How to buy Johnson Controls International (JCI) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Johnson Controls International shares.

Johnson Controls International plc
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Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) is a leading engineering & construction business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$75.18 after a previous close of US$74.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD74.59 to a high of USD75.64. The latest price was USD74.73 (25 minute delay). Johnson Controls International is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Johnson Controls International

  1. 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.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Johnson Controls International. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: JCI. 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 Johnson Controls International 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 last close price of US$74.77, 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 Johnson Controls International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Johnson Controls International. 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.

Johnson Controls International stock price (NYSE:JCI)

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Johnson Controls International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous closeUS$74.77
Change US$-0.04
Change % -0.0535%
Volume 2,778,979
Information last updated 2021-10-24.
52-week rangeUS$40.1994 - US$76.55
50-day moving average US$72.0447
200-day moving average US$68.8268
Target priceUS$82.33
PE ratio 37.2665
Dividend yield US$1.06 (1.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.4917

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Johnson Controls International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $74.73

1 month (2021-09-24) 1.58%
3 months (2021-07-26) 5.79%
6 months (2021-04-26) 18.98%
1 year (2020-10-26) 73.95%
2 years (2019-10-25) 75.59%
3 years (2018-10-26) 138.60%
5 years (2016-10-26) 89.39%

Is Johnson Controls International under- or over-valued?

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

Johnson Controls International's P/E ratio

Johnson Controls International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, Johnson Controls International shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Johnson Controls International's PEG ratio

Johnson Controls International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3899. 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 Johnson Controls International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Johnson Controls International's EBITDA

Johnson Controls International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.1 billion (£3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Johnson Controls International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Johnson Controls International financials

Revenue TTM US$23.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.04%
Gross profit TTM US$7.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.89%
Return on equity TTM 945.43%
Profit margin 7.79%
Book value 25.048
Market capitalisation US$52.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Johnson Controls International shares

There are currently 8.3 million Johnson Controls International shares held short by investors – that's known as Johnson Controls International's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 8.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Johnson Controls International shares can be evaluated.

Johnson Controls International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Johnson Controls International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Johnson Controls International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Johnson Controls International shares traded daily (recently around 4.7 million). Johnson Controls International's SIR currently stands at 1.78. In other words for every 100,000 Johnson Controls International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1780 shares are currently held short.

However Johnson Controls International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Johnson Controls International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Johnson Controls International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Johnson Controls International's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Johnson Controls International shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0134% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Johnson Controls International shares, roughly 13 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 Johnson Controls International.

Find out more about how you can short Johnson Controls International stock.

Johnson Controls International'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 Johnson Controls International.

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

Johnson Controls International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Johnson Controls International's overall score of 17.29 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Johnson Controls International 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.).

Johnson Controls International's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.04/100

Johnson Controls International's environmental score of 11.04 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Johnson Controls International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Johnson Controls International's social score

Social score: 5.52/100

Johnson Controls International's social score of 5.52 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Johnson Controls International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Johnson Controls International's governance score

Governance score: 8.24/100

Johnson Controls International's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Johnson Controls International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Johnson Controls International's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Johnson Controls International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Johnson Controls International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Johnson Controls International plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.29
Total ESG percentile 17.08
Environmental score 11.04
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 5.52
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 8.24
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 3

Johnson Controls International share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.13% of net profits

Recently Johnson Controls International has paid out, on average, around 42.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Johnson Controls International shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Johnson Controls International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.06 per share.

While Johnson Controls International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Johnson Controls International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Johnson Controls International's most recent dividend payout was on 14 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Johnson Controls International's shares ever split?

Johnson Controls International's shares were split on a 955:1000 basis on 5 September 2016. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 955 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Johnson Controls International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.7% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Johnson Controls International shares which in turn could have impacted Johnson Controls International's share price.

Johnson Controls International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Johnson Controls International's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$40.1994 up to US$76.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JCI.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Johnson Controls International's is 1.1439. This would suggest that Johnson Controls International'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).

Johnson Controls International overview

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial company worldwide. It operates through Building Solutions North America, Building Solutions EMEA/LA, Building Solutions Asia Pacific, and Global Products segments. The company designs, sells, installs, and services heating, ventilating, air conditioning, controls, refrigeration, integrated electronic security, and integrated fire detection and suppression systems for commercial, industrial, retail, small business, institutional, and governmental customers; and energy efficiency solutions and technical services, including inspection, scheduled maintenance, and repair and replacement of mechanical and control systems, as well as data-driven smart building solutions to non-residential building and industrial applications. It also designs and produces heating and air conditioning for residential and commercial applications; and markets products and refrigeration systems to replacement and new construction market; and designs, manufactures, and sells fire protection and security products, including intrusion security, anti-theft devices, and access control and video management systems for commercial, industrial, retail, residential, small business, institutional, and governmental customers. The company was formerly known as Johnson Controls, Inc. and changed its name to Johnson Controls International plc in September 2016. Johnson Controls International plc was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland.

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