How to buy AP Eagers (APE) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in AP Eagers shares.
AP Eagers is an auto & truck dealerships business based in Australia. AP Eagers shares (APE) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. AP Eagers has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.2 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in AP Eagers
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for AP Eagers. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: APE. 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 AP Eagers reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AP Eagers. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
AP Eagers stock price (ASX:APE)Use our graph to track the performance of APE stocks over time.
AP Eagers shares at a glance
|52-week range||$10.0757 - $16.06|
|50-day moving average||$13.7592|
|200-day moving average||$13.7783|
|Dividend yield||$0.73 (5.46%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.08|
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Is it a good time to buy AP Eagers stock?
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AP Eagers price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-23)||-1.33%|
|1 month (2023-10-30)||3.32%|
|3 months (2023-08-30)||-15.20%|
|6 months (2023-05-30)||7.72%|
|1 year (2022-11-30)||9.22%|
|2 years (2021-11-30)||-4.29%|
|3 years (2020-11-30)||2.61%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||95.19%|
Is AP Eagers under- or over-valued?
Valuing AP Eagers stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AP Eagers's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
AP Eagers's P/E ratio
AP Eagers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, AP Eagers shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
AP Eagers's EBITDA
AP Eagers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $543.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a AP Eagers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
AP Eagers financials
|Revenue TTM||$9.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.8%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.47%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
AP Eagers share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 135.19% of net profits
Recently AP Eagers has paid out, on average, around 135.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AP Eagers shareholders could enjoy a 5.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AP Eagers's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.73 per share.
AP Eagers'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 1 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have AP Eagers's shares ever split?
AP Eagers's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 18 May 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AP Eagers shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for AP Eagers shares which in turn could have impacted AP Eagers's share price.
AP Eagers share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, AP Eagers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.0757 up to $16.06. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while AP Eagers's is 1.613. This would suggest that AP Eagers's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
AP Eagers overview
Eagers Automotive Limited engages in the ownership and operation of motor vehicle and truck dealerships in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through: Car Retailing, Truck Retailing, and Property segments. The Car Retailing segment offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles, vehicle maintenance and repair services, vehicle parts, service contracts, vehicle brokerage services, vehicle protection products, and other aftermarket products. It also facilitates financing for vehicle purchases through third-party sources; and engages in the motor auction business and forklift rental business. The Truck Retailing segment offers various products and services comprising new and used trucks, truck maintenance and repair services, truck parts, service contracts, truck protection products, and other aftermarket products; and facilitates financing for truck purchases through third-party sources. The Property segment acquires and rents commercial properties. The company was formerly known as A.P. Eagers Limited and changed its name to Eagers Automotive Limited in July 2020. Eagers Automotive Limited was founded in 1913 and is based in Newstead, Australia.
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