How to buy Netflix (NFLX) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Netflix shares.
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Netflix (NFLX) is a subscription-based video streaming platform and production company. Members can watch acquired, licensed or originally produced content without commercials in exchange for a monthly fee. Netflix was founded in 1997 and its headquarters are in California, USA.
How to buy shares in Netflix
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- 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, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Netflix. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NFLX. 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 Netflix 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 last close price of US$179.6, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Netflix, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Netflix. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Netflix key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Netflix stock a buy or sell?
- Netflix performance over time
- Is Netflix suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Netflix shares over-valued?
- Netflix's financials
- How volatile are Netflix shares?
- Does Netflix pay a dividend?
- Have Netflix shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Netflix stock price (NASDAQ:NFLX)Use our graph to track the performance of NFLX stocks over time.
Netflix shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$162.71 - US$700.99|
|50-day moving average||US$201.9992|
|200-day moving average||US$445.7965|
|Dividend yield||US$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$11.015|
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Netflix price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-22)||0.40%|
|1 month (2022-05-26)||-6.17%|
|3 months (2022-03-30)||-52.92%|
|6 months (2021-12-30)||-70.66%|
|1 year (2021-06-30)||-66.00%|
|2 years (2020-06-30)||-60.53%|
|3 years (2019-06-28)||-51.11%|
|5 years (2017-06-29)||19.66%|
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Is Netflix under- or over-valued?
Valuing Netflix stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Netflix's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Netflix's P/E ratio
Netflix's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Netflix shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Netflix's PEG ratio
Netflix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2041. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Netflix's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Netflix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.5 billion (£5.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Netflix's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$30.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$12.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.91%|
|Market capitalisation||US$84.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Netflix's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Netflix.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Netflix's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.55
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Netflix's overall score of 21.55 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Netflix is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Netflix's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.16/100
Netflix's environmental score of 3.16 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Netflix is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Netflix's social score
Social score: 10.56/100
Netflix's social score of 10.56 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Netflix is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Netflix's governance score
Governance score: 15.32/100
Netflix's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Netflix is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Netflix's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Netflix scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Netflix has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.55|
|Total ESG percentile||19.25|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||2|
Netflix share dividends
We're not expecting Netflix to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Netflix's shares ever split?
Netflix's shares were split on a 7:1 basis on 15 July 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 7 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Netflix shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 85.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Netflix shares which in turn could have impacted Netflix's share price.
Netflix share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Netflix's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$162.71 up to US$700.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Netflix's is 1.2759. This would suggest that Netflix's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Netflix, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers TV series, documentaries, feature films, and mobile games across various genres and languages. The company provides members the ability to receive streaming content through a host of internet-connected devices, including TVs, digital video players, television set-top boxes, and mobile devices. It also provides DVDs-by-mail membership services in the United States. The company has approximately 222 million paid members in 190 countries. Netflix, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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