How to buy adidas (ADS) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in adidas shares.

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adidas AG (ADS) is a leading footwear & accessories business with stocks listed in Germany. It opened the day at EUR€€261.6 after a previous close of EUR€€267.8. During the day the price has varied from a low of EUR€252.55 to a high of EUR€261.6. The latest price was EUR€253.4 (25 minute delay). adidas is listed on the F. All prices are listed in Euros.

How to buy shares in adidas

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company that's listed outside of Australia, you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to global stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for adidas. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ADS. 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 adidas 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 last close price of EUR€€253.4, 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 adidas, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of adidas. 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.

adidas stock price (F:ADS)

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adidas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-26.
Previous close€267.8
Change €-14.4
Change % -5.3771%
Volume 1,133
Information last updated 2021-11-20.
52-week range€249.927 - €335.05
50-day moving average €279.009
200-day moving average €290.0057
Target price€223.59
PE ratio 26.684
Dividend yield €3 (1.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) €10.6
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adidas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of €253.4

1 week (2021-11-18) -10.32%
1 month (2021-10-28) -10.84%
3 months (2021-08-27) -16.81%
6 months (2021-05-28) -15.52%
1 year (2020-11-27) -7.04%
2 years (2019-11-27) -10.05%
3 years (2018-11-27) 27.05%
5 years (2016-11-25) 82.29%

Is adidas under- or over-valued?

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

adidas's P/E ratio

adidas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, adidas shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

adidas's PEG ratio

adidas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.6688. 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 adidas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

adidas's EBITDA

adidas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is EUR€2.6 billion (£2.2 billion).

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

adidas financials

Revenue TTM EUR€22.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.73%
Gross profit TTM EUR€9.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.35%
Return on equity TTM 20.05%
Profit margin 9.12%
Book value €39.888
Market capitalisation EUR€55.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

adidas'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 adidas.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

adidas's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.88

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and adidas's overall score of 12.88 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like adidas 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.).

adidas's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.18/100

adidas's environmental score of 1.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that adidas is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

adidas's social score

Social score: 5.4/100

adidas's social score of 5.4 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that adidas is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

adidas's governance score

Governance score: 5.79/100

adidas's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that adidas is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

adidas's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. adidas scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that adidas hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

adidas AG was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 12.88
Total ESG percentile 7.58
Environmental score 1.18
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 5.4
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 5.79
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

adidas share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 46.88% of net profits

Recently adidas has paid out, on average, around 46.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.06% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), adidas shareholders could enjoy a 1.06% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In adidas's case, that would currently equate to about €3 per share.

While adidas's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that adidas may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have adidas's shares ever split?

adidas's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 5 June 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your adidas shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for adidas shares which in turn could have impacted adidas's share price.

adidas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, adidas's shares have ranged in value from as little as EUR€249.927 up to EUR€335.05. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ADS.F volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (F average) beta is 1, while adidas's is 0.8718. This would suggest that adidas's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

adidas overview

adidas AG, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, distributes, and markets athletic and sports lifestyle products worldwide. The company operates through ten segments: Europe, North America Adidas, North America Reebok, Asia-Pacific, Russia/CIS, Latin America, Emerging Markets, Adidas Golf, Runtastic, and Other Centrally Managed Businesses. It offers footwear; apparel; accessories and gear, such as bags, balls, and fitness equipment; and golf products under the adidas and Reebok brands. The company is also involved in the operation of Runtastic, a digital health and fitness space; and Y-3 label business activities. It sells its products through approximately 2,500 own-retail stores; mono-branded franchise stores; and wholesale distribution, as well as its e-commerce channel. The company was formerly known as adidas-Salomon AG and changed its name to adidas AG in June 2006. adidas AG was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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