How to buy Waterco (WAT) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Waterco shares.
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Waterco is a pollution & treatment controls business based in Australia. Waterco shares (WAT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Waterco has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $117.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Waterco
- 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 Waterco . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WAT. 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 Waterco 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 Waterco . 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?
Waterco stock price (ASX:WAT)Use our graph to track the performance of WAT stocks over time.
Waterco shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.8421 - $3.7585|
|50-day moving average||$3.6116|
|200-day moving average||$3.4694|
|Dividend yield||$0.07 (1.72%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.178|
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Is it a good time to buy Waterco stock?
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Waterco price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-15)||3.45%|
|1 month (2022-05-25)||3.6|
|3 months (2022-03-25)||5.88%|
|6 months (2021-12-24)||-0.28%|
|1 year (2021-06-25)||22.03%|
|2 years (2020-06-25)||44.00%|
|3 years (2019-06-25)||123.60%|
|5 years (2017-06-23)||111.76%|
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 20x. In other words, Waterco shares trade at around 20x 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.
Waterco 's EBITDA
Waterco 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.1 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Waterco 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$117.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$60.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.36%|
|Market capitalisation||$127.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Waterco share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 41.18% of net profits
Recently Waterco has paid out, on average, around 41.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.72% 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 1.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Waterco 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.07 per share.
While Waterco 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Waterco may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Waterco 's shares ever split?
Waterco 's shares were split on 28 August 2007.
Waterco share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Waterco 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.8421 up to $3.7585. 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 Waterco 's is 0.1291. This would suggest that Waterco 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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, comprises of mineral ozone, hydroxypure, chlorine free spa, infloor pool cleaning, minerals, commercial chemical dosers, pumps, filters, filter media, electric spa heating, electroheat heat pumps, gas and solar pool heating equipment, chemical dosing systems, salt water chlorinators, ozone, controllers and automation, pool lighting, suction and robotic cleaners, recirculation accessories, blowers, valves, spa equipment, chemicals, and maintenance accessories. 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 and water filters, and drinking water purifiers. It also provides aquaculture equipment, such as aquabiome mechanical and biological filters, aquaculture heating and pumps, 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 72 pool stores and 9 mobile franchises under the Swimart names, and 10 WaterShoppe stores. Waterco Limited was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Rydalmere, Australia.
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