Perpetual Limited is an asset management business based in Australia. Perpetual shares (PPT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $28.54 – an increase of 2.7% over the previous week. Perpetual has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $491.3 million.
How to buy shares in Perpetual
- 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 Perpetual. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PPT. 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 Perpetual 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 $28.54, 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 Perpetual. 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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Perpetual share priceUse our graph to track the performance of PPT stocks over time.
Perpetual shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$28.54|
|52-week range||AUDA$19.65 - AUDA$47|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$30.1369|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$29.4887|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$1 (3.58%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$1.728|
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Is it a good time to buy Perpetual stock?
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Perpetual price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-22)||2.70%|
|1 month (2020-08-28)||-9.08%|
|3 months (2020-06-29)||0.71%|
|6 months (2020-03-27)||25.78%|
|1 year (2019-09-27)||-24.99%|
|2 years (2018-09-28)||-32.96%|
|3 years (2017-09-29)||-44.92%|
|5 years (2015-09-29)||-26.04%|
Is Perpetual under- or over-valued?
Valuing Perpetual stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Perpetual's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Perpetual's P/E ratio
Perpetual'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, Perpetual 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.
Perpetual's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $136.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Perpetual's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$491.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||25.39%|
|Gross profit TTM||$277.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Perpetual share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 133.1% of net profits
Recently Perpetual has paid out, on average, around 133.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Perpetual shareholders could enjoy a 3.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Perpetual's case, that would currently equate to about A$1 per share.
Perpetual'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 2 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Perpetual's shares ever split?
Perpetual's shares were split on 5 November 1989.
Perpetual share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Perpetual's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.65 up to $47. 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 Perpetual's is 1.3964. This would suggest that Perpetual's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Perpetual Limited is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm offers a range of financial products and services in Australia. The company provides funds management, portfolio management, financial planning, trustee, responsible entity and compliance services, executor services, investment administration and custody services, and mortgage processing services. It offers investment capabilities across a range of asset classes, including Australian and global equities, mortgages, cash and fixed interest, and Australian listed property. The company also provides specialist direct-to-client financial services for high net worth individuals that include fiduciary services, such as trust advice and services, custodial solutions, estate planning, estate administration, and executorial services; independent financial advice services with specialist and ?do-it-yourself' superannuation offerings; and philanthropic services. In addition, it offers corporate trustee and transaction support services, including trustee services for mortgage backed and other securitisation programs for major banks and non-bank financial institutions; mortgage services, including mortgage preparations, variations and discharges; post settlement servicing; regulatory compliance services for fund managers; custody, unit registry, and accounting services for property and mortgage funds; and trusteeships for corporate debt issues and infrastructure projects. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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