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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited is an engineering & construction business based in Australia. Southern Cross Electrical Engineering shares (SXE) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $415.1 million..

How to buy shares in Southern Cross Electrical Engineering

  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 Southern Cross Electrical Engineering . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SXE. 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 Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 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 of $0.595, 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 Southern Cross Electrical Engineering . 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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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering share price

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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$0.3151 - $0.6208
50-day moving average $0.5611
200-day moving average $0.4787
Target price$0.88
PE ratio 13.5556
Dividend yield $0.03 (4.92%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.045

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AUD 8 or 0.1%
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading
$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, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
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Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
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Pay zero brokerage on all Australian ETFs.
Trade ASX stocks with a flat $5 commission fee and a low minimum investment of just $100.
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New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
No
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Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
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Is it a good time to buy Southern Cross Electrical Engineering stock?

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Southern Cross Electrical Engineering price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.595 on 2021-01-25

1 week (2021-01-20) 2.59%
1 month (2020-12-24) 10.19%
3 months (2020-10-27) 35.23%
6 months (2020-07-27) 40.00%
1 year (2020-01-24) -4.03%
2 years (2019-01-25) -0.83%
3 years (2018-01-25) -26.54%
5 years (2016-01-27) 70.00%

Is Southern Cross Electrical Engineering under- or over-valued?

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

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's P/E ratio

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering '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, Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 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.

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's EBITDA

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $19.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering financials

Revenue TTM $415.1 million
Operating margin TTM 3.93%
Gross profit TTM $44.5 million
Return on assets TTM 3.99%
Return on equity TTM 7.1%
Profit margin 2.62%
Book value 0.64
Market capitalisation $151.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering share dividends

75%

Dividend payout ratio: 75% of net profits

Recently Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has paid out, on average, around 75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Southern Cross Electrical Engineering shareholders could enjoy a 4.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.03 per share.

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering '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 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.3151 up to $0.6208. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SXE.AU volatility(beta: 0.89)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 Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's is 0.8871. This would suggest that Southern Cross Electrical Engineering 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering overview

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited provides electrical, instrumentation, communication, and maintenance services in Australia. It offers electrical and instrumentation (E&I) construction services, which include installation and commissioning of greenfield and brownfield upgrade projects in metropolitan, remote, and challenging environments. The company also provides fixed plant E&I construction; distribution and transmission line installation; substations, transformer, and switchyard installations; HV, LV control, instrument, and communication cabling and terminations; auditing, rectifications, and completions; constructability reviews; primary and secondary injection protection testing; instrumentation, loop checking, and calibrations; hazardous area installations; instrument air and tubing installation; and procurement and logistics management. In addition, it offers E&I services and maintenance, such as brownfields operational support, programed and breakdown maintenance, planned shutdown management, and sustaining capital project development; and in-house design and construct capability, asset life cycle management, hazardous area auditing and verification, procurement, and inspection and testing services. Further, the company provides communications services, such as integration and installation of communications technologies, such as communication equipment, data cabling, and fiber optics. It serves various markets comprising commercial developments; mining, and oil and gas; public infrastructure and defense; telecommunications and data centers; and industrial, utilities, and energy. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

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