How to buy Adelaide Brighton shares

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ADBRI Limited is a building materials business based in Australia. Adelaide Brighton shares (ABC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Adelaide Brighton has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion..

How to buy shares in Adelaide Brighton

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. 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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Adelaide Brighton. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ABC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Adelaide Brighton reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $3.14, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Adelaide Brighton. 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.

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How has coronavirus impacted Adelaide Brighton's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Adelaide Brighton's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $3.14, which is 1.57% down on its pre-crash value of $3.19 and 80.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.74.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Adelaide Brighton shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $524.28 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $897.13.

Adelaide Brighton share price

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Adelaide Brighton shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
52-week range$1.6715 - $3.7848
50-day moving average $3.2479
200-day moving average $2.8499
Target price$5
PE ratio 22.4306
Dividend yield $0.1 (2.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.144

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Is it a good time to buy Adelaide Brighton stock?

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Adelaide Brighton price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$3.14 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-12) -2.79%
1 month (2020-12-18) -4.56%
3 months (2020-10-19) 0%
6 months (2020-07-17) 38.94%
1 year (2020-01-17) -13.97%
2 years (2019-01-18) -31.59%
3 years (2018-01-19) -50.86%
5 years (2016-01-19) -30.22%

Is Adelaide Brighton under- or over-valued?

Valuing Adelaide Brighton stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Adelaide Brighton's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Adelaide Brighton's P/E ratio

Adelaide Brighton's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Adelaide Brighton shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Adelaide Brighton's PEG ratio

Adelaide Brighton's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.15. 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 Adelaide Brighton's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Adelaide Brighton's EBITDA

Adelaide Brighton's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $219.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Adelaide Brighton's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Adelaide Brighton financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.26%
Gross profit TTM $226 million
Return on assets TTM 3.68%
Return on equity TTM 8.1%
Profit margin 6.45%
Book value 1.843
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Adelaide Brighton share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 69.64% of net profits

Recently Adelaide Brighton has paid out, on average, around 69.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Adelaide Brighton shareholders could enjoy a 2.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Adelaide Brighton's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.1 per share.

Adelaide Brighton's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Adelaide Brighton's shares ever split?

Adelaide Brighton's shares were split on 6 March 2008.

Adelaide Brighton share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Adelaide Brighton's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.6715 up to $3.7848. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ABC.AU volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Adelaide Brighton's is 1.1547. This would suggest that Adelaide Brighton's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Adelaide Brighton overview

ADBRI Limited produces, imports, distributes, and markets construction materials in Australia. The company operates in two segments, Cement, Lime, Concrete and Aggregates; and Concrete Products. It offers cement, cementitious products, lime, premixed concrete, aggregates, and sand, as well as concrete bricks, blocks, pavers, retaining walls, erosion control products, architectural masonry products, and reconstituted stone veneers. The company offers its products to residential and non-residential construction, engineering construction, alumina production, and mining markets. The company was formerly known as Adelaide Brighton Limited and changed its name to ADBRI Limited in May 2020. ADBRI Limited was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.

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