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Waterco Limited is a pollution & treatment controls business based in Australia. Waterco shares (WAT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $2.89 – the same closing value as a week prior. Waterco has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $98.5 million.

How to buy shares in Waterco

  1. 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.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Waterco . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WAT. 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 Waterco 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 today's price of $2.89, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Waterco . 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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How has coronavirus impacted Waterco 's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Waterco 's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $2.89, which is 21.45% up on its pre-crash value of $2.27 and 40.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $2.06.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Waterco shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $915.55 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 $1,284.43.

Waterco share price

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Waterco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$2.89
52-week rangeAUDA$1.95 - AUDA$2.89
50-day moving average AUDA$2.8464
200-day moving average AUDA$2.5042
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 33.6047
Dividend yield AUDA$0.05 (1.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.488

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Is it a good time to buy Waterco stock?

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Waterco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$2.89 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-10-22) 0%
1 month (2020-09-29) 0.35%
3 months (2020-07-29) 7.43%
6 months (2020-04-29) 35.68%
1 year (2019-10-29) 40.98%
2 years (2018-10-29) 37.62%
3 years (2017-10-27) 70.00%
5 years (2015-10-29) 167.59%

Is Waterco under- or over-valued?

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

Waterco 's P/E ratio

Waterco 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Waterco shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

Waterco 's EBITDA

Waterco 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.6 million.

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

Waterco financials

Revenue TTM $98.5 million
Operating margin TTM 4.97%
Gross profit TTM $50.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.33%
Return on equity TTM 3.7%
Profit margin 17.94%
Book value 2.416
Market capitalisation $103.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Waterco share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.56% of net profits

Recently Waterco has paid out, on average, around 55.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Waterco shareholders could enjoy a 1.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Waterco 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 per share.

Waterco '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 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Waterco 's shares ever split?

Waterco 's shares were split on 27 August 2007.

Waterco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Waterco 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.95 up to $2.89. 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 Waterco 's is 0.1718. This would suggest that Waterco 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Waterco overview

Waterco Limited engages in the manufacture, wholesale, and export of equipment and accessories in the swimming pool, spa pool, spa bath, rural pump, and water treatment industries in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, and Europe. It also manufactures and sells solar heating systems for swimming pools and pre-heat industrial solar systems. The company's pool and spa products comprise infloor cleaning systems, mineral crystals, swimming pool pumps, filtration systems, pool heating products, chlorine free spa products, controllers and automation products, pool lighting products, sunction and robotic pool cleaners, and commercial products. Its pool and spa products also include pool filter media products, recirculation and maintenance accessories, blowers, values, spa equipment, chemical pool products, sensation and enviropro eco range products, ozone mineral pool products, and test kits. The company's water treatment products include commercial filter media and cooling water filtration products, cartridge and bag filters, centrifugal filters, and fiberglass media filters; and residential pressure pumps, centrifugal filters, water filters, water softeners, and drinking water purifiers. It also provides aquaculture equipment, such as aquabiome mechanical and biological filters, aquaculture heating and pup ranges, bio-mec bead media, multicyclones, and spa airflo blowers. In addition, the company franchises retail outlets for swimming pool equipment and accessories. Further, it engages in formulating, packing, and distributing swimming pool chemicals to independent pool stores and stores in its Swimart franchise network. It operates 68 stores and 9 mobile franchises under the Swimart names, and 15 WaterShoppe stores. Waterco Limited was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Rydalmere, Australia.

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