How to buy Western Areas (WSA) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Western Areas shares.
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Western Areas Limited is an other industrial metals & mining business based in Australia. Western Areas shares (WSA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Western Areas has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $274.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Western Areas
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Western Areas. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WSA. 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 Western Areas reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, 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 in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Western Areas. 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.
What's in this guide?
Western Areas stock price (ASX:WSA)Use our graph to track the performance of WSA stocks over time.
Western Areas shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.895 - $3.1|
|50-day moving average||$2.392|
|200-day moving average||$2.419|
|Dividend yield||$0.01 (0.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.115|
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Is it a good time to buy Western Areas stock?
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Western Areas price performance over time
|1 month (2021-07-01)||1.23%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||6.49%|
Is Western Areas under- or over-valued?
Valuing Western Areas stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Western Areas's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Western Areas's EBITDA
Western Areas's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $67.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Western Areas's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Western Areas financials
|Revenue TTM||$274.9 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$136.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.91%|
|Market capitalisation||$810.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Western Areas share dividends
We're not expecting Western Areas to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Western Areas's shares ever split?
Western Areas's shares were split on 10 September 2006.
Western Areas share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Western Areas's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.895 up to $3.1. 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 Western Areas's is 1.2185. This would suggest that Western Areas'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).
Western Areas overview
Western Areas Limited mines for, processes, and sells nickel sulphide concentrates and other base metals in Australia. It holds a 100% interest in the Forrestania project located in Western Australia. Western Areas Limited was founded in 1999 and is based in West Perth, Australia.
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