How to buy McGrath (MEA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in McGrath shares.
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McGrath Limited is a real estate services business based in Australia. McGrath shares (MEA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. McGrath has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $101.4 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in McGrath
- 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 McGrath . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MEA. 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 McGrath 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, 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 McGrath . 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.
McGrath stock price (ASX:MEA)Use our graph to track the performance of MEA stocks over time.
McGrath shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.1785 - $0.7342|
|50-day moving average||$0.5679|
|200-day moving average||$0.5934|
|Dividend yield||$0.005 (0.93%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.055|
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McGrath price performance over time
|1 month (2021-07-02)||0.575|
|3 months (2021-05-04)||-12.88%|
Is McGrath under- or over-valued?
Valuing McGrath stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of McGrath 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
McGrath 's P/E ratio
McGrath 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, McGrath shares trade at around 9x 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.
McGrath 's EBITDA
McGrath 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a McGrath 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$101.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8%|
|Gross profit TTM||$53.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||29.57%|
|Market capitalisation||$86.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
McGrath share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 8.33% of net profits
Recently McGrath has paid out, on average, around 8.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McGrath shareholders could enjoy a 0.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McGrath 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.005 per share.
While McGrath 's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that McGrath is investing more in its future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
McGrath share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, McGrath 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.1785 up to $0.7342. 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 McGrath 's is 1.8521. This would suggest that McGrath 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
McGrath Limited operates as an integrated residential real estate services company in Australia. It operates through Company Owned Sales, Company Owned Property Management, Franchise Services, and Other Services segments. The company provides residential property sales, property management, mortgage broking, auction, and real estate training and conferences, as well as manages franchise offices. As of June 30, 2020, it operated 30 owned offices and 67 franchise offices. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Pyrmont, Australia.
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