How to buy Spark New Zealand (SPK) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Spark New Zealand shares.
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Spark New Zealand Limited is a telecom services business based in Australia. Spark New Zealand shares (SPK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Spark New Zealand has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Spark New Zealand
- 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 Spark New Zealand. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SPK. 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 Spark New Zealand 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 Spark New Zealand. 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?
- Spark New Zealand key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Spark New Zealand stock a buy or sell?
- Spark New Zealand performance over time
- Are Spark New Zealand shares over-valued?
- Spark New Zealand's financials
- How volatile are Spark New Zealand shares?
- Does Spark New Zealand pay a dividend?
- Have Spark New Zealand shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Spark New Zealand stock price (ASX:SPK)Use our graph to track the performance of SPK stocks over time.
Spark New Zealand shares at a glance
|52-week range||$4.01 - $4.62|
|50-day moving average||$4.4854|
|200-day moving average||$4.326|
|Dividend yield||$0.25 (5.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.209|
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Is it a good time to buy Spark New Zealand stock?
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Spark New Zealand price performance over time
|1 month (2021-06-25)||-2.90%|
|3 months (2021-04-27)||5.07%|
Is Spark New Zealand under- or over-valued?
Valuing Spark New Zealand stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Spark New Zealand's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Spark New Zealand's P/E ratio
Spark New Zealand's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Spark New Zealand shares trade at around 22x 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.
Spark New Zealand's EBITDA
Spark New Zealand's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $919 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Spark New Zealand's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Spark New Zealand financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.99%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.56%|
|Market capitalisation||$8.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Spark New Zealand share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 121.6% of net profits
Recently Spark New Zealand has paid out, on average, around 121.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Spark New Zealand shareholders could enjoy a 5.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Spark New Zealand's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.25 per share.
Spark New Zealand'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 17 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Spark New Zealand's shares ever split?
Spark New Zealand's shares were split on 16 September 2007.
Spark New Zealand share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Spark New Zealand's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.01 up to $4.62. 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 Spark New Zealand's is 0.2235. This would suggest that Spark New Zealand's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Spark New Zealand overview
Spark New Zealand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications and digital services in New Zealand. It offers telecommunications, information technology, media, and other digital products and services, including mobile services; voice services; broadband services; Internet TV; cloud, security, and service management services; procurement and partner services; and managed data and networks services. The company also offers IT infrastructure, business and outsourced telecommunications, subscription video-on-demand, big data analytics and marketing automation, data center, and international wholesale telecommunications services. In addition, it provides local, national, and international telephone and data services; group insurance products; and mobile phone repair services. Further, the company retails telecommunications products and services; and distributes equipment. The company was formerly known as Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited and changed its name to Spark New Zealand Limited in August 2014. Spark New Zealand Limited was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Spark New Zealand in the news
Spark New Zealand Limited (NZSE:SPK) Insiders Increased Their Holdings
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