How to buy Bapcor (BAP) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Bapcor shares.
Bapcor is a specialty retail business based in Australia. Bapcor shares (BAP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Bapcor has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Bapcor
- 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 Bapcor. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BAP. 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 Bapcor 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 Bapcor. 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.
Bapcor stock price (ASX:BAP)Use our graph to track the performance of BAP stocks over time.
Bapcor shares at a glance
|52-week range||$5.13 - $7.09|
|50-day moving average||$6.0306|
|200-day moving average||$6.3088|
|Dividend yield||$0.22 (4.36%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.31|
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Is it a good time to buy Bapcor stock?
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Bapcor price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||-0.56%|
|1 month (2023-11-02)||-4.81%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||-19.70%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||-11.74%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||-22.72%|
|2 years (2021-12-02)||-22.04%|
|3 years (2020-12-02)||-25.63%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||-13.03%|
Is Bapcor under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bapcor stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bapcor's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bapcor's P/E ratio
Bapcor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Bapcor shares trade at around 17x 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.
Bapcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $202.4 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bapcor's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.7%|
|Gross profit TTM||$943.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.44%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.58%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bapcor share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 135.47% of net profits
Recently Bapcor has paid out, on average, around 135.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bapcor shareholders could enjoy a 4.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bapcor's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.22 per share.
Bapcor'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 30 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bapcor share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bapcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.13 up to $7.09. 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 Bapcor's is 0.564. This would suggest that Bapcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Bapcor Limited sells and distributes vehicle parts, accessories, automotive equipment, and services and solutions in Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The company operates through four segments: Bapcor Trade, Bapcor Specialist Wholesale, Bapcor Retail, and Bapcor NZ. The Bapcor Trade segment offers automotive aftermarket parts and consumables to trade workshops for the service and repair of passenger and commercial vehicles; automotive workshop equipment, such as vehicle hoists and scanning equipment, including the servicing of the equipment; and automotive accessories and maintenance products to do-it-yourself vehicle owners. The Bapcor Specialist Wholesale segment engages in the wholesale distribution and network channel areas of the organization, including AAD, Baxters, Bearing Wholesalers, MTQ Engine Systems, Roadsafe, Diesel Distributors, Federal Batteries, JAS Oceania, Premier Auto Trade, Toperformance, Truckline, and WANO. The Bapcor Retail segment operates retail stores comprising under Autobarn, Autopro, and Opposite Lock brand name, as well as offers workshop services under Midas and ABS brand name. The Bapcor NZ segment is involved in the wholesale of batteries, steering and suspension products, auto electrical and precision equipment, and vehicle workshop equipment. This segment also supplies automotive parts and accessories to workshops, trucks, and trailer parts through the Truck and Trailer Parts brand. The company was formerly known as Burson Group Limited and changed its name to Bapcor Limited in July 2016. Bapcor Limited was founded in 1971 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
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