How to buy McPherson’s (MCP) shares

Learn how to easily invest in McPherson's shares.

McPherson's Limited
AU: MCP - AUD
HOUSEHOLD & PERSONAL PRODUCTS
A$1.08
+A$0.02 (+1.89%)

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McPherson's Limited is a household & personal products business based in Australia. McPherson's shares (MCP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. McPherson's has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $218.5 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in McPherson's

  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 McPherson's . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MCP. 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 McPherson's 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, 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 McPherson's . 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.

McPherson's stock price (ASX:MCP)

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McPherson's shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week range$1.055 - $3.2312
50-day moving average $1.1604
200-day moving average $1.3136
Target price$1.69
PE ratio 81.5385
Dividend yield $0.105 (9.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.013

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Is it a good time to buy McPherson's stock?

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McPherson's price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$1.41

1 month (2021-07-02) 24.78%
3 months (2021-04-30) -7.84%

Is McPherson's under- or over-valued?

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

McPherson's 's P/E ratio

McPherson's 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 82x. In other words, McPherson's shares trade at around 82x 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.

McPherson's 's EBITDA

McPherson's 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $20.5 million.

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

McPherson's financials

Revenue TTM $218.5 million
Operating margin TTM 8.35%
Gross profit TTM $106.4 million
Return on assets TTM 5.86%
Return on equity TTM 1.38%
Profit margin 0.69%
Book value 0.966
Market capitalisation $136.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

McPherson's share dividends

11%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.5% of net profits

Recently McPherson's has paid out, on average, around 10.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), McPherson's shareholders could enjoy a 9.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In McPherson's 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.105 per share.

While McPherson's 's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that McPherson's is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have McPherson's 's shares ever split?

McPherson's 's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 13 June 1996. So if you had owned 4 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 McPherson's shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for McPherson's shares which in turn could have impacted McPherson's 's share price.

McPherson's share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, McPherson's 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.055 up to $3.2312. 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 McPherson's 's is 0.1994. This would suggest that McPherson's 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

McPherson's overview

McPherson's Limited provides health, wellness, and beauty products in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and internationally. The company offers beauty care, hair care, skin care, and personal care items, including facial wipes, cotton pads, and foot comfort products, as well as various kitchen essentials, such as baking papers, cling wraps, and aluminum foil. It sells its products primarily under the owned brands, including Dr. LeWinn's, A'kin, Manicare, Lady Jayne, Swisspers, Multix, Fusion Health, Oriental Botanicals, Moosehead, and Maseur. The company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Kingsgrove, Australia.

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