How to buy Steadfast (SDF) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Steadfast shares.
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Steadfast is an insurance brokers business based in Australia. Steadfast shares (SDF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Steadfast has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Steadfast
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Steadfast. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SDF. 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 Steadfast reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Steadfast. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
Steadfast stock price (ASX:SDF)Use our graph to track the performance of SDF stocks over time.
Steadfast shares at a glance
|52-week range||$3.8076 - $5.3798|
|50-day moving average||$4.847|
|200-day moving average||$4.8781|
|Dividend yield||$0.122 (2.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.197|
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Is it a good time to buy Steadfast stock?
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Steadfast price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-12)||4.78%|
|1 month (2022-04-22)||0.40%|
|3 months (2022-02-22)||7.69%|
|6 months (2021-11-22)||-2.70%|
|1 year (2021-05-21)||28.57%|
|2 years (2020-05-22)||60.00%|
|3 years (2019-05-22)||52.27%|
|5 years (2017-05-22)||77.46%|
Is Steadfast under- or over-valued?
Valuing Steadfast stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Steadfast's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Steadfast's P/E ratio
Steadfast's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Steadfast shares trade at around 25x 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.
Steadfast's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $349.8 million (£197 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Steadfast's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.41%|
|Gross profit TTM||$441.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.47%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.43%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Steadfast share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61% of net profits
Recently Steadfast has paid out, on average, around 61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Steadfast shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Steadfast's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.122 per share.
Steadfast'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 27 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Steadfast share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Steadfast's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.8076 up to $5.3798. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Steadfast's is 0.891. This would suggest that Steadfast's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Steadfast Group Limited provides general insurance brokerage services Australasia, Asia, and Europe. It also provides insurance underwriting services and related services. The company operates a network of 457 general insurance brokers and 24 underwriting agencies. Steadfast Group Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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