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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.42
SSL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. SSL: 1.42 )
SSL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.42

0.09
1.84
Equity to Asset 0.61
SSL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. SSL: 0.61 )
SSL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.62
Current: 0.61

0.45
0.62
Interest Coverage 21.65
SSL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
89% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 21.00 vs. SSL: 21.65 )
SSL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.75   Max: 102.54
Current: 21.65

9.75
102.54
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.41
M-Score: -3.29
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 20.56
SSL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. SSL: 20.56 )
SSL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 14.86   Max: 33.44
Current: 20.56

14.86
33.44
Net-margin (%) 14.59
SSL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. SSL: 14.59 )
SSL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 9.12   Max: 18.39
Current: 14.59

9.12
18.39
ROE (%) 18.53
SSL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. SSL: 18.53 )
SSL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.43   Max: 38.01
Current: 18.53

15.43
38.01
ROA (%) 11.28
SSL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. SSL: 11.28 )
SSL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 18.81
Current: 11.28

7.5
18.81
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.99
SSL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. SSL: 22.99 )
SSL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.27   Max: 54.66
Current: 22.99

17.27
54.66
Revenue Growth (%) 12.10
SSL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. SSL: 12.10 )
SSL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -3.2   Max: 49.9
Current: 12.1

-3.2
49.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 15.80
SSL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SSL: 15.80 )
SSL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 46.1
Current: 15.8

-0.6
46.1
EPS Growth (%) 13.90
SSL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. SSL: 13.90 )
SSL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.6   Max: 59.7
Current: 13.9

-9.6
59.7
» SSL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SSL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 47,100 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 10,154 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 50,270 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 111,821 sh (-3.2%)
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Q1 2014

SSL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Bernard Horn 64,370 sh (+28.05%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 110,421 sh (-1.25%)
Steven Cohen 4,729 sh (-53.43%)
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Q2 2014

SSL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

David Dreman 471 sh (New)
Bernard Horn 64,370 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 84,421 sh (-23.55%)
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Q3 2014

SSL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Bernard Horn 64,370 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 17,347 sh (-79.45%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SSL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Dreman 2014-09-30 Sold Out $54.25 - $60.8 $ 47.47-18%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 New Buy$54.03 - $60.21 $ 47.47-16%471
Ken Fisher 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$40.79 - $45.53 $ 47.4711%0
Ken Fisher 2011-12-31 Add 23.83%0.02%$40.01 - $48.96 $ 47.474%562155
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 10.90
SSL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. SSL: 10.90 )
SSL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.87   Max: 13.36
Current: 10.9

10.87
13.36
P/B 2.00
SSL's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SSL: 2.00 )
SSL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2   Max: 2.47
Current: 2

2
2.47
P/S 1.60
SSL's P/S is ranked higher than
82% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SSL: 1.60 )
SSL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 1.98
Current: 1.6

1.6
1.98
PFCF 62.60
SSL's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSL: 62.60 )
SSL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 62.6   Max: 77.07
Current: 62.6

62.6
77.07
EV-to-EBIT 8.22
SSL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
95% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9.84 vs. SSL: 8.22 )
SSL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.6   Max: 9.4
Current: 8.22

7.6
9.4
PEG 0.64
SSL's PEG is ranked higher than
98% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SSL: 0.64 )
SSL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.64

0.64
0.79
Shiller P/E 14.20
SSL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 13.50 vs. SSL: 14.20 )
SSL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.18   Max: 17.44
Current: 14.2

14.18
17.44
Current Ratio 2.50
SSL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SSL: 2.50 )
SSL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.16   Max: 2.5
Current: 2.5

1.16
2.5
Quick Ratio 1.81
SSL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SSL: 1.81 )
SSL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 1.81
Current: 1.81

0.73
1.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.50
SSL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
69% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. SSL: 3.50 )
SSL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.81   Max: 3.45
Current: 3.5

2.81
3.45
Dividend Payout 0.37
SSL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. SSL: 0.37 )
SSL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.37

0.14
0.52
Dividend growth (3y) 18.80
SSL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SSL: 18.80 )
SSL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 77.6
Current: 18.8

0
77.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.46
SSL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.12 vs. SSL: 8.46 )
SSL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 6.79   Max: 8.34
Current: 8.46

6.79
8.34
Share Buyback Rate -0.30
SSL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. SSL: -0.30 )
SSL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.5   Max: -1.7
Current: -0.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
SSL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SSL: 2.10 )
SSL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 2.45
Current: 2.1

Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
SSL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SSL: 1.60 )
SSL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.88   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.6

Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SSL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SSL: 0.90 )
SSL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 1.03
Current: 0.9

Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
SSL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SSL: 0.60 )
SSL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 0.78
Current: 0.6

Price/Graham Number 1.00
SSL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
81% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SSL: 1.00 )
SSL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 1.22
Current: 1

Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.20
SSL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
94% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. SSL: 12.20 )
SSL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 13.1
Current: 12.2

10.6
13.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.85
SSL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Integrated industry.

( Industry Median: 8.38 vs. SSL: 17.85 )
SSL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 17.8   Max: 18
Current: 17.85

17.8
18

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Integrated » Oil & Gas Integrated
Compare:XOM, RDS.B, CVX, EC, PBR » details
Traded in other countries:SAOA.Germany, SAO.Germany, SASOF.USA, SOL.South Africa, SOLBE1.South Africa
Sasol Ltd was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of South Africa in 1979. The Company is an international integrated energy and chemicals company. It develops and commercializes technologies, and builds and operates facilities, to produce product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity. The Company operates in three segments including South African Energy Cluster, International Energy Cluster and Chemical Cluster. The South African Energy Cluster segment includes Sasol Mining, Sasol Gas, Sasol Synfuels, and Sasol Oil. Sasol Mining engaged in mining & exporting of coal. Sasol Gas engaged in distribution and marketing of Mozambican-produced natural gas and Secunda-produced methane-rich gas to customers in the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and North-West provinces of South Africa. Sasol Synfuels engaged in operating commercial coal-based synfuels manufacturing facility at Secunda and produce synthesis gas through coal gasification and natural gas reforming, using its proprietary technology to convert synthesis gas into synthetic fuel components, chemical feedstock and pipeline gas, and also sells fuel components and heavy fuel oils to Sasol Oil, and methane-rich gas to Sasol Gas. Sasol Oil market fuels blended at Secunda and fuels refined through its refinery, and also market lubricants blended at Engen, Sasol Oil and the Agip (ESA) facility in Durban. Its products include petrol, diesel, jet fuel, illuminating paraffin, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), fuel oils, bitumen, motor and industrial lubricants and sulphur. The International Energy Cluster segment includes Sasol Synfuels International, and Sasol Petroleum International. Sasol Synfuels International develops, implements and manages international business ventures based on Company's proprietary GTL technology, marketing and support subsidiary. It is involved in two GTL production facilities in Qatar and Nigeria. Sasol Petroleum International manages natural oil and gas exploration and production interests in West and Southern Africa, Canada and Australia; and operates production facilities in Mozambique. The Chemical Cluster segment includes Sasol Polymers, Sasol Solvents, Sasol Olefins & Surfactants, and Other chemical businesses. Sasol Polymers operates plants at Sasolburg and Secunda in South Africa and supply ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, chlor-alkali chemicals and mining reagents to domestic and international customers. Sasol Solvents operates plants in South Africa and supply a diverse range of solvents (ketones and alcohols), acrylates and associated products. Sasol Olefins & Surfactants operate plants in Germany, Italy, the US, the Slovak Republic and China and supply surfactants, linear alkylbenzene, surfactant intermediates, n-paraffins, n-olefins, C6-C22 alcohols, co-monomers, ethylene and other organic intermediates to customers as well as specialty aluminas, sil
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