How to buy G8 Education (GEM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in G8 Education shares.
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G8 Education Limited is an education & training services business based in Australia. G8 Education shares (GEM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. G8 Education has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $889.7 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in G8 Education
- 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 G8 Education. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GEM. 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 G8 Education 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, 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 G8 Education. 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.
What's in this guide?
G8 Education stock price (ASX:GEM)Use our graph to track the performance of GEM stocks over time.
G8 Education shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.93 - $1.315|
|50-day moving average||$0.9936|
|200-day moving average||$1.0095|
|Dividend yield||$0.06 (5.97%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.097|
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Is it a good time to buy G8 Education stock?
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G8 Education price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-13)||10.53%|
|1 month (2021-08-20)||1.05|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||1.94%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||-2.78%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||6.06%|
|2 years (2019-09-20)||-57.32%|
|3 years (2018-09-20)||-45.74%|
|5 years (2016-09-20)||-66.02%|
Is G8 Education under- or over-valued?
Valuing G8 Education stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of G8 Education's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
G8 Education's P/E ratio
G8 Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, G8 Education shares trade at around 11x 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.
G8 Education's EBITDA
G8 Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $170.5 million (£90 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a G8 Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
G8 Education financials
|Revenue TTM||$889.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.88%|
|Gross profit TTM||$278.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.31%|
|Market capitalisation||$889.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
G8 Education share dividends
We're not expecting G8 Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
G8 Education share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, G8 Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.93 up to $1.315. 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 G8 Education's is 1.1568. This would suggest that G8 Education's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
G8 Education overview
G8 Education Limited owns, operates, franchises, and manages child care centers in Australia. The company provides educational child care services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 472 centers. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Varsity Lakes, Australia.
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