How to buy Nufarm (NUF) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Nufarm shares.
Nufarm is an agricultural inputs business based in Australia. Nufarm shares (NUF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Nufarm has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Nufarm
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Nufarm. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: NUF. 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 Nufarm reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Nufarm. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
Nufarm stock price (ASX:NUF)Use our graph to track the performance of NUF stocks over time.
Nufarm shares at a glance
|52-week range||$4.2431 - $6.2822|
|50-day moving average||$4.6072|
|200-day moving average||$5.1642|
|Dividend yield||$0.1 (2.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.3|
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Is it a good time to buy Nufarm stock?
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Nufarm price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-28)||0.22%|
|1 month (2023-11-06)||4.49%|
|3 months (2023-09-06)||-10.58%|
|6 months (2023-06-06)||-12.10%|
|1 year (2022-12-06)||-24.76%|
|2 years (2021-12-06)||4.03%|
|3 years (2020-12-04)||9.67%|
|5 years (2018-12-06)||-24.02%|
Is Nufarm under- or over-valued?
Valuing Nufarm stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Nufarm's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Nufarm's P/E ratio
Nufarm's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Nufarm shares trade at around 16x 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.
Nufarm's PEG ratio
Nufarm's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.97. 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 Nufarm's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Nufarm's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $340.6 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Nufarm's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||0.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||$972.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.24%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.98%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Nufarm share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 26.32% of net profits
Recently Nufarm has paid out, on average, around 26.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.14% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Nufarm shareholders could enjoy a 2.14% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Nufarm's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.1 per share.
While Nufarm's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Nufarm may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Nufarm's shares ever split?
Nufarm's shares were split on a 1.0481:1 basis on 22 March 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0481 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Nufarm shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Nufarm shares which in turn could have impacted Nufarm's share price.
Nufarm share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Nufarm's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.2431 up to $6.2822. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Nufarm's is 0.531. This would suggest that Nufarm's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Nufarm Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells crop protection solutions and seed technologies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through Crop Protection and Seed Technologies segments. The Crop Protection segment solutions include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides that help growers protect crops against weeds, pests, and diseases. The Seed Technologies segment operates base seeds, bioenergy, omega-3 and seed treatment platforms, as well as sells seeds and oil based products. It also focuses on crops, such as cereals; corn; soybean; pasture, turf, and ornamentals; and trees, nuts, vines, and vegetables. In addition, the company provides seed treatment products for the protection and treatment of damage caused by insects, fungus, and disease. Further, it distributes sunflower, sorghum, and canola seeds. Nufarm Limited was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Laverton North, Australia.
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