How to buy Data#3 (DTL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Data#3 shares.

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Data#3 is an information technology services business based in Australia. Data#3 shares (DTL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Data#3 has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.1 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Data#3

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Data#3 . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DTL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Data#3 reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. 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.
  6. Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Data#3 . 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.

Data#3 stock price (ASX:DTL)

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Data#3 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-16.
52-week range$4.3306 - $6.5647
50-day moving average $5.649
200-day moving average $5.5242
Target price$6.42
PE ratio 29.5082
Dividend yield $0.168 (2.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.183

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Is it a good time to buy Data#3 stock?

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Data#3 price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$5.12

1 week (2022-05-12) -3.94%
1 month (2022-04-20) -9.70%
3 months (2022-02-18) -5.36%
6 months (2021-11-19) -16.48%
1 year (2021-05-20) -4.30%
2 years (2020-05-19) 13.02%
3 years (2019-05-20) 186.83%
5 years (2017-05-19) 214.11%

Is Data#3 under- or over-valued?

Valuing Data#3 stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Data#3 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Data#3 's P/E ratio

Data#3 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 30x. In other words, Data#3 shares trade at around 30x 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.

Data#3 's EBITDA

Data#3 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $43.6 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Data#3 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Data#3 financials

Revenue TTM $2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.04%
Gross profit TTM $56.4 million
Return on assets TTM 8.81%
Return on equity TTM 55.45%
Profit margin 1.35%
Book value 0.354
Market capitalisation $833.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Data#3 share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 93.06% of net profits

Recently Data#3 has paid out, on average, around 93.06% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Data#3 shareholders could enjoy a 2.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Data#3 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.168 per share.

Data#3 '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 15 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Data#3 's shares ever split?

Data#3 's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 9 November 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Data#3 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Data#3 shares which in turn could have impacted Data#3 's share price.

Data#3 share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Data#3 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.3306 up to $6.5647. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DTL.AU volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Data#3 's is 0.5943. This would suggest that Data#3 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Data#3 overview

Data#3 Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides information technology solutions and services in Australia and Fiji. The company offers cloud solutions, such as public cloud and private cloud services, and modern data center solutions in hybrid IT environment; modern workplace solutions, including collaboration, end user devices, systems management, and printing; and security solutions comprising cloud and network security, identity and access management, data security and privacy, infrastructure and end point security, and security monitoring and analytics. It also provides data and analytics solutions, such as business analytics, customer management, IoT, location-based analytics, and technology intelligence solutions; and connectivity solutions consists of IT-OT networking, SD-WAN, and software-defined and wireless networks. In addition, the company offers consulting, procurement, resourcing, project, and managed services. Data#3 Limited was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.

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