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Smartgroup Corporation Ltd is a specialty business services business based in Australia. Smartgroup Corporation shares (SIQ) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Smartgroup Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $216.3 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Smartgroup Corporation

  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 Smartgroup Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SIQ. 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 Smartgroup Corporation 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 Smartgroup Corporation. 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.

Smartgroup Corporation share price

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Smartgroup Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
52-week range$5.1202 - $7.7446
50-day moving average $6.9472
200-day moving average $6.8195
Target price$12.8
PE ratio 23.1661
Dividend yield $0.345 (4.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.319

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Is it a good time to buy Smartgroup Corporation stock?

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Smartgroup Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$6.97

1 week (2021-06-16) -5.30%
1 month (2021-05-21) 1.75%
3 months (2021-03-23) 7.89%
6 months (2020-12-23) 2.80%
1 year (2020-06-23) 9.76%
2 years (2019-06-21) -21.06%
3 years (2018-06-22) -41.38%
5 years (2016-06-23) 22.50%

Is Smartgroup Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Smartgroup Corporation's P/E ratio

Smartgroup Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Smartgroup Corporation shares trade at around 23x 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.

Smartgroup Corporation's EBITDA

Smartgroup Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $81.3 million.

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

Smartgroup Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $216.3 million
Operating margin TTM 32.79%
Gross profit TTM $130.1 million
Return on assets TTM 10.06%
Return on equity TTM 15.09%
Profit margin 19.1%
Book value 2.092
Market capitalisation $982.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Smartgroup Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 83.87% of net profits

Recently Smartgroup Corporation has paid out, on average, around 83.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Smartgroup Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Smartgroup Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.345 per share.

Smartgroup Corporation'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 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Smartgroup Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Smartgroup Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.1202 up to $7.7446. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SIQ.AU volatility(beta: 1.01)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 Smartgroup Corporation's is 1.0088. This would suggest that Smartgroup Corporation'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).

Smartgroup Corporation overview

Smartgroup Corporation Ltd provides employee management services. It operates through Outsourced Administration (OA); Vehicle Services (VS); and Software, Distribution, and Group Services (SDGS) segments. The OA segment offers outsourced salary packaging services, novated leasing, share plan administration, and outsourced payroll services. The VS segment provides end-to-end fleet management services. The SDGS segment offers salary packaging software solutions; markets salary packaging debit cards; and distributes vehicle insurances and workforce management software to the healthcare industry. The company serves community and charity workers in not-for-profit organizations; teachers, administrators, and support personnel in the education industry; nurses, clinicians, and auxiliary staff in the health industry; government sector; and corporate organizations. Smartgroup Corporation Ltd was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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