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How to buy K&S Corporation shares

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K&S Corporation Limited 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 listed in Australian Dollars. K&S Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $726.4 million.

How to buy shares in K&S Corporation

  1. 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.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 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 today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of K&S Corporation . 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.

K&S Corporation share price

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K&S Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-25.
52-week range$1.1344 - $1.58
50-day moving average $1.4553
200-day moving average $1.3581
Target price$1.5
PE ratio 6.95
Dividend yield $0.06 (4.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.2

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Is it a good time to buy K&S Corporation stock?

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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 7x. In other words, K&S Corporation shares trade at around 7x 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 $82.6 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 $726.4 million
Operating margin TTM 5.74%
Gross profit TTM $99.2 million
Return on assets TTM 4.68%
Return on equity TTM 9.97%
Profit margin 3.52%
Book value 2.094
Market capitalisation $179 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

K&S Corporation share dividends

83%

Dividend payout ratio: 83.33% of net profits

Recently K&S Corporation has paid out, on average, around 83.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.32% 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 4.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In K&S Corporation 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.06 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 18 October 2020 (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 $1.1344 up to $1.58. 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 K&S Corporation 's is 0.1793. 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; support services to offshore exploration and drilling projects; 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. In addition, it offers facility management services to various companies; distribution chain management services for various importers; general, full load, and part load freight services, as well as project services; and heavy haulage services. Further, the company transports dangerous goods, fuel, gas, lubricants, bulk liquids, chemicals, and explosives by road, rail, and sea; and aviation refueling services and aviation fuel supply solutions to airports and bulk fuel customers. 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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