BP posted a second-quarter loss and announced halving of its quarterly dividend. However, the energy company also announced plans on cost cutting and a drive to go green.
The London-based company’s second-quarter underlying replacement cost profit, which it uses as a proxy for its net earnings, came in at a record loss of -$6.7 billion for the second quarter. It raked a net profit of $800 million in the first quarter.
BP’s reported loss for the quarter was -$16.8 billion, which included a post-tax charge of $10.9 billion for non-operating items. That figure included $9.2 billion in impairment charges, mainly reflecting BP’s revised forecast for oil and gas prices over the next 30 years, and $1.7 billion of exploration write-offs.
Coronavirus pandemic, which severely hurt demand for energy in the second quarter, propelled BP to focus on a plan to reduce its oil and gas output by 40% and increase investments in renewable energy over the next decade.
The company lowered its forecast for Brent crude to $55 a barrel over the next 30 years, compared to its prior forecast of $70 a barrel.
BP also announced that it slashed its dividend to 5.25 cents a share from 10.5 cents a share for the first quarter. BP also announced plans to cut 10,000 global positions, which it expects will be a “significant” contribution to its plan of $2.5 billion reduction in annual cash costs by the end of 2021.
According to Tickeron, BP in Downtrend: Stochastic indicator remains in oversold zone for 4 days
The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an uptrend is expected.
Current price $23.48 crossed the support line at $23.43 and is trading between $24.09 resistance and $23.43 support lines. Throughout the month of 07/01/20 - 08/03/20, the price experienced a -5% Downtrend. During the week of 07/27/20 - 08/03/20, the stock fell -5%.
Technical Analysis (Indicators)
Bullish Trend Analysis
The lower Bollinger Band was broken -- a price increase is expected as the ticker heads toward the middle band, which indicates a buy or call consideration for traders. In 14 of 34 cases where BP's price broke its lower Bollinger Band, its price rose further in the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are 41%.
Bearish Trend Analysis
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on July 28, 2020. Traders may consider selling the ticker, shorting the ticker, or exploring put options. In 36 of 88 cases where BP's Momentum Indicator fell below the 0 level, its price fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued Downtrend are 41%.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) crossed below the signal line. In 25 of 45 cases where BP's MACD histogram became negative, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued Downtrend are 56%.
The price moved below its 50-day Moving Average, which indicates a reversal from an Uptrend to a Downtrend. In 20 of 40 cases where BP's price crossed below its 50-day Moving Average, its price fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued Downtrend are 50%.
The Aroon Indicator entered a Downtrend today. In 89 of 212 cases where BP Aroon's Indicator entered a Downtrend, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued Downtrend are 42%.
Fundamental Analysis (Ratings)
Tickeron has a negative outlook on this ticker and predicts a further decline by more than 4.00% within the next month with a likelihood of 58%. During the last month, the daily ratio of advancing to declining volumes was 1 to 1.03.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of 15 (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (0.76) is normal, around the industry mean (1.04). P/E Ratio (18.36) is within average values for comparable stocks, (17.98). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.64) is also within normal values, averaging (1.97). Dividend Yield (6.51) settles around the average of (7.40) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.46) is also within normal values, averaging (1.33).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is 30 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is 36 (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is 80 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. BP’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is 100 (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. BP’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 98, placing this stock worse than average.