How to buy BWP Trust (BWP) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in BWP Trust shares.
BWP Trust is a reit - industrial business based in Australia. BWP Trust shares (BWP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. BWP Trust has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $158.2 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in BWP Trust
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for BWP Trust. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BWP. 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 BWP Trust reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- 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.
- Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BWP Trust. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
BWP Trust stock price (ASX:BWP)Use our graph to track the performance of BWP stocks over time.
BWP Trust shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.24 - $3.974|
|50-day moving average||$3.416|
|200-day moving average||$3.6355|
|Dividend yield||$0.183 (5.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.06|
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Is it a good time to buy BWP Trust stock?
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BWP Trust price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||3.77%|
|1 month (2023-11-09)||4.99%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||-2.45%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||-2.72%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||-11.17%|
|2 years (2021-12-09)||-14.15%|
|3 years (2020-12-09)||-16.94%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||-2.98%|
Is BWP Trust under- or over-valued?
Valuing BWP Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of BWP Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
BWP Trust's P/E ratio
BWP Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 60x. In other words, BWP Trust shares trade at around 60x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
BWP Trust financials
|Revenue TTM||$158.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||81.88%|
|Gross profit TTM||$137.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.5%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
BWP Trust share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 107.59% of net profits
Recently BWP Trust has paid out, on average, around 107.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BWP Trust shareholders could enjoy a 5.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BWP Trust's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.183 per share.
BWP Trust'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 29 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have BWP Trust's shares ever split?
BWP Trust's shares were split on a 1.0355:1 basis on 11 May 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0355 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BWP Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for BWP Trust shares which in turn could have impacted BWP Trust's share price.
BWP Trust share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, BWP Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.24 up to $3.974. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while BWP Trust's is 0.542. This would suggest that BWP Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
BWP Trust overview
Established and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange ("ASX") in 1998 (see prospectus), BWP Trust ("BWP" or "the Trust") is a real estate investment trust investing in and managing commercial properties throughout Australia. The majority of the Trust's properties are large format retailing properties, in particular, Bunnings Warehouses, leased to Bunnings Group Limited ("Bunnings"). Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand, and a major supplier to project builders, commercial trades people, and the housing industry. Full details on the Trust's property portfolio can be found in the Our Properties section of this website. The Trust is managed by an external responsible entity, BWP Management Limited ("the responsible entity") which is appointed under the Trust's constitution and operates under an Australian Financial Services Licence. The responsible entity is committed to managing the Trust solely and is paid an annual fee based on the gross assets of the Trust. Both Bunnings and the responsible entity are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Wesfarmers Limited ("Wesfarmers"), one of Australia's largest listed companies. Wesfarmers also owns approximately 24.75 per cent of the issued units in the Trust.
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