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Link Administration Holdings Limited is an information technology services business based in Australia. Link Administration Holdings shares (LNK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $3.86 – an increase of 1.31% over the previous week. Link Administration Holdings has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Link Administration Holdings

  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 Link Administration Holdings. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: LNK. 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 Link Administration Holdings 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 of $3.86, 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 Link Administration Holdings. 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.

Link Administration Holdings share price

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Link Administration Holdings shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeAUDA$3.86
52-week rangeAUDA$2.64 - AUDA$6.98
50-day moving average AUDA$4.0569
200-day moving average AUDA$3.8849
Target priceAUDA$8.71
PE ratio 14.1711
Dividend yield AUDA$0.07 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.302

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Is it a good time to buy Link Administration Holdings stock?

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Link Administration Holdings price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$3.86 on 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-24) 3.49%
1 month (2020-09-01) -3.74%
3 months (2020-07-01) -8.10%
6 months (2020-04-01) 14.20%
1 year (2019-10-01) -32.99%
2 years (2018-10-01) -49.87%
3 years (2017-09-29) -48.74%
5 years (2015-09-27) N/A

Is Link Administration Holdings under- or over-valued?

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

Link Administration Holdings's P/E ratio

Link Administration Holdings's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Link Administration Holdings shares trade at around 14x 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.

Link Administration Holdings's EBITDA

Link Administration Holdings's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $151.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Link Administration Holdings's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Link Administration Holdings financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.11%
Gross profit TTM $624.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.16%
Return on equity TTM -5.6%
Profit margin -9.43%
Book value 3.603
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Link Administration Holdings share dividends

69%

Dividend payout ratio: 68.52% of net profits

Recently Link Administration Holdings has paid out, on average, around 68.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Link Administration Holdings shareholders could enjoy a 1.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Link Administration Holdings's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.07 per share.

Link Administration Holdings'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 31 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Link Administration Holdings share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Link Administration Holdings's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.64 up to $6.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LNK.AU volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Link Administration Holdings's is 1.2061. This would suggest that Link Administration Holdings'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).

Link Administration Holdings overview

Link Administration Holdings Limited provides technology-enabled administration solutions trustees in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and internationally. The company operates through Retirement & Superannuation Solutions (RSS); Corporate Markets (CM); Banking & Credit Management (BCM); Fund Solutions (FS); and Technology & Operations (T&O) segments. The RSS segment provides core member and employer administration services; and a range of value-added services, including integrated clearing house, financial planning and advice, direct investment options, and trustee services. The CM segment offers shareholder management and analytics, stakeholder engagement, share and unit registry, employee share plans, and company secretarial support services, as well as insolvency solutions. The BCM segment provides loan origination and servicing, debt work-out, compliance, and regulatory oversight services to retail banks, investment banks, private equity funds, and other investors. The FS segment offers authorized fund management, third-party administration, and transfer agency services to asset managers and a?variety of investment funds. The T&O segment provides services for the development and maintenance of proprietary IT systems and platforms; back office support functions; and value-added services of data analytics, digital solutions, and digital communications. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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