How to buy Aurizon (AZJ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Aurizon shares.

Aurizon Holdings Limited
-A$0.03 (-0.77%)

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Aurizon Holdings Limited is a railroads business based in Australia. Aurizon shares (AZJ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Aurizon has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Aurizon

  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 Aurizon. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AZJ. 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 Aurizon 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, 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 Aurizon. 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.

Aurizon stock price (ASX:AZJ)

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Aurizon shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week range$3.44 - $4.5673
50-day moving average $3.8043
200-day moving average $3.8019
Target price$4.32
PE ratio 13.7367
Dividend yield $0.281 (7.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.281

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Is it a good time to buy Aurizon stock?

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Aurizon price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$3.79

1 month (2021-07-01) 1.61%
3 months (2021-04-30) 1.07%

Is Aurizon under- or over-valued?

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

Aurizon's P/E ratio

Aurizon's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Aurizon shares trade at around 14x 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.

Aurizon's PEG ratio

Aurizon's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.65. 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 Aurizon's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Aurizon's EBITDA

Aurizon's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion.

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

Aurizon financials

Revenue TTM $3 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.62%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.04%
Return on equity TTM 12.21%
Profit margin 17.74%
Book value 2.216
Market capitalisation $7.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Aurizon'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 Aurizon.

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

Aurizon's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Aurizon's overall score of 26.57 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Aurizon's environmental score

Environmental score: 15.33/100

Aurizon's environmental score of 15.33 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aurizon is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Aurizon's social score

Social score: 15.36/100

Aurizon's social score of 15.36 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Aurizon is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Aurizon's governance score

Governance score: 7.37/100

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

Aurizon's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Aurizon scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Aurizon has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Aurizon Holdings Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.57
Total ESG percentile 35.16
Environmental score 15.33
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.36
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 7.37
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Aurizon share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.41% of net profits

Recently Aurizon has paid out, on average, around 1.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Aurizon shareholders could enjoy a 7.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Aurizon's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.281 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Aurizon share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Aurizon's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.44 up to $4.5673. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AZJ.AU volatility(beta: 0.53)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 Aurizon's is 0.5266. This would suggest that Aurizon's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Aurizon overview

Aurizon Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a rail freight operator in Australia. It operates through Network, Coal, Bulk, and Other segments. The company transports various commodities, including mining, agricultural, industrial, and retail products; and retail goods and groceries across small and big towns, and cities, as well as coal and iron ore. It also operates and manages the Central Queensland Coal Network that consists of 2,670 kilometers of track network; and provides various specialist services, such as rail design, engineering, construction, management, and maintenance, as well as supply chain solutions. In addition, the company transports bulk rail freight services for miners, primary producers, and the manufacturing industry. Further, it is involved in the general freight business. The company was formerly known as QR National Limited and changed its name to Aurizon Holdings Limited in December 2012. Aurizon Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in Fortitude Valley, Australia.

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