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How to buy APA Group (APA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in APA Group shares.

APA Group is an utilities - regulated gas business based in Australia. APA Group shares (APA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. APA Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.9 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in APA Group

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for APA Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: APA. 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 APA Group reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. 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.
  6. Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of APA Group. 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.

APA Group stock price (ASX:APA)

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APA Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-04.
52-week range$7.87 - $10.6785
50-day moving average $8.2654
200-day moving average $9.4555
Target price$9.01
PE ratio 38.3
Dividend yield $0.55 (6.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.22

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Is it a good time to buy APA Group stock?

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APA Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$8.7

1 week (2023-12-01) 1.87%
1 month (2023-11-09) 4.19%
3 months (2023-09-08) 1.16%
6 months (2023-06-09) -14.29%
1 year (2022-12-09) -20.40%
2 years (2021-12-09) -9.47%
3 years (2020-12-09) -16.91%
5 years (2018-12-07) -4.61%

Is APA Group under- or over-valued?

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

APA Group's P/E ratio

APA Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, APA Group shares trade at around 38x 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.


APA Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion (£873 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a APA Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

APA Group financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 27.56%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.72%
Return on equity TTM 12.65%
Profit margin 9.03%
Book value 1.619
Market capitalisation $11 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

APA Group'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 APA Group.

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

APA Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.94

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and APA Group's overall score of 36.94 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

APA Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.04/100

APA Group's environmental score of 18.04 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

APA Group's social score

Social score: 20.11/100

APA Group's social score of 20.11 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that APA Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

APA Group's governance score

Governance score: 10.28/100

APA Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that APA Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

APA Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. APA Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that APA Group has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

APA Group was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.94
Total ESG percentile 66.6
Environmental score 18.04
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 20.11
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.28
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 1

APA Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.18% of net profits

Recently APA Group has paid out, on average, around 2.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), APA Group shareholders could enjoy a 6.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In APA Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.55 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have APA Group's shares ever split?

APA Group's shares were split on a 1.0416:1 basis on 20 November 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0416 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your APA Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for APA Group shares which in turn could have impacted APA Group's share price.

APA Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, APA Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.87 up to $10.6785. 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 APA Group's is 0.281. This would suggest that APA Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

APA Group overview

APA Group engages in energy infrastructure business in Australia. The company operates through three segments: Energy Infrastructure, Asset Management, and Energy Investments. It operates natural gas pipelines, electricity interconnectors, gas fired power generation stations, and solar farms and wind farms, as well as gas storage, processing, and compression facilities. The company has interests in approximately 15,000 kilometers of gas transmission pipelines; approximately 29,500 kilometers of gas mains and pipelines; and 1.5 million gas consumer connections. It also provides commercial, operating, and asset maintenance services to its energy investments and third parties; and invests in energy infrastructure. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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