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SDI Limited is a medical instruments & supplies business based in Australia. SDI shares (SDI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. SDI has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $67.4 million..
How to buy shares in SDI
- 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 SDI . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SDI. 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 SDI 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 of $0.835, 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 SDI . 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.
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SDI share priceUse our graph to track the performance of SDI stocks over time.
SDI shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.66 - $1.05|
|50-day moving average||$0.765|
|200-day moving average||$0.7298|
|Dividend yield||$0.01 (1.2%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.036|
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Is it a good time to buy SDI stock?
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SDI price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-14)||11.33%|
|1 month (2020-12-21)||3.73%|
|3 months (2020-10-21)||0%|
|6 months (2020-07-21)||19.29%|
|1 year (2020-01-21)||-5.65%|
|2 years (2019-01-21)||28.46%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||65.35%|
|5 years (2016-01-21)||43.97%|
Is SDI under- or over-valued?
Valuing SDI stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SDI 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
SDI 's P/E ratio
SDI 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, SDI shares trade at around 23x 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.
SDI 's EBITDA
SDI 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.6 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a SDI 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$67.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||7.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||$43.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.77%|
|Market capitalisation||$99.3 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
SDI share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 46.25% of net profits
Recently SDI has paid out, on average, around 46.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SDI shareholders could enjoy a 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SDI 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.01 per share.
While SDI 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that SDI may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have SDI 's shares ever split?
SDI 's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 1 November 2004. 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 SDI shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SDI shares which in turn could have impacted SDI 's share price.
SDI share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, SDI 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.66 up to $1.05. 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 SDI 's is 0.2026. This would suggest that SDI 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
SDI Limited engages in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of dental restorative materials, whitening systems, other dental materials in Australia, Europe, the United States, and Brazil. It offers alloys, adhesives, etchants, composites, glass ionomers, sealants, cements, tooth desensitizing agent and cavity cleansers, and tooth whitening products, as well as various equipment; and composite and glass ionomer accessories. The company serves dental distributors, dental dealers, and dentists. SDI Limited was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Bayswater, Australia.
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