How to buy Harvey Norman (HVN) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Harvey Norman shares.
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Harvey Norman is a department stores business based in Australia. Harvey Norman shares (HVN) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Harvey Norman has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.8 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Harvey Norman
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Harvey Norman. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HVN. 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 Harvey Norman reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Harvey Norman. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Harvey Norman key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Harvey Norman stock a buy or sell?
- Harvey Norman performance over time
- Are Harvey Norman shares over-valued?
- Harvey Norman's financials
- How volatile are Harvey Norman shares?
- Does Harvey Norman pay a dividend?
- Have Harvey Norman shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Harvey Norman stock price (ASX:HVN)Use our graph to track the performance of HVN stocks over time.
Harvey Norman shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.53 - $5.5533|
|50-day moving average||$4.5702|
|200-day moving average||$4.9599|
|Dividend yield||$0.35 (9.86%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.65|
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Is it a good time to buy Harvey Norman stock?
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Harvey Norman price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-15)||-0.53%|
|1 month (2022-05-25)||-14.29%|
|3 months (2022-03-25)||-32.26%|
|6 months (2021-12-24)||-24.85%|
|1 year (2021-06-25)||-26.74%|
|2 years (2020-06-25)||7.69%|
|3 years (2019-06-25)||-3.38%|
|5 years (2017-06-23)||4.70%|
Is Harvey Norman under- or over-valued?
Valuing Harvey Norman stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Harvey Norman's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Harvey Norman's P/E ratio
Harvey Norman'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, Harvey Norman 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.
Harvey Norman's EBITDA
Harvey Norman's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Harvey Norman's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Harvey Norman financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||36.15%|
|Gross profit TTM||$930 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.47%|
|Return on equity TTM||20.65%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Harvey Norman share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 34.31% of net profits
Recently Harvey Norman has paid out, on average, around 34.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Harvey Norman shareholders could enjoy a 9.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Harvey Norman's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.35 per share.
While Harvey Norman's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Harvey Norman may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Harvey Norman's shares ever split?
Harvey Norman's shares were split on 16 November 2001.
Harvey Norman share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Harvey Norman's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.53 up to $5.5533. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Harvey Norman's is 0.7268. This would suggest that Harvey Norman's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Harvey Norman overview
Harvey Norman Holdings Limited engages in the integrated retail, franchise, property, and digital system businesses. Its franchises and sells products in various categories, including electrical goods, furniture, computerized communications, bedding and Manchester, kitchen and small appliances, bathroom and tiles, and carpets and floorings. The company operates 192 franchised complexes under the Harvey Norman, Domayne, and Joyce Mayne brands in Australia; and 107 company-operated stores under the Harvey Norman brand in New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Slovenia, Croatia, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. It is also involved in the property investment and media placement activities; operation as a lessor of premises to Harvey Norman, Domayne, and Joyce Mayne franchisees and other third parties, as well as retail properties; development and sale of properties; and provision of consumer finance and other commercial loans and advances. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Homebush West, Australia.
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