How to buy Scentre Group (SCG) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Scentre Group shares.
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Scentre Group is a reit-retail business based in Australia. Scentre Group shares (SCG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Scentre Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.3 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Scentre Group
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Scentre Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SCG. 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 Scentre Group reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Scentre Group. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Scentre Group key stats
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- Is Scentre Group stock a buy or sell?
- Scentre Group performance over time
- Is Scentre Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Scentre Group shares over-valued?
- Scentre Group's financials
- How volatile are Scentre Group shares?
- Does Scentre Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Scentre Group stock price (ASX:SCG)Use our graph to track the performance of SCG stocks over time.
Scentre Group shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.3366 - $3.24|
|50-day moving average||$2.8272|
|200-day moving average||$2.9923|
|Dividend yield||$0.142 (5.56%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.171|
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Is it a good time to buy Scentre Group stock?
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Scentre Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-17)||7.63%|
|1 month (2022-05-25)||-6.62%|
|3 months (2022-03-25)||-13.83%|
|6 months (2021-12-24)||-14.38%|
|1 year (2021-06-25)||-4.63%|
|2 years (2020-06-25)||26.42%|
|3 years (2019-06-25)||-31.98%|
|5 years (2017-06-23)||-35.42%|
Is Scentre Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing Scentre Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Scentre Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Scentre Group's P/E ratio
Scentre 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 15x. In other words, Scentre Group shares trade at around 15x 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.
Scentre Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||65.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.51%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.74%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Scentre 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 Scentre Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Scentre Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 10.32
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Scentre Group's overall score of 10.32 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Scentre 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.).
Scentre Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.72/100
Scentre Group's environmental score of 2.72 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Scentre Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Scentre Group's social score
Social score: 2.77/100
Scentre Group's social score of 2.77 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Scentre Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Scentre Group's governance score
Governance score: 5.34/100
Scentre Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Scentre Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Scentre Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Scentre Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Scentre Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||10.32|
|Total ESG percentile||3.72|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||1|
Scentre Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 83.82% of net profits
Recently Scentre Group has paid out, on average, around 83.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.56% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Scentre Group shareholders could enjoy a 5.56% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scentre Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.142 per share.
Scentre 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 14 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Scentre Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Scentre Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.3366 up to $3.24. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Scentre Group's is 1.5067. This would suggest that Scentre Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Scentre Group overview
Scentre Group (ASX Code: SCG) is the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand with interests in 42 Westfield Living Centres, encompassing approximately 12,000 outlets.
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