The global powerhouse that is Sasol was established in the 1950s, when the original coal-to-liquids complex at Sasolburg in South Africa started producing synthetic fuels and chemicals. The company privatized in 1979 and Sasol shares were listed for sale on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Today, Sasol is an international chemicals and energy company that employs more than 30 000 people in 36 countries. Sasol has been a pioneer in innovation ever since it was established, and is well known for its technological capacity, world-scale facilities, and high value product portfolio that includes liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The company is one of South Africa’s largest investors in capital projects, skills development and technological research and development. Sasol is currently a dual-listed stock, as it listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2003.
Sasol Mining runs six coal mines that supply coal for the Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg complexes. Coal is also exported from the Twistdraai Export Plant to a variety of international power generation customers. Meanwhile, the Sasol Exploration and Production Inetrnational division develops and manages oil and gas exploration in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, Canada and Australia. Sasol has an extensive reach in the United States, with chemical operations located in six states, as well as in Eurasia, with production facilities in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, the United Kingdom and China.
With a market cap of R311 billion, Sasol is one of the JSE’s Top 10 biggest stocks, and one of the most popular to buy.
With a market cap of R311 billion, Sasol is one of the JSE’s Top 10 biggest stocks, and one of the most popular to buy. Its most recent BBBEE shares is one of the most attractive on the market at the moment: Sasol Khanyisa and Sasol Inzalo
Sasol Shares Growth Driver
The group has been expanding its footprint throughout the world by partnering with major international projects. Mega energy projects are currently a work in progress in Mozambique, USA, Qatar and Uzbekistan. Sasol has managed to revamp its business model to two upstream business units, three regional operating hubs, and four customer-facing strategic business units, supported by fit-for-purpose functions, making the business model leaner and more efficient.
A plunge in commodity prices has left Sasol share price vulnerable and exposed to a volatile market, making the shares an unpopular buy of late.
Sasol Group Investor Tip
The live online stocks chart shows that Sasol share price hit a record high of R652.99 in 2014, but this was followed by a dramatic plunge to around R400 a few months later, following the implementation of a new operating model. Since then, the company has been struggling with lower oil costs which have forced it to cut thousands of jobs and close some operations.
Sasol share price growth has therefore been largely stagnant over the past few years. However, a rising in oil prices in 2016 has coincided with an increased willingness to buy the shares. The consensus forecast amongst investment analysts is that the share is currently undervalued and could outperform the market in the near future, meaning that Sasol shares may be a surprisingly good purchase today, especially when coupled with the good dividends generally paid out by the company.
Sasol Major Shareholders
Government Employees Pension Fund, Industrial Development Corporation.
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