How to buy Paragon Care (PGC) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Paragon Care shares.
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Paragon Care is a medical distribution business based in Australia. Paragon Care shares (PGC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Paragon Care has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $235.8 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Paragon Care
- 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 Paragon Care . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PGC. 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 Paragon Care 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, 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 Paragon Care . 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.
What's in this guide?
- Paragon Care key stats
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- Is Paragon Care stock a buy or sell?
- Paragon Care performance over time
- Are Paragon Care shares over-valued?
- Paragon Care 's financials
- How volatile are Paragon Care shares?
- Does Paragon Care pay a dividend?
- Have Paragon Care shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Paragon Care stock price (ASX:PGC)Use our graph to track the performance of PGC stocks over time.
Paragon Care shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.189 - $0.395|
|50-day moving average||$0.3286|
|200-day moving average||$0.2904|
|Dividend yield||$0.01 (2.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.024|
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Is it a good time to buy Paragon Care stock?
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Paragon Care price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-17)||1.28%|
|1 month (2021-12-24)||14.49%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||27.42%|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||41.07%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||71.74%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-5.95%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||-32.48%|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||-52.12%|
Is Paragon Care under- or over-valued?
Valuing Paragon Care stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Paragon Care 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Paragon Care 's P/E ratio
Paragon Care '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, Paragon Care 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.
Paragon Care 's EBITDA
Paragon Care 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $16.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Paragon Care 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Paragon Care financials
|Revenue TTM||$235.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||$90.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.08%|
|Market capitalisation||$138.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Paragon Care share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.33% of net profits
Recently Paragon Care has paid out, on average, around 33.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Paragon Care shareholders could enjoy a 2.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Paragon Care 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.01 per share.
While Paragon Care 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Paragon Care 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 12 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Paragon Care 's shares ever split?
Paragon Care 's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 18 July 2011. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Paragon Care shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Paragon Care shares which in turn could have impacted Paragon Care 's share price.
Paragon Care share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Paragon Care 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.189 up to $0.395. 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 Paragon Care 's is 1.4359. This would suggest that Paragon Care 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Paragon Care overview
Paragon Care Limited supplies durable medical equipment, medical devices, and consumable medical products to health and aged care markets in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company offers clinical solutions for anaesthetists, intensivists, cardiac, vascular, and pain management; designs, manufactures, and distributes reagent red blood cells, monoclonal blood grouping reagents, and ancillary products for immunohaematology laboratories; and eye care products, such as ophthalmology and optometry, neonatal vision screening, and procedural kits. It also provides neonatal and paediatric assessment and treatment, including newborn hearing and vision screening, jaundice management, targeted temperature management, cerebral function monitoring, and seizure detection, as well as pain management and enteral feeding solutions; surgical products for hip and knee arthroplasty, infection prevention, pain management, biologics, and the operating room; and equipment repair and maintenance services. In addition, the company offers sterilisable transducers for surgical procedures such as neurology, hepatobiliary, renal, colorectal, vascular, laparoscopic, and robotic procedures; ultrasound systems, shockwave therapy, lasers, and accessories for infection control; and veterinary products, including point-of-care blood analyzers, centrifuges, laser technology, IV lines and fluid therapy, and closed system transfer devices for hazardous drugs. Further, it provides telephony, nurse call, access control, CCTV, cordless, and Wi-Fi products. The company was formerly known as Citrofresh International Limited and changed its name to Paragon Care Limited in June 2008. Paragon Care Limited was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
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