How to buy Sigma Healthcare shares
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Sigma Healthcare Limited is a medical distribution business based in Australia. Sigma Healthcare shares (SIG) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Sigma Healthcare has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.4 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Sigma Healthcare
- 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 Sigma Healthcare. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SIG. 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 Sigma Healthcare 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 Sigma Healthcare. 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?
- Sigma Healthcare key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Sigma Healthcare stock a buy or sell?
- Sigma Healthcare performance over time
- Are Sigma Healthcare shares over-valued?
- Sigma Healthcare's financials
- How volatile are Sigma Healthcare shares?
- Does Sigma Healthcare pay a dividend?
- Have Sigma Healthcare shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Sigma Healthcare share priceUse our graph to track the performance of SIG stocks over time.
Sigma Healthcare shares at a glance
|52-week range||$0.4996 - $0.74|
|50-day moving average||$0.6196|
|200-day moving average||$0.6433|
|Dividend yield||$0.01 (1.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.059|
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Is it a good time to buy Sigma Healthcare stock?
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Sigma Healthcare price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-15)||4.84%|
|1 month (2021-05-21)||-1.52%|
|3 months (2021-03-22)||-2.99%|
|6 months (2020-12-22)||4.84%|
|1 year (2020-06-22)||6.56%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||21.50%|
|3 years (2018-06-22)||-17.72%|
|5 years (2016-06-22)||-46.50%|
Is Sigma Healthcare under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sigma Healthcare stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sigma Healthcare's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sigma Healthcare's P/E ratio
Sigma Healthcare's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Sigma Healthcare shares trade at around 10x 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.
Sigma Healthcare's EBITDA
Sigma Healthcare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $48.5 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sigma Healthcare's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sigma Healthcare financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$239.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.11%|
|Market capitalisation||$635.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sigma Healthcare share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 78.74% of net profits
Recently Sigma Healthcare has paid out, on average, around 78.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sigma Healthcare shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sigma Healthcare's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.01 per share.
Sigma Healthcare'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 5 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Sigma Healthcare's shares ever split?
Sigma Healthcare's shares were split on 9 September 2009.
Sigma Healthcare share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sigma Healthcare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.4996 up to $0.74. 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 Sigma Healthcare's is -0.0088. This would suggest that Sigma Healthcare's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Sigma Healthcare has bucked the trend.
Sigma Healthcare overview
Sigma Healthcare Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale and distribution of pharmaceutical products primarily in Australia. It operates a network of branded and independent stores under the Amcal+, Chemist King, Discount Drug Stores, Guardian, WholeLife, and PharmaSave brands. The company also develops and support a range of private label products. In addition, it provides hospital pharmacy services, including data and programs supporting specialty medication services; dose administration aid and related services to the residential, aged care, and community pharmacy sectors; technology solutions and data analytics; and product development and support services for a range of private and exclusive label products, as well as supplies medical consumables and devices to aged care facilities, hospitals, and clinics. Further, the company provides third party and fourth party logistics services to pharmaceutical manufacturers and other supplier partners. Sigma Healthcare Limited was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Rowville, Australia.
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