How to buy Qube (QUB) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Qube shares.
Qube is an integrated freight & logistics business based in Australia. Qube shares (QUB) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Qube has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.9 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
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 ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as 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. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Qube. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
Qube stock price (ASX:QUB)Use our graph to track the performance of QUB stocks over time.
Qube shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.605 - $3.2429|
|50-day moving average||$2.8206|
|200-day moving average||$2.9318|
|Dividend yield||$0.081 (2.97%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.1|
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Is it a good time to buy Qube stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. However, this is not a recommendation. 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.
Qube price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-23)||-0.34%|
|1 month (2023-10-30)||10.19%|
|3 months (2023-08-30)||-5.50%|
|6 months (2023-05-30)||-3.31%|
|1 year (2022-11-30)||5.04%|
|2 years (2021-11-30)||-8.18%|
|3 years (2020-11-30)||2.10%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||9.36%|
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 31x. In other words, Qube shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).
Qube's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $448.3 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||$2.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||8.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$651.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$5.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Qube share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 114.57% of net profits
Recently Qube has paid out, on average, around 114.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.97% 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 2.97% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Qube's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.081 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 18 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Qube's shares ever split?
Qube's shares were split on a 1.0384:1 basis on 20 November 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0384 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Qube shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Qube shares which in turn could have impacted Qube's share price.
Qube share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Qube's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.605 up to $3.2429. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Qube's is 0.843. This would suggest that Qube's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Qube Holdings Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides logistics solutions for import and export supply chain in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company's Operating division offers services relating to the import and export of primarily containerized cargo; provides various logistics services, which includes road and rail transport, warehousing and distribution, container parks, and related services, as well as operates intermodal logistics hubs, including rail terminals and international freight forwarding; owns and operates automotive terminals that provides automotive, general cargo, and break-bulk facilities; operates multi-user grain storage and handling facilities; and develops and operates an import-export rail terminal, and an interstate rail terminal at the Moorebank Logistics Park. This division also provides bulk and general handling facilities; and bulk material handling services, including road and rail transport, stockpile management, and bulk ship loading services. Its Patrick Terminals division provides 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. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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