How to buy Codan (CDA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Codan shares.
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Codan Limited is a scientific & technical instruments business based in Australia. Codan shares (CDA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Codan has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $437 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Codan
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Codan. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CDA. 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 Codan 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, 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 Codan. 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.
Codan stock price (ASX:CDA)Use our graph to track the performance of CDA stocks over time.
Codan shares at a glance
|52-week range||$9.0383 - $19.2228|
|50-day moving average||$15.0795|
|200-day moving average||$16.6548|
|Dividend yield||$0.27 (2.07%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.498|
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Is it a good time to buy Codan stock?
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Codan price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||-6.43%|
|1 month (2021-08-25)||-17.30%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||-27.34%|
|6 months (2021-03-25)||-18.87%|
|1 year (2020-09-25)||15.41%|
|2 years (2019-09-25)||151.18%|
|3 years (2018-09-25)||300.31%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||751.16%|
Is Codan under- or over-valued?
Valuing Codan stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Codan's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Codan's P/E ratio
Codan's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Codan shares trade at around 26x 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.
Codan's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $144 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Codan's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$437 million|
|Operating margin TTM||32.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$243.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||20.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Codan share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits
Recently Codan has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Codan shareholders could enjoy a 2.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Codan's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.27 per share.
Codan'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 24 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Codan share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Codan's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.0383 up to $19.2228. 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 Codan's is 0.6249. This would suggest that Codan's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Codan Limited develops technology solutions for United Nations organizations, mining companies, security and military groups, government departments, individuals, and small-scale miners. The company operates through Communications Equipment and Metal Detection segments. The Communications segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets communication equipment that consists MIMO MESH; DTC radio solutions for the wireless transmission of video and other data applications; and Zetron communications solutions. The Metal Detection segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets metal detection equipment, such as handheld metal detecting technologies for recreational, gold mining, demining, and military markets. The company sells its products through a network of dealers, distributors, and agents in Australia, Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. Codan Limited was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Mawson Lakes, Australia.
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