How to buy Countplus (CUP) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Countplus shares.
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Countplus is a specialty business services business based in Australia. Countplus shares (CUP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Countplus has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $80.2 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Countplus
- 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 Countplus . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CUP. 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 Countplus 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 Countplus . 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.
Countplus stock price (ASX:CUP)Use our graph to track the performance of CUP stocks over time.
Countplus shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.56 - $1.025|
|50-day moving average||$0.6087|
|200-day moving average||$0.8117|
|Dividend yield||$0.03 (5.17%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.038|
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Is it a good time to buy Countplus stock?
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Countplus price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-23)||23.08%|
|1 month (2022-06-01)||19.01%|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||6.67%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-24.61%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||-28.00%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||-20.00%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||-15.29%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||25.22%|
Is Countplus under- or over-valued?
Valuing Countplus stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Countplus 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Countplus 's P/E ratio
Countplus 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Countplus shares trade at around 18x 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.
Countplus 's EBITDA
Countplus 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.8 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Countplus 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$80.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1.48%|
|Gross profit TTM||$27.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$76.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Countplus share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 75% of net profits
Recently Countplus has paid out, on average, around 75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.17% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Countplus shareholders could enjoy a 5.17% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Countplus 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.03 per share.
Countplus '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 17 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Countplus share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Countplus 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.56 up to $1.025. 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 Countplus 's is 1.2448. This would suggest that Countplus 's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
CountPlus Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides accounting, business advisory, and financial planning services in Australia. The company operates through Accounting, Financial Planning, Financial Services, and Other segments. It offers tax, assurance, audit, and corporate advisory services; financial planning; loans commission, and leasing commission services; and information technology, legal, conference, and insurance services. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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