How to buy Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Advanced Micro Devices shares.

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc is a semiconductors business with stocks listed in the US. Advanced Micro Devices shares (AMD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$144.01 – a decrease of 6.98% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Advanced Micro Devices

  1. 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.
  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 Advanced Micro Devices. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMD. 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 Advanced Micro Devices 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 US$150.68, 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 Advanced Micro Devices, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Advanced Micro Devices. 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.

Advanced Micro Devices stock price (NASDAQ:AMD)

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Advanced Micro Devices shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-04.
52-week rangeUS$72.5 - US$164.4599
50-day moving average US$128.173
200-day moving average US$98.8648
Target priceUS$141.5
PE ratio 44.4201
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.242

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Advanced Micro Devices price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $144.01

1 week (2021-11-24) -8.74%
1 month (2021-11-05) 5.63%
3 months (2021-09-03) 31.01%
1 year (2020-12-04) 53.14%
2 years (2019-12-05) 263.48%
3 years (2018-12-04) 581.87%
5 years (2016-12-05) 1,559.10%

Is Advanced Micro Devices under- or over-valued?

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

Advanced Micro Devices's P/E ratio

Advanced Micro Devices's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, Advanced Micro Devices shares trade at around 44x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Advanced Micro Devices's PEG ratio

Advanced Micro Devices's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3318. 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 Advanced Micro Devices's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Advanced Micro Devices's EBITDA

Advanced Micro Devices's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.4 billion (£2.6 billion).

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

Advanced Micro Devices financials

Revenue TTM US$14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.5%
Gross profit TTM US$4.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 20.93%
Return on equity TTM 72.14%
Profit margin 26.72%
Book value 5.888
Market capitalisation US$173.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Advanced Micro Devices share dividends

We're not expecting Advanced Micro Devices to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Advanced Micro Devices's shares ever split?

Advanced Micro Devices's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 August 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Advanced Micro Devices shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Advanced Micro Devices shares which in turn could have impacted Advanced Micro Devices's share price.

Advanced Micro Devices share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advanced Micro Devices's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$72.5 up to US$164.4599. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMD.US volatility(beta: 2.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Advanced Micro Devices's is 2.0109. This would suggest that Advanced Micro Devices's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Advanced Micro Devices overview

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. Its products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit, chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), data center and professional GPUs, and development services; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products, development services, and technology for game consoles. The company provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Ryzen, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD FX, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands; and chipsets under the AMD trademark. It also offers discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon graphics and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; professional graphics products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro graphics brands; and Radeon Instinct and AMD Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Geode, AMD Ryzen, AMD EPYC, AMD R-Series, and G-Series processors brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies, as well as semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment manufacturers, public cloud service providers, original design manufacturers, system integrators, independent distributors, online retailers, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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