How to buy Boral (BLD) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Boral shares.

Boral Limited
AU: BLD - AUD
BUILDING MATERIALS
A$7.41
+A$0.01 (+0.14%)

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Boral Limited is a building materials business based in Australia. Boral shares (BLD) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Boral has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Boral

  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 Boral. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BLD. 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 Boral 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 Boral. 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.

Boral stock price (ASX:BLD)

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Boral shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
52-week range$3.52 - $7.43
50-day moving average $7.1469
200-day moving average $6.0483
Target price$7.1
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.153

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Is it a good time to buy Boral stock?

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Boral price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$6.92

1 month (2021-06-25) -5.72%
3 months (2021-04-23) 11.08%

Is Boral under- or over-valued?

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

Boral's PEG ratio

Boral's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8. 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 Boral's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boral's EBITDA

Boral's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $602.5 million.

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

Boral financials

Revenue TTM $5.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.01%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.52%
Return on equity TTM -22.14%
Profit margin -20.57%
Book value 3.644
Market capitalisation $8.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Boral's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Boral.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Boral's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 35.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boral's overall score of 35.75 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Boral is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Boral's environmental score

Environmental score: 24.62/100

Boral's environmental score of 24.62 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boral is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boral's social score

Social score: 12.52/100

Boral's social score of 12.52 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boral is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Boral's governance score

Governance score: 16.61/100

Boral's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boral is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boral's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Boral scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Boral has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Boral Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 35.75
Total ESG percentile 60.96
Environmental score 24.62
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 12.52
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 16.61
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Boral share dividends

We're not expecting Boral to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Boral's shares ever split?

Boral's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 20 February 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Boral shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Boral shares which in turn could have impacted Boral's share price.

Boral share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boral's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.52 up to $7.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLD.AU volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Boral's is 1.6493. This would suggest that Boral's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Boral overview

Boral Limited manufactures and supplies building and construction materials in Australia, North America, Asia, and internationally. It offers asphalt, blocks, bricks, cement materials, concrete, pavers and retaining walls, plasterboards, quarry materials, roof tiles, fly ash, light building products and windows, and stones, as well as roofing and masonry, and timber products. In addition, it engages in the transport, landfill, and property activities. The company serves residential and non-residential construction, and the engineering and infrastructure markets. Boral Limited was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.

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