How to buy Varian Medical Systems (VAR) shares in Australia

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Varian Medical Systems Inc (VAR) is a leading medical instruments & supplies business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$N/A after a previous close of US$N/A. During the day the price has varied from a low of USDN/A to a high of USDN/A. Varian Medical Systems is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Varian Medical Systems

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US 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 Varian Medical Systems. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VAR. 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 Varian Medical Systems 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. 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 Varian Medical Systems, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Varian Medical Systems. 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.

Varian Medical Systems stock price (NYSE:VAR)

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Varian Medical Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
OpenUS$N/A
HighUS$N/A
LowUS$N/A
CloseUS$N/A
Previous closeUS$N/A
Change US$N/A
Change % N/A%
Volume 0
Information last updated 2021-06-13.
52-week rangeUS$174.65 - US$177.38
50-day moving average US$176.5655
200-day moving average US$174.8939
Target priceUS$177.67
PE ratio 58.4004
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.032

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Is it a good time to buy Varian Medical Systems stock?

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Is Varian Medical Systems under- or over-valued?

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

Varian Medical Systems's P/E ratio

Varian Medical Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, Varian Medical Systems shares trade at around 58x recent earnings.

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

Varian Medical Systems's PEG ratio

Varian Medical Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8298. 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 Varian Medical Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Varian Medical Systems's EBITDA

Varian Medical Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$524.5 million (£0.0 million).

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

Varian Medical Systems financials

Revenue TTM US$3.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 13.63%
Gross profit TTM US$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.92%
Return on equity TTM 13.51%
Profit margin 8.9%
Book value 24.382
Market capitalisation US$16.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Varian Medical Systems'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 Varian Medical Systems.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Varian Medical Systems's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Varian Medical Systems's overall score of 26.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 49th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Varian Medical Systems 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.).

Varian Medical Systems's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.23/100

Varian Medical Systems's environmental score of 6.23 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Varian Medical Systems is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Varian Medical Systems's social score

Social score: 15.82/100

Varian Medical Systems's social score of 15.82 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Varian Medical Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Varian Medical Systems's governance score

Governance score: 12.93/100

Varian Medical Systems's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Varian Medical Systems is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Varian Medical Systems's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Varian Medical Systems scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Varian Medical Systems has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Varian Medical Systems Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 26.98
Total ESG percentile 48.96
Environmental score 6.23
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 15.82
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 12.93
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 1

Varian Medical Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Varian Medical Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Varian Medical Systems's shares ever split?

Varian Medical Systems's shares were split on a 10000:8769 basis on 29 January 2017. So if you had owned 8769 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10000 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Varian Medical Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Varian Medical Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Varian Medical Systems's share price.

Varian Medical Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Varian Medical Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$174.65 up to US$177.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VAR.US volatility(beta: 1.07)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 Varian Medical Systems's is 1.0695. This would suggest that Varian Medical Systems's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Varian Medical Systems overview

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions worldwide. It operates through Oncology Systems and Proton Solutions segments. The Oncology Systems segment offers hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, fixed field intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, artificial intelligence based adaptive radiotherapy, and brachytherapy, as well as quality assurance equipment. Its products include linear accelerators, brachytherapy afterloaders, treatment accessories, and quality assurance software; and information management, treatment planning, image processing, clinical knowledge exchange, patient care management, decision-making support, and practice management software. This segment serves university research and community hospitals, private and governmental institutions, healthcare agencies, physicians' offices, medical oncology practices, radiotherapy centers, and cancer care clinics. The Proton Solutions segment designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services products and systems for delivering proton therapy for the treatment of cancer. The company has a strategic agreement with McKesson Corp. to supply treatment delivery systems and planning, services, and radiotherapy information system solutions to its U.S. Oncology Network and Vantage Oncology affiliated sites of care; strategic partnership with Siemens AG to represent Siemens diagnostic imaging products to radiation oncology clinics in the United States and other select markets; and collaboration with Google Cloud. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Varian Associates, Inc. and changed its name to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. in April 1999. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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