How to buy K&S Corporation (KSC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in K&S Corporation shares.
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K&S Corporation is an integrated freight & logistics business based in Australia. K&S Corporation shares (KSC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. K&S Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $705.3 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in K&S Corporation
- 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 K&S Corporation . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: KSC. 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 K&S Corporation 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 K&S Corporation . 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?
- K&S Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is K&S Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- K&S Corporation performance over time
- Are K&S Corporation shares over-valued?
- K&S Corporation 's financials
- How volatile are K&S Corporation shares?
- Does K&S Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have K&S Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
K&S Corporation stock price (ASX:KSC)Use our graph to track the performance of KSC stocks over time.
K&S Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.4429 - $1.845|
|50-day moving average||$1.7338|
|200-day moving average||$1.7139|
|Dividend yield||$0.08 (5.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.072|
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Is it a good time to buy K&S Corporation stock?
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K&S Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-23)||1.75|
|1 month (2022-06-03)||5.42%|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||1.75|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||11.11%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||15.89%|
|2 years (2020-07-03)||41.13%|
|3 years (2019-07-03)||-5.41%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||9.38%|
Is K&S Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing K&S Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of K&S Corporation 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
K&S Corporation 's P/E ratio
K&S Corporation 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, K&S Corporation shares trade at around 24x 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.
K&S Corporation 's EBITDA
K&S Corporation 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $43.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a K&S Corporation 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
K&S Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$705.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||0.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||$105.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$238.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
K&S Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 114.29% of net profits
Recently K&S Corporation has paid out, on average, around 114.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), K&S Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In K&S Corporation 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.08 per share.
K&S Corporation 's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have K&S Corporation 's shares ever split?
K&S Corporation 's shares were split on 20 June 2005.
K&S Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, K&S Corporation 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.4429 up to $1.845. 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 K&S Corporation 's is 0.062. This would suggest that K&S Corporation 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
K&S Corporation overview
K&S Corporation Limited provides transportation and logistics, contract management, warehousing and distribution, and fuel distribution services primarily in Australia and New Zealand. The company operates through three segments: Australian Transport, Fuels, and New Zealand Transport. It provides road, rail, and coastal sea forwarding for full and break bulk loads, including export packing, wharf lodgement, and the delivery of integrated supply chain and system solutions; remote, regional, and metro bulk fuel, oil, and gas transportation and distribution services; and dry and liquid bulk transportation services to mining, sugar, cement, and fertilizer industries. The company also offers line haul and logistical support, and warehousing and distribution services, as well as equipment and personnel; facility management services to various companies; distribution chain management services for various importers; and heavy haulage services. In addition, it provides dangerous and hazardous goods, chemicals, petro-chemicals, gases, bulk liquids, liquid foods, fuels, lubricants, and explosives by road, rail, and sea; and aviation refueling services and aviation fuel supply solutions. The company was formerly known as Scott Corporation Limited and changed its name to K&S Corporation Limited in December 1998. K&S Corporation Limited was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Truganina, Australia. K&S Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of AA Scott Pty Ltd.
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