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Orica Limited is a specialty chemicals business based in Australia. Orica shares (ORI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Orica has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.6 billion..

How to buy shares in Orica

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Orica. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ORI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Orica reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $16.88, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Orica. 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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Orica share price

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Orica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-14.
52-week range$12.9992 - $23.1335
50-day moving average $15.7165
200-day moving average $16.486
Target price$17.51
PE ratio 34.4104
Dividend yield $0.33 (2.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.424

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Is it a good time to buy Orica stock?

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Orica price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$16.88 on 2020-11-27

1 week (2021-01-12) 13.36%
1 month (2020-12-18) 8.76%
3 months (2020-10-19) 0.54%
6 months (2020-07-17) 0.30%
1 year (2020-01-17) -27.02%
2 years (2019-01-18) -3.60%
3 years (2018-01-19) -7.20%
5 years (2016-01-19) 19.04%

Is Orica under- or over-valued?

Valuing Orica stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Orica's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Orica's P/E ratio

Orica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Orica shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Orica's PEG ratio

Orica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.78. 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 Orica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Orica's EBITDA

Orica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $791.2 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Orica's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Orica financials

Revenue TTM $5.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.41%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.2%
Return on equity TTM 5.72%
Profit margin 2.99%
Book value 7.729
Market capitalisation $5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Orica'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 Orica.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Orica's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Orica's overall score of 26.75 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Orica 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.).

Orica's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.97/100

Orica's environmental score of 14.97 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Orica's social score

Social score: 1.26/100

Orica's social score of 1.26 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Orica's governance score

Governance score: 7.52/100

Orica's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Orica's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Orica scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Orica has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Orica Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.75
Total ESG percentile 48.44
Environmental score 14.97
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 1.26
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.52
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Orica share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 43.42% of net profits

Recently Orica has paid out, on average, around 43.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Orica shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orica's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.33 per share.

While Orica's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Orica 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 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Orica's shares ever split?

Orica's shares were split on 28 July 2008.

Orica share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Orica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.9992 up to $23.1335. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORI.AU volatility(beta: 0.75)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Orica's is 0.7543. This would suggest that Orica's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Orica overview

Orica Limited manufactures and sells commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas, and construction markets in Australia, the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company provides bulk systems, wireless initiating systems, electronic blasting systems, initiating systems, packaged explosives, and blasting services to the surface and underground mining construction markets. It also offers mining chemical products, including cyanide sparges, emulsifiers, and sodium cyanide, as well as PRO services; and environmental monitoring and consultancy services for the construction and mining industries. In addition, the company provides chemical and mechanical earth control products, adhesives, and ground support equipment comprising steel bolts and plates, glass fiber reinforced polymer bolts, injectable chemicals and foams, mesh, resin capsules, cementitious grouts and coatings, pumps, soil anchoring systems, ballast bonding polymers, and accessories, as well as engineering services. Further, it offers geotechnical deformation and convergence monitoring solutions to the mining and civil industries; and nitrogen fertilizers, which include urea ammonium nitrate and ammonia. Orica Limited was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in East Melbourne, Australia.

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