How to buy Sanofi (SNY) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Sanofi shares.

Sanofi
NASDAQ: SNY - USD
$47.69
- $0.37 ( - 0.77%)
DRUG MANUFACTURERS-GENERAL

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Sanofi is a drug manufacturers-general business with stocks listed in the US. Sanofi shares (SNY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$48.06 – a decrease of 2.18% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Sanofi

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. 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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Sanofi. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SNY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Sanofi reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$48.06, 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 Sanofi, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sanofi. 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.

Sanofi stock price (NASDAQ:SNY)

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Sanofi shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-27.
52-week rangeUS$43.5261 - US$54.26
50-day moving average US$49.505
200-day moving average US$50.5478
Target priceUS$64.63
PE ratio 17.5956
Dividend yield US$3.2 (6.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.745

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Is it a good time to buy Sanofi stock?

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Sanofi price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $48.06

1 week (2021-11-26) -0.50%
1 month (2021-11-03) -8.19%
3 months (2021-09-03) -7.81%
6 months (2021-06-03) -7.43%
1 year (2020-12-03) -4.09%
2 years (2019-12-03) 5.51%
3 years (2018-12-03) 7.88%
5 years (2016-12-02) 20.09%

Is Sanofi under- or over-valued?

Valuing Sanofi stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sanofi's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Sanofi's P/E ratio

Sanofi's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Sanofi shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Sanofi's PEG ratio

Sanofi's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3728. 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 Sanofi's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sanofi's EBITDA

Sanofi's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$11.3 billion (£8.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Sanofi's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Sanofi financials

Revenue TTM US$38.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.61%
Gross profit TTM US$25.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.43%
Return on equity TTM 9.22%
Profit margin 16.04%
Book value 25.2435
Market capitalisation US$123.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sanofi share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 50.12% of net profits

Recently Sanofi has paid out, on average, around 50.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.99% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sanofi shareholders could enjoy a 3.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sanofi's case, that would currently equate to about $3.2 per share.

Sanofi'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.

Sanofi's most recent dividend payout was on 25 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sanofi's shares ever split?

Sanofi's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 29 September 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Sanofi shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sanofi shares which in turn could have impacted Sanofi's share price.

Sanofi share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sanofi's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.5261 up to US$54.26. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Sanofi's is 0.4328. This would suggest that Sanofi's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Sanofi overview

Sanofi, a healthcare company, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of therapeutic solutions in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, and Consumer Healthcare. The company provides specialty care products, including human monoclonal antibodies; products for multiple sclerosis, neurology, other inflammatory diseases, immunology, rare diseases, oncology, and rare blood disorders; medicines for diabetes; and cardiovascular and established prescription products. It also supplies poliomyelitis, pertussis, and hib pediatric vaccines; and influenza, adult booster, meningitis, and travel and endemic vaccines. In addition, the company offers allergy, cough and cold, pain, digestive, and nutritional products; and other products, such as daily body lotions, anti-itch products, moisturizing and soothing lotions, and body and foot creams, as well as powders for eczema. It also has various pharmaceutical products and vaccines in development stage. Sanofi has collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to develop a recombinant Covid-19 vaccine; and a research collaboration with Stanford University School of Medicine to advance the understanding of immunology and inflammation through open scientific exchange. It also has a collaboration with TrialSpark Inc. to execute clinical research studies in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company was formerly known as Sanofi-Aventis and changed its name to Sanofi in May 2011. Sanofi was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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