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Collins Foods Limited is a restaurants business based in Australia. Collins Foods shares (CKF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Collins Foods has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.
How to buy shares in Collins Foods
- 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 Collins Foods. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CKF. 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 Collins Foods 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 $10.4, 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 Collins Foods. 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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How has coronavirus impacted Collins Foods's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Collins Foods's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $10.4, which is 6.15% up on its pre-crash value of $9.76 and 197.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.5.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Collins Foods shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $505.27 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 $1,216.38.
Collins Foods share priceUse our graph to track the performance of CKF stocks over time.
Collins Foods shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.4249 - $11.0279|
|50-day moving average||$9.8318|
|200-day moving average||$9.9767|
|Dividend yield||$0.21 (2.29%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.233|
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Is it a good time to buy Collins Foods stock?
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Collins Foods price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-08)||10.05%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||2.46%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||-3.53%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||8.33%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||11.71%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||69.11%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||98.85%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||106.79%|
Is Collins Foods under- or over-valued?
Valuing Collins Foods stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Collins Foods's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Collins Foods's P/E ratio
Collins Foods's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Collins Foods shares trade at around 39x 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.
Collins Foods's EBITDA
Collins Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $124.2 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Collins Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Collins Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.21%|
|Gross profit TTM||$516.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.56%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Collins Foods share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 91.3% of net profits
Recently Collins Foods has paid out, on average, around 91.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Collins Foods shareholders could enjoy a 2.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Collins Foods's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.21 per share.
Collins Foods'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 7 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Collins Foods share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Collins Foods's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4249 up to $11.0279. 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 Collins Foods's is 0.4816. This would suggest that Collins Foods's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Collins Foods overview
Collins Foods Limited engages in the operation, management, and administration of restaurants in Australia, Europe, and Asia. It operates through KFC Restaurants Australia and KFC Restaurants Europe segments. The company operates restaurants under the KFC, Taco Bell, and Sizzler brands. As of May 3, 2020, it operated 240 franchised KFC restaurants in Australia, 17 franchised KFC restaurants in Germany, and 23 franchised KFC restaurants in the Netherlands; and 12 franchised Taco Bell restaurants in Australia, as well as act as a franchisor of the Sizzler brand in South East Asia. The company also owns and operates 9 Sizzler restaurants in Australia; and 75 franchised stores primarily in Thailand, as well as in China and Japan. Collins Foods Limited was founded in 1969 and is based in Hamilton, Australia.
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