How to buy SEEK (SEK) shares

Learn how to easily invest in SEEK shares.

SEEK Limited
- A$0.03 ( - 0.10%)

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SEEK Limited is a staffing & employment services business based in Australia. SEEK shares (SEK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. SEEK has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $760.3 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in SEEK

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for SEEK. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SEK. 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 SEEK reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, 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 in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of SEEK. 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.

SEEK stock price (ASX:SEK)

Use our graph to track the performance of SEK stocks over time.

SEEK shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-26.
52-week range$19.5325 - $33.949
50-day moving average $31.2383
200-day moving average $30.6011
Target price$31.31
PE ratio 14.4282
Dividend yield $0.2 (0.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.116

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Is it a good time to buy SEEK stock?

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SEEK price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$30.98

1 week (2021-09-20) 4.70%
1 month (2021-08-27) -2.58%
3 months (2021-06-28) -4.26%
6 months (2021-03-26) 10.29%
1 year (2020-09-25) 49.88%
2 years (2019-09-27) 42.90%
3 years (2018-09-27) 48.16%
5 years (2016-09-27) 99.48%

Is SEEK under- or over-valued?

Valuing SEEK stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of SEEK's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

SEEK's P/E ratio

SEEK's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, SEEK shares trade at around 14x 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.


SEEK's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $296.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a SEEK's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

SEEK financials

Revenue TTM $760.3 million
Operating margin TTM 29.79%
Gross profit TTM $480.9 million
Return on assets TTM 3.17%
Return on equity TTM 6.34%
Profit margin 98.93%
Book value 5.202
Market capitalisation $10.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

SEEK share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.33% of net profits

Recently SEEK has paid out, on average, around 83.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SEEK shareholders could enjoy a 0.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SEEK's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.2 per share.

SEEK'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 7 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

SEEK share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SEEK's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.5325 up to $33.949. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SEK.AU volatility(beta: 1.09)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while SEEK's is 1.0889. This would suggest that SEEK's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

SEEK overview

SEEK Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides online employment marketplace services. It operates through Asia Pacific & Americas and Portfolio Investments segments. The company engages in the provision of online matching of hirers and candidates with career opportunities and other related services; investing in early stage businesses and technologies, which are in the human capital management market; and distribution and provision of higher education courses. It operates in Australia, China, South East Asia, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Cremorne, Australia.

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