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Sydney Airport Limited is an airports & air services business based in Australia. Sydney Airport shares (SYD) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $6.01 – an increase of 1.69% over the previous week. Sydney Airport has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Sydney Airport
- 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 Sydney Airport. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SYD. 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 Sydney Airport 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 of $6.01, 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 Sydney Airport. 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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What's in this guide?
- Sydney Airport key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Sydney Airport stock a buy or sell?
- Sydney Airport performance over time
- Is Sydney Airport suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Sydney Airport shares over-valued?
- Sydney Airport's financials
- How volatile are Sydney Airport shares?
- Does Sydney Airport pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Sydney Airport's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Sydney Airport's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $6.01, which is 28.37% down on its pre-crash value of $8.39 and 37.53% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $4.37.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Sydney Airport shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $603.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $726.73.
Sydney Airport share priceUse our graph to track the performance of SYD stocks over time.
Sydney Airport shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$6.01|
|52-week range||AUDA$4.37 - AUDA$9.3|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$5.775|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$5.6934|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.39 (7.09%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.067|
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Is it a good time to buy Sydney Airport stock?
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Sydney Airport price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-22)||0%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||0.67%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||12.55%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||2.74%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||-31.86%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||-6.24%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||-15.35%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||-6.53%|
Is Sydney Airport under- or over-valued?
Valuing Sydney Airport stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Sydney Airport's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Sydney Airport's P/E ratio
Sydney Airport's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 91x. In other words, Sydney Airport shares trade at around 91x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Sydney Airport's EBITDA
Sydney Airport's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Sydney Airport's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Sydney Airport financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.73%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$13.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Sydney Airport's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Sydney Airport.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Sydney Airport's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.36
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Sydney Airport's overall score of 16.36 (as at 09/30/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 10th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Sydney Airport is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Sydney Airport's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.15/100
Sydney Airport's environmental score of 6.15 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sydney Airport is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sydney Airport's social score
Social score: 10.05/100
Sydney Airport's social score of 10.05 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Sydney Airport is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Sydney Airport's governance score
Governance score: 9.16/100
Sydney Airport's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Sydney Airport is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Sydney Airport's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Sydney Airport scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Sydney Airport has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||16.36|
|Total ESG percentile||9.96|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Sydney Airport share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 271.6% of net profits
Recently Sydney Airport has paid out, on average, around 271.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sydney Airport shareholders could enjoy a 7.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sydney Airport's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.39 per share.
Sydney Airport'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 29 December 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").
Sydney Airport share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Sydney Airport's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.37 up to $9.3. 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 Sydney Airport's is 0.8091. This would suggest that Sydney Airport's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Sydney Airport overview
Sydney Airport Limited owns Sydney Airport. The company provides international and domestic passenger services. It also offers aeronautical services, including access to terminals, infrastructure, apron parking, airfield and terminal facilities, and government mandated security services for airlines; and parking and ground transport services, as well as leases commercial space to tenants whose activities comprise duty free, food and beverage, financial, and advertising services. In addition, the company is involved in the leasing of terminal space, buildings, and other space in the Sydney Airport; and rental of cars. Sydney Airport Limited was founded in 1919 and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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