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. Its last market close was $18.63 – an increase of 4.14% over the previous week. Brickworks has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $924.8 million.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $18.63, 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 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.
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- Is Brickworks stock a buy or sell?
- Brickworks performance over time
- Are Brickworks shares over-valued?
- Brickworks's financials
- How volatile are Brickworks shares?
- Does Brickworks pay a dividend?
- Have Brickworks shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Brickworks's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Brickworks's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $18.63, which is 5.53% down on its pre-crash value of $19.72 and 45.32% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $12.82.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Brickworks shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $755.21 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 $948.08.
Brickworks share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BKW stocks over time.
Brickworks shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$18.63|
|52-week range||AUDA$11.76 - AUDA$20.75|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$17.5411|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$15.4226|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.58 (3.08%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.656|
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Is it a good time to buy Brickworks stock?
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Brickworks price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-14)||4.14%|
|1 month (2020-08-21)||8.38%|
|3 months (2020-06-19)||22.81%|
|6 months (2020-03-20)||21.21%|
|1 year (2019-09-20)||4.08%|
|2 years (2018-09-21)||15.14%|
|3 years (2017-09-21)||35.49%|
|5 years (2015-09-21)||21.45%|
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 25x. In other words, Brickworks shares trade at around 25x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $76.6 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.
|Revenue TTM||$924.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||3.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$294.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.67%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Brickworks share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 75.65% of net profits
Recently Brickworks has paid out, on average, around 75.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.08% 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 3.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brickworks's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.58 per share.
Brickworks'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 April 2020 (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 $11.76 up to $20.75. 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 Brickworks's is 0.6789. This would suggest that Brickworks's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Brickworks Limited manufactures, sells, and distributes building products in Australia. It operates through Building Products Australia, Building Products North America, Property, and Investments segments. The company manufactures vitrified clay, concrete, and timber products for use in the building industry. Its products primarily include bricks, masonry blocks, pavers, roof tiles, floor tiles, precast walling and flooring panels, and fiber cement walling panels, as well as retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, and specialized façade systems. The company offers its building products under the Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Austral Precast, Bristile Roofing, Auswest Timber, Pronto Panel, Daniel Robertson, Nubrik, Bowral Bricks, Terracade, INEX, and NZ Brick Distributors brands. It also exports its products. In addition, the company develops and sells residential and industrial land; and invests in property trusts and the Australian share market. Brickworks Limited was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Horsley Park, Australia.
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