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Nick Scali Limited is a specialty retail business based in Australia. Nick Scali shares (NCK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $8.93 – the same closing value as a week prior. Nick Scali has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $262.5 million.
How to buy shares in Nick Scali
- 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 Nick Scali . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NCK. 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 Nick Scali 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 of $8.93, 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 Nick Scali . 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 Nick Scali 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Nick Scali 's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $8.93, which is 12.21% up on its pre-crash value of $7.84 and 236.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $2.65.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Nick Scali shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $492.98 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 $1,257.79.
Nick Scali share priceUse our graph to track the performance of NCK stocks over time.
Nick Scali shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$8.93|
|52-week range||AUDA$2.65 - AUDA$9.68|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$8.5658|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$6.7915|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.45 (4.89%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.519|
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Is it a good time to buy Nick Scali stock?
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Nick Scali price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-14)||-1.22%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||5.06%|
|3 months (2020-07-21)||35.92%|
|6 months (2020-04-21)||135.62%|
|1 year (2019-10-21)||37.38%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||44.50%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||44.03%|
|5 years (2015-10-21)||126.08%|
Is Nick Scali under- or over-valued?
Valuing Nick Scali stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nick Scali 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nick Scali 's P/E ratio
Nick Scali '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, Nick Scali shares trade at around 17x 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.
Nick Scali 's EBITDA
Nick Scali 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $67.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nick Scali 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Nick Scali financials
|Revenue TTM||$262.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||23.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$164.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||14.61%|
|Return on equity TTM||52.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$723.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nick Scali share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 91.35% of net profits
Recently Nick Scali has paid out, on average, around 91.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nick Scali shareholders could enjoy a 4.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nick Scali 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.45 per share.
Nick Scali '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 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Nick Scali share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nick Scali 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.65 up to $9.68. 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 Nick Scali 's is 1.3177. This would suggest that Nick Scali 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Nick Scali overview
Nick Scali Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in sourcing and retailing of household furniture and related accessories in Australia and New Zealand. The company offers lounges, dining tables and chairs, armchairs, buffets/cabinets, TV units, coffee tables, consoles, bedroom furniture, mattresses and bases, rugs, mirrors, and pendants and lamps. It provides its products through a network of 58 stores, as well as online. Nick Scali Limited was incorporated in 1962 and is based in North Ryde, Australia.
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