Westpac Banking Corp: Cost shock

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Nathan Lead
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By Nathan Lead
Job title:
Senior Analyst
Date posted:
22 August 2023, 8:30 AM
Sectors Covered:
Infrastructure, Utilities, Banks

  • Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) published its Q3 trading update and regulatory capital disclosures.
  • We have made material downgrades to our forecasts and reduced our target price to (login to view), mainly because of the unexpectedly high cost growth.
  • The share price performance is disappointing for existing WBC investors. However, for a new investor we think the current price offers potential returns of c.19% (including c.7% cash yield) even after allowing for the reduced target price.

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