How to buy Sigma Healthcare (SIG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Sigma Healthcare shares.

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Sigma Healthcare 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 $3.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Sigma Healthcare

  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 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.
  4. 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.
  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 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.

Sigma Healthcare stock price (ASX:SIG)

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

Sigma Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$0.425 - $0.7279
50-day moving average $0.4884
200-day moving average $0.5856
Target price$0.56
PE ratio 8.3036
Dividend yield $0.02 (4.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.056

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.
Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD $8 or 0.1%
$50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
ThinkMarkets Share Trading
AUD $8
No
ASX shares
$8 flat fee brokerage for CHESS Sponsored ASX stocks (HIN ownership), plus free live stock price data on an easy to use mobile app.
Superhero share trading
$5
No
ASX shares, US shares, ETFs
Earn up to 15,000 Qantas frequent flyer points when you transfer an exisiting balance or trade. Offer valid for all new and existing Superhero members until 28 February.
Pay zero brokerage on US stocks and all ETFs and just $5 (flat fee) to trade Australian shares from your mobile or desktop.
GO Markets Share Trading
$7.70
No
ASX shares, Forex, CFDs, ETFs
Pay zero brokerage on your first 20 trades and $7.70 after that on over 2,500 ASX listed shares from either your desktop or mobile.
Opentrader Share Trading
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, Options trading, ETFs, Warrants
Gain access to chess sponsored shares for as little as $5 per trade.
Get free live data, advanced charting and even gain experience before trading through fantasy portfolios when you sign up with OpenTrader.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
AUD $5
No
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
Access 19,000+ stocks on 40+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
HSBC Online Share Trading
AUD $19.95
No
ASX shares, mFunds, ETFs, Bonds
Limited-time offer: Join HSBC’s online trading account before 28 February 2022 and HSBC will reimburse you up to $100 on your first 5 trades. Also traders who transfer $50k+ will get a $200 bonus(T&Cs apply).
Make trades online with brokerage fees starting from just $19.95 with an HSBC Online Share Trading account. Plus gain access to complimentary expert research, trading ideas and tools.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
AUD $9.5
No
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
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Is it a good time to buy Sigma Healthcare stock?

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Sigma Healthcare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$0.47

1 week (2022-01-12) -1.05%
1 month (2021-12-17) 4.44%
3 months (2021-10-19) -17.54%
6 months (2021-07-19) -23.58%
1 year (2021-01-19) -23.58%
2 years (2020-01-17) -22.95%
3 years (2019-01-18) -21.01%
5 years (2017-01-19) -61.48%

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 8x. In other words, Sigma Healthcare shares trade at around 8x 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 $56 million (£0.0 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 $3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.21%
Gross profit TTM $239.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.18%
Return on equity TTM 12.95%
Profit margin 1.8%
Book value 0.509
Market capitalisation $492.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Sigma Healthcare share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.57% of net profits

Recently Sigma Healthcare has paid out, on average, around 1.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.21% 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 4.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sigma Healthcare's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.02 per share.

While Sigma Healthcare's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Sigma Healthcare is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 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 $0.425 up to $0.7279. 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 -0.1211. 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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