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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 listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $4.31 – an increase of 2.13% over the previous week. Boral has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.7 billion.
How to buy shares in Boral
- 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 Boral. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BLD. 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 Boral 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 $4.31, 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 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.
What's in this guide?
- Boral key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Boral stock a buy or sell?
- Boral performance over time
- Is Boral suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Boral shares over-valued?
- Boral's financials
- How volatile are Boral shares?
- Does Boral pay a dividend?
- Have Boral shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Boral's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Boral's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $4.31, which is 15.32% down on its pre-crash value of $5.09 and 155.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.685.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Boral shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $364.57 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 $877.82.
Boral share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BLD stocks over time.
Boral shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$4.31|
|52-week range||AUDA$1.685 - AUDA$5.29|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$3.8851|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$3.2994|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.19 (4.5%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.153|
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Is it a good time to buy Boral stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Boral price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-14)||5.38%|
|1 month (2020-08-25)||13.72%|
|3 months (2020-06-21)||N/A|
|6 months (2020-03-23)||140.78%|
|1 year (2019-09-21)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-09-21)||-37.17%|
|3 years (2017-09-21)||-33.69%|
|5 years (2015-09-21)||-17.99%|
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 P/E ratio
Boral's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Boral shares trade at around 27x 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.
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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $613 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Boral's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$5.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.49%|
|Return on equity TTM||-21.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.2 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: 37.71
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boral's overall score of 37.71 (as at 07/31/2020) 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: 14.06/100
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
|Total ESG score||37.71|
|Total ESG percentile||61.16|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Boral share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 191.28% of net profits
Recently Boral has paid out, on average, around 191.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boral shareholders could enjoy a 4.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boral's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.19 per share.
Boral'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 12 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 $1.685 up to $5.29. 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 Boral's is 1.7873. 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 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. The company also provides asphalt laying/spray sealing, concrete placing, roof tile installation, material technical, and empty pallet collection services. 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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