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Market Cap $23.82 billion
P/E Ratio 16.61
Dividend Yield 2.72%
Shares Outstanding 3.36 billion
Earnings per share 0.306
Dividend per share 0.20
Year To Date Return 15.66%
Earnings Yield 6.02%
Franking 70.0254022015%
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Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Santos traditionally makes two fully-franked dividend payments to shareholders annually, in March and September. The company’s latest distribution was a 100% franked final dividend of 11.81 cents per share, paid on 24 March 2022.

Yes, Santos offers a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) as an alternative to receiving cash dividends on ordinary shares.

Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
21 Feb 2022 $0.1181 70.03% Final 24 Mar 2022
20 Aug 2021 $0.0769 100.00% Interim 21 Sep 2021
23 Feb 2021 $0.0632 100.00% Final 25 Mar 2021
25 Aug 2020 $0.0291 100.00% Interim 24 Sep 2020
25 Feb 2020 $0.0757 100.00% Final 26 Mar 2020
27 Aug 2019 $0.0888 100.00% Interim 26 Sep 2019
26 Feb 2019 $0.0862 100.00% Final 28 Mar 2019
28 Aug 2018 $0.0477 100.00% Interim 27 Sep 2018
24 Feb 2016 $0.0500 100.00% Final 30 Mar 2016
26 Aug 2015 $0.1500 100.00% 30 Sep 2015
25 Feb 2015 $0.1500 100.00% 25 Mar 2015
27 Aug 2014 $0.2000 100.00% Interim 30 Sep 2014
27 Feb 2014 $0.1500 100.00% Final 26 Mar 2014
22 Aug 2013 $0.1500 100.00% Interim 30 Sep 2013
01 Mar 2013 $0.1500 100.00% Final 28 Mar 2013
22 Aug 2012 $0.1500 100.00% Interim 28 Sep 2012
24 Feb 2012 $0.1500 100.00% Final 30 Mar 2012
24 Aug 2011 $0.1500 100.00% Interim 30 Sep 2011
23 Feb 2011 $0.1500 100.00% Final 31 Mar 2011
01 Sep 2010 $0.2200 100.00% Interim 06 Oct 2010
24 Feb 2010 $0.2000 100.00% Final 31 Mar 2010
26 Aug 2009 $0.2200 100.00% Interim 30 Sep 2009
25 Feb 2009 $0.2000 100.00% Final 31 Mar 2009

STO ASX Announcements

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About Santos Ltd

Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) is a leading independent oil and gas producer in the Asia-Pacific region, providing energy to homes, businesses and major industries across Australia and Asia.

With its origins in the Cooper Basin, Santos has one of the largest exploration and production acreages in Australia and extensive infrastructure. It supplies natural gas to Australian, Indonesian and other Asian markets, and develops oil and liquids businesses in Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Santos also focuses on liquefied natural gas (LNG) strategy and has interests in four LNG projects in Australia.

Headquartered in Adelaide, Santos is Australian-owned and operated. Santos shares have been trading on the ASX since 1970.

STO Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
15 Aug 2022 $7.10 $-0.08 -1.11% 5,560,166 $7.15 $7.17 $7.09
12 Aug 2022 $7.18 $0.06 0.84% 9,377,057 $7.20 $7.21 $7.10
11 Aug 2022 $7.12 $0.16 2.30% 11,110,628 $6.94 $7.12 $6.93
10 Aug 2022 $6.96 $-0.07 -1.00% 10,815,561 $6.98 $7.07 $6.96
09 Aug 2022 $7.03 $-0.02 -0.28% 7,198,059 $7.06 $7.07 $7.01
08 Aug 2022 $7.05 $0.10 1.44% 8,612,211 $6.96 $7.07 $6.92
05 Aug 2022 $6.95 $-0.05 -0.71% 7,488,449 $6.90 $6.95 $6.86
04 Aug 2022 $7.00 $-0.09 -1.27% 10,989,699 $7.05 $7.06 $6.97
03 Aug 2022 $7.09 $-0.15 -2.07% 11,033,966 $7.15 $7.19 $7.09
02 Aug 2022 $7.24 $-0.14 -1.90% 10,202,442 $7.30 $7.33 $7.22
01 Aug 2022 $7.38 $0.08 1.10% 10,861,226 $7.42 $7.43 $7.30
29 Jul 2022 $7.30 $0.06 0.83% 16,205,969 $7.36 $7.44 $7.29
28 Jul 2022 $7.24 $0.07 0.98% 7,646,057 $7.37 $7.38 $7.20
27 Jul 2022 $7.17 $0.00 0.00% 4,226,467 $7.09 $7.18 $7.08
26 Jul 2022 $7.17 $0.18 2.58% 8,187,906 $7.11 $7.19 $7.09
25 Jul 2022 $6.99 $-0.04 -0.57% 8,681,065 $6.97 $7.06 $6.95
22 Jul 2022 $7.03 $-0.22 -3.03% 15,895,662 $7.13 $7.14 $7.02
21 Jul 2022 $7.25 $-0.14 -1.89% 11,235,306 $7.34 $7.39 $7.20
20 Jul 2022 $7.39 $0.15 2.07% 9,944,477 $7.37 $7.39 $7.26
19 Jul 2022 $7.24 $0.08 1.12% 15,177,288 $7.29 $7.44 $7.24

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
18 Jul 2022 Kevin Gallagher Transfer 215 $1,546,352
As advised by the company. Transfer of beneficial interest in 215,971
shares held by the employee share plan
18 Jul 2022 Kevin Gallagher Issued 573 $4,105,365
Issue of securities. 29,77,402 share acquisition rights
26 May 2022 Janine McArdle Buy 10 $58,800
On-market trade. Average price, IN USD
18 May 2022 Janine McArdle Buy 12 $70,320
On-market trade. IN USD, AVERAGE PRICE
23 Feb 2022 Kevin Gallagher Sell 400 $2,857,450
On-market trade.
17 Feb 2022 Eileen Doyle Buy 13 $100,050
On-market trade.
14 Feb 2022 Kevin Gallagher Issued 465 $3,594,146
Conversion of securities.
14 Feb 2022 Kevin Gallagher Expiry 54 $421,666
As advised by the company. 2,404,027 Share Acquisition Rights.
14 Feb 2022 Kevin Gallagher Exercise 465 $3,594,146
Conversion of securities. 2,458,647 Share Acquisition Rights.
17 Dec 2021 Keith Spence Issued 15 $9,844
As advised by the company. Issue of shares as a result of the Santos acquisition of all fully paid ordinary shares in Oil Search Limited pursuant to a scheme of arrangement under Part XVI of Companies Act 1997 (PNG)

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Mr Keith William Spence Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Chairman Jan 2018
Mr Spence has over 40 years experience in managing and governing oil and gas operations in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands and Africa. A geologist and geophysicist by training, Mr Spence commenced his career as an exploration geologist with Woodside Petroleum Limited in 1977. He subsequently joined Shell (Development) Australia, where he worked for 18 years. In 1994, he was seconded to Woodside to lead the North West Shelf Exploration team. In 1998, he left Shell to join Woodside. He retired from Woodside in 2008 after a 14 year tenure in top Executive positions in the company. He has expertise in exploration and appraisal, development, project construction, operations and marketing. Upon his retirement he took up several board positions, working in oil and gas, energy, mining, engineering and construction services and renewable energy. This included Clough Limited, where he served as Chairman from 2010 to 2013, Geodynamics Limited, where he served as a non-executive Director from 2008 to 2016 (including as Chairman from 2010 to 2016) and Oil Search Limited, where he served as a non-executive Director from 2012 to 2017. Mr Spence is also a past Chair of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority Board Environmental Management Authority Board and led the Commonwealth Government's Carbon Storage Taskforce. Mr Spence currentlu also a Chair of Base Resources Limited (since 2015), nonexecutive Director of Independence Group NL (since 2014) and Murray and Roberts Holdings Limited (since 2015) and he is former Director of Oil Search Limited (2012 to 2017).
Dr Eileen Joy Doyle Non-Executive Director Dec 2021
Dr Doyle's career spans the building materials, infrastructure, industrials and logistics sectors, including senior operational roles at BHP Group Limited and CSR Limited and culminating in her appointment as CEO of CSR's Panels Division. She is a director of Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited, NEXTDC Limited, Airservices Australia and SWOOP Analytics.
Ms Yasmin Anita Allen Non-Executive Director Oct 2014
Ms Allen has experience in finance and investment banking, including senior roles at Deutsche Bank AG, ANZ and HSBC Group Plc, as former Chairman of Macquarie Global Infrastructure Funds, and a former Director of EFIC (Export, Finance and Insurance Corporation). Ms Allen was appointed a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel in March 2017 and is presently the Acting President, is a member (and former Council member) of Chief Executive Women and a former non-executive Director of Insurance Australia Group (2004 to 2015).Ms Allen currently is a Director of Cochlear Limited (since 2010), National Portrait Gallery (since 2013), The George Institute for Global Health (since 2014), Chair of Advance (since 2018), member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel (since 2017), and Chair of the Digital Technology Skills Organisation Pilot (since 2020). Ms Allen is the Chair of the People Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
Dr Vanessa Ann Guthrie Non-Executive Director Jul 2017
Dr Guthrie has more than 30 years experience in the resources sector in diverse roles such as operations, environment, community and indigenous affairs, corporate development and sustainability. She has qualifications in geology, environment, law and business management including a PhD in geology. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Curtin University in 2017 for her contribution to sustainability, innovation and policy leadership in the resources industry. She is Currently director of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (since 2017), Adelaide Brighton Limited (since 2018) and Tronox Holding PLC (since 2019), member of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, Deputy Chair of Western Australian Cricket Association, Council member of Curtin University, member of the Australia-India Council and member of the Vocational Education and Training Expert Skills Panel and she was former Director of Vimy Resources Limited (2017 to 2018). to 2018). Dr Guthrie is a member of the People and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee.
Mr Guy Michael Cowan Non-Executive Director May 2016
Mr Cowan had a 23-year career with Shell International in various senior commercial and financial roles. His last two roles were as CFO and Director of Shell Oil US and CFO of Shell Nigeria. He was CFO of Fonterra Co-operative Ltd between 2005 and 2009. Mr Cowan was a Director of Ludowici Limited (2009 to 2012) where he chaired the Audit and Risk Committee and was also a Shell-appointed alternate Director of Woodside between 1992 and 1995. Mr Cowan Currently chairman of Queensland Sugar Limited (since 2015) and Buderim Ginger Ltd (since 2018), Director of Winson Group Pty Ltd (since 2014) and former Director of UGL Limited (2008 to 2017). Mr Cowan is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a Director of Santos Finance Limited.
Mr Peter Roland Hearl Non-Executive Director May 2016
Mr Hearl in his 18-year career in the oil industry with Exxon in Australia and the USA, he held a variety of senior marketing, operations, logistics and strategic planning positions. Mr Hearl joined YUM Brands (formerly PepsiCo Restaurants) as KFC Australia's Director of Operations in 1991. He subsequently had several senior international leadership roles, as well as being President of Pizza Hut USA, before assuming the global role of YUM Brands Chief Operations and Development Officer in 2006, based in Dallas, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky, and from where he retired in 2008. He is Currently Director of Telstra Ltd (since 2014), Chairman-Elect of Endeavour Group Ltd (since 2019), Member of Investment Committee of the Stepping Stone Foundation, a Sydney based NFP (since 2018). He was also a former Chair of Woolworths Petrol Pty Ltd (2018) and former Director of Treasury Wine Estates (2012 to 2017). Mr Hearl is Chair of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee, a member of the People Committee.
Mr Kevin Thomas Gallagher Chief Executive OfficerManaging Director Feb 2016
Mr Gallagher have more than 25 years international experience in managing oil and gas operations. Mr Gallagher is a member of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and is also a Director of Santos Finance Limited. Mr Gallagher commenced his career as a drilling engineer with Mobil North Sea, before joining Woodside in Australia in 1998. At Woodside, Mr Gallagher led the drilling organisation through rapid growth, delivering several Australian and international development projects and exploration campaigns, before leading the Australian oil business. Then, as CEO of the North West Shelf Venture, he was responsible for production from Australia's first ever LNG project, which underpinned a new domestic gas market, fuelling the mining sector and other industries in Western Australia. In 2011, Mr Gallagher joined Clough Limited as CEO and Managing Director where, over four years, he transformed the business and delivered record financial results. Since joining Santos, Mr Gallagher has delivered a Transform, Build, Grow strategy that has instituted a disciplined low-cost operating model, strengthened the balance sheet and improved production. He is also a chairman of APPEA (since 2019).
Ms Janine J McArdle Non-Executive Director Oct 2019
Ms McArdle has more than 30 years experience in the global oil and gas industry. Ms McArdle most recently spent 13 years with Apache Corporation in the United States, where she held roles including Executive Officer, Senior Vice President of Global Gas Monetization, President of Kitimat LNG Co, and Vice President, Worldwide Oil and Gas Marketing. Prior to joining Apache, she worked with Acquila Energy for nine years in the United States and United Kingdom, in a senior leadership position with responsibilities across trading, mergers and acquisition and e-commerce. Ms McArdle is also the Founder, CEO and President of Apex Strategies, a global consultancy business providing advisory services to companies engaged in midstream and downstream operations within the energy industry. She is currently Member of University of Nebraska's College of Engineering Advisory Board (since 2017) and former Director of Halcon Resources (2018 to 2019) and Palmer Drug Abuse Program in Houston, Texas (2003 to 2018). Ms McArdle is a member of the Risk Committee.
Mr Michael Utsler Non-Executive Director May 2022
Mr Musje Werror Non-Executive Director Dec 2021
Mr Werror has over 20 years of leadership experience in the mining and resources sector in Papua New Guinea. He is Managing Director and CEO of Ok Tedi Mining Limited and previously held various roles including leading community relations in Western Province. He is Chairman of Ok Tedi Development Foundation and the Western Province Health Authority.
Ms Amanda Devonish Company Secretary Jun 2017
Ms Jodie Hatherly Company Secretary May 2019
Amanda Devonish Company Secretary
Jodie Hatherly Company Secretary

Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Shares Capital
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 1,108,565,304 32.73%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 543,924,154 16.06%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited 340,974,756 10.07%
National Nominees Limited 190,587,562 5.63%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 114,988,506 3.40%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd (Agency Lending Drp A/C) 69,448,435 2.05%
Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited (Colonial First State Inv A/C) 59,438,502 1.75%
Bnp Paribas Noms Pty Ltd (Drp) 57,783,778 1.71%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Acf Clearstream 23,127,648 0.68%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six Sis Ltd (Drp A/C) 20,761,960 0.61%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited (Nt Comnwlth Super Corp A/C) 19,505,374 0.58%
Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Limited 19,194,472 0.57%
Ubs Nominees Pty Ltd 17,921,634 0.53%
Argo Investments Limited 17,449,895 0.52%
Sesap Pty Ltd (On Market Purchase A/C) 9,638,299 0.28%
Bnp Paribas Noms Pty Ltd (Global Markets Drp) 9,597,014 0.28%
Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited 9,589,773 0.28%
Netwealth Investments Limited (Wrap Services A/C) 7,500,720 0.22%
Bnp Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd (Drp A/C) 7,324,482 0.22%
Ubs Nominees Pty Ltd I 5,745,645 0.17%