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Gale Pacific Limited is a textile manufacturing business based in Australia. Gale Pacific shares (GAP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Gale Pacific has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $157.6 million..
How to buy shares in Gale Pacific
- 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 Gale Pacific. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GAP. 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 Gale Pacific 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 $0.28, 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 Gale Pacific. 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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- Gale Pacific key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Gale Pacific stock a buy or sell?
- Gale Pacific performance over time
- Are Gale Pacific shares over-valued?
- Gale Pacific's financials
- How volatile are Gale Pacific shares?
- Does Gale Pacific pay a dividend?
- Have Gale Pacific shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Gale Pacific's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gale Pacific's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $0.28, which is 33.93% up on its pre-crash value of $0.185 and 214.61% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.089.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Gale Pacific shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $526.32 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 $1,473.68.
Gale Pacific share priceUse our graph to track the performance of GAP stocks over time.
Gale Pacific shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.089 - $0.37|
|50-day moving average||$0.348|
|200-day moving average||$0.2519|
|Dividend yield||$0.02 (5.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.013|
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Is it a good time to buy Gale Pacific stock?
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Gale Pacific price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-12)||-9.68%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-23.29%|
|3 months (2020-10-19)||5.66%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||69.70%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||3.70%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-16.42%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||-23.29%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||-1.75%|
Is Gale Pacific under- or over-valued?
Valuing Gale Pacific stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gale Pacific's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gale Pacific's P/E ratio
Gale Pacific's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Gale Pacific shares trade at around 24x 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.
Gale Pacific's EBITDA
Gale Pacific's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $12.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gale Pacific's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Gale Pacific financials
|Revenue TTM||$157.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||4.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||$80.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.17%|
|Market capitalisation||$85.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Gale Pacific share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 75.76% of net profits
Recently Gale Pacific has paid out, on average, around 75.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gale Pacific shareholders could enjoy a 5.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gale Pacific's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.02 per share.
Gale Pacific'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 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Gale Pacific's shares ever split?
Gale Pacific's shares were split on a 120:100 basis on 13 February 2009. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 120 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gale Pacific shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gale Pacific shares which in turn could have impacted Gale Pacific's share price.
Gale Pacific share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Gale Pacific's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.089 up to $0.37. 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 Gale Pacific's is 1.2768. This would suggest that Gale Pacific's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Gale Pacific overview
Gale Pacific Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes screening and shading products for domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. The company offers fabrics for agricultural, architectural, industrial, horticultural, mining, and construction applications under the GALE Pacific brand; face masks under the GALE GUARD brand; and window furnishings, such as a range of venetian and roller blinds, as well as curtain accessories for hanging curtains under the Zone Interiors brand. It also provides a range of outdoor leisure and garden products for home and garden, including gazebos, shade umbrellas, shade sails, synthetic grass, weed mat/garden covers, bird nets, and screenings for protection from hail and other adverse weather conditions, crop protection, water conservation, and architectural designs and construction applications under the Coolaroo brand. The company markets its products to consumer and industrial markets, including the retail and home furnishing, architectural, construction, and agribusiness markets in Australia, New Zealand, China, Australasia, the Americas, the Middle East, North Africa, and internationally. Gale Pacific Limited was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Braeside, Australia.
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