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.
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- Are Link Administration Holdings shares over-valued?
- Link Administration Holdings's financials
- How volatile are Link Administration Holdings shares?
- Does Link Administration Holdings pay a dividend?
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Link Administration Holdings shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$3.86|
|52-week range||AUDA$2.64 - AUDA$6.98|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$4.0569|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$3.8849|
|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
|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%|
|Market capitalisation||$2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Link Administration Holdings share dividends
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".
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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