How to buy Universal Coal Plc (UNV) shares

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Universal Coal Plc is a thermal coal business based in Australia. Universal Coal Plc shares (UNV) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Universal Coal Plc has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $451.4 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Universal Coal Plc

  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 Universal Coal Plc. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: UNV. 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 Universal Coal Plc 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 Universal Coal Plc. 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.

Universal Coal Plc stock price (ASX:UNV)

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Universal Coal Plc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-04.
52-week range$0 - $0
50-day moving average $0.16
200-day moving average $0.1765
Target price$0.6
PE ratio 11.0345
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.02

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Is it a good time to buy Universal Coal Plc stock?

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Is Universal Coal Plc under- or over-valued?

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

Universal Coal Plc's P/E ratio

Universal Coal Plc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Universal Coal Plc shares trade at around 11x 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.

Universal Coal Plc's EBITDA

Universal Coal Plc's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $63.5 million (£36 million).

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

Universal Coal Plc financials

Revenue TTM $451.4 million
Operating margin TTM 8.8%
Gross profit TTM $120 million
Return on assets TTM 6.75%
Return on equity TTM 6.92%
Profit margin 2.29%
Book value 0.237
Market capitalisation $83.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Universal Coal Plc share dividends

We're not expecting Universal Coal Plc to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Universal Coal Plc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Universal Coal Plc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. 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 Universal Coal Plc's is 0.3412. This would suggest that Universal Coal Plc's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Universal Coal Plc overview

Universal Coal Plc, a coal mining company, engages in acquisition, exploration, development, and commercialization of coal projects in the Republic of South Africa. The company holds interests in thermal coal projects, including 70.5% interest in the Kangala project located in the Witbank coalfield in Mpumalanga province; 49% interest in the New Clydesdale Colliery coal project situated in the Kriel district, North Block Complex project located in the west of Belfast in Mpumalanga province, and Ubuntu Colliery coal project located in the Delmas district; and 49% interest in Eloff project and 50% interest in the Arnot South project located in the Witbank coalfield. It also holds 50% interest in the Berenice/Cygnus coking coal projects situated in the Soutpansberg coalfield southwest of Musina. Universal Coal Plc was incorporated in 2002 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. As of March 26, 2020, Universal Coal Plc operates as a subsidiary of TerraCom Limited.

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