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Bega Cheese Limited is a packaged foods business based in Australia. Bega Cheese shares (BGA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Bega Cheese has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion..
How to buy shares in Bega Cheese
- 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 Bega Cheese. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BGA. 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 Bega Cheese 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 of $5.32, 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 Bega Cheese. 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 Bega Cheese's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bega Cheese's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $5.32, which is 15.60% up on its pre-crash value of $4.49 and 51.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.52.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bega Cheese shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $930.34 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 $1,195.51.
Bega Cheese share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BGA stocks over time.
Bega Cheese shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.4479 - $5.63|
|50-day moving average||$5.2591|
|200-day moving average||$5.0489|
|Dividend yield||$0.1 (1.93%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.099|
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Is it a good time to buy Bega Cheese stock?
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Bega Cheese price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-12)||4.31%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||0%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||0.57%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||16.16%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||18.22%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||6.40%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-23.78%|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||-22.79%|
Is Bega Cheese under- or over-valued?
Valuing Bega Cheese stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bega Cheese's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Bega Cheese's P/E ratio
Bega Cheese's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Bega Cheese shares trade at around 51x 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.
Bega Cheese's EBITDA
Bega Cheese's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $73.8 million (£42 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Bega Cheese's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Bega Cheese financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||2.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||$289 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.61%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Bega Cheese share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 100% of net profits
Recently Bega Cheese has paid out, on average, around 100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bega Cheese shareholders could enjoy a 1.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bega Cheese's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.1 per share.
Bega Cheese'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 7 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Bega Cheese share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Bega Cheese's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4479 up to $5.63. 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 Bega Cheese's is 0.5858. This would suggest that Bega Cheese's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Bega Cheese overview
Bega Cheese Limited engages in receiving, processing, manufacturing, and distributing dairy and other food-related products in Australia. The company operates in two segments, Branded and Bulk. The Branded segment manufactures bulk ingredients into value added consumer products for internal or external brands. The Bulk segment manufactures bulk dairy ingredients, nutritional, and bio nutrient products. It offers natural and processed cheese; butter and cream cheese products under the Farmer's Table brand name; dips, mayonnaise, and dressings under the ZoOSh brand name, as well as spreads under B honey, Bega peanut butter, and VEGEMITE brands. The company also develops and supplies bio nutrient ingredients for the health and nutrition markets. In addition, it operates as a contract packer of natural cheddar and processed cheddar cheese products for corporations; and is involved in contract packaging for private proprietary brands, supermarket house brands, and QSR raw material inputs, as well as products for other dairy companies into their brands. The company also exports its products to approximately 40 countries across the Middle East, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Central and South America, and the Pacific Islands. Bega Cheese Limited was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Bega, Australia.
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