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Pental Limited is a household & personal products business based in Australia. Pental shares (PTL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.455 – a decrease of 1.09% over the previous week. Pental has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $126.4 million.

How to buy shares in Pental

  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 Pental . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PTL. 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 Pental 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 $0.455, 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 Pental . 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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How has coronavirus impacted Pental 's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Pental 's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $0.455, which is 27.47% up on its pre-crash value of $0.33 and 44.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.315.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Pental shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $1,093.75 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 $1,421.88.

Pental share price

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Pental shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeAUDA$0.455
52-week rangeAUDA$0.29 - AUDA$0.495
50-day moving average AUDA$0.4444
200-day moving average AUDA$0.3914
Target priceAUDA$0.85
PE ratio 12.6374
Dividend yield AUDA$0.02 (4.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.036

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Is it a good time to buy Pental stock?

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Pental price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.455 on 2020-10-21

1 week (2020-10-14) -2.15%
1 month (2020-09-21) 5.81%
3 months (2020-07-21) 26.39%
6 months (2020-04-21) 18.18%
1 year (2019-10-21) 51.67%
2 years (2018-10-19) 42.19%
3 years (2017-10-20) -26.61%
5 years (2015-10-21) -3.19%

Is Pental under- or over-valued?

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

Pental 's P/E ratio

Pental 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Pental shares trade at around 13x 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.

Pental 's EBITDA

Pental 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.3 million.

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

Pental financials

Revenue TTM $126.4 million
Operating margin TTM 5.85%
Gross profit TTM $42.2 million
Return on assets TTM 5.85%
Return on equity TTM 9.21%
Profit margin 3.97%
Book value 0.41
Market capitalisation $63.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pental share dividends

73%

Dividend payout ratio: 72.5% of net profits

Recently Pental has paid out, on average, around 72.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pental shareholders could enjoy a 4.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pental 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.02 per share.

Pental '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 3 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pental 's shares ever split?

Pental 's shares were split on a 1:15 basis on 23 November 2014. So if you had owned 15 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 Pental shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pental shares which in turn could have impacted Pental 's share price.

Pental share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pental 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.29 up to $0.495. 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 Pental 's is 0.2746. This would suggest that Pental 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pental overview

Pental Limited manufactures, markets, and distributes personal, household, and commercial products in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. The company provides soap products, bleaches, firelighters, laundry care products, stain removers, dishwashing products, toothpastes, and others. It offers products under the White King, Country Life, Jiffy Firelighters, Softly, Martha's, Velvet, Sunlight, Lux, Little Lucifer, AIM Toothpaste, Huggie, Natural Selections, Procell, Duracell, and Janola brands. The company was formerly known as Symex Holdings Limited and changed its name to Pental Limited in January 2013. Pental Limited was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

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