How to buy SciDev (SDV) shares
Learn how to easily invest in SciDev shares.
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SciDev Limited is a specialty chemicals business based in Australia. SciDev shares (SDV) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. SciDev has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $42.5 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in SciDev
- 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 SciDev . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SDV. 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 SciDev 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, 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 SciDev . 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.
SciDev stock price (ASX:SDV)Use our graph to track the performance of SDV stocks over time.
SciDev shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.56 - $1.07|
|50-day moving average||$0.9203|
|200-day moving average||$0.8502|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.022|
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Is it a good time to buy SciDev stock?
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SciDev price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-17)||-2.75%|
|1 month (2021-08-25)||0.57%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||4.12%|
|6 months (2021-03-25)||25.53%|
|1 year (2020-09-25)||34.09%|
|2 years (2019-09-25)||121.25%|
|3 years (2018-09-24)||5.86%|
|5 years (2016-09-23)||58.60%|
Is SciDev under- or over-valued?
Valuing SciDev stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SciDev 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SciDev 's P/E ratio
SciDev 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, SciDev shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
SciDev 's EBITDA
SciDev 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 million (£756,209).
The EBITDA is a measure of a SciDev 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$42.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||2.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||$9.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.64%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$144.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
SciDev share dividends
We're not expecting SciDev to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have SciDev 's shares ever split?
SciDev 's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 2 December 2018. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SciDev shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for SciDev shares which in turn could have impacted SciDev 's share price.
SciDev share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SciDev 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.56 up to $1.07. 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 SciDev 's is 0.7013. This would suggest that SciDev 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
SciDev Limited engages in supply of process control, professional services, equipment design and construction, and chemistry in Australia and the United States. It offers coagulants and flocculants in powder and liquid form under the MaxiFlox and MaxiDry name; engineering and process control under the OptiFlox name; friction reducer; and dynamic shears for water and wastewater treatment, mining and minerals processing, oil and gas, construction, food processing, dairy, industrial and manufacturing, power generation, personal products and cosmetics manufacturing, paper and cardboard manufacturing, and paint manufacturing. The company was formerly known as Intec Limited and changed its name to SciDev Limited in March 2017. SciDev Limited was incorporated in 1973 and is headquartered in Kings Park, Australia.
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