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Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FLT) is a leading travel services business based in Australia. It opened the day at 15.5 after a previous close of $15.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of AUD15.03 to a high of AUD15.5. The latest price was $15.1 (25 minute delay). Flight Centre is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.
How to buy shares in Flight Centre
- 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 Flight Centre. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FLT. 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 Flight Centre 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 $15.62, 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 Flight Centre. 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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- Flight Centre key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Flight Centre stock a buy or sell?
- Flight Centre performance over time
- Are Flight Centre shares over-valued?
- Flight Centre's financials
- How volatile are Flight Centre shares?
- Does Flight Centre pay a dividend?
- Have Flight Centre shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Flight Centre's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Flight Centre's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last close price was AUDA$15.10, which is 57.51% down on its pre-crash value of AUDA$35.5398 and 73.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as AUDA$8.6869.
If you had bought AUDA$1,000 worth of Flight Centre shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth AUDA$285.21 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 AUDA$434.58.
Flight Centre share priceUse our graph to track the performance of FLT stocks over time.
Flight Centre shares at a glance
|52-week range||$8.3362 - $35.4442|
|50-day moving average||$15.9894|
|200-day moving average||$13.8122|
|Dividend yield||$1.96 (9.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.979|
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- Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
- Brokerage - US shares: USD 0
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Is it a good time to buy Flight Centre stock?
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Flight Centre price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-18)||-0.13%|
|1 month (2020-12-24)||-6.09%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||12.86%|
|6 months (2020-07-24)||38.79%|
|1 year (2020-01-24)||-59.55%|
|2 years (2019-01-25)||-62.56%|
|3 years (2018-01-25)||-66.90%|
|5 years (2016-01-25)||-57.12%|
Is Flight Centre under- or over-valued?
Valuing Flight Centre stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Flight Centre's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Flight Centre's P/E ratio
Flight Centre's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Flight Centre shares trade at around 6x 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.
Flight Centre's PEG ratio
Flight Centre's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.02. 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 Flight Centre's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Flight Centre's EBITDA
Flight Centre's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $370.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Flight Centre's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Flight Centre financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$301 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-12.1%|
|Return on equity TTM||-46.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Flight Centre share dividends
We're not expecting Flight Centre to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Flight Centre's shares ever split?
Flight Centre's shares were split on 12 March 2003.
Flight Centre share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Flight Centre's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.3362 up to $35.4442. 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 Flight Centre's is 1.9714. This would suggest that Flight Centre's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Flight Centre overview
Flight Centre Travel Group Limited provides travel retailing services for the leisure, corporate, and wholesale travel sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Internationally. The company offers leisure travel services for the niche sectors, as well as mass, youth, premium, and cruise markets; and corporate travel services for organizations of various sizes across industries. It also supplies products to its national and international network, or travel retail outlets. In addition, the company offers other travel related services, including foreign currency exchange and travel academies; recruitment marketing and bike retailing; and employee benefit services. It provides its services primarily under the Flight Centre brand, as well as other travel brands, such as Discova, Independent by Liberty Travel, Independent by Flight Centre, AVMIN, Travel Managers Group, Travelsmart, Round the World Experts, BYO Jet, Aunty Betty, Topdeck, Travel Partners, Travel Money Group, Healthwise, Moneywise, 99 Bikes, Advance Traders, Flight Centre Travel Academy, Flight Centre Business School, The Infinity Group, GOGO, FCM, Corporate Traveller, Cievents, Stage Screen, 4th Dimension, Travel Club Getaways, Flight Centre, Travel Associates, Liberty Travel, GapYear.com, Back-Roads Touring, and Student Universe. The company was formerly known as Flight Centre Limited and changed its name to Flight Centre Travel Group Limited in November 2013. Flight Centre Travel Group Limited was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in South Brisbane, Australia.
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