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Pro Medicus Limited is a health information services business based in Australia. Pro Medicus shares (PME) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Pro Medicus has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $59.1 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Pro Medicus

  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 Pro Medicus. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PME. 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 Pro Medicus 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, 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 Pro Medicus. 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.

Pro Medicus share price

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Pro Medicus shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
52-week range$22.3238 - $56.17
50-day moving average $46.1939
200-day moving average $41.9303
Target price$9.96
PE ratio 237.4894
Dividend yield $0.13 (0.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.235

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Is it a good time to buy Pro Medicus stock?

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Pro Medicus price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$48.66

1 week (2021-06-17) -10.07%
1 month (2021-05-25) 8.62%
3 months (2021-03-24) 11.38%
6 months (2020-12-24) 40.76%
1 year (2020-06-24) 76.62%
2 years (2019-06-24) 85.73%
3 years (2018-06-22) 566.58%
5 years (2016-06-24) 944.21%

Is Pro Medicus under- or over-valued?

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

Pro Medicus's P/E ratio

Pro Medicus's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 237x. In other words, Pro Medicus shares trade at around 237x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Pro Medicus's EBITDA

Pro Medicus's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $34.2 million.

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

Pro Medicus financials

Revenue TTM $59.1 million
Operating margin TTM 57.41%
Gross profit TTM $56.5 million
Return on assets TTM 21.78%
Return on equity TTM 39.88%
Profit margin 41.55%
Book value 0.68
Market capitalisation $5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Pro Medicus share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.17% of net profits

Recently Pro Medicus has paid out, on average, around 54.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pro Medicus shareholders could enjoy a 0.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pro Medicus's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.13 per share.

Pro Medicus'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 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Pro Medicus share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pro Medicus's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.3238 up to $56.17. 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 Pro Medicus's is 0.3245. This would suggest that Pro Medicus's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pro Medicus overview

Pro Medicus Limited provides radiology information systems (RIS), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), and advanced visualization solutions in Australia, Europe, and North America. It offers medical software for practice management; integration products; Promedicus.net secure email; healthcare software that provides radiologist and clinicians with advanced visualization capability for viewing 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D medical images; and PACS/Digital imaging software. The company offers its products under the Visage RIS, Visage RIS/PACS, and Visage 7 names. It also provides Visage Ease Pro, a mobile applications, which allow users access to medical imaging results that are stored on a Visage 7 server; training, installation, and professional services; and after sale support and service products. The company offers its products and services to hospitals, diagnostic imaging groups, and other health related entities. Pro Medicus Limited was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Richmond, Australia.

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