How to buy Cimic (CIM) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Cimic shares.

CIMIC Group Limited
+A$0.04 (+0.19%)

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CIMIC Group Limited is an engineering & construction business based in Australia. Cimic shares (CIM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Cimic has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Cimic

  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 Cimic. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CIM. 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 Cimic 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 Cimic. 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.

Cimic stock price (ASX:CIM)

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Cimic shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
52-week range$16.391 - $26.7448
50-day moving average $20.264
200-day moving average $20.7384
Target price$47.68
PE ratio 12.8904
Dividend yield $1.02 (4.83%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.633

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Is it a good time to buy Cimic stock?

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Cimic price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$21.64

1 month (2021-06-29) 8.04%
3 months (2021-04-29) 14.38%

Is Cimic under- or over-valued?

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

Cimic's P/E ratio

Cimic's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Cimic shares trade at around 13x 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.

Cimic's EBITDA

Cimic's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.

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

Cimic financials

Revenue TTM $8 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -8.82%
Return on equity TTM -135.08%
Profit margin 6.38%
Book value 3.341
Market capitalisation $6.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cimic'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 Cimic.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Cimic's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 39.46

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cimic's overall score of 39.46 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 76th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cimic 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.).

Cimic's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.87/100

Cimic's environmental score of 11.87 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimic is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cimic's social score

Social score: 19.05/100

Cimic's social score of 19.05 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cimic is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cimic's governance score

Governance score: 21.05/100

Cimic's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cimic is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cimic's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cimic scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Cimic hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CIMIC Group Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 39.46
Total ESG percentile 75.52
Environmental score 11.87
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 19.05
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 21.05
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Cimic share dividends

We're not expecting Cimic to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Cimic's shares ever split?

Cimic's shares were split on 19 August 2008.

Cimic share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cimic's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.391 up to $26.7448. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CIM.AU volatility(beta: 0.73)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 Cimic's is 0.7255. This would suggest that Cimic's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cimic overview

CIMIC Group Limited provides construction, mining, mineral processing, engineering, and operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resource, and property markets. The company operates through Construction, Public Private Partnerships, Mining & Mineral Processing, Engineering, Services, and Commercial & Residential segments. It constructs various infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, tunnels, airports, buildings, social infrastructures, water, and energy and resources facilities. The company also offers design and construction of mine infrastructure, construction, operation and maintenance of processing facilities, topsoil stripping, drill and blast, excavation, processing, rehabilitation, and mine closure services. It has operations in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and Africa. The company was formerly known as Leighton Holdings Limited and changed its name to CIMIC Group Limited in April 2015. The company was founded in 1899 and is based in North Sydney, Australia. CIMIC Group Limited is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF Australia Holdings Limited.

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