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Dexus is a reit-diversified business based in Australia. Dexus shares (DXS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Dexus has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion.
How to buy shares in Dexus
- 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 Dexus. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DXS. 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 Dexus 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 $9.3, 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 Dexus. 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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- Dexus key stats
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- Is Dexus stock a buy or sell?
- Dexus performance over time
- Is Dexus suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Dexus shares over-valued?
- Dexus's financials
- How volatile are Dexus shares?
- Does Dexus pay a dividend?
- Have Dexus shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Dexus's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Dexus's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $9.3, which is 29.71% down on its pre-crash value of $13.23 and 15.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $8.03.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Dexus shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $650.56 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 $736.93.
Dexus share priceUse our graph to track the performance of DXS stocks over time.
Dexus shares at a glance
|52-week range||$7.6053 - $12.7954|
|50-day moving average||$9.6206|
|200-day moving average||$9.162|
|Dividend yield||$0.58 (6.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.886|
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Is it a good time to buy Dexus stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Dexus price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-07)||1.31%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-5.39%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||3.10%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||1.42%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||-24.94%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||-15.76%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||-2.72%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||31.73%|
Is Dexus under- or over-valued?
Valuing Dexus stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dexus's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dexus's P/E ratio
Dexus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Dexus shares trade at around 10x 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.
Dexus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $968.6 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dexus's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||64.78%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dexus'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 Dexus.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Dexus's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 15.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Dexus's overall score of 15.31 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Dexus 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.).
Dexus's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.26/100
Dexus's environmental score of 8.26 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dexus is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Dexus's social score
Social score: 7.75/100
Dexus's social score of 7.75 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Dexus is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Dexus's governance score
Governance score: 7.79/100
Dexus's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Dexus is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Dexus's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Dexus scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Dexus has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||15.31|
|Total ESG percentile||8.32|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dexus share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 248.1% of net profits
Recently Dexus has paid out, on average, around 248.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dexus shareholders could enjoy a 6.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dexus's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.58 per share.
Dexus'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 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Dexus's shares ever split?
Dexus's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 5 November 2014. So if you had owned 6 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 Dexus shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dexus shares which in turn could have impacted Dexus's share price.
Dexus share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Dexus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.6053 up to $12.7954. 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 Dexus's is 0.5889. This would suggest that Dexus's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Dexus is one of Australia's leading real estate groups, managing a high quality Australian property portfolio valued at $32.0 billion. We believe that the strength and quality of our relationships is central to our success and are deeply committed to working with our customers to provide spaces that engage and inspire. We invest only in Australia, and directly own $16.5 billion of office and industrial properties. We manage a further $15.5 billion of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties for third party clients. The group's $10.6 billion development pipeline provides the opportunity to grow both portfolios and enhance future returns. With 1.8 million square metres of office workspace across 51 properties, we are Australia's preferred office partner. Dexus is a Top 50 entity by market capitalisation listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (trading code: DXS) and is supported by 29,000 investors from 21 countries. With 36 years of expertise in property investment, development and asset management, we have a proven track record in capital and risk management, providing service excellence to tenants and delivering superior risk-adjusted returns for investors.
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