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Altium Limited is a software—application business based in Australia. Altium shares (ALU) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Altium has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $189.1 million.

How to buy shares in Altium

  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 Altium. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ALU. 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 Altium 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 $N/A, 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 Altium. 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.

Altium share price

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Altium shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeAUDA$23.11 - AUDA$42.76
50-day moving average AUDA$34.7108
200-day moving average AUDA$33.0535
Target priceAUDA$17.37
PE ratio 99.6506
Dividend yield AUDA$0.38 (1.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.236

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Is it a good time to buy Altium stock?

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Is Altium under- or over-valued?

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

Altium's P/E ratio

Altium's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 100x. In other words, Altium shares trade at around 100x recent earnings.

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

Altium's EBITDA

Altium's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $68.2 million.

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

Altium financials

Revenue TTM $189.1 million
Operating margin TTM 33.3%
Gross profit TTM $94.4 million
Return on assets TTM 13.72%
Return on equity TTM 16.74%
Profit margin 16.33%
Book value 1.407
Market capitalisation $4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Altium share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 110.66% of net profits

Recently Altium has paid out, on average, around 110.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Altium shareholders could enjoy a 1.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Altium's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.38 per share.

Altium'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 2 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Altium's shares ever split?

Altium's shares were split on 26 October 2008.

Altium share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Altium's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.11 up to $42.76. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ALU.AU volatility(beta: 0.61)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 Altium's is 0.6145. This would suggest that Altium's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Altium overview

Altium Limited develops and sells computer software for the design of electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates through Board and Systems; Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems; and Electronic Parts, Search and Discovery segments. The company offers printed circuit board (PCB) design software products, including Altium Designer, a PCB design tool; CircuitStudio, a professional PCB design tool; CircuitMaker, a community based PCB design tool for makers, hobbyists, and DIYers communities; and NEXUS, an agile PCB design for teams, as well as embedded products, such as TASKING tools for embedded software development. It also provides cloud platform comprising Altium 365, a connecting PCB design for the manufacturing floor; and Altium Concord Pro, a solution for library management. In addition, the company offers component data product comprising Octopart, a component database, as well as PDN Analyzer, a power distribution network analysis product. Further, it provides Altium DXP Developer and Altium 365 Online Viewer, as well as live and on-demand courses. The company serves the automotive, military/aerospace, communications, contract engineering, education, consumer electronics, industrial systems, entertainment, and bioscience and medical industries. Altium Limited was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

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