How to buy Healius (HLS) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Healius shares.
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Healius is a diagnostics & research business based in Australia. Healius shares (HLS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Healius has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Healius
- 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 Healius. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HLS. 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 Healius 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 Healius. 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.
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Healius stock price (ASX:HLS)Use our graph to track the performance of HLS stocks over time.
Healius shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.585 - $5.4158|
|50-day moving average||$4.0994|
|200-day moving average||$4.5389|
|Dividend yield||$0.168 (5.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.349|
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Is it a good time to buy Healius stock?
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Healius price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-22)||1.93%|
|1 month (2022-05-30)||-13.95%|
|3 months (2022-03-30)||-16.48%|
|6 months (2021-12-30)||-31.10%|
|1 year (2021-06-30)||-20.09%|
|2 years (2020-06-30)||21.31%|
|3 years (2019-06-28)||22.52%|
|5 years (2017-06-29)||5.16%|
Is Healius under- or over-valued?
Valuing Healius stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Healius's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Healius's P/E ratio
Healius'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, Healius 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.
Healius's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $521.2 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Healius's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||$725.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.74%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.5%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Healius share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 31.6% of net profits
Recently Healius has paid out, on average, around 31.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Healius shareholders could enjoy a 5.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Healius's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.168 per share.
While Healius's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Healius 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 24 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Healius's shares ever split?
Healius's shares were split on a 511:493 basis on 22 August 2018. So if you had owned 493 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 511 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Healius shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Healius shares which in turn could have impacted Healius's share price.
Healius share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Healius's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.585 up to $5.4158. 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 Healius's is 1.047. This would suggest that Healius'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).
Healius Limited provides facilities and support services to independent general practitioners, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals in Australia. The company operates through three segments: Pathology, Imaging, and Day Hospitals. It offers diagnostic imaging services, including X-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, and interventional radiology; and private medical laboratory and pathology services. The company also provides cataract surgery, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, plastic and cosmetic surgery, skin, cancer removal, IVF egg collection, and gynaecological surgery services. It operates 2,335 sites, including 2,185 pathology sites; 15 day hospital sites; and 135 imaging sites. The company was formerly known as Primary Health Care Limited and changed its name to Healius Limited in December 2018. Healius Limited was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in St Leonards, Australia.
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