How to buy REA Group shares
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REA Group Limited is an internet content & information business based in Australia. REA Group shares (REA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. REA Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $877.4 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in REA Group
- 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 REA Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: REA. 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 REA Group 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, 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 REA Group. 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?
- REA Group key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is REA Group stock a buy or sell?
- REA Group performance over time
- Is REA Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are REA Group shares over-valued?
- REA Group's financials
- How volatile are REA Group shares?
- Does REA Group pay a dividend?
- Have REA Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
REA Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of REA stocks over time.
REA Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$99.4716 - $169.92|
|50-day moving average||$158.4362|
|200-day moving average||$149.2744|
|Dividend yield||$1.14 (0.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.048|
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Is it a good time to buy REA Group stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. 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.
REA Group price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-04)||163.46|
|1 month (2021-05-12)||7.74%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||18.91%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||14.20%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||59.29%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||76.41%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||81.14%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||192.52%|
Is REA Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing REA Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of REA Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
REA Group's P/E ratio
REA Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 159x. In other words, REA Group shares trade at around 159x 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.
REA Group's EBITDA
REA Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $428.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a REA Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
REA Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$877.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||47.2%|
|Gross profit TTM||$630.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||15.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.49%|
|Market capitalisation||$22 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
REA Group'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 REA Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
REA Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.78
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and REA Group's overall score of 20.78 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like REA Group 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.).
REA Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.61/100
REA Group's environmental score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that REA Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
REA Group's social score
Social score: 13.28/100
REA Group's social score of 13.28 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that REA Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
REA Group's governance score
Governance score: 10.89/100
REA Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that REA Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.78|
|Total ESG percentile||17.32|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
REA Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 54.94% of net profits
Recently REA Group has paid out, on average, around 54.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), REA Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In REA Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.14 per share.
REA Group'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 7 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have REA Group's shares ever split?
REA Group's shares were split on 14 May 2006.
REA Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, REA Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $99.4716 up to $169.92. 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 REA Group's is 1.0072. This would suggest that REA Group'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).
REA Group overview
REA Group Limited engages in online property advertising business in Australia, Asia, and North America. It offers property and property-related services on websites and mobile apps. The company operates residential, commercial, share, and co-working property sites, such as realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, spacely.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, iproperty.com.my, smartline.com.au, hometrack.com.au, 1form.com, rumah123.com, iproperty.com.sg, squarefoot.com.hk, ThinkgOfLiving.com, myfun.com, smartexpos.com, makaan.com, housing.com, PropTiger.com, move.com, realtor.com, and 99.co. It also provides mortgage broking and home-financing solutions. The company was formerly known as realestate.com.au Ltd. and changed its name to REA Group Limited in December 2008. REA Group Limited was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Richmond, Australia. REA Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of News Corporation.
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