How to buy JD.com shares
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JD.com, Inc is an internet retail business with stocks listed in the US. JD.com shares (JD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$75.43 – an increase of 2.02% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in JD.com
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- 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, credit card or debit card.
- Search for JD.com. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: JD. 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 JD.com 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 last close price of US$75.43, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of JD.com, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of JD.com. 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.
What's in this guide?
- JD.com key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is JD.com stock a buy or sell?
- JD.com performance over time
- Can I short JD.com shares?
- Is JD.com suitable for ethical investing?
- Are JD.com shares over-valued?
- JD.com's financials
- How volatile are JD.com shares?
- Does JD.com pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
JD.com share priceUse our graph to track the performance of JD stocks over time.
JD.com shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$57.94 - US$108.29|
|50-day moving average||US$73.4279|
|200-day moving average||US$84.0477|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$5.12|
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Is it a good time to buy JD.com stock?
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JD.com price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-21)||3.68%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||-11.25%|
|6 months (2020-12-21)||-6.46%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||28.63%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||159.57%|
|3 years (2018-06-21)||84.79%|
|5 years (2016-06-21)||256.98%|
Is JD.com under- or over-valued?
Valuing JD.com stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of JD.com's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
JD.com's P/E ratio
JD.com's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, JD.com shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
JD.com's PEG ratio
JD.com's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8045. 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 JD.com's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
JD.com's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$16.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a JD.com's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$802.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$60.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.83%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.53%|
|Market capitalisation||US$111.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting JD.com shares
There are currently 28.3 million JD.com shares held short by investors – that's known as JD.com's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% down from 30.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting JD.com shares can be evaluated.
JD.com's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
JD.com's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of JD.com shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of JD.com shares traded daily (recently around 11.3 million). JD.com's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 JD.com shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.
However JD.com's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of JD.com shares, or, against the total number of tradable JD.com shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case JD.com's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 JD.com shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0311% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable JD.com shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against JD.com.
Find out more about how you can short JD.com stock.
JD.com'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 JD.com.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
JD.com's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 27.21
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and JD.com's overall score of 27.21 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like JD.com 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.).
JD.com's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.26/100
JD.com's environmental score of 7.26 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that JD.com is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
JD.com's social score
Social score: 7.29/100
JD.com's social score of 7.29 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that JD.com is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
JD.com's governance score
Governance score: 8.17/100
JD.com's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that JD.com is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
JD.com's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. JD.com scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that JD.com has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||27.21|
|Total ESG percentile||37.34|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||2|
JD.com share dividends
We're not expecting JD.com to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
JD.com share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, JD.com's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$57.94 up to US$108.29. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while JD.com's is 0.7603. This would suggest that JD.com's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
JD.com, Inc. operates as an e-commerce company and retail infrastructure service provider in the People's Republic of China. It operates in two segments, JD Retail and New Businesses. The company offers home appliances; mobile handsets and other digital products; desktop, laptop, and other computers, as well as printers and other office equipment; furniture and household goods; apparel; cosmetics, personal care items, and pet products; women's shoes, bags, jewelry, and luxury goods; men's shoes, sports gears, and fitness equipment; automobiles and accessories; maternal and childcare products, toys, and musical instruments; and food, beverage, and fresh produce. It also provides gifts, flowers, and plants; pharmaceutical and healthcare products, including OCT pharmaceutical products, nutritional supplements, healthcare services, and other healthcare equipment; books, e-books, music, movie, and other media products; and virtual goods, such as online travel agency, attraction tickets, and prepaid phone and game cards, as well as industrial products and installation and maintenance services. In addition, the company offers an online marketplace for third-party merchants to sell products to customers; and transaction processing and billing, and other services. Further, it provides online marketing services for suppliers, third-party merchants, and other business partners; supply chain and logistics services for various industries; and consumer financing services to individual customers, as well as online-to-offline solutions. JD.com, Inc. offers its products through its website jd.com and mobile apps, as well as directly to customers. As of December 31, 2020, JD.com, Inc. operated fulfillment centers with a network of approximately 900 warehouses in various counties and districts in China. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Holdings Limited. JD.com, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
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