How to buy AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) shares in Australia

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC) is a leading medical distribution business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$116.88 after a previous close of US$115.8. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD115.79 to a high of USD118.805. The latest price was USD116.76 (25 minute delay). AmerisourceBergen Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in AmerisourceBergen Corporation

  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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation. 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation 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$115.8, 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AmerisourceBergen Corporation. 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.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation stock price (NYSE:ABC)

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-03.
OpenUS$116.88
HighUS$118.805
LowUS$115.79
CloseUS$116.76
Previous closeUS$115.8
Change US$0.96
Change % 0.829%
Volume 1,251,239
Information last updated 2021-12-04.
52-week rangeUS$93.4606 - US$129.0709
50-day moving average US$121.6414
200-day moving average US$118.5397
Target priceUS$144.08
PE ratio 15.7997
Dividend yield US$1.76 (1.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.39

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Is it a good time to buy AmerisourceBergen Corporation stock?

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AmerisourceBergen Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $116.76

1 week (2021-11-26) -2.89%
3 months (2021-09-03) -6.70%
1 year (2020-12-04) 13.38%
2 years (2019-12-06) 32.32%
3 years (2018-12-06) 35.80%
5 years (2016-12-06) 48.04%

Is AmerisourceBergen Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's P/E ratio

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's PEG ratio

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4219. 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's EBITDA

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.2 billion (£2.4 billion).

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$214 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.25%
Gross profit TTM US$6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.29%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin 0.72%
Book value 1.073
Market capitalisation US$23.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

AmerisourceBergen Corporation'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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 8.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AmerisourceBergen Corporation's overall score of 8.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.11/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.01/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 1.78/100

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AmerisourceBergen Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 8.4
Total ESG percentile 2.5
Environmental score 1.11
Social score 5.01
Governance score 1.78
Level of controversy 3

AmerisourceBergen Corporation share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.22% of net profits

Recently AmerisourceBergen Corporation has paid out, on average, around 19.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AmerisourceBergen Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AmerisourceBergen Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

While AmerisourceBergen Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AmerisourceBergen Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares ever split?

AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 June 2009. 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 AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AmerisourceBergen Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted AmerisourceBergen Corporation's share price.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$93.4606 up to US$129.0709. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AmerisourceBergen Corporation's is 0.4852. This would suggest that AmerisourceBergen Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AmerisourceBergen Corporation overview

AmerisourceBergen Corporation sources and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States and internationally. Its Pharmaceutical Distribution segment distributes brand-name and generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter healthcare products, home healthcare supplies and equipment, and related services to various healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals and health systems, independent and chain retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, medical clinics, long-term care and alternate site pharmacies, and other customers. It also provides pharmacy management, staffing, and other consulting services; supply management software to retail and institutional healthcare providers; and packaging solutions to various institutional and retail healthcare providers. In addition, this segment distributes plasma and other blood products, injectable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other specialty products; provides other services primarily to physicians who specialize in various disease states, primarily oncology, as well as to other healthcare providers, including hospitals and dialysis clinics; and offers data analytics, outcomes research, and additional services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The company's Other segment provides integrated manufacturer services, such as clinical trial support, product post-approval, and commercialization support; specialty transportation and logistics services for the biopharmaceutical industry; and sells pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, micro feed ingredients, and various other products to customers in the companion animal and production animal markets, as well as demand-creating sales force services to manufacturers. AmerisourceBergen Corporation was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

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