How to buy Newcrest (NCM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Newcrest shares.
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Newcrest Mining Limited is a gold business based in Australia. Newcrest shares (NCM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Newcrest has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Newcrest
- 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 Newcrest. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NCM. 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 Newcrest 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 Newcrest. 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?
- Newcrest key stats
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- Is Newcrest stock a buy or sell?
- Newcrest performance over time
- Is Newcrest suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Newcrest shares over-valued?
- Newcrest's financials
- How volatile are Newcrest shares?
- Does Newcrest pay a dividend?
- Have Newcrest shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Newcrest stock price (ASX:NCM)Use our graph to track the performance of NCM stocks over time.
Newcrest shares at a glance
|52-week range||$22.5812 - $31.5211|
|50-day moving average||$25.1686|
|200-day moving average||$26.049|
|Dividend yield||$0.55 (2.24%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.936|
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Is it a good time to buy Newcrest stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Newcrest price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||-2.90%|
|1 month (2021-08-25)||-8.55%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||-11.67%|
|6 months (2021-03-25)||-8.55%|
|1 year (2020-09-25)||-26.93%|
|2 years (2019-09-25)||-38.15%|
|3 years (2018-09-25)||18.84%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||3.03%|
Is Newcrest under- or over-valued?
Valuing Newcrest stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Newcrest's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Newcrest's P/E ratio
Newcrest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Newcrest shares trade at around 12x 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.
Newcrest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion (£1.2 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Newcrest's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||33.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.43%|
|Market capitalisation||$19.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Newcrest'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 Newcrest.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Newcrest's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 35.48
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Newcrest's overall score of 35.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Newcrest 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.).
Newcrest's environmental score
Environmental score: 22.51/100
Newcrest's environmental score of 22.51 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newcrest is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Newcrest's social score
Social score: 10.49/100
Newcrest's social score of 10.49 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newcrest is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Newcrest's governance score
Governance score: 7.48/100
Newcrest's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Newcrest is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Newcrest's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Newcrest scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Newcrest hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||35.48|
|Total ESG percentile||74.28|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Newcrest share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 96.75% of net profits
Recently Newcrest has paid out, on average, around 96.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Newcrest shareholders could enjoy a 3.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Newcrest's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.55 per share.
Newcrest'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 25 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Newcrest's shares ever split?
Newcrest's shares were split on 16 September 2007.
Newcrest share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Newcrest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.5812 up to $31.5211. 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 Newcrest's is 0.4185. This would suggest that Newcrest's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Newcrest Mining Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, mine development, mine operation, and sale of gold and gold/copper concentrates. It is also involved in the exploration and production of silver deposits. The company primarily owns and operates mines and projects located in Cadia, Telfer, and Havieron, Australia; Lihir and Wafi-Golpu, Papua New Guinea; Red Chris in British Columbia, Canada; and Fruta Del Norte, Ecuador. Newcrest Mining Limited was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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