How to buy ST Barbara shares

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St Barbara Limited is a gold business based in Australia. ST Barbara shares (SBM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. ST Barbara has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $823.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in ST Barbara

  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 ST Barbara. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SBM. 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 ST Barbara 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 ST Barbara. 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.

ST Barbara share price

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

ST Barbara shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
52-week range$1.705 - $3.8554
50-day moving average $1.8822
200-day moving average $2.1304
Target price$4.33
PE ratio 9.8611
Dividend yield $0.08 (4.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.18

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Is it a good time to buy ST Barbara stock?

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ST Barbara price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$1.825

1 week (2021-06-17) 2.24%
1 month (2021-05-25) -2.67%
3 months (2021-03-24) -10.98%
6 months (2020-12-24) -22.67%
1 year (2020-06-24) -44.86%
2 years (2019-06-24) -37.50%
3 years (2018-06-22) -61.38%
5 years (2016-06-24) -38.61%

Is ST Barbara under- or over-valued?

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

ST Barbara's P/E ratio

ST Barbara's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, ST Barbara shares trade at around 10x 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.

ST Barbara's EBITDA

ST Barbara's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $346.4 million.

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

ST Barbara financials

Revenue TTM $823.9 million
Operating margin TTM 21.79%
Gross profit TTM $415.7 million
Return on assets TTM 5.87%
Return on equity TTM 9.63%
Profit margin 15.42%
Book value 1.906
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

ST Barbara share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 42.11% of net profits

Recently ST Barbara has paid out, on average, around 42.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.36% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ST Barbara shareholders could enjoy a 4.36% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ST Barbara's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.08 per share.

While ST Barbara's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that ST Barbara may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ST Barbara's shares ever split?

ST Barbara's shares were split on a 1:6 basis on 21 November 2010. So if you had owned 6 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ST Barbara shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 500% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for ST Barbara shares which in turn could have impacted ST Barbara's share price.

ST Barbara share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ST Barbara's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.705 up to $3.8554. 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 ST Barbara's is 0.4179. This would suggest that ST Barbara's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

ST Barbara overview

St Barbara Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, mining, and sale of gold. It operates three operational business units, including Leonora Operations, Simberi Operations, and Atlantic Operations. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. Its properties include the Gwalia underground mine located in Leonora, Western Australia; the Simberi gold mine located in New Ireland province, Papua New Guinea; and Atlantic Gold operations in Nova Scotia, Canada. St Barbara Limited was founded in 1969 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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