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MACA Limited is an other industrial metals & mining business based in Australia. MACA shares (MLD) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.83 – an increase of 4.4% over the previous week. MACA has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $795.8 million.

How to buy shares in MACA

  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 MACA . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MLD. 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 MACA 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 $0.83, 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 MACA . 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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How has coronavirus impacted MACA 's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, MACA 's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $0.83, which is 19.02% down on its pre-crash value of $1.025 and 70.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.487.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of MACA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $532.61 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 $902.18.

MACA share price

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

MACA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$0.83
52-week rangeAUDA$0.487 - AUDA$1.2
50-day moving average AUDA$0.8781
200-day moving average AUDA$0.86
Target priceAUDA$1.24
PE ratio 67.3729
Dividend yield AUDA$0.05 (6.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.09

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Is it a good time to buy MACA stock?

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MACA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.83 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-10-19) 3.75%
1 month (2020-09-29) -4.05%
3 months (2020-07-27) -9.29%
6 months (2020-04-27) 12.16%
1 year (2019-10-25) -12.17%
2 years (2018-10-26) -29.66%
3 years (2017-10-27) -60.48%
5 years (2015-10-27) -5.68%

Is MACA under- or over-valued?

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

MACA 's P/E ratio

MACA 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 67x. In other words, MACA shares trade at around 67x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


MACA 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $36.4 million.

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

MACA financials

Revenue TTM $795.8 million
Operating margin TTM 1.41%
Gross profit TTM $47.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.15%
Return on equity TTM 1.12%
Profit margin -2.25%
Book value 1.142
Market capitalisation $215.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

MACA share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 100% of net profits

Recently MACA has paid out, on average, around 100% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MACA shareholders could enjoy a 6.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MACA 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 per share.

MACA '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 2 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

MACA share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MACA 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.487 up to $1.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MLD.AU volatility(beta: 1.16)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 MACA 's is 1.1601. This would suggest that MACA '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).

MACA overview

MACA Limited engages in contract mining and crushing, civil construction, infrastructure maintenance, and mineral processing businesses in Australia. The company offers bulk commodities loading and hauling services; drilling and blasting services, including production drilling and blasting for surface mining operations or quarries, pre-split drilling, contour drilling and pioneering, blast hole sample drilling, probe drilling, pre-split and final wall blasting, drill and blast design, blasting solutions for civil construction, and controlled blasting; and materials handling services. It also provides crushing and screening services; undertakes civil bulk earthworks, including mining, TSF, road, airstrips, camp pads, bore field, and camp infrastructure; and public works, such as roads and bridges, bulk earthworks, aerodromes, drainage, and marine works. In addition, the company engages in the management of infrastructures comprises roads, parks and gardens, verge and bridge works, and safety barriers, as well as specialist services. Further, it is involved in the delivery of small to large-scale structural, mechanical, and piping projects. MACA Limited was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Welshpool, Australia.

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