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How to buy Steamships Trading Company (SST) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Steamships Trading Company shares.

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Steamships Trading Company is an integrated freight & logistics business based in Australia. Steamships Trading Company shares (SST) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Steamships Trading Company has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $372.1 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Steamships Trading Company

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Steamships Trading Company . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SST. 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 Steamships Trading Company reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Steamships Trading Company . 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.

Steamships Trading Company stock price (ASX:SST)

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

Steamships Trading Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-29.
52-week range$8.7995 - $12.9
50-day moving average $11.5364
200-day moving average $10.0139
Target priceN/A
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (4.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) N/A

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Is it a good time to buy Steamships Trading Company stock?

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Steamships Trading Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$12

1 week (2022-06-24) 12
1 month (2022-06-02) 12
3 months (2022-04-01) 18.93%
6 months (2021-12-31) 20.00%
1 year (2021-07-02) 23.97%
2 years (2020-07-02) 23.08%
3 years (2019-07-02) -24.53%
5 years (2017-06-30) -47.25%

Steamships Trading Company financials

Gross profit TTM $430.4 million
Return on assets TTM 3.46%
Return on equity TTM 8.74%
Profit margin 16.06%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $372.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Steamships Trading Company share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.11% of net profits

Recently Steamships Trading Company has paid out, on average, around 35.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Steamships Trading Company shareholders could enjoy a 4.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Steamships Trading Company 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0 per share.

While Steamships Trading Company 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Steamships Trading Company 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 27 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Steamships Trading Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Steamships Trading Company 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.7995 up to $12.9. 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 Steamships Trading Company 's is 0.0356. This would suggest that Steamships Trading Company 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Steamships Trading Company overview

Steamships Trading Company Limited engages in the shipping, transport, property, and hotel businesses in Papua New Guinea. The company operates through three segments: Hotels and Property, Logistics, and Commercial and Investment. It offers scheduled services to manufacturers, wholesalers, and liner carriers; depot services comprising equipment hire, warehousing, and bonded or unbonded yard storage; short and long term vessel charters specialized in shallow water river shipping; and develops, implements, and supports intermodal logistics solutions linked to land-based services, such as road transport, cargo handling, storage, customs clearance, lay down areas, and warehousing. The company also provides services, which include towage, moorage, salvage, commercial diving, and life rafts. In addition, it operates a fleet of prime movers, heavy and light trucks, forklifts, and reach stackers for the transport of bulk fuel, containerized cargoes, and break-bulk cargoes; offers customs cargo clearance service in Lae and Port Moresby; and provides project solutions for the mining, oil and gas, and commercial sectors. Further, the company manages eight hotel, and residence and apartment properties; operates food and beverage outlets; and develops and holds residential, commercial, retail, and industrial properties. Additionally, it is involved in the commercial and insurance activities. Steamships Trading Company Limited operates a fleet of 10 coastal vessels; and 15 tugs and 10 associated support vessels. The company was incorporated in 1918 and is headquartered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Steamships Trading Company Limited is a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons (PNG) Limited.

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