How to buy Service Stream (SSM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Service Stream shares.
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Service Stream Limited is an engineering & construction business based in Australia. Service Stream shares (SSM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Service Stream has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $803 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Service Stream
- 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 Service Stream. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SSM. 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 Service Stream 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 Service Stream. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Service Stream key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Service Stream stock a buy or sell?
- Service Stream performance over time
- Are Service Stream shares over-valued?
- Service Stream's financials
- How volatile are Service Stream shares?
- Does Service Stream pay a dividend?
- Have Service Stream shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Service Stream stock price (ASX:SSM)Use our graph to track the performance of SSM stocks over time.
Service Stream shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.735 - $2.4187|
|50-day moving average||$0.8579|
|200-day moving average||$0.9533|
|Dividend yield||$0.025 (3.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.071|
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Is it a good time to buy Service Stream stock?
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Service Stream price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-20)||7.84%|
|1 month (2021-08-27)||-4.62%|
|3 months (2021-06-25)||-2.94%|
|6 months (2021-03-26)||-27.95%|
|1 year (2020-09-25)||-59.16%|
|2 years (2019-09-27)||-68.27%|
|3 years (2018-09-27)||-54.04%|
|5 years (2016-09-27)||-21.05%|
Is Service Stream under- or over-valued?
Valuing Service Stream stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Service Stream's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Service Stream's P/E ratio
Service Stream's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Service Stream shares trade at around 12x 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.
Service Stream's EBITDA
Service Stream's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $58.4 million (£31 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Service Stream's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Service Stream financials
|Revenue TTM||$803 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.57%|
|Gross profit TTM||$342.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.92%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.08%|
|Market capitalisation||$508.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Service Stream share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61.53% of net profits
Recently Service Stream has paid out, on average, around 61.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Service Stream shareholders could enjoy a 8.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Service Stream's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.025 per share.
Service Stream'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 24 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Service Stream's shares ever split?
Service Stream's shares were split on 1 June 2016. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Service Stream shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Service Stream shares which in turn could have impacted Service Stream's share price.
Service Stream share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Service Stream's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.735 up to $2.4187. 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 Service Stream's is 0.6243. This would suggest that Service Stream's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Service Stream overview
Service Stream Limited engages in the access, design, build, installation, and maintenance of networks in Australia. It operates in two segments, Telecommunications and Utilities. The Telecommunications segment provides various operations, maintenance, installation, design, and construction services to owners of fixed-line and wireless telecommunication, including customer connections; service and network assurance; site acquisition; and design, construction, and installation of broadband, wireless, and fixed-line project services, as well as projects for asset remediation, augmentation, and relocation. The Utilities segment offers operations, maintenance, design, and construction services, as well as range of specialist metering, new energy, and inspection services to gas, water, and electricity network owners and other customers. Its services include asset upgrades and replacement; design, engineering, and construction services for network assets and energy-related products; and meter reading and network assurance, as well as specialist inspection, auditing, and compliance services. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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