How to buy Philip Morris International (PM) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Philip Morris International shares.
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Philip Morris International Inc (PM) is a leading tobacco business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$98.46 after a previous close of US$100.87. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD97.69 to a high of USD99.06. The latest price was USD98.86 (25 minute delay). Philip Morris International is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Philip Morris International
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- 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, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Philip Morris International. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PM. 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 Philip Morris International 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 last close price of US$100.87, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Philip Morris International, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Philip Morris International. 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?
- Philip Morris International key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Philip Morris International stock a buy or sell?
- Philip Morris International performance over time
- Is Philip Morris International suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Philip Morris International shares over-valued?
- Philip Morris International's financials
- How volatile are Philip Morris International shares?
- Does Philip Morris International pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Philip Morris International stock price (NYSE:PM)Use our graph to track the performance of PM stocks over time.
Philip Morris International shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$83.3617 - US$110.9787|
|50-day moving average||US$102.5416|
|200-day moving average||US$98.6051|
|Dividend yield||US$4.95 (5.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$5.78|
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Philip Morris International price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-4.39%|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||5.24%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||4.06%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||-1.03%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||41.25%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||26.78%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||-15.83%|
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Is Philip Morris International under- or over-valued?
Valuing Philip Morris International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Philip Morris International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Philip Morris International's P/E ratio
Philip Morris International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Philip Morris International shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Philip Morris International's PEG ratio
Philip Morris International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5571. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Philip Morris International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Philip Morris International's EBITDA
Philip Morris International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$14 billion (£11.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Philip Morris International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Philip Morris International financials
|Revenue TTM||US$31.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$21.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||19.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||US$161 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Philip Morris International's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Philip Morris International.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Philip Morris International's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.56
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Philip Morris International's overall score of 29.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 42nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Philip Morris International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Philip Morris International's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.29/100
Philip Morris International's environmental score of 7.29 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Philip Morris International's social score
Social score: 15.97/100
Philip Morris International's social score of 15.97 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Philip Morris International's governance score
Governance score: 16.81/100
Philip Morris International's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Philip Morris International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Philip Morris International's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Philip Morris International scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Philip Morris International hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.56|
|Total ESG percentile||42.14|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||3|
Philip Morris International share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 82.51% of net profits
Recently Philip Morris International has paid out, on average, around 82.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Philip Morris International shareholders could enjoy a 5.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Philip Morris International's case, that would currently equate to about $4.95 per share.
Philip Morris International'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.
Philip Morris International's most recent dividend payout was on 15 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Philip Morris International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Philip Morris International's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$83.3617 up to US$110.9787. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Philip Morris International's is 0.677. This would suggest that Philip Morris International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Philip Morris International overview
Philip Morris International Inc. operates as a tobacco company working to delivers a smoke-free future and evolving portfolio for the long-term to include products outside of the tobacco and nicotine sector. The company's product portfolio primarily consists of cigarettes and smoke-free products, including heat-not-burn, vapor, and oral nicotine products that are sold in markets outside the United States. The company offers its smoke-free products under the HEETS, HEETS Creations, HEETS Dimensions, HEETS Marlboro, HEETS FROM MARLBORO, Marlboro Dimensions, Marlboro HeatSticks, Parliament HeatSticks, and TEREA brands, as well as the KT&G-licensed brands, Fiit, and Miix. It also sells its products under the Marlboro, Parliament, Bond Street, Chesterfield, L&M, Lark, and Philip Morris brands. In addition, the company owns various cigarette brands, such as Dji Sam Soe, Sampoerna A, and Sampoerna U in Indonesia; and Fortune and Jackpot in the Philippines. The company sells its smoke-free products in 71 markets. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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