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Lifestyle Communities Limited 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 listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $10.29 – an increase of 2.18% over the previous week. Lifestyle Communities has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $127.8 million.
How to buy shares in Lifestyle Communities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. 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 today's price of $10.29, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lifestyle Communities . 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.
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- Lifestyle Communities key stats
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- Is Lifestyle Communities stock a buy or sell?
- Lifestyle Communities performance over time
- Are Lifestyle Communities shares over-valued?
- Lifestyle Communities 's financials
- How volatile are Lifestyle Communities shares?
- Does Lifestyle Communities pay a dividend?
- Have Lifestyle Communities shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Lifestyle Communities 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Lifestyle Communities 's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $10.29, which is 14.38% up on its pre-crash value of $8.81 and 127.15% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $4.53.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Lifestyle Communities shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $553.33 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,143.32.
Lifestyle Communities share priceUse our graph to track the performance of LIC stocks over time.
Lifestyle Communities shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$10.29|
|52-week range||AUDA$4.53 - AUDA$10.34|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$9.6036|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$8.6043|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.05 (0.5%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.41|
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Is it a good time to buy Lifestyle Communities stock?
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Lifestyle Communities price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-12)||1.58%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||3.31%|
|3 months (2020-07-17)||18.28%|
|6 months (2020-04-17)||45.34%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||33.98%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||70.93%|
|3 years (2017-10-19)||128.67%|
|5 years (2015-10-19)||294.25%|
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 25x. In other words, Lifestyle Communities shares trade at around 25x 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 $24.4 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||$127.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||18.15%|
|Gross profit TTM||$41 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lifestyle Communities share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 13.1% of net profits
Recently Lifestyle Communities has paid out, on average, around 13.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.5% 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 0.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lifestyle Communities 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 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 2 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Lifestyle Communities 's shares ever split?
Lifestyle Communities 's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 1 April 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 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 $4.53 up to $10.34. 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 Lifestyle Communities 's is 0.7968. 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, develops, owns, and manages affordable independent living residential land lease communities for working, semi-retired, or retired people in Australia. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in South Melbourne, Australia.
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