How to buy Collins Foods (CKF) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Collins Foods shares.
Collins Foods is a restaurants business based in Australia. Collins Foods shares (CKF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Collins Foods has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
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 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 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. 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 Collins Foods. 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?
Collins Foods stock price (ASX:CKF)Use our graph to track the performance of CKF stocks over time.
Collins Foods shares at a glance
|52-week range||$6.7747 - $11.34|
|50-day moving average||$9.7026|
|200-day moving average||$9.2123|
|Dividend yield||$0.275 (2.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.25|
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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 (2023-11-30)||1.06%|
|1 month (2023-11-10)||17.40%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||18.87%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||39.71%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||53.02%|
|2 years (2021-12-10)||-10.59%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||14.69%|
|5 years (2018-12-10)||69.14%|
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 25x. In other words, Collins Foods 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.
Collins Foods's EBITDA
Collins Foods's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $128.3 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Collins Foods's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Collins Foods financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||$622.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.66%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Collins Foods share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 108.32% of net profits
Recently Collins Foods has paid out, on average, around 108.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.22% 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 2.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Collins Foods's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.275 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 4 December 2023 (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 $6.7747 up to $11.34. 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 Collins Foods's is 0.867. 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 restaurants under the KFC, Taco Bell, and Sizzler brands. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Hamilton, Australia.
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