How to buy WAM Capital (WAM) shares
Learn how to easily invest in WAM Capital shares.
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WAM Capital is an asset management business based in Australia. WAM Capital shares (WAM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. WAM Capital has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $106.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in WAM Capital
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for WAM Capital . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WAM. 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 WAM Capital reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- 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.
- Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WAM Capital . 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.
What's in this guide?
WAM Capital stock price (ASX:WAM)Use our graph to track the performance of WAM stocks over time.
WAM Capital shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.66 - $2.2436|
|50-day moving average||$1.9679|
|200-day moving average||$2.177|
|Dividend yield||$0.155 (8.81%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.17|
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Is it a good time to buy WAM Capital stock?
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WAM Capital price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-27)||3.41%|
|1 month (2022-06-03)||-12.92%|
|3 months (2022-04-04)||-20.52%|
|6 months (2022-01-04)||-18.39%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-18.02%|
|2 years (2020-07-03)||1.82|
|3 years (2019-07-04)||-14.95%|
|5 years (2017-07-04)||-24.48%|
Is WAM Capital under- or over-valued?
Valuing WAM Capital stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WAM Capital 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WAM Capital 's P/E ratio
WAM Capital 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, WAM Capital shares trade at around 10x 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.
WAM Capital financials
|Revenue TTM||$106.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||80.27%|
|Gross profit TTM||$285.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.31%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
WAM Capital share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 91.18% of net profits
Recently WAM Capital has paid out, on average, around 91.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.81% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WAM Capital shareholders could enjoy a 8.81% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WAM Capital 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.155 per share.
WAM Capital '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 6 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
WAM Capital share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WAM Capital 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.66 up to $2.2436. 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 WAM Capital 's is 0.3549. This would suggest that WAM Capital 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
WAM Capital overview
WAM Capital Limited is a close-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets of Australia. It makes its investments in companies primarily engaged in the industrial sector. The fund invests in value and growth stocks of small to medium-cap companies. It seeks to invest in short-term arbitrage and mispricing opportunities. The fund has absolute returns focus. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a focus on bottom-up approach to make its investments. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index. It conducts in-house research to create its portfolio. WAM Capital Limited was formed on March 8, 1999 and is domiciled in Australia.
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