How to buy Auswide Bank (ABA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Auswide Bank shares.
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Auswide Bank Ltd is a banks-regional business based in Australia. Auswide Bank shares (ABA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Auswide Bank has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $87.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Auswide Bank
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Auswide Bank. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ABA. 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 Auswide Bank reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, 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 in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Auswide Bank. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Auswide Bank key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Auswide Bank stock a buy or sell?
- Auswide Bank performance over time
- Are Auswide Bank shares over-valued?
- Auswide Bank's financials
- How volatile are Auswide Bank shares?
- Does Auswide Bank pay a dividend?
- Have Auswide Bank shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Auswide Bank stock price (ASX:ABA)Use our graph to track the performance of ABA stocks over time.
Auswide Bank shares at a glance
|52-week range||$4.3189 - $6.9876|
|50-day moving average||$6.5665|
|200-day moving average||$6.4793|
|Dividend yield||$0.4 (6.2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.567|
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Is it a good time to buy Auswide Bank stock?
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Auswide Bank price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||1.56%|
|1 month (2021-08-24)||0.78%|
|3 months (2021-06-24)||6.21%|
|6 months (2021-03-24)||-0.76%|
|1 year (2020-09-24)||36.55%|
|2 years (2019-09-24)||17.54%|
|3 years (2018-09-24)||17.12%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||30.00%|
Is Auswide Bank under- or over-valued?
Valuing Auswide Bank stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Auswide Bank's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Auswide Bank's P/E ratio
Auswide Bank's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Auswide Bank shares trade at around 11x 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.
Auswide Bank financials
|Revenue TTM||$87.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||40.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||$87.9 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.69%|
|Market capitalisation||$273.9 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Auswide Bank share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 70.18% of net profits
Recently Auswide Bank has paid out, on average, around 70.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Auswide Bank shareholders could enjoy a 6.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Auswide Bank's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.4 per share.
Auswide Bank'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 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Auswide Bank's shares ever split?
Auswide Bank's shares were split on 30 November 2008.
Auswide Bank share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Auswide Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.3189 up to $6.9876. 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 Auswide Bank's is 0.7845. This would suggest that Auswide Bank's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Auswide Bank overview
Auswide Bank Ltd provides various personal and business banking products and services in Australia. The company accepts personal and business accounts, and term deposits; and grants home, car, personal, home renovation, and business loans, as well as overdrafts. It also offers credit cards; self-managed superannuation fund accounts; and home, car, caravan and trailer, boat, and travel insurance products. In addition, the company provides foreign exchange, financial advisory, online banking, and business support services. The company was formerly known as Wide Bay Australia Ltd and changed its name to Auswide Bank Ltd in April 2015. Auswide Bank Ltd was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Bundaberg, Australia.
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