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -55.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 10.46%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Sasol Ltd., EPS is looking like it will grow 44.04% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 1.90%. Quarter over quarter is -63.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -15.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 4.00%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at *TBA and institutional ownership is 4.80%. Shares outstanding is 648.94, while shares float is at a value of 642.81. Float short for Sasol Ltd. is 0.05% and the short ratio is 0.93.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.39, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.41. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.6, and the quick ratio is 2. The most recent gross margin is 58.80% and their operating margin is 13.70%. The profit margin is 7.60%.

Sasol Ltd. has seen returns on assets of 3.80%, and on investment, 5.20%. Return on equity is 6.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 9.62. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.17 and Price/cash is 5.14, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 5.32% and 3.24% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.64% and the 52 week low is 37.89%.

Sasol Ltd. has a dividend yield of 3.68%, with a current price of 27.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 103.00%. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. Sasol Ltd. is based in South Africa.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that Sasol Ltd. has seen performance for the past week of 3.22%, with performance for the month coming to 14.02%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 5.96%, and for the half year the performance is -8.96%. Volatility for this week is 1.32% and for the month this is 1.88%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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