How to buy Altium (ALU) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Altium shares.
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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 in Australian Dollars. Altium has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $180.2 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Altium
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- 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 stock price (ASX:ALU)Use our graph to track the performance of ALU stocks over time.
Altium shares at a glance
|52-week range||$23.5053 - $39.6579|
|50-day moving average||$34.1557|
|200-day moving average||$31.3599|
|Dividend yield||$0.3 (0.83%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.126|
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Is it a good time to buy Altium stock?
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Altium price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||-0.47%|
|1 month (2021-08-25)||0.78%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||-0.52%|
|6 months (2021-03-25)||35.70%|
|1 year (2020-09-25)||2.67%|
|2 years (2019-09-25)||7.12%|
|3 years (2018-09-25)||39.21%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||290.38%|
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 32x. In other words, Altium shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).
Altium's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53.5 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Altium's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$180.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||$84.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.91%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Altium share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 106.62% of net profits
Recently Altium has paid out, on average, around 106.62% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.11% 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 1.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Altium's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.3 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 5 September 2021 (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 $23.5053 up to $39.6579. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.4607. This would suggest that Altium's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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 Nexar segments. The company offers printed circuit board (PCB) design software products, including Altium Designer, Altium NEXUS, CircuitStudio, and CircuitMaker. It also provides Altium 365 cloud platform; Altium Concord Pro, a solution for library management; and Octopart, search engine for electronic parts. The company serves automotive, aerospace/defense, life sciences, mobile devices and communication, consumer electronics, electronics and hi-tech, research and education, industrial controls automation, computers, and semiconductors industries. Altium Limited was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
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