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How to buy Scentre Group (SCG) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Scentre Group shares.

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 $2.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Scentre Group

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Scentre Group stock price (ASX:SCG)

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Scentre Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-04.
52-week range$2.37 - $3.017
50-day moving average $2.5332
200-day moving average $2.6971
Target price$2.88
PE ratio 0
Dividend yield $0.165 (6.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.01

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Is it a good time to buy Scentre Group stock?

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Scentre Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$2.7

1 week (2023-11-29) 2.66%
1 month (2023-11-06) 3.85%
3 months (2023-09-06) 0.75%
6 months (2023-06-06) -1.10%
1 year (2022-12-06) -7.53%
2 years (2021-12-06) -10.60%
3 years (2020-12-04) -6.90%
5 years (2018-12-06) -34.15%

Scentre Group financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 66.9%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.79%
Return on equity TTM -0.14%
Profit margin -1.18%
Book value 3.515
Market capitalisation $14.1 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

Scentre Group Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 10.32
Total ESG percentile 3.72
Environmental score 2.72
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 2.77
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 5.34
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

Scentre Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 255.19% of net profits

Recently Scentre Group has paid out, on average, around 255.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.09% 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 6.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Scentre Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.165 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 17 August 2023 (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 $2.37 up to $3.017. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SCG.AU volatility(beta: 1.41)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Scentre Group's is 1.407. 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 owns and operates a leading portfolio of 42 Westfield destinations with 37 located in Australia and five in New Zealand encompassing more than 12,000 outlets. Our Westfield destinations are strategically located in the heart of the local communities we serve. Our centres are considered community hubs that connect people with services and experiences that enrich their daily lives. The Trust has a joint interest in 39 Westfield destinations.

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