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Hills Limited is a security & protection services business based in Australia. Hills shares (HIL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.155 – a decrease of 8.82% over the previous week. Hills has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $220.1 million.
How to buy shares in Hills
- 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 Hills . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HIL. 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 Hills 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 $0.155, 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 Hills . 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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How has coronavirus impacted Hills 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hills 's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $0.155, which is 66.30% down on its pre-crash value of $0.46 and 55.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.1.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Hills shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $337.35 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 $373.49.
Hills share priceUse our graph to track the performance of HIL stocks over time.
Hills shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$0.155|
|52-week range||AUDA$0.1 - AUDA$0.485|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$0.1544|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$0.1709|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.006|
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Is it a good time to buy Hills stock?
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Hills price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-22)||0%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||-1.59%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||1.64%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||-13.89%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||-22.50%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||-16.22%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||-11.43%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||-64.77%|
Is Hills under- or over-valued?
Valuing Hills stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hills 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Hills 's P/E ratio
Hills 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Hills shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).
Hills 's EBITDA
Hills 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Hills 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$220.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||1.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$25.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.03%|
|Return on equity TTM||-12.69%|
|Market capitalisation||$39.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Hills share dividends
We're not expecting Hills to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Hills 's shares ever split?
Hills 's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 24 November 1996. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hills shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hills shares which in turn could have impacted Hills 's share price.
Hills share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Hills 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.1 up to $0.485. 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 Hills 's is 0.9809. This would suggest that Hills 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Hills Limited supplies technology solutions to the health, security, surveillance, and IT markets in Australia and New Zealand. The company operates through Hills Health Solutions and Hills Distribution. It offers security products, such as CCTV and surveillance products, analogue HD cameras, bundle kits, encoders and decoders, IP cameras, lighting, monitors, networking and transmission, recorders, video analytics, and video management software; access control and intrusion products, including access control peripherals and systems, alarm accessories, alarms and intrusion, asset management, batteries and power supplies, cable fire and security, detectors, home integrated systems, intercom systems, locking, security connectors, structured cabling, and wireless security; and fire panels and detectors, fire panel accessories, fire modules, fire speakers strobes, fie miscellaneous, fire suppressions, and fire extinguishers and blankets. The company also provides firewall and cybersecurity, switches, routers, IOT, WIFI, fixed wireless, and computers and display products; and nurse call and patient engagement solutions. The company was formerly known as Hills Holding Limited and changed its name to Hills Limited in December 2013. Hills Limited was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Lidcombe, Australia.
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