How to buy Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Australian Pharmaceutical Industries shares.

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
+ A$0.01 ( + 0.33%)

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Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited is a medical distribution business based in Australia. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries shares (API) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Australian Pharmaceutical Industries has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Australian Pharmaceutical Industries

  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 Pharmaceutical Industries. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: API. 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 Pharmaceutical Industries 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 Australian Pharmaceutical Industries. 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.

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries stock price (ASX:API)

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Australian Pharmaceutical Industries shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week range$1.0136 - $1.5475
50-day moving average $1.4324
200-day moving average $1.3048
Target price$1.47
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.035 (2.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.029

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Is it a good time to buy Australian Pharmaceutical Industries stock?

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Australian Pharmaceutical Industries price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$1.52

1 week (2021-10-07) -0.33%
1 month (2021-09-17) 3.75%
3 months (2021-07-17) 35.11%
6 months (2021-04-16) 13.01%
1 year (2020-10-16) 43.40%
2 years (2019-10-17) 4.83%
3 years (2018-10-17) -11.63%
5 years (2016-10-17) -20.63%

Is Australian Pharmaceutical Industries under- or over-valued?

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

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's PEG ratio

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.53. 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 Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's EBITDA

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $59.4 million (£0.0 million).

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

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.05%
Gross profit TTM $480.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.64%
Return on equity TTM -2.98%
Profit margin -0.36%
Book value 0.935
Market capitalisation $748.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 1.17% of net profits

Recently Australian Pharmaceutical Industries has paid out, on average, around 1.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Australian Pharmaceutical Industries shareholders could enjoy a 2.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.035 per share.

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

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's shares ever split?

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's shares were split on 22 October 2009.

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.0136 up to $1.5475. 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 Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's is 0.0799. This would suggest that Australian Pharmaceutical Industries's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries overview

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited engages in the wholesale distribution of pharmaceutical, medical, health, beauty, and lifestyle products to pharmacies primarily in Australia. It also retails health and beauty products to consumers through a network of Priceline and Priceline Pharmacy franchise stores, and company owned Priceline stores in Australia; sells beauty products through Clear Skincare network of clinics in Australia and New Zealand; and manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical and toiletry goods to New Zealand, Australian, and Asian markets, as well as provides cosmetic products and non-invasive aesthetic beauty services. The company was founded in 1910 and is based in Camberwell, Australia.

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