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How to buy Dell (DELL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Dell shares.

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Dell Technologies Inc is a computer hardware business with stocks listed in the US. Dell shares (DELL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$50.25 – an increase of 5.59% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Dell

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. 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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Dell. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DELL. 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 Dell reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$50.29, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Dell, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dell. 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.

Dell stock price (NYSE:DELL)

Use our graph to track the performance of DELL stocks over time.

Dell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-20.
52-week rangeUS$38.33 - US$61.54
50-day moving average US$46.8844
200-day moving average US$52.9086
Target priceUS$403.14
PE ratio 6.5542
Dividend yield US$0.33 (2.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$7.261

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Is it a good time to buy Dell stock?

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Dell share growth calculator

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Dell price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $50.25

1 week (2022-06-17) 5.59%
3 months (2022-03-22) -5.17%
6 months (2021-12-23) -10.08%
1 year (2021-06-25) -0.36%
2 years (2020-06-25) 92.14%
3 years (2019-06-25) 89.53%
5 years (2017-06-23) 208.06%

Is Dell under- or over-valued?

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

Dell's P/E ratio

Dell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Dell shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Dell's PEG ratio

Dell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0542. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Dell's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dell's EBITDA

Dell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$9 billion (£7.3 billion).

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

Dell financials

Revenue TTM US$104.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.99%
Gross profit TTM US$21.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.11%
Return on equity TTM 171.79%
Profit margin 5.49%
Book value 11.554
Market capitalisation US$35.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Dell's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Dell.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Dell's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.01

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dell's overall score of 20.01 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dell is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Dell's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.6/100

Dell's environmental score of 4.6 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dell is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dell's social score

Social score: 9.27/100

Dell's social score of 9.27 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dell is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Dell's governance score

Governance score: 11.13/100

Dell's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dell is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Dell's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dell scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Dell has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Dell Technologies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.01
Total ESG percentile 12.72
Environmental score 4.6
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 9.27
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.13
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Dell share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.08% of net profits

Recently Dell has paid out, on average, around 8.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dell shareholders could enjoy a 2.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dell's case, that would currently equate to about $0.33 per share.

While Dell's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Dell is investing more in its future growth.

Dell's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Dell's shares ever split?

Dell's shares were split on a 1973:1000 basis on 2 November 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1973 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 49.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dell shares which in turn could have impacted Dell's share price.

Dell share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dell's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$38.33 up to US$61.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DELL.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dell's is 0.9357. This would suggest that Dell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Dell overview

Dell Technologies Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and supports information technology (IT) solutions, products, and services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment provides traditional and next-generation storage solutions; and rack, blade, tower, and hyperscale servers. This segment also offers networking products and services that help its business customers to transform and modernize their infrastructure, mobilize and enrich end-user experiences, and accelerate business applications and processes; attached software and peripherals; and support and deployment, configuration, and extended warranty services. The CSG segment provides desktops, workstations, and notebooks; displays and projectors; attached and third-party software and peripherals, as well as support and deployment, configuration, and extended warranty services. The VMware segment supports customers in the areas of hybrid and multi-cloud, modern applications, networking, security, and digital workspaces, helping customers to manage IT resource across private clouds and complex multi-cloud, multi-device environments. Dell Technologies Inc. also provides information security; and cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service solutions that enable customers to migrate, run, and manage mission-critical applications in cloud-based IT environments. The company was formerly known as Denali Holding Inc. and changed its name to Dell Technologies Inc. in August 2016. Dell Technologies Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

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