How to buy Australian Ethical Investment shares

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Australian Ethical Investment Ltd is an asset management business based in Australia. Australian Ethical Investment shares (AEF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Australian Ethical Investment has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $49.9 million.

How to buy shares in Australian Ethical Investment

  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 Australian Ethical Investment. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AEF. 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 Australian Ethical Investment 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 $4.51, 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 Australian Ethical Investment. 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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How has coronavirus impacted Australian Ethical Investment's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Australian Ethical Investment's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $4.51, which is 0.00% up on its pre-crash value of $4.51 and 121.08% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $2.04.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Australian Ethical Investment shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $492.87 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 $1,073.83.

Australian Ethical Investment share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AEF stocks over time.

Australian Ethical Investment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
52-week range$2.0358 - $9.051
50-day moving average $5.0164
200-day moving average $5.0488
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 65.5952
Dividend yield $0.05 (0.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.084

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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
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IG Share Trading
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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 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, mFunds
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
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, Margin trading, Options trading, mFunds
$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.
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%
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares
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Is it a good time to buy Australian Ethical Investment stock?

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Australian Ethical Investment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$4.51 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-11) -16.01%
1 month (2020-12-18) -8.70%
3 months (2020-10-16) -4.45%
6 months (2020-07-17) -27.96%
1 year (2020-01-17) -13.27%
2 years (2019-01-18) 162.21%
3 years (2018-01-18) 165.29%
5 years (2016-01-18) 647.93%

Is Australian Ethical Investment under- or over-valued?

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

Australian Ethical Investment's P/E ratio

Australian Ethical Investment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 66x. In other words, Australian Ethical Investment shares trade at around 66x 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.

Australian Ethical Investment's EBITDA

Australian Ethical Investment's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $14.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Australian Ethical Investment financials

Revenue TTM $49.9 million
Operating margin TTM 28.53%
Gross profit TTM $31.7 million
Return on assets TTM 29.11%
Return on equity TTM 50%
Profit margin 18.95%
Book value 0.185
Market capitalisation $619.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Australian Ethical Investment share dividends

44%

Dividend payout ratio: 43.75% of net profits

Recently Australian Ethical Investment has paid out, on average, around 43.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Australian Ethical Investment shareholders could enjoy a 0.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Australian Ethical Investment's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 per share.

While Australian Ethical Investment's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Australian Ethical Investment may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Australian Ethical Investment's shares ever split?

Australian Ethical Investment's shares were split on a 100:1 basis on 13 December 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 100 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Australian Ethical Investment shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 99% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Australian Ethical Investment shares which in turn could have impacted Australian Ethical Investment's share price.

Australian Ethical Investment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Australian Ethical Investment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.0358 up to $9.051. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AEF.AU volatility(beta: 0.8)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 Australian Ethical Investment's is 0.8044. This would suggest that Australian Ethical Investment's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Australian Ethical Investment overview

Australian Ethical Investment Ltd. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm launches and manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients. It invests in the public equity and fixed income markets across the globe. The firm invests in education, energy, electricity transmission & distribution, government, health & wellbeing, food production, telecommunications, transport, recycling and waste management, sustainable products & materials, Information technology, software and professional services, media, property, recreation financial services. The firm employs fundamental analysis to create its portfolios. Australian Ethical Investment Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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