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Auckland International Airport Limited is an airports & air services business based in Australia. Auckland Airport shares (AIA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $6.87 – an increase of 2.08% over the previous week. and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $10 billion.
How to buy shares in Auckland Airport
- 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 Auckland Airport. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AIA. 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 Auckland Airport 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 of $6.87, 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 Auckland Airport. 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.
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What's in this guide?
- Auckland Airport key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Auckland Airport stock a buy or sell?
- Auckland Airport performance over time
- Is Auckland Airport suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Auckland Airport shares over-valued?
- Auckland Airport's financials
- How volatile are Auckland Airport shares?
- Does Auckland Airport pay a dividend?
- Have Auckland Airport shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Auckland Airport's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Auckland Airport's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $6.87, which is 16.52% down on its pre-crash value of $8.23 and 64.75% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $4.17.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Auckland Airport shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $556.25 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $849.20.
Auckland Airport share priceUse our graph to track the performance of AIA stocks over time.
Auckland Airport shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$6.87|
|52-week range||AUDA$4.17 - AUDA$8.94|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$6.6167|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$6.005|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.21 (4.33%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.372|
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Is it a good time to buy Auckland Airport stock?
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Auckland Airport price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-15)||-0.29%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||6.84%|
|3 months (2020-07-22)||14.88%|
|6 months (2020-04-22)||25.82%|
|1 year (2019-10-22)||-19.84%|
|2 years (2018-10-22)||4.89%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||22.90%|
|5 years (2015-10-22)||38.79%|
Is Auckland Airport under- or over-valued?
Valuing Auckland Airport stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Auckland Airport's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Auckland Airport's P/E ratio
Auckland Airport's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Auckland Airport shares trade at around 48x 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.
Auckland Airport financials
|Gross profit TTM||$423.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.87%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.06%|
|Market capitalisation||$10 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Auckland Airport'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 Auckland Airport.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Auckland Airport's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.66
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Auckland Airport's overall score of 21.66 (as at 09/30/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Auckland Airport 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.).
Auckland Airport's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.22/100
Auckland Airport's environmental score of 5.22 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Auckland Airport is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Auckland Airport's social score
Social score: 13.54/100
Auckland Airport's social score of 13.54 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Auckland Airport is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Auckland Airport's governance score
Governance score: 4.39/100
Auckland Airport's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Auckland Airport is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.66|
|Total ESG percentile||27.32|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
Auckland Airport share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 74.71% of net profits
Recently Auckland Airport has paid out, on average, around 74.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Auckland Airport shareholders could enjoy a 4.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Auckland Airport's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.21 per share.
Auckland Airport'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 18 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Auckland Airport's shares ever split?
Auckland Airport's shares were split on a 9:10 basis on 31 March 2014. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 9 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Auckland Airport shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 11.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Auckland Airport shares which in turn could have impacted Auckland Airport's share price.
Auckland Airport share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Auckland Airport's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.17 up to $8.94. 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 Auckland Airport's is 1.0012. This would suggest that Auckland Airport's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Auckland Airport overview
Auckland International Airport Limited provides airport facilities, supporting infrastructure, and aeronautical services in Auckland, New Zealand. The company operates through three segments: Aeronautical, Retail, and Property. The Aeronautical segment offers services that facilitate the movement of aircraft, passengers, and cargo, as well as utility services, which support the airport; and leases space for facilities, such as terminals. The Retail segment provides services to the retailers within the terminals; and car parking facilities for passengers, visitors, and airport staff. The Property segment leases cargo buildings, hangars, and stand-alone investment properties. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Manukau, New Zealand.
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