How to buy Toyota (TM) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Toyota shares.

Toyota Motor Corporation
NYSE: TM - USD
AUTO MANUFACTURERS
$173.20
+ $0.97 ( + 0.56%)

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) is a leading auto manufacturers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$178.11 after a previous close of US$177.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD176.42 to a high of USD178.26. The latest price was USD177.62 (25 minute delay). Toyota is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Toyota

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company that's listed outside of Australia, you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to global stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Toyota. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TM. 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 Toyota 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 last close price of US$173.2, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Toyota, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Toyota. 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.

Toyota stock price (NYSE:TM)

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Toyota shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-01.
OpenUS$178.11
HighUS$178.26
LowUS$176.42
CloseUS$177.62
Previous closeUS$177.75
Change US$-0.13
Change % -0.0731%
Volume 237,735
Information last updated 2021-10-22.
52-week rangeUS$127.2353 - US$187.45
50-day moving average US$178.14
200-day moving average US$171.8435
Target priceUS$220.68
PE ratio 9.4086
Dividend yield US$48 (27.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$18.43
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Is it a good time to buy Toyota stock?

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Toyota price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $177.62

3 months (2021-07-27) -0.46%
6 months (2021-04-27) 16.24%
1 year (2020-10-27) 34.09%
2 years (2019-10-25) 28.45%
3 years (2018-10-26) 51.42%
5 years (2016-10-27) 54.65%

Is Toyota under- or over-valued?

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

Toyota's P/E ratio

Toyota's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Toyota shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Toyota's PEG ratio

Toyota's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.786. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Toyota's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Toyota's EBITDA

Toyota's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4,558 billion (£3,316.4 billion).

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

Toyota financials

Revenue TTM US$30,549.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.41%
Gross profit TTM US$4,832.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.38%
Return on equity TTM 13.15%
Profit margin 9.77%
Book value 17269.3
Market capitalisation US$240.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Toyota shares

There are currently 666,298 Toyota shares held short by investors – that's known as Toyota's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% up from 655,873 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Toyota shares can be evaluated.

Toyota's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Toyota's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Toyota shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Toyota shares traded daily (recently around 222842.14046823). Toyota's SIR currently stands at 2.99. In other words for every 100,000 Toyota shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2990 shares are currently held short.

However Toyota's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Toyota shares, or, against the total number of tradable Toyota shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Toyota's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Toyota shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Toyota shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Toyota.

Find out more about how you can short Toyota stock.

Toyota share dividends

87%

Dividend payout ratio: 86.92% of net profits

Recently Toyota has paid out, on average, around 86.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Toyota shareholders could enjoy a 2.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Toyota's case, that would currently equate to about $48 per share.

Toyota'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.

Toyota's most recent dividend payout was on 6 December 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Toyota's shares ever split?

Toyota's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 24 June 1991. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Toyota shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Toyota shares which in turn could have impacted Toyota's share price.

Toyota share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Toyota's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$127.2353 up to US$187.45. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TM.US volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Toyota's is 0.6218. This would suggest that Toyota's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Toyota overview

Toyota Motor Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and sells passenger vehicles, minivans and commercial vehicles, and related parts and accessories. It operates in Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other segments. The company offers hybrid cars under the Prius, Prius PHV, C-HR, LC HV, ES HV, Camry, JPN TAXI, Avalon HV, Crown HV, Century HV, UX HV, Corolla SD, Corolla Sport, RAV4 HV, WG HV, RAV4 PHV, Highlander HV, Harrier HV, Sienna HV, UX EV, Corolla Cross HV, and Yaris HV names; fuel cell vehicles under the MIRAI and SORA names; and conventional engine vehicles, including subcompact and compact cars under the Corolla, Yaris, Corolla Sport , Aqua, Passo, Roomy, Tank, Etios, Vios, AGYA, Rush, GLANZA, Urban Cruiser, and Raize names. It also provides mini-vehicles, passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and auto parts under the Toyota name; mid-size cars under the Camry name; luxury cars under the Lexus, Avalon, Crown, and Century names; sports cars under the GR Yaris and Supra names; and recreational and sport-utility vehicles under the Sequoia, 4Runner, RAV4, Highlander, and Land Cruiser names. In addition, the company offers pickup trucks under the Tacoma and Tundra names; Minivans, Cabwagons, and Semi-Bonnet Wagon under the Alphard, Vellfire, Noah/Voxy, Esquire, Hiace, Sienta, and Sienna names; and trucks and buses. Further, it provides financial services, such as retail financing and leasing, wholesale financing, insurance, and credit cards; and designs, manufactures, and sells prefabricated housing. Additionally, the company operates GAZOO.com, a web portal for automobile information. It operates in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

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