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CSR Limited is a building materials business based in Australia. CSR shares (CSR) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $4.61 – a decrease of 0.65% over the previous week. CSR has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.2 billion.
How to buy shares in CSR
- 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 CSR. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CSR. 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 CSR 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 $4.61, 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 CSR. 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 CSR's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, CSR's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $4.61, which is 4.36% down on its pre-crash value of $4.82 and 67.64% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $2.75.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of CSR shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $589.97 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 $964.46.
CSR share priceUse our graph to track the performance of CSR stocks over time.
CSR shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$4.61|
|52-week range||AUDA$2.75 - AUDA$5.16|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$4.1783|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$3.7582|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.2 (4.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.254|
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Is it a good time to buy CSR stock?
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CSR price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-22)||0%|
|1 month (2020-10-01)||5.98%|
|3 months (2020-07-31)||32.09%|
|6 months (2020-05-01)||28.41%|
|1 year (2019-10-31)||11.35%|
|2 years (2018-10-31)||30.59%|
|3 years (2017-10-31)||-2.74%|
|5 years (2015-10-30)||66.43%|
Is CSR under- or over-valued?
Valuing CSR stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CSR's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CSR's P/E ratio
CSR'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, CSR 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.
CSR's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $251.1 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CSR's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.53%|
|Gross profit TTM||$671 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.75%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CSR share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.38% of net profits
Recently CSR has paid out, on average, around 15.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CSR shareholders could enjoy a 4.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CSR's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.2 per share.
While CSR's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CSR is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have CSR's shares ever split?
CSR's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 17 February 2011. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CSR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for CSR shares which in turn could have impacted CSR's share price.
CSR share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CSR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.75 up to $5.16. 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 CSR's is 0.8073. This would suggest that CSR's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
CSR Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and supply of building products for homes and commercial buildings in Australia and New Zealand. It operates through Building Products, Property, and Aluminium segments. The Building Products segment offers lightweight systems, including gyprock plasterboards, Cemintel fiber cement, Himmel interior systems, and Rondo rolled formed steel products; construction systems, such as Hebel autoclaved aerated concrete products, AFS walling systems, and CSR Inclose systems; energy and roofing solutions comprising Bradford and Martini insulations, Bradford energy solutions, Edmonds ventilation systems, and Monier roofing solutions; and bricks, including PGH Bricks and pavers. The Property segment sells former operating sites by advancing the sites through various stages of the development cycle. This segment is also involved in the large-scale developments in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria. The Aluminium segment offers aluminium ingots, billets, and slabs. CSR Limited was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in North Ryde, Australia.
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