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Sims Limited is a steel business based in Australia. Sims shares (SGM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $8.71 – an increase of 3.94% over the previous week. Sims has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.9 billion.
How to buy shares in Sims
- 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 Sims . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SGM. 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 Sims 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 $8.71, 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 Sims . 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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How has coronavirus impacted Sims 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Sims 's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $8.71, which is 19.13% down on its pre-crash value of $10.77 and 57.79% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $5.52.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Sims shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $568.89 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $863.25.
Sims share priceUse our graph to track the performance of SGM stocks over time.
Sims shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$8.71|
|52-week range||AUDA$5.52 - AUDA$11.92|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$8.16|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$7.7408|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.25 (2.92%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.742|
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Is it a good time to buy Sims stock?
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Sims price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-16)||3.94%|
|1 month (2020-09-23)||7.00%|
|3 months (2020-07-23)||7.00%|
|6 months (2020-04-23)||41.40%|
|1 year (2019-10-23)||-14.19%|
|2 years (2018-10-23)||-25.62%|
|3 years (2017-10-23)||-35.29%|
|5 years (2015-10-23)||-12.99%|
Is Sims under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sims stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sims 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sims 's P/E ratio
Sims '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, Sims 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.
Sims 's PEG ratio
Sims 's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.38. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Sims 's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Sims 's EBITDA
Sims 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $122.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sims 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.9 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$530.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||-12.39%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sims share dividends
We're not expecting Sims to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Sims share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sims 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.52 up to $11.92. 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 Sims 's is 1.4618. This would suggest that Sims 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Sims Limited engages in buying, processing, and selling ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals in Australia, China, Turkey, South Korea, the United States, and internationally. The company operates through six segments: North America Metals, Investment in SA Recycling, Australia/New Zealand Metals, UK Metals, Global Trading, and Sims Lifecycle Services. It is involved in the collection, processing, and trading of iron and steel secondary raw materials; and other metal alloys and residues, principally aluminum, lead, copper, zinc, and nickel bearing materials. The company also engages in the provision of environmentally responsible solutions for the disposal of post-consumer electronic products, such as information technology assets recycled for commercial customers; and environmentally responsible recycling of negative value materials, including electrical and electronic equipment. In addition, it provides secondary processing and other services comprising recycling of municipal curbside materials, stevedoring, and other sources of service. Sims Limited was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Mascot, Australia.
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