How to buy Realty Income (O) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Realty Income shares.
Realty Income Corp (O) is a leading reit - retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$55.83 after a previous close of US$54.92. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD54.7 to a high of USD56.45. The latest price was USD54.71 (25 minute delay). Realty Income is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Realty Income
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Realty Income. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: O. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Realty Income reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$54.92, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Realty Income, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Realty Income. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Realty Income key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Realty Income stock a buy or sell?
- Realty Income performance over time
- Is Realty Income suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Realty Income shares over-valued?
- Realty Income's financials
- How volatile are Realty Income shares?
- Does Realty Income pay a dividend?
- Have Realty Income shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Realty Income stock price (NYSE:O)Use our graph to track the performance of O stocks over time.
Have Realty Income's shares ever split?
Realty Income's shares were split on a 1032:1000 basis on 15 November 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1032 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Realty Income shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Realty Income shares which in turn could have impacted Realty Income's share price.
Realty Income shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$44.5769 - US$65.8263|
|50-day moving average||US$50.7844|
|200-day moving average||US$58.0073|
|Dividend yield||US$3.035 (5.63%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.32|
Realty Income price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||1.39%|
|1 month (2023-11-07)||7.91%|
|3 months (2023-09-07)||-0.67%|
|6 months (2023-06-07)||-10.31%|
|1 year (2022-12-07)||-13.94%|
|2 years (2021-12-07)||-20.00%|
|3 years (2020-12-07)||-7.06%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||-11.57%|
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Is it a good time to buy Realty Income stock?
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Is Realty Income under- or over-valued?
Valuing Realty Income stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Realty Income's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Realty Income's P/E ratio
Realty Income's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Realty Income shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Realty Income's PEG ratio
Realty Income's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.047. 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 Realty Income's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Realty Income's EBITDA
Realty Income's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.4 billion (£2.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Realty Income's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
Realty Income share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Realty Income's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$44.5769 up to US$65.8263. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Realty Income's is 0.902. This would suggest that Realty Income's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Realty Income financials
|Revenue TTM||US$3.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||42.06%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.02%|
|Market capitalisation||US$39.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Realty Income share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 77.54% of net profits
Recently Realty Income has paid out, on average, around 77.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Realty Income shareholders could enjoy a 5.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Realty Income's case, that would currently equate to about $3.035 per share.
Realty Income'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.
Realty Income's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Realty Income'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 Realty Income.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Realty Income's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Realty Income's overall score of 17.35 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Realty Income 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.).
Realty Income's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.77/100
Realty Income's environmental score of 4.77 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Realty Income's social score
Social score: 7.34/100
Realty Income's social score of 7.34 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Realty Income's governance score
Governance score: 6.73/100
Realty Income's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Realty Income 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||17.35|
|Total ESG percentile||11.94|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
Realty Income overview
Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company, is an S&P 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index. We invest in people and places to deliver dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust (REIT), and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 13,250 real estate properties primarily owned under long-term net lease agreements with commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 640 consecutive monthly dividends on its shares of common stock throughout its 54-year operating history and increased the dividend 122 times since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O).
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