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How to buy Brickworks shares

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Brickworks Limited is a building materials business based in Australia. Brickworks shares (BKW) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Brickworks has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $936.5 million.

How to buy shares in Brickworks

  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 Brickworks. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BKW. 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 Brickworks 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 Brickworks. 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.

Brickworks share price

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Brickworks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-26.
52-week range$11.5293 - $20.45
50-day moving average $19.1778
200-day moving average $19.0261
Target price$16.85
PE ratio 9.7973
Dividend yield $0.6 (3.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.072

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Is it a good time to buy Brickworks stock?

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Is Brickworks under- or over-valued?

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

Brickworks's P/E ratio

Brickworks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Brickworks shares trade at around 10x 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.

Brickworks's EBITDA

Brickworks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $93.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Brickworks financials

Revenue TTM $936.5 million
Operating margin TTM 5.22%
Gross profit TTM $281.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.87%
Return on equity TTM 14.15%
Profit margin 33.31%
Book value 15.78
Market capitalisation $3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Brickworks share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 35.33% of net profits

Recently Brickworks has paid out, on average, around 35.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.96% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brickworks shareholders could enjoy a 2.96% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brickworks's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.6 per share.

While Brickworks's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Brickworks may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brickworks's shares ever split?

Brickworks's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 18 December 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brickworks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brickworks shares which in turn could have impacted Brickworks's share price.

Brickworks share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brickworks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.5293 up to $20.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKW.AU volatility(beta: 0.82)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 Brickworks's is 0.8202. This would suggest that Brickworks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brickworks overview

Brickworks Limited manufactures, sells, and distributes building products for the residential and commercial markets in Australia and internationally. It operates through Building Products Australia, Building Products North America, Property, and Investments segments. The Building Products Australia segment manufactures vitrified clay, concrete, and timber products used in the building industry. Its principal product lines include bricks, masonry blocks, pavers, roof tiles, floor tiles, precast walling and flooring panels, fibre cement walling panels, and roof battens. The Building Products North America segment manufactures vitrified clay and concrete products used in the building industry. Its primary product lines comprise bricks and masonry blocks. The Property segment engages in the utilization of land, including the sale of property; and investment in property trusts. The Investments segment holds investments in the Australian share market for dividend income and capital growth; and includes the investment in Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited. Brickworks Limited was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Horsley Park, Australia.

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