How to buy Nike (NKE) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Nike shares.
Nike Inc is a footwear & accessories business with stocks listed in the US. Nike shares (NKE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$110.27 – an increase of 2.44% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Nike
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Nike. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NKE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Nike reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$109.9, 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 Nike, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nike. 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.
What's in this guide?
Nike stock price (NYSE:NKE)Use our graph to track the performance of NKE stocks over time.
Have Nike's shares ever split?
Nike's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 December 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nike shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nike shares which in turn could have impacted Nike's share price.
Nike shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$88.66 - US$130.0708|
|50-day moving average||US$100.826|
|200-day moving average||US$110.3653|
|Dividend yield||US$1.36 (1.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$3.25|
Nike price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||2.44%|
|1 month (2023-11-01)||9.31%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||7.73%|
|6 months (2023-06-01)||6.41%|
|1 year (2022-12-01)||-0.76%|
|2 years (2021-12-01)||-33.85%|
|3 years (2020-12-01)||-18.58%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||46.79%|
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Is it a good time to buy Nike stock?
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Is Nike under- or over-valued?
Valuing Nike stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nike's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nike's P/E ratio
Nike's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Nike shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Nike's PEG ratio
Nike's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6301. 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 Nike's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Nike's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.7 billion (£5.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nike's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Nike share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nike's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$88.66 up to US$130.0708. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Nike's is 1.088. This would suggest that Nike'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).
|Revenue TTM||US$51.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||12.4%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$21.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||33.91%|
|Market capitalisation||US$164.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nike share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 42.9% of net profits
Recently Nike has paid out, on average, around 42.9% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nike shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nike's case, that would currently equate to about $1.36 per share.
While Nike's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Nike may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Nike's most recent dividend payout was on 2 January 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Nike'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 Nike.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Nike's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.12
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Nike's overall score of 21.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Nike 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.).
Nike's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.55/100
Nike's environmental score of 5.55 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nike is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Nike's social score
Social score: 9.56/100
Nike's social score of 9.56 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Nike is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Nike's governance score
Governance score: 13.01/100
Nike's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Nike is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Nike's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Nike scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Nike hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.12|
|Total ESG percentile||15.26|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and sells athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services worldwide. The company provides athletic and casual footwear, apparel, and accessories under the Jumpman trademark; and casual sneakers, apparel, and accessories under the Converse, Chuck Taylor, All Star, One Star, Star Chevron, and Jack Purcell trademarks. It also sells a line of performance equipment and accessories comprising bags, sport balls, socks, eyewear, timepieces, digital devices, bats, gloves, protective equipment, and other equipment for sports activities under the NIKE brand; and various plastic products to other manufacturers. In addition, the company markets apparel with licensed college and professional team, and league logos, as well as sells sports apparel; and licenses unaffiliated parties to manufacture and sell apparel, digital devices, and applications and other equipment for sports activities under NIKE-owned trademarks. It sells its products to footwear stores; sporting goods stores; athletic specialty stores; department stores; skate, tennis, and golf shops; and other retail accounts through NIKE-owned retail stores, digital platforms, independent distributors, licensees, and sales representatives. NIKE, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
20 December 2022: Nike is expected to report earnings of 65 cents (53p) on revenue of $12.58 billion, (£10.34 billion). Cereal and packaged food maker General Mills is expected to report earnings of $1.06 (87p) on revenue of $5.18 billion (£4.26 billion).
22 December 2022: On Wednesday Nike shares surged as inventory challenges became less problematic and customer demand remained strong. Shares soared 15% on Wednesday as Nike shrugged off margin pressure allowing the company to focus on fixing its inventory business.
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