Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) Share Price and News





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Market Cap $2.98 billion
P/E Ratio 52.91
Dividend Yield 0.83%
Shares Outstanding 1.03 billion
Earnings per share -0.546
Dividend per share 0.15
Year To Date Return 81.16%
Earnings Yield 1.89%
Franking N/A
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Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)
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About Whitehaven Coal Ltd

Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) is the biggest pure play coal miner on the Australian share market. The company currently operates four mines (three open cut and one large underground mine) in the Gunnedah Coal Basin of NSW.

The mining giant also maintains a number of exploration and development projects in Queensland and New South Wales.

Founded in 1999, the company employs approximately 1,600 people, operates predominantly in New South Wales, and is administered by its head office in Sydney.

As a resource share in the ASX coal sector, the Whitehaven Coal share price is tied to the sometimes volatile fluctuations in the commodity pricing for the 'black gold'. After WHC shares first listed on the ASX in 2007, Whitehaven has been a strong performer and now makes up part of the S&P/ASX 200 Index.

WHC Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
22 Oct 2021 $2.89 $-0.09 -3.02% 20,825,464 $2.90 $2.96 $2.85
21 Oct 2021 $2.98 $-0.07 -2.30% 18,524,277 $3.03 $3.05 $2.91
20 Oct 2021 $3.05 $-0.26 -7.85% 30,732,540 $3.05 $3.16 $2.97
19 Oct 2021 $3.31 $-0.01 -0.30% 11,188,336 $3.35 $3.41 $3.31
18 Oct 2021 $3.32 $0.07 2.15% 10,889,984 $3.27 $3.33 $3.20
15 Oct 2021 $3.25 $0.02 0.62% 11,601,129 $3.25 $3.31 $3.19
14 Oct 2021 $3.23 $-0.07 -2.12% 16,155,186 $3.34 $3.35 $3.17
13 Oct 2021 $3.30 $-0.05 -1.49% 9,642,542 $3.40 $3.40 $3.29
12 Oct 2021 $3.35 $-0.08 -2.33% 18,750,863 $3.48 $3.52 $3.31
11 Oct 2021 $3.43 $0.20 6.19% 17,628,565 $3.28 $3.50 $3.21
08 Oct 2021 $3.23 $-0.11 -3.29% 22,957,306 $3.36 $3.37 $3.14
07 Oct 2021 $3.34 $-0.25 -6.96% 23,917,152 $3.47 $3.47 $3.29
06 Oct 2021 $3.59 $0.14 4.06% 18,064,788 $3.53 $3.64 $3.48
05 Oct 2021 $3.45 $0.08 2.37% 14,942,555 $3.43 $3.48 $3.35
04 Oct 2021 $3.37 $0.01 0.30% 14,297,009 $3.41 $3.47 $3.36
01 Oct 2021 $3.36 $0.13 4.02% 17,384,314 $3.27 $3.37 $3.27
30 Sep 2021 $3.23 $-0.04 -1.22% 13,355,327 $3.32 $3.32 $3.19
29 Sep 2021 $3.27 $0.00 0.00% 15,832,466 $3.26 $3.34 $3.20
28 Sep 2021 $3.27 $0.20 6.51% 17,785,512 $3.17 $3.29 $3.16
27 Sep 2021 $3.07 $-0.08 -2.54% 13,974,246 $3.18 $3.22 $3.04
24 Sep 2021 $3.15 $0.04 1.29% 11,840,406 $3.14 $3.20 $3.08
23 Sep 2021 $3.11 $0.21 7.24% 14,067,669 $2.96 $3.11 $2.94

Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
21 Sep 2021 George Zage Buy 200 $548,997
On-market trade.
15 Sep 2021 Paul Flynn Exercise 292 $883,180
Exercise of options.
15 Sep 2021 Paul Flynn Buy 169 $511,313
Conversion of securities.
15 Sep 2021 Paul Flynn Exercise 169 $511,313
Conversion of securities. 1,864,008 - Performance Rights
15 Sep 2021 Paul Flynn Buy 160 $485,002
Exercise of options.
15 Sep 2021 Paul Flynn Buy 9 $30,012
As advised by the company. 9,938 shares received in satisfaction of dividend equivalent entitlements
31 Aug 2021 Paul Flynn Expiry 296 $749,294
As advised by the company. 2,033,317 - Performance Rights
Performance Rights lapsed
31 Aug 2021 Paul Flynn Expiry 196 $497,365
Options expired.
21 Jun 2021 George Zage Buy 150 $274,108
On-market trade.
04 Jun 2021 George Zage Buy 350 $589,750
On-market trade.
17 May 2021 George Zage Transfer 200 $282,000
Off-market transfer. Assuming 200,000 Direct shares transferred to Indirect shares.
17 May 2021 George Zage Transfer 200 $282,000
Off-market transfer. Assuming 200,000 Direct shares transferred to Indirect shares.
17 May 2021 George Zage Buy 883 $1,107,822
On-market trade.
30 Mar 2021 Paul Flynn Sell 1 $1,766,355
On-market trade.
04 Dec 2020 Paul Flynn Issued 1 $2,206,875
Issue of securities. 2,329,481 - Performance Right
27 Oct 2020 Julie Beeby Buy 20 $19,800
On-market trade.

Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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Name Title Start Date Profile
Mr John Craig Conde Non-Executive DirectorNon-Executive Deputy Chairman May 2007
Mr Conde has over 30 years of broad based commercial experience across a number of industries, including the energy sector, and was Chairman of the company prior to the merger with Aston Resources. John is Chairman of Cooper Energy Limited (since February 2013), the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund and the McGrath Foundation, as well as President of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal. He was Chairman of Bupa Australia and New Zealand, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) and Destination NSW. He was also formerly Chairman and Managing Director of Broadcast Investment Holdings, as well as a NonExecutive Director of BHP Billiton Limited, Excel Coal Limited and Dexus Property Group. He is a member of the Risk management and Governance committee.
Dr Julie Patricia Beeby Non-Executive Director Jul 2015
Ms Beeby has more than 25 years of experience in the minerals and petroleum industries in Australia, including major Australian and US resources companies, and as Chief Executive Officer of the ASXlisted coal seam gas producer WestSide Corporation Ltd. Julie has technical, operations and strategy expertise and has held senior and executive positions in coal mining, mining services and coal seam gas, after commencing her career in coal and mineral processing research. Julie was formerly the Chairman of the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited, and Non-Executive Director of Gloucester Coal Limited, OzMinerals Limited, CRC Mining, Queensland Resources Council and Australian Coal Research. Currently, Julie is a Non-Executive director of Tasmanian Networks Pty Limited. He is Chairman of Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committee and a member of the Governance committee.
Hon Mark Vaile Non-Executive ChairmanNon-Executive Director May 2012
Mr Vaile established an network of contacts throughout Australia and East Asia as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the National Party from 2005 to 2007. His focus at home was with regional Australia and particularly northern NSW. As one of Australia's longest serving Trade Ministers from 1999 through until 2006 Mark led negotiations which resulted in Free Trade Agreements being concluded with the United States of America, Singapore and Thailand as well as launching negotiations with China, Japan and ASEAN. Importantly, early in his Ministerial career as the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark was instrumental in the establishment of the ARTC which operates the Hunter Valley rail network. Mark brings experience as a company director having been Chairman of Aston Resources and CBD Energy Limited. Mark is currently a Director of Stamford Land Corp which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, a Director Trustee of HostPlus Superfund and Chairman of Palisade Regional Infrastructure Fund. He is Chair of the Govenance and a member of the Risk Management committee.
Ms Fiona A Robertson Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
Mr Robertson has a corporate finance background, with more than 20 years of experience as CFO of ASX-listed emerging and mid-tier mining and oil and gas companies, preceded by 14 years with Chase Manhattan Bank in London, New York and Sydney in corporate banking, credit risk management and mining finance roles. Previous Non-Executive Directorships include ASX-listed oil and gas producer, Drillsearch Energy Limited, where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee and Heron Resources Limited. Currently Fiona is a Non-Executive Director of Bellevue Gold Limited and 29Metals Limited (since May 2021). He is chair of the Risk management committee and a member of the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committee.
Mr Lindsay Ward Non-Executive Director Feb 2019
Mr Ward has more than 30 years experience across industries including mining, exploration, mineral processing, ports management, rail haulage, power generation, gas transmission, transport and logistics. Having started his career in the mining industry, Lindsay has held a wide range of leadership and operational roles. He is currently CEO of Palisade Integrated Management Services, which has eight diverse infrastructure assets under management. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Dart Mining, a Melbourne-based exploration company. Lindsay also has extensive mining experience having worked with BHP Australia Coal (Bowen Basin - Queensland), Camberwell Coal (Hunter Valley - NSW) and Yallourn Energy (Latrobe Valley - Victoria) in various mine engineering and senior leadership roles including Mine Manager and General Manager. He is a member of the Health, Safety, Environment & Community Committee.
Mr Paul Flynn Chief Executive OfficerManaging Director May 2012
Mr Flynn has experience in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was instrumental in the merger of Whitehaven Coal with Aston Resources. Paul joined the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2012 and assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO on 27 March 2013. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group, Paul was the managing partner of Ernst & Young's Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm's largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment, including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company.
Mr George Raymond Zage Non-Executive Director Aug 2013
Mr Zage is the founder and CEO of Tiga Investments Pte Ltd. He is also senior advisor to Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world, and a Non-Executive Director of Toshiba Corporation, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, which is listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange. Raymond has been involved in investments throughout Asia in various industries including financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and real estate. Previously Raymond was the Managing Director and CEO of Farallon Capital Asia, and prior to that worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Singapore, New York and Los Angeles.
Mr Timothy Burt General CounselCompany Secretary Jul 2009
Ian Humphris Executive General Manager - Operations
Daniel Cram Executive General Manager - People and Culture
Kevin Ball Chief Financial Officer
Sarah Withell Executive General Manager - Health Safety and Environment
Michael van Maanen Executive General Manager Corporate Government and Community Affairs
Jason Nunn Executive General Manager - Marketing and Logistics
Mark Stevens Executive General Manager - Project Delivery
Timothy Burt General CounselCompany Secretary

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Citicorp Nominees Pty Ltd 229,667,010 22.24%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Ltd 217,785,203 21.09%
J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 115,914,121 11.22%
BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <DRP> 49,543,498 4.80%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Ib Au Noms Retailclient Drp> 28,186,620 2.73%
Aet Sfs Pty Ltd <Boardwalk Res Inv P/C> 26,678,979 2.58%
National Nominees Limited 19,774,227 1.91%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Six Sis Ltd <DRP A/C> 14,733,260 1.43%
National Nominees Limited <Db A/C> 12,508,995 1.21%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited <NT Comnwlth Super Corp A/C> 11,909,556 1.15%
BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Agency Lending DRP A/C> 9,424,759 0.91%
UBS Nominees Pty Ltd 8,912,768 0.86%
Brispot Nominees Pty Ltd <House Head Nominee A/C> 5,366,292 0.52%
Cs Third Nominees Pty Limited <Hsbc Cust Nom Au Ltd 13 A/C> 4,970,068 0.48%
Hsbc Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca 4,409,572 0.43%
Invia Custodian Pty Limited <Abex Limited A/C> 3,100,889 0.30%
Cs Fourth Nominees Pty Limited <Hsbc Cust Nom Au Ltd 11 A/C> 3,078,456 0.30%
HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited A/C 2 2,769,463 0.27%
Bnp Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Uob Kh P/L Ac Uob Kh Drp> 2,667,009 0.26%
Warbont Nominees Pty Ltd <Unpaid Entrepot A/C> 2,570,161 0.25%