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Waypoint REIT Limited is a reit—specialty business based in Australia. Waypoint REIT shares (WPR) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $2.71 – an increase of 0.37% over the previous week. Waypoint REIT has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $175.5 million.

How to buy shares in Waypoint REIT

  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 Waypoint REIT . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WPR. 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 Waypoint REIT 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 $2.71, 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 Waypoint REIT . 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 Waypoint REIT 's share price?

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

Its last market close was $2.71, which is 1.45% down on its pre-crash value of $2.75 and 50.14% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.805.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Waypoint REIT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $727.28 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 $985.46.

Waypoint REIT share price

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Waypoint REIT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$2.71
52-week rangeAUDA$1.805 - AUDA$2.99
50-day moving average AUDA$2.7144
200-day moving average AUDA$2.5953
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 7.6639
Dividend yield AUDA$0.15 (5.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.44

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Is it a good time to buy Waypoint REIT stock?

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Waypoint REIT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$2.71 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-10-15) 0%
1 month (2020-09-25) -1.45%
3 months (2020-07-22) -0.73%
6 months (2020-04-22) 12.92%
1 year (2019-10-22) -8.45%
2 years (2018-10-22) 25.46%
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Is Waypoint REIT under- or over-valued?

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

Waypoint REIT 's P/E ratio

Waypoint REIT 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Waypoint REIT shares trade at around 8x 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.

Waypoint REIT financials

Revenue TTM $175.5 million
Operating margin TTM 94.48%
Gross profit TTM $0
Return on assets TTM 3.83%
Return on equity TTM 15.63%
Profit margin 158.27%
Book value 0.009
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Waypoint REIT share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.07% of net profits

Recently Waypoint REIT has paid out, on average, around 54.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Waypoint REIT shareholders could enjoy a 5.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Waypoint REIT 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.15 per share.

Waypoint REIT '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 28 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Waypoint REIT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Waypoint REIT 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.805 up to $2.99. 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 Waypoint REIT 's is 0.2244. This would suggest that Waypoint REIT 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Waypoint REIT overview

Waypoint REIT is Australia's largest listed REIT owning solely service station and convenience retail properties with a high quality portfolio of properties across all Australian States and mainland Territories. Waypoint REIT's objective is to maximize the long-term income and capital returns from its ownership of the portfolio for the benefit of all security holders. Waypoint REIT is a stapled entity in which one share in Waypoint REIT Limited (ABN 35 612 986 517) is stapled to one unit in the Waypoint REIT Trust (ARSN 613 146 464).

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