How to buy MCS Services (MSG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in MCS Services shares.

MCS Services Limited
+ A$0.0020 ( + 3.33%)

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MCS Services Limited is a security & protection services business based in Australia. MCS Services shares (MSG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. MCS Services has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $38.1 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in MCS Services

  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 MCS Services . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MSG. 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 MCS Services 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 MCS Services . 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.

MCS Services stock price (ASX:MSG)

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MCS Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-25.
52-week range$0.02 - $0.078
50-day moving average $0.0655
200-day moving average $0.059
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.75
Dividend yield $0.001 (1.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.008

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Is it a good time to buy MCS Services stock?

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MCS Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$0.062

1 week (2021-09-17) -4.62%
1 month (2021-08-25) -10.14%
3 months (2021-06-25) -3.13%
6 months (2021-03-25) 14.81%
1 year (2020-09-25) 210.00%
2 years (2019-09-25) 287.50%
3 years (2018-09-25) 264.71%
5 years (2016-09-23) 121.43%

Is MCS Services under- or over-valued?

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

MCS Services 's P/E ratio

MCS Services 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, MCS Services shares trade at around 8x 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.

MCS Services 's EBITDA

MCS Services 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 million (£0.0 million).

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

MCS Services financials

Revenue TTM $38.1 million
Operating margin TTM 5.41%
Gross profit TTM $7 million
Return on assets TTM 19.17%
Return on equity TTM 83.38%
Profit margin 4.08%
Book value 0.014
Market capitalisation $11.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

MCS Services share dividends

We're not expecting MCS Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have MCS Services 's shares ever split?

MCS Services 's shares were split on a 1:44 basis on 21 December 2014. So if you had owned 44 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 MCS Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for MCS Services shares which in turn could have impacted MCS Services 's share price.

MCS Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MCS Services 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.02 up to $0.078. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MSG.AU volatility(beta: 1.2)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 MCS Services 's is 1.1956. This would suggest that MCS Services '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).

MCS Services overview

MCS Services Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides guard security and related services in Australia. It offers uniformed unarmed guards at retail shopping centers, government offices, health facilities, commercial properties, sports stadia, and events in the Perth metropolitan area and Western Australia. The company also provides covert security, mobile patrol, and response vehicle services. In addition, it engages in supplying, installing, and commissioning of security alarms, CCTV, biometric, and access control systems to the commercial, industrial, and domestic sectors. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Joondalup, Australia.

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