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Rural Funds Group is a reit—specialty business based in Australia. Rural Funds Group shares (RFF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $2.37 – a decrease of 1.66% over the previous week. Rural Funds Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $71.2 million.
How to buy shares in Rural Funds 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 Rural Funds Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RFF. 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 Rural Funds 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 of $2.37, 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 Rural Funds 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.
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- Rural Funds Group key stats
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- Is Rural Funds Group stock a buy or sell?
- Rural Funds Group performance over time
- Are Rural Funds Group shares over-valued?
- Rural Funds Group's financials
- How volatile are Rural Funds Group shares?
- Does Rural Funds Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Rural Funds Group's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Rural Funds Group's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $2.37, which is 12.24% up on its pre-crash value of $2.08 and 44.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.645.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Rural Funds Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $967.03 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 $1,302.20.
Rural Funds Group share priceUse our graph to track the performance of RFF stocks over time.
Rural Funds Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$2.37|
|52-week range||AUDA$1.645 - AUDA$2.44|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$2.3208|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$2.0862|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.11 (4.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.133|
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Is it a good time to buy Rural Funds Group stock?
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Rural Funds Group price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-15)||-1.25%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||0.85%|
|3 months (2020-07-22)||16.75%|
|6 months (2020-04-22)||22.48%|
|1 year (2019-10-22)||33.15%|
|2 years (2018-10-22)||12.32%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||14.39%|
|5 years (2015-10-22)||93.45%|
Is Rural Funds Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Rural Funds Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Rural Funds Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Rural Funds Group's P/E ratio
Rural Funds 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 17x. In other words, Rural Funds Group shares trade at around 17x 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.
Rural Funds Group's EBITDA
Rural Funds Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $54.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Rural Funds Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Rural Funds Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$71.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||66.75%|
|Gross profit TTM||$59.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.33%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.77%|
|Market capitalisation||$791.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Rural Funds Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 58.41% of net profits
Recently Rural Funds Group has paid out, on average, around 58.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rural Funds Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rural Funds Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.11 per share.
Rural Funds 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 28 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Rural Funds Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Rural Funds Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.645 up to $2.44. 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 Rural Funds Group's is 0.2937. This would suggest that Rural Funds Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Rural Funds Group overview
Rural Funds Group is an agricultural Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed on the ASX under the code RFF. RFF owns a diversified portfolio of Australian agricultural assets which are leased predominantly to corporate agricultural operators. RFF targets distribution growth of 4% per annum by owning and improving farms that are leased to good counterparties.
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