How to buy SBA Communications (SBAC) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in SBA Communications shares.
SBA Communications Corp (SBAC) is a leading reit - specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$249.14 after a previous close of US$248.9. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD247.75 to a high of USD249.97. The latest price was USD249.16 (25 minute delay). SBA Communications is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in SBA Communications
- 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 SBA Communications. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SBAC. 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 SBA Communications 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$248.9, 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 SBA Communications, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SBA Communications. 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?
- SBA Communications key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is SBA Communications stock a buy or sell?
- SBA Communications performance over time
- Is SBA Communications suitable for ethical investing?
- Are SBA Communications shares over-valued?
- SBA Communications's financials
- How volatile are SBA Communications shares?
- Does SBA Communications pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
SBA Communications stock price (NASDAQ:SBAC)Use our graph to track the performance of SBAC stocks over time.
SBA Communications shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$184.5562 - US$307.7693|
|50-day moving average||US$212.1458|
|200-day moving average||US$231.0701|
|Dividend yield||US$3.26 (1.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$4.56|
SBA Communications price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-28)||2.89%|
|1 month (2023-11-03)||9.72%|
|3 months (2023-09-05)||12.32%|
|6 months (2023-06-05)||11.10%|
|1 year (2022-12-05)||-15.11%|
|2 years (2021-12-03)||-28.54%|
|3 years (2020-12-04)||-13.02%|
|5 years (2018-12-04)||46.71%|
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Is it a good time to buy SBA Communications stock?
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Is SBA Communications under- or over-valued?
Valuing SBA Communications stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SBA Communications's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SBA Communications's P/E ratio
SBA Communications's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 55x. In other words, SBA Communications shares trade at around 55x 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.
SBA Communications's PEG ratio
SBA Communications's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9667. 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 SBA Communications's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
SBA Communications's EBITDA
SBA Communications's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.8 billion (£1.4 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a SBA Communications's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
SBA Communications share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SBA Communications's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$184.5562 up to US$307.7693. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while SBA Communications's is 0.61. This would suggest that SBA Communications's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
SBA Communications financials
|Revenue TTM||US$2.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||40.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.44%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||US$26.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
SBA Communications share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 74.89% of net profits
Recently SBA Communications has paid out, on average, around 74.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SBA Communications shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SBA Communications's case, that would currently equate to about $3.26 per share.
SBA Communications'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.
SBA Communications's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
SBA Communications'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 SBA Communications.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
SBA Communications's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and SBA Communications's overall score of 17.44 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like SBA Communications 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.).
SBA Communications's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.36/100
SBA Communications's environmental score of 1.36 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SBA Communications is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
SBA Communications's social score
Social score: 6.76/100
SBA Communications's social score of 6.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that SBA Communications is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
SBA Communications's governance score
Governance score: 7.83/100
SBA Communications's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that SBA Communications 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||17.44|
|Total ESG percentile||12.92|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
SBA Communications overview
SBA Communications Corporation is a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure including towers, buildings, rooftops, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells. With a portfolio of more than 39,000 communications sites in 16 markets throughout the Americas, Africa and the Philippines, SBA is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol SBAC. Our organization is part of the S&P 500 and is one of the top Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by market capitalization.
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