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Medical Developments International Limited is a drug manufacturers—specialty & generic business based in Australia. Medical Developments International shares (MVP) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $5.79 – an increase of 10.5% over the previous week. Medical Developments International has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $22.5 million.

How to buy shares in Medical Developments International

  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 Medical Developments International . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MVP. 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 Medical Developments International 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 $5.79, 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 Medical Developments International . 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 Medical Developments International 's share price?

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

Its last market close was $5.79, which is 46.14% down on its pre-crash value of $10.75 and 53.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.76.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Medical Developments International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $362.29 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 $535.11.

Medical Developments International share price

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Medical Developments International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeAUDA$5.79
52-week rangeAUDA$3.76 - AUDA$11.78
50-day moving average AUDA$5.4806
200-day moving average AUDA$6.5826
Target priceAUDA$6.65
PE ratio 910.3448
Dividend yield AUDA$0.04 (0.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.006

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Is it a good time to buy Medical Developments International stock?

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Medical Developments International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$5.79 on 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-12) 8.63%
1 month (2020-09-18) 3.39%
3 months (2020-07-17) -6.91%
6 months (2020-04-17) -23.21%
1 year (2019-10-18) 16.27%
2 years (2018-10-19) 18.40%
3 years (2017-10-19) 1.58%
5 years (2015-10-19) 77.06%

Is Medical Developments International under- or over-valued?

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

Medical Developments International 's P/E ratio

Medical Developments International 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 910x. In other words, Medical Developments International shares trade at around 910x 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.

Medical Developments International 's EBITDA

Medical Developments International 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.7 million.

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

Medical Developments International financials

Revenue TTM $22.5 million
Operating margin TTM 10.83%
Gross profit TTM $15 million
Return on assets TTM 1.8%
Return on equity TTM 0.86%
Profit margin 1.68%
Book value 0.66
Market capitalisation $343.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Medical Developments International share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 689.66% of net profits

Recently Medical Developments International has paid out, on average, around 689.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Medical Developments International shareholders could enjoy a 0.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Medical Developments International 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.04 per share.

Medical Developments International '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 4 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Medical Developments International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Medical Developments International 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.76 up to $11.78. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MVP.AU volatility(beta: 1.19)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 Medical Developments International 's is 1.1897. This would suggest that Medical Developments International '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).

Medical Developments International overview

Medical Developments International Limited manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical and veterinary products, and medical devices. The company operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Veterinary Products. It offers asthma and COPD pressurized metered dose inhalers, as well as masks and peak flow meters for asthma management for use in home or in hospitals; Penthrox, a prescription only medicine for pain relief; medical devices; and various veterinary anesthetic machines to veterinarians. The company operates in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Asia, South Africa, North America, and internationally. Medical Developments International Limited was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Scoresby, Australia.

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