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Qube Holdings Limited is an integrated freight & logistics business based in Australia. Qube shares (QUB) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $2.63 – an increase of 0.77% over the previous week. Qube has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Qube
- 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 Qube. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: QUB. 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 Qube 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 of $2.63, 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 Qube. 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 Qube's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Qube's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $2.63, which is 22.42% down on its pre-crash value of $3.39 and 54.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.7.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Qube shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $529.16 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 $766.78.
Qube share priceUse our graph to track the performance of QUB stocks over time.
Qube shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$2.63|
|52-week range||AUDA$1.7 - AUDA$3.63|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$2.776|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$2.5967|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.05 (1.97%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.052|
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Is it a good time to buy Qube stock?
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Qube price performance over time
|1 week (2020-09-11)||0.77%|
|1 month (2020-08-19)||-7.39%|
|3 months (2020-06-19)||-5.73%|
|6 months (2020-03-19)||38.06%|
|1 year (2019-09-19)||-16.77%|
|2 years (2018-09-19)||-1.13%|
|3 years (2017-09-19)||2.33%|
|5 years (2015-09-18)||29.56%|
Is Qube under- or over-valued?
Valuing Qube stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Qube's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Qube's P/E ratio
Qube's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 50x. In other words, Qube shares trade at around 50x 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.
Qube's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $294.1 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Qube's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.31%|
|Gross profit TTM||$466 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.78%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.83%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Qube share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 109.75% of net profits
Recently Qube has paid out, on average, around 109.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.97% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Qube shareholders could enjoy a 1.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Qube's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 per share.
Qube'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 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Qube's shares ever split?
Qube's shares were split on 19 November 2009.
Qube share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Qube's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.7 up to $3.63. 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 Qube's is 1.2145. This would suggest that Qube's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Qube Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated import and export logistics services in Australia. The company's Operating Division offers services relating to the import and export of primarily containerized cargo. This division provides various services, including physical and documentary processes, and tasks of the import/export supply chain, such as road and rail transport of containers to and from ports, operation of container parks, customs and quarantine services, warehousing, intermodal terminals, international freight forwarding, and bulk rail haulage for rural commodities. It also offers a range of logistics services relating to the import and export of primarily non-containerized freight with a focus on automotive, bulk, and break bulk products; and an integrated logistics solution for the automotive industry covering a range of activities comprising stevedoring, processing, and delivery. In addition, this division provides stevedoring and related logistics services for the oil and gas industry, forestry products, and project and general cargo; and handles a range of commodities that include iron ore, copper, nickel concentrate, and mineral sands. The company's Infrastructure & Property Division owns a 243 hectare parcel of land in the Moorebank logistics park project; a multi-user facility for the stevedoring industry; and a property at Minto in Sydney. It also owns interest in the Quattro Grain Trust, and a 50% interest in TQ Holdings Pty Limited. The company also offers container stevedoring services in Australia. The company was formerly known as Qube Logistics Holdings Limited and changed its name to Qube Holdings Limited in November 2012. Qube Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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