How to buy Auckland Airport shares

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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. Auckland Airport has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $10.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Auckland Airport

  1. 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.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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Auckland Airport share price

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Auckland Airport shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-18.
52-week range$4.17 - $8.5093
50-day moving average $7.3281
200-day moving average $6.6337
Target price$6.94
PE ratio 18.2796
Dividend yield $0.21 (4.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.372

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IG Share Trading Offer

AUD 8

Standard brokerage - Australian shares

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Competitive broker fees on Australian and international shares

  • Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
  • Brokerage - US shares: USD 0
  • Sign-up process: Instant
  • Support - After hours: Yes
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Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
Finder Award
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or 0.1%
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Bell Direct Share Trading
AUD 15
No
ASX shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
Superhero share trading
AUD 5
No
ASX shares, ETFs
Pay zero brokerage on all Australian ETFs.
Trade ASX stocks with a flat $5 commission fee and a low minimum investment of just $100.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, managed funds, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
SelfWealth Share Trading (Basic account)
AUD 9.5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, mFunds, ETFs, Warrants
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or 0.11%
USD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, ETFs
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Is it a good time to buy Auckland Airport stock?

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Auckland Airport price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$6.87 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-15) -1.86%
1 month (2020-12-23) -4.32%
3 months (2020-10-23) -0.15%
6 months (2020-07-23) 16.24%
1 year (2020-01-23) -19.93%
2 years (2019-01-23) -2.00%
3 years (2018-01-23) 13.93%
5 years (2016-01-22) 30.86%

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 18x. In other words, Auckland Airport shares trade at around 18x 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.

Auckland Airport financials

Gross profit TTM $423.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.87%
Return on equity TTM 3.06%
Profit margin 34.77%
Book value 3.236
Market capitalisation $10.2 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 01/01/2019) 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

Auckland International Airport Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.66
Total ESG percentile 27.32
Environmental score 5.22
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.54
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 4.39
Governance score percentile 3

Auckland Airport share dividends

75%

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 19 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 1 April 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 $8.5093. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIA.AU volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.9351. This would suggest that Auckland Airport's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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