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Pacific Smiles Group Limited is a medical care facilities business based in Australia. Pacific Smiles Group shares (PSQ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Pacific Smiles Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $120.1 million..
How to buy shares in Pacific Smiles Group
- 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 Pacific Smiles Group . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PSQ. 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 Pacific Smiles Group 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 $1.97, 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 Pacific Smiles Group . 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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- Pacific Smiles Group key stats
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- Is Pacific Smiles Group stock a buy or sell?
- Pacific Smiles Group performance over time
- Are Pacific Smiles Group shares over-valued?
- Pacific Smiles Group 's financials
- How volatile are Pacific Smiles Group shares?
- Does Pacific Smiles Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Pacific Smiles Group 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Pacific Smiles Group 's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $1.97, which is 1.99% down on its pre-crash value of $2.01 and 179.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.705.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Pacific Smiles Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $539.77 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 $1,119.31.
Pacific Smiles Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of PSQ stocks over time.
Pacific Smiles Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.705 - $2.05|
|50-day moving average||$1.7863|
|200-day moving average||$1.5176|
|Dividend yield||$0.06 (3.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.042|
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Is it a good time to buy Pacific Smiles Group stock?
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Pacific Smiles Group price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-12)||-24.23%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-20.88%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||2.60%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||27.10%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||13.22%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||44.85%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||14.20%|
|5 years (2016-01-18)||-2.96%|
Is Pacific Smiles Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Pacific Smiles Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Pacific Smiles Group 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Pacific Smiles Group 's P/E ratio
Pacific Smiles Group 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Pacific Smiles Group shares trade at around 43x 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.
Pacific Smiles Group 's EBITDA
Pacific Smiles Group 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $23.7 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Pacific Smiles Group 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Pacific Smiles Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$120.1 million|
|Operating margin TTM||10.68%|
|Gross profit TTM||$51.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.93%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$294.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Pacific Smiles Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 80% of net profits
Recently Pacific Smiles Group has paid out, on average, around 80% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pacific Smiles Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pacific Smiles Group 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.06 per share.
Pacific Smiles Group '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 18 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Pacific Smiles Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Pacific Smiles Group 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.705 up to $2.05. 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 Pacific Smiles Group 's is 1.3596. This would suggest that Pacific Smiles Group 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Pacific Smiles Group overview
Pacific Smiles Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates dental centers under the Pacific Smiles Dental and nib Dental Care brand names in Eastern Australia. The company provides general dentistry services, including check-ups, teeth cleaning, fillings, and extractions; dental treatments, such as crowns, bridges, fillings, and extractions; advanced dentistry comprising dental implants; and specialist dentistry, such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, and periodontics, as well as other treatments under general anaesthetic and intravenous sedation. As of June 30, 2020, it operated 94 centers. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in East Maitland, Australia.
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