We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!
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 in Australian Dollars. Perpetual has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $522.3 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
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, 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.
What's in this guide?
Perpetual share priceUse our graph to track the performance of PPT stocks over time.
Perpetual shares at a glance
|52-week range||$26.2888 - $39.5|
|50-day moving average||$36.6689|
|200-day moving average||$34.4438|
|Dividend yield||$1.34 (3.46%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.164|
Compare share trading platforms
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Is it a good time to buy Perpetual stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Perpetual price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-11)||-0.41%|
|1 month (2021-05-21)||8.98%|
|3 months (2021-03-19)||14.86%|
|6 months (2020-12-21)||9.78%|
|1 year (2020-06-19)||35.53%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||-9.15%|
|3 years (2018-06-21)||-4.11%|
|5 years (2016-06-21)||-10.20%|
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 34x. In other words, Perpetual shares trade at around 34x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $108.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Perpetual's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$522.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||19.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||$277.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.59%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Perpetual share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 1.15% of net profits
Recently Perpetual has paid out, on average, around 1.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.43% 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 3.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Perpetual's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.34 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 3 March 2021 (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 $26.2888 up to $39.5. 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 1.471. 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 securitization 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 with additional offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth.
Frequently asked questions
More guides on Finder
TCL 20SE Review: Great display but otherwise unremarkable
If you're after a low-cost mobile with a quality display, the TCL 20SE is appealing, but you'll otherwise be left wanting for app performance, camera quality and battery life.
Today’s ASX top stocks: Moneyme (MME ↑18.8%), Cd Private Equity Fund I (CD1 ↑18.5%)
The 10 biggest movers on the ASX for Tuesday 15 June 2021.
Amazon Prime Day: 60% off fashion deals you’re not going to want to miss
Bargain hunters - get ready to save on Nike, New Balance, Cotton On, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and so much more.
Amazon Prime Day best home deals: Bose, iRobot and more
From home speakers to robot vacuums, these are the items to watch out for this Prime Day.
Staple items worth a splurge and how you can grab a cheeky 30% off all of them
We've got a cheeky 30% off at THE ICONIC so here are the staple items worth a splurge because the savings are too damn good.
THE ICONIC x Finder: Huge 30% off sale + 5 things to shop right now
THE ICONIC's massive sale is exclusive to Finder members and applies to over 40,000 must-have items.
Why the BHP, Rio and FMG share prices are rising
Shares in mining giants BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals have climbed between 10%-16% in the last 6 months.
Finder Daily Deals: The 5 best Prime Day deals in Australia today
Today's best Finder Daily deals include: $1,000 off Dell gaming laptops, 30% off kids toys, win $10,000 with Optus.
Ask an Expert