How to buy Australian Unity Office (AOF) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Australian Unity Office shares.
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Australian Unity Office is a reit-office business based in Australia. Australian Unity Office shares (AOF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Australian Unity Office has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $51.3 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Australian Unity Office
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Australian Unity Office. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AOF. 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 Australian Unity Office reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- 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.
- Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Australian Unity Office. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Australian Unity Office key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Australian Unity Office stock a buy or sell?
- Australian Unity Office performance over time
- Are Australian Unity Office shares over-valued?
- Australian Unity Office's financials
- How volatile are Australian Unity Office shares?
- Does Australian Unity Office pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Australian Unity Office stock price (ASX:AOF)Use our graph to track the performance of AOF stocks over time.
Australian Unity Office shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.11 - $2.5603|
|50-day moving average||$2.358|
|200-day moving average||$2.3704|
|Dividend yield||$0.151 (6.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.061|
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Is it a good time to buy Australian Unity Office stock?
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Australian Unity Office price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-20)||1.32%|
|1 month (2022-05-27)||5.02%|
|3 months (2022-03-28)||-7.63%|
|6 months (2021-12-24)||-0.43%|
|1 year (2021-06-28)||-12.55%|
|2 years (2020-06-26)||5.02%|
|3 years (2019-06-28)||-21.77%|
|5 years (2017-06-27)||3.86%|
Is Australian Unity Office under- or over-valued?
Valuing Australian Unity Office stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Australian Unity Office's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Australian Unity Office's P/E ratio
Australian Unity Office's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Australian Unity Office shares trade at around 38x 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 Unity Office financials
|Revenue TTM||$51.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||52.7%|
|Gross profit TTM||$28.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$378.1 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Australian Unity Office share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 2.53% of net profits
Recently Australian Unity Office has paid out, on average, around 2.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Australian Unity Office shareholders could enjoy a 6.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Australian Unity Office's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.151 per share.
While Australian Unity Office's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Australian Unity Office is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Australian Unity Office share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Australian Unity Office's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.11 up to $2.5603. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Australian Unity Office's is 0.4948. This would suggest that Australian Unity Office's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Australian Unity Office overview
AOF is an ASX-listed REIT that wholly owns a diversified portfolio of nine office properties located across Australian metropolitan and CBD markets in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
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