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How to buy Orica (ORI) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Orica shares.

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Orica is a specialty chemicals business based in Australia. Orica shares (ORI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Orica has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.9 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

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 ASX. Our table can help you choose.
  2. 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.
  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. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. 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.
  6. Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Orica. 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.

Orica stock price (ASX:ORI)

Use our graph to track the performance of ORI stocks over time.

Orica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-22.
52-week range$11.2447 - $16.9943
50-day moving average $16.2024
200-day moving average $14.8296
Target price$17.22
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.295 (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.828

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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 last close of A$16.03

1 week (2022-06-21) 6.44%
1 month (2022-05-27) -3.14%
3 months (2022-03-28) -0.74%
6 months (2021-12-24) 17.61%
1 year (2021-06-28) 19.09%
2 years (2020-06-26) -2.08%
3 years (2019-06-28) -20.92%
5 years (2017-06-28) -21.54%

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 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 $797 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 $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.52%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.63%
Return on equity TTM -9.11%
Profit margin -5.74%
Book value 6.396
Market capitalisation $6.4 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 Ltd 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

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 46.09% of net profits

Recently Orica has paid out, on average, around 46.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.73% 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 1.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orica's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.295 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 31 May 2022 (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 $11.2447 up to $16.9943. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORI.AU volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Orica's is 0.5181. 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 in Australia, the United States, and internationally. The company provides 4D bulk explosives systems, packaged explosives, initiating systems, boosters, and seismic systems; and data, reporting, analytics, blasting, contracted, and supplementary services. It also offers automation solutions, including Avatel, a machine equipped with underground development charging system; and secondary breakage and hang up blasting, a tele-remote blasting solution. In addition, the company provides mining chemical products, such as cyanide sparges, emulsifiers, and sodium cyanide, as well as PRO services; digitally enabled benchmarks and insights at various stages of the blasting process; nitrogen fertilizers, which include urea ammonium nitrate and ammonia; and environmental monitoring and consultancy services. Further, it offers 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. Additionally, the company provides resources to explore the use of chemical energy in blasting, blasting fundamentals, and properties of explosives and blast design principles; and geotechnical deformation and convergence monitoring solutions. It serves surface coal, surface metal, iron ore, quarrying, underground mining and construction, construction, civil infrastructure, oil and gas, and agriculture markets. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in East Melbourne, Australia.

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