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Domain Holdings Australia Limited is an internet content & information business based in Australia. Domain shares (DHG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $3.74 – an increase of 3.89% over the previous week. Domain has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $266 million.
How to buy shares in Domain
- 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 Domain. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DHG. 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 Domain 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 $3.74, 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 Domain. 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.
How has coronavirus impacted Domain's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Domain's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $3.74, which is 3.74% up on its pre-crash value of $3.6 and 123.28% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.675.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Domain shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $453.70 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 $989.42.
Domain share priceUse our graph to track the performance of DHG stocks over time.
Domain shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$3.74|
|52-week range||AUDA$1.675 - AUDA$4|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$3.5534|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$2.9749|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.06 (1.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.065|
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Is it a good time to buy Domain stock?
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Domain price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-11)||3.89%|
|1 month (2020-08-19)||3.03%|
|3 months (2020-06-19)||15.79%|
|6 months (2020-03-19)||95.81%|
|1 year (2019-09-19)||15.08%|
|2 years (2018-09-19)||8.72%|
|3 years (2017-09-15)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-09-15)||N/A|
Is Domain under- or over-valued?
Valuing Domain stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Domain's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Domain's P/E ratio
Domain's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Domain shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Domain's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Domain's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$266 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.61%|
|Gross profit TTM||$161.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||-21.51%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Domain share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 91.32% of net profits
Recently Domain has paid out, on average, around 91.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Domain shareholders could enjoy a 1.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Domain's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.06 per share.
Domain'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 25 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Domain share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Domain's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.675 up to $4. 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 Domain's is 1.6349. This would suggest that Domain's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Domain Holdings Australia Limited operates as a real estate media and technology services company that focuses on the property market in Australia. It operates through three segments: Core Digital, Consumer Solutions and Other, and Print segments. The company offers residential, commercial, and rural property marketing services through its listings portals on desktop and mobile, as well as through social media and print magazines. It also provides media and lead-generation solutions for advertisers looking to promote their products and services to consumers; and creates property market content to engage consumers and support audience growth. In addition, the company offers data and technology services to real estate agencies through customer relationship management software, property data subscriptions and research, and property inspection management tools. Further, it publishes real estate newspapers and magazines; and provides other services in the property lifecycle, including home loan brokerage, insurance, residential utilities product comparison, residential and commercial utilities connection, and trade services, as well as information services for buyers, investors, sellers, renters, and agents. Domain Holdings Australia Limited serves residential and commercial real estate agencies and professionals, property developers, financial services companies, retailers, utilities companies, media, government, and consumers. The company is based in Pyrmont, Australia. Domain Holdings Australia Limited is a subsidiary of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited.
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