Brambles Limited is a specialty business services business based in Australia. Brambles shares (BXB) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $10.57 – an increase of 0.67% over the previous week. Brambles has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.9 billion.
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- Search for Brambles. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BXB. 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 Brambles 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 $10.57, 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 Brambles. 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?
- Brambles key stats
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- Is Brambles stock a buy or sell?
- Brambles performance over time
- Is Brambles suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Brambles shares over-valued?
- Brambles's financials
- How volatile are Brambles shares?
- Does Brambles pay a dividend?
- Have Brambles shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Brambles's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Brambles's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $10.57, which is 18.00% down on its pre-crash value of $12.89 and 17.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $8.97.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Brambles shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $805.80 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 $844.97.
Brambles share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BXB stocks over time.
Brambles shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$10.57|
|52-week range||AUDA$8.97 - AUDA$13.42|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$10.9037|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$10.9055|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.25 (2.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.288|
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Is it a good time to buy Brambles stock?
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Brambles price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-11)||0.67%|
|1 month (2020-08-20)||-4.00%|
|3 months (2020-06-19)||-4.00%|
|6 months (2020-03-20)||3.22%|
|1 year (2019-09-20)||-7.85%|
|2 years (2018-09-20)||-1.12%|
|3 years (2017-09-20)||12.57%|
|5 years (2015-09-18)||7.09%|
Is Brambles under- or over-valued?
Valuing Brambles stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brambles's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Brambles's P/E ratio
Brambles's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Brambles shares trade at around 23x 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.
Brambles's PEG ratio
Brambles's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.04. 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 Brambles's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Brambles's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Brambles's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.47%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.54%|
|Market capitalisation||$15.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Brambles'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 Brambles.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Brambles's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.93
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Brambles's overall score of 20.93 (as at 07/31/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Brambles 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.).
Brambles's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.43/100
Brambles's environmental score of 6.43 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Brambles's social score
Social score: 11.16/100
Brambles's social score of 11.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Brambles's governance score
Governance score: 8.34/100
Brambles's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Brambles's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Brambles scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Brambles has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.93|
|Total ESG percentile||15.92|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
Brambles share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 62.38% of net profits
Recently Brambles has paid out, on average, around 62.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brambles shareholders could enjoy a 2.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brambles's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.25 per share.
Brambles'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 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Brambles's shares ever split?
Brambles's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 7 August 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brambles shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brambles shares which in turn could have impacted Brambles's share price.
Brambles share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Brambles's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.97 up to $13.42. 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 Brambles's is 0.4819. This would suggest that Brambles's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Brambles Limited operates as a supply-chain logistics company. The company operates through CHEP North America and Latin America; CHEP Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; and CHEP Australia, New Zealand and Asia, excluding India segments. It engages in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates, and containers. The company serves customers in the fast-moving consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and internationally. Brambles Limited was founded in 1875 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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