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GPT Group is a reit—diversified business based in Australia. GPT Group shares (GPT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $3.9 – a decrease of 1.76% over the previous week. GPT Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $759.9 million.

How to buy shares in GPT Group

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for GPT Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GPT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until GPT Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $3.9, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of GPT Group. 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 GPT Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, GPT Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $3.9, which is 37.30% down on its pre-crash value of $6.22 and 38.30% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $2.82.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of GPT Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $500.01 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 $650.01.

GPT Group share price

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GPT Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$3.9
52-week rangeAUDA$2.82 - AUDA$6.39
50-day moving average AUDA$3.8431
200-day moving average AUDA$4.0737
Target priceAUDA$5.37
PE ratio 564.2857
Dividend yield AUDA$0.19 (4.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.004

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Is it a good time to buy GPT Group stock?

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GPT Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$3.9

1 week (2020-09-12) N/A
1 month (2020-08-21) 3.45%
3 months (2020-06-19) -12.75%
6 months (2020-03-23) 30.00%
1 year (2019-09-20) -36.59%
2 years (2018-09-21) -24.71%
3 years (2017-09-21) -20.08%
5 years (2015-09-21) -12.36%

Is GPT Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing GPT Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of GPT Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

GPT Group's P/E ratio

GPT Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 564x. In other words, GPT Group shares trade at around 564x 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.

GPT Group's PEG ratio

GPT Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.25. 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 GPT Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

GPT Group's EBITDA

GPT Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $447.4 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a GPT Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

GPT Group financials

Revenue TTM $759.9 million
Operating margin TTM 58.36%
Gross profit TTM $474.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.83%
Return on equity TTM 0.08%
Profit margin 1.09%
Book value 5.537
Market capitalisation $7.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

GPT Group'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 GPT Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

GPT Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 11.78

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and GPT Group's overall score of 11.78 (as at 07/31/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like GPT Group 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.).

GPT Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.47/100

GPT Group's environmental score of 4.47 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that GPT Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

GPT Group's social score

Social score: 5.18/100

GPT Group's social score of 5.18 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that GPT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

GPT Group's governance score

Governance score: 9.13/100

GPT Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that GPT Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

GPT Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. GPT Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that GPT Group has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

GPT Group was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 11.78
Total ESG percentile 7.12
Environmental score 4.47
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 5.18
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 9.13
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 1

GPT Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 1910% of net profits

Recently GPT Group has paid out, on average, around 1910% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.71% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), GPT Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.71% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In GPT Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.19 per share.

GPT Group'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 12 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have GPT Group's shares ever split?

GPT Group's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 11 May 2010. So if you had owned 5 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 GPT Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for GPT Group shares which in turn could have impacted GPT Group's share price.

GPT Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, GPT Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.82 up to $6.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPT.AU volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while GPT Group's is 0.7066. This would suggest that GPT Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

GPT Group overview

The GPT Group is one of Australia's largest diversified property groups and a top 50 ASX listed company by market capitalisation. GPT owns and manages a $25.3 billion portfolio of retail, office and logistics property assets across Australia. The Group has a substantial investor base with more than 32,000 shareholders.

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