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How to buy Qantas shares

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Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) is a leading airlines business based in Australia. It opened the day at 5.03 after a previous close of $5. During the day the price has varied from a low of AUD5.03 to a high of AUD5.17. The latest price was $5.09 (25 minute delay). Qantas is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

How to buy shares in Qantas

  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 Qantas. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: QAN. 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 Qantas 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 Qantas. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Qantas's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Qantas's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last close price was AUDA$5.09, which is 21.81% down on its pre-crash value of AUDA$6.51 and 150.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as AUDA$2.03.

If you had bought AUDA$1,000 worth of Qantas shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth AUDA$378.35 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth AUDA$799.08.

Qantas share price

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Qantas shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-31.
Previous close$5
Change $0.09
Change % 1.8%
Volume 8,494,423
Information last updated 2021-03-26.
52-week range$2.91 - $5.79
50-day moving average $5.0149
200-day moving average $4.7659
Target price$7.08
PE ratio 6.9173
Dividend yield $0.13 (2.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.553

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AUD 19.95
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Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
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Is it a good time to buy Qantas stock?

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Qantas price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$5.09

1 month (2021-03-19) -4.86%

Is Qantas under- or over-valued?

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

Qantas's P/E ratio

Qantas's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Qantas shares trade at around 7x 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.

Qantas's PEG ratio

Qantas's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.52. 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 Qantas's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Qantas's EBITDA

Qantas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.5 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Qantas financials

Revenue TTM $7.1 billion
Gross profit TTM $4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -5.11%
Return on equity TTM -199.71%
Profit margin -49%
Book value 0.402
Market capitalisation $9.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Qantas share dividends

We're not expecting Qantas to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Qantas's shares ever split?

Qantas's shares were split on 26 October 2015. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Qantas shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Qantas shares which in turn could have impacted Qantas's share price.

Qantas share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Qantas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.91 up to $5.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QAN.AU volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Qantas's is 1.2597. This would suggest that Qantas's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Qantas overview

Qantas Airways Limited provides passenger and freight air transportation services in Australia and internationally. The company also offers air cargo and express freight services; and customer loyalty programs. As of June 30, 2020, it operated a fleet of 314 aircraft under the Qantas and Jetstar brands. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Mascot, Australia.

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