How to buy Activision Blizzard (ATVI) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Activision Blizzard shares.
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Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI) is a leading electronic gaming & multimedia business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$79.1 after a previous close of US$78.78. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD78.65 to a high of USD79.72. The latest price was USD78.9 (25 minute delay). Activision Blizzard is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Activision Blizzard
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Activision Blizzard. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ATVI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Activision Blizzard reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$78.78, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Activision Blizzard, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Activision Blizzard. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Activision Blizzard key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Activision Blizzard stock a buy or sell?
- Activision Blizzard performance over time
- Is Activision Blizzard suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Activision Blizzard shares over-valued?
- Activision Blizzard's financials
- How volatile are Activision Blizzard shares?
- Does Activision Blizzard pay a dividend?
- Have Activision Blizzard shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Activision Blizzard stock price (NASDAQ:ATVI)Use our graph to track the performance of ATVI stocks over time.
Activision Blizzard shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$56.4 - US$104.0263|
|50-day moving average||US$64.2902|
|200-day moving average||US$81.0031|
|Dividend yield||US$0.47 (0.57%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.371|
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Is it a good time to buy Activision Blizzard stock?
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Activision Blizzard price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||-3.01%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||18.34%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||0.03%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||-6.98%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||-12.60%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||31.43%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||68.81%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||99.19%|
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Is Activision Blizzard under- or over-valued?
Valuing Activision Blizzard stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Activision Blizzard's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Activision Blizzard's P/E ratio
Activision Blizzard's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Activision Blizzard shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Activision Blizzard's PEG ratio
Activision Blizzard's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1071. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Activision Blizzard's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Activision Blizzard's EBITDA
Activision Blizzard's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.4 billion (£2.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Activision Blizzard's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Activision Blizzard financials
|Revenue TTM||US$9.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||36.17%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$5.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.88%|
|Market capitalisation||US$63.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Activision Blizzard's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Activision Blizzard.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Activision Blizzard's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.84
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Activision Blizzard's overall score of 21.84 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Activision Blizzard is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Activision Blizzard's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.65/100
Activision Blizzard's environmental score of 4.65 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Activision Blizzard's social score
Social score: 14.46/100
Activision Blizzard's social score of 14.46 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Activision Blizzard's governance score
Governance score: 12.22/100
Activision Blizzard's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Activision Blizzard is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Activision Blizzard's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Activision Blizzard scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Activision Blizzard has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.84|
|Total ESG percentile||16.66|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Activision Blizzard share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 12.73% of net profits
Recently Activision Blizzard has paid out, on average, around 12.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Activision Blizzard shareholders could enjoy a 0.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Activision Blizzard's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.
While Activision Blizzard's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Activision Blizzard is investing more in its future growth.
Activision Blizzard's most recent dividend payout was on 5 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Activision Blizzard's shares ever split?
Activision Blizzard's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 September 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Activision Blizzard shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Activision Blizzard shares which in turn could have impacted Activision Blizzard's share price.
Activision Blizzard share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Activision Blizzard's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$56.4 up to US$104.0263. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Activision Blizzard's is 0.6974. This would suggest that Activision Blizzard's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Activision Blizzard overview
Activision Blizzard, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and publishes interactive entertainment content and services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Activision Publishing, Inc.; Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; and King Digital Entertainment. It develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices, including subscription, full-game, and in-game sales, as well as by licensing software to third-party or related-party companies that distribute Activision and Blizzard products. The company also maintains a proprietary online gaming service, Battle.net that facilitates digital distribution of content, online social connectivity, and the creation of user-generated content. In addition, it operates esports leagues and offer digital advertising content; and provides warehousing, logistics, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software, as well as manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware products. The company's key product franchises include Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Candy Crush. It serves retailers and distributors, including mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores through third-party distribution and licensing arrangements. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
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