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How to buy Lifestyle Communities (LIC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Lifestyle Communities shares.

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Lifestyle Communities is a real estate-diversified business based in Australia. Lifestyle Communities shares (LIC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Lifestyle Communities has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $181.2 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Lifestyle Communities

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Lifestyle Communities . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LIC. 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 Lifestyle Communities reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lifestyle Communities . 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.

Lifestyle Communities stock price (ASX:LIC)

Use our graph to track the performance of LIC stocks over time.

Lifestyle Communities shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-21.
52-week range$11.34 - $23.7883
50-day moving average $13.9624
200-day moving average $18.1254
Target price$19.88
PE ratio 12.3447
Dividend yield $0.095 (0.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.998

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Is it a good time to buy Lifestyle Communities stock?

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Lifestyle Communities price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$12.68

1 week (2022-06-17) 9.03%
1 month (2022-05-24) -6.56%
3 months (2022-03-24) -25.89%
6 months (2021-12-24) -37.72%
1 year (2021-06-24) -15.35%
2 years (2020-06-24) 31.13%
3 years (2019-06-24) 95.98%
5 years (2017-06-23) 211.55%

Is Lifestyle Communities under- or over-valued?

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

Lifestyle Communities 's P/E ratio

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

Lifestyle Communities 's EBITDA

Lifestyle Communities 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $30.7 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Lifestyle Communities 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Lifestyle Communities financials

Revenue TTM $181.2 million
Operating margin TTM 15.98%
Gross profit TTM $35.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.31%
Return on equity TTM 29.71%
Profit margin 57.7%
Book value 3.836
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Lifestyle Communities share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.6% of net profits

Recently Lifestyle Communities has paid out, on average, around 9.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lifestyle Communities shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lifestyle Communities 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.095 per share.

While Lifestyle Communities 's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lifestyle Communities is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lifestyle Communities 's shares ever split?

Lifestyle Communities 's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 2 April 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lifestyle Communities shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lifestyle Communities shares which in turn could have impacted Lifestyle Communities 's share price.

Lifestyle Communities share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lifestyle Communities 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.34 up to $23.7883. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LIC.AU volatility(beta: 0.99)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Lifestyle Communities 's is 0.9917. This would suggest that Lifestyle Communities 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lifestyle Communities overview

Lifestyle Communities Limited, together with its subsidiaries, builds, owns, and operates land lease communities that provides affordable housing options in Australia. The company operates 18 communities and approximately 5000 homes. It serves working, semi-retired, and retired people. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in South Melbourne, Australia.

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