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Market Cap $6.43 billion
P/E Ratio 5.53
Dividend Yield 6.38%
Shares Outstanding 836.60 million
Earnings per share 3.028
Dividend per share 0.49
Year To Date Return 4.17%
Earnings Yield 18.10%
Franking 100%
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  • Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC)
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Whitehaven listed on the ASX on 1 June 2007.

    Whitehaven paid twice-yearly dividends between 2009 and 2012 before stopping its payouts. It resumed paying dividends in 2017 until 2020. The company did not pay out a dividend in 2021 after it posted a net loss after tax.

    However, soaring coal prices saw the Whitehaven Coal share price rocket in 2022 and the company reinstated its dividends, paying an interim dividend of 8 cents a share, unfranked, and a final dividend of 40 cents a share, fully franked.

    Dividend Payment History Data provided by Morningstar.

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    Ex-Date Amount Franking Type Payable
    22 Feb 2024 $0.0700 100.00% Interim 08 Mar 2024
    31 Aug 2023 $0.4200 100.00% Final 15 Sep 2023
    23 Feb 2023 $0.3200 100.00% Interim 10 Mar 2023
    01 Sep 2022 $0.4000 100.00% Final 16 Sep 2022
    24 Feb 2022 $0.0800 0.00% Interim 11 Mar 2022
    27 Feb 2020 $0.0150 0.00% Interim 06 Mar 2020
    05 Sep 2019 $0.1300 50.00% Final 19 Sep 2019
    25 Feb 2019 $0.1500 0.00% Interim 06 Mar 2019
    04 Sep 2018 $0.1300 0.00% Special Cash 13 Sep 2018
    04 Sep 2018 $0.1400 0.00% Final 13 Sep 2018
    23 Feb 2018 $0.1300 0.00% Interim 02 Mar 2018
    10 Nov 2017 $0.0000 0.00% Final 28 Nov 2017
    11 Sep 2012 $0.0300 100.00% Final 28 Sep 2012
    19 Apr 2012 $0.5000 100.00% Special Cash 04 May 2012
    12 Sep 2011 $0.0410 100.00% Final 30 Sep 2011
    08 Mar 2011 $0.0330 100.00% Interim 31 Mar 2011
    13 Sep 2010 $0.0280 100.00% Final 30 Sep 2010
    05 Mar 2010 $0.0280 100.00% Interim 31 Mar 2010
    14 Sep 2009 $0.0600 100.00% Final 30 Sep 2009

    WHC ASX Announcements

    An announcement is considered as "Price Sensitive" if it is thought that it may have an impact on the price of the security.

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    About Whitehaven Coal Ltd

    Whitehaven Coal Ltd (ASX: WHC) is an Australia-based coal miner that exports high-quality thermal coal (primarily used to generate electricity) and metallurgical coal (primarily used for steel making) from Australia to Asia.

    Its main focus is in the Gunnedah Basin in northwest New South Wales, where it operates four mines - three open cut and one underground. Additionally, it has approval to construct an open-cut coal mine at Vickery, 25km north of Gunnedah, and also has plans for another open-cut mine at Winchester South in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

    Coal is railed to ports in Newcastle for export to Asian customers.

    The Whitehaven Coal share price hit an all-time high in October 2022 on the back of record coal prices.

    WHC Share Price History Data provided by Morningstar.

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    Date Close Change % Change Volume Open High Low
    12 Apr 2024 $7.68 $-0.03 -0.39% 4,404,015 $7.80 $7.85 $7.64
    11 Apr 2024 $7.71 $0.13 1.72% 6,675,934 $7.53 $7.79 $7.52
    10 Apr 2024 $7.58 $0.22 2.99% 8,436,562 $7.45 $7.72 $7.43
    09 Apr 2024 $7.36 $0.34 4.84% 7,978,887 $7.17 $7.40 $7.13
    08 Apr 2024 $7.02 $0.03 0.43% 3,833,904 $7.01 $7.08 $6.97
    05 Apr 2024 $6.99 $-0.18 -2.51% 4,323,406 $7.13 $7.15 $6.99
    04 Apr 2024 $7.17 $0.04 0.56% 5,583,547 $7.18 $7.22 $7.07
    03 Apr 2024 $7.13 $0.03 0.42% 5,033,989 $7.15 $7.19 $7.06
    02 Apr 2024 $7.10 $0.00 0.00% 7,578,510 $7.18 $7.25 $7.08
    28 Mar 2024 $7.10 $0.36 5.34% 12,601,536 $6.90 $7.18 $6.86
    27 Mar 2024 $6.74 $0.15 2.28% 5,673,516 $6.64 $6.77 $6.54
    26 Mar 2024 $6.59 $-0.03 -0.45% 4,162,033 $6.65 $6.72 $6.56
    25 Mar 2024 $6.62 $0.12 1.85% 3,284,842 $6.55 $6.68 $6.55
    22 Mar 2024 $6.50 $-0.20 -2.99% 7,494,871 $6.75 $6.77 $6.49
    21 Mar 2024 $6.70 $0.13 1.98% 7,585,571 $6.66 $6.74 $6.59
    20 Mar 2024 $6.57 $0.17 2.66% 6,527,618 $6.48 $6.65 $6.43
    19 Mar 2024 $6.40 $0.08 1.27% 4,849,330 $6.35 $6.44 $6.30
    18 Mar 2024 $6.32 $-0.07 -1.10% 6,531,936 $6.40 $6.43 $6.26
    15 Mar 2024 $6.39 $-0.03 -0.47% 9,214,903 $6.39 $6.47 $6.32
    14 Mar 2024 $6.42 $-0.21 -3.17% 11,013,201 $6.63 $6.70 $6.36

    Director Transactions Data provided by Morningstar.

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    Date Director Type Amount Value Notes
    12 Mar 2024 Mark Vaile Buy 3,160 $21,551
    On-market trade.
    20 Feb 2024 Paul Flynn Buy 14,582 $99,438
    On-market trade.
    16 Feb 2024 Anthony Mason Buy 6,000 $42,835
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    16 Feb 2024 Nicole Brook Buy 5,602 $39,879
    On-market trade.
    16 Feb 2024 Michael(Mick) McCormack Buy 30,000 $214,310
    On-market trade.
    01 Dec 2023 Paul Flynn Issued 533,651 $3,874,306
    Issue of securities. 37,07,863 Rights
    01 Nov 2023 Anthony Mason Buy 6,000 $42,780
    On-market trade.
    23 Oct 2023 Nicole Brook Buy 10,000 $76,084
    On-market trade.
    20 Oct 2023 Wallis Graham Buy 5,000 $36,400
    On-market trade.
    19 Oct 2023 Mark Vaile Buy 6,650 $49,599
    On-market trade.
    19 Oct 2023 Anthony Mason Buy 6,000 $44,684
    On-market trade.
    17 Aug 2023 Paul Flynn Expiry 3,283 $24,589
    As advised by the company. 31,74,212 Rights
    15 May 2023 Mark Vaile Buy 2,850 $19,836
    On-market trade.

    Directors & Management Data provided by Morningstar.

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    Name Title Start Date Profile
    Mr Michael(Mick) Joseph McCormack Non-Executive Director Feb 2024
    Mr McCormack is currently on the Boards of Origin Energy, Austal Limited and Central Petroleum. Mr McCormack has more than 40 years experience working in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Australia, primarily in oil & gas and renewable energy generation. He worked for 15 years at AGL Energy and 20 years at APA group, including 15 years as the Managing Director & CEO.
    Mr Anthony Mason Non-Executive Director Aug 2023
    Hon Mark Vaile Non-Executive ChairmanNon-Executive Director May 2012
    Mr Vaile as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the National Party from 2005 to 2007, Mark established a network of contacts throughout Australia and East Asia. His focus at home was with regional Australia and particularly northern NSW. Mark brings experience as a Company Director having been Chairman of Aston Resources, CBD Energy Limited and SmartTrans, a former independent Director on the board of Virgin Australia Holdings and former Director Trustee of HostPlus Superfund. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee and Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
    Ms Fiona A Robertson Non-Executive Director Feb 2018
    Ms 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, where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee and Heron Resources. Currently Fiona is a Non-Executive Director of Bellevue Gold Limited (since May 2020) and 29Metals Limited (since May 2021). She is Chairman of Risk Management 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 and Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was involved 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 and 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 mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with 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. He is also senior advisor to Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., one of the chief alternative asset managers in the world, an independent Nonexecutive Director of Toshiba Corporation (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange), a Non-Executive Director of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk (listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange), and independent director of EDBI Pte Ltd, the investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board. Raymond has been involved in investments throughout Asia in various industries, including financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, energy, and real estate. He is member of the Risk Management Committee.
    Mrs Wallis Cook Graham Non-Executive Director Feb 2023
    Mrs Graham has over 20 years of experience as a finance professional in funds management, corporate finance, private equity, and investment banking. Wallis has spent more than two decades in diverse finance roles in New York and Australia with Goldman Sachs, Saks Inc, Forstmann Asset Management, Pequot Capital and Energy Capital Partners. Wallis is currently a Director of Servcorp, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee. She is also a Director of the Wenona School, Wenona Foundation, Sydney Youth Orchestras, and the Garvan Research Foundation. She also holds a Senior Consulting role focused on energy transition with Energy Capital Partners. She is member of the Risk Management Committee.
    Ms Nicole Brook Non-Executive Director Nov 2022
    Ms Brook has a background in mining engineering, with over 25 years of experience in the resources industry. After starting her career as an underground miner, Nicole went on to hold several site technical and consulting roles before taking on a leadership role with Glencore Coal Australia, where she led a team of resources professionals responsible for business development, project assessment and technical governance of mining operations. In 2018, Nicole was named Exceptional Woman in NSW Mining at the NSW Minerals Council awards and was selected for the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018. She is Member of the Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
    Mr Timothy Burt General CounselCompany Secretary Jul 2009
    Kevin Ball Chief Financial Officer
    Michael van Maanen Executive General Manager Corporate Government and Community Affairs
    Sarah Withell Executive General Manager Health Safety and Environment
    Jason Nunn Executive General Manager Marketing and Logistics
    Ian Humphris Executive General Manager Operations
    Daniel Cram Executive General Manager People and Culture
    Mark Stevens Executive General Manager Project Delivery
    Timothy Burt General CounselCompany Secretary

    Top Shareholders Data provided by Morningstar.

    Data provided by Morningstar.
    Name Shares Capital
    HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Ltd 195,085,654 23.32%
    J P Morgan Nominees Australia Pty Limited 147,545,476 17.64%
    Citicorp Nominees Pty Ltd 115,414,993 13.80%
    Merrill Lynch (Australia) Nominees Pty Limited 42,844,164 5.12%
    BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Drp> 28,922,310 3.46%
    Aet Sfs Pty Ltd <Boardwalk Res Inv P/C> 26,678,979 3.19%
    Ecapital Nominees Pty Limited <Accumulation A/C> 15,219,203 1.82%
    National Nominees Limited 14,807,518 1.77%
    BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd <Ib Au Noms Retailclient Drp> 14,219,163 1.70%
    Whitehaven Employee Share Plan Pty Limited <Equity Incentive Plan A/C> 6,610,252 0.79%
    BNP Paribas Nominees Pty Ltd Hub24 Custodial Serv Ltd <Drp A/C> 5,132,576 0.61%
    HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca 4,409,572 0.53%
    Neweconomy Com Au Nominees Pty Limited <900 Account> 3,635,127 0.43%
    HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited 3,576,021 0.43%
    HSBC Custody Nominees (Australia) Limited Gsco Eca i 3,205,974 0.38%
    Invia Custodian Pty Limited <Abex Limited A/C> 3,100,889 0.36%
    BNP Paribas Noms Pty Ltd <Global Markets Drp> 3,006,167 0.36%
    Citicorp Nominees Pty Limited <Colonial First State Inv A/C> 2,664,465 0.32%
    Mr Christopher Andrew Anderson and Mrs Virginia Ivy Anderson 2,190,000 0.26%
    Mr Leendert Hoeksema 2,000,000 0.24%