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How to buy Perpetual (PPT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Perpetual shares.

Perpetual is an asset management business based in Australia. Perpetual shares (PPT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Perpetual has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Perpetual

  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 Perpetual. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PPT. 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 Perpetual 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 Perpetual. 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.

Perpetual stock price (ASX:PPT)

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

Perpetual shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-04.
52-week range$18.7 - $26.0153
50-day moving average $20.8058
200-day moving average $23.1656
Target price$25.49
PE ratio 30.79
Dividend yield $1.2 (9.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.72

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Is it a good time to buy Perpetual stock?

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Perpetual price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$25.7

1 week (2023-11-30) 14.07%
1 month (2023-11-10) 19.98%
3 months (2023-09-08) 24.52%
6 months (2023-06-09) 4.64%
1 year (2022-12-09) 6.42%
2 years (2021-12-10) -28.87%
3 years (2020-12-10) -28.65%
5 years (2018-12-10) -20.09%

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 31x. In other words, Perpetual shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

Perpetual's EBITDA

Perpetual's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $212.1 million (£0.0 million).

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

Perpetual financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.22%
Gross profit TTM $470.1 million
Return on assets TTM 3.05%
Return on equity TTM 3.58%
Profit margin 5.71%
Book value 21.392
Market capitalisation $2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Perpetual share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 3.37% of net profits

Recently Perpetual has paid out, on average, around 3.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.63% 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 9.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Perpetual's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.2 per share.

While Perpetual's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Perpetual is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Perpetual's shares ever split?

Perpetual's shares were split on 6 November 1989.

Perpetual share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Perpetual's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.7 up to $26.0153. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PPT.AU volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Perpetual's is 1.345. 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 overview

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 is based in Sydney, Australia.

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