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WestStar Industrial Limited is a building materials business based in Australia. WestStar Industrial shares (WSI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.023 – the same closing value as a week prior. WestStar Industrial has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $62.5 million.

How to buy shares in WestStar Industrial

  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 WestStar Industrial . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WSI. 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 WestStar Industrial 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 $0.023, 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 WestStar Industrial . 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 WestStar Industrial 's share price?

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

Its last market close was $0.023, which is 13.04% up on its pre-crash value of $0.02 and 155.56% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.009.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of WestStar Industrial shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $454.55 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 $1,045.45.

WestStar Industrial share price

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WestStar Industrial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$0.023
52-week rangeAUDA$0.01 - AUDA$0.028
50-day moving average AUDA$0.0181
200-day moving average AUDA$0.0151
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 6
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.005

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Is it a good time to buy WestStar Industrial stock?

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WestStar Industrial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.023 on 2020-10-21

1 week (2020-10-14) 15.00%
1 month (2020-09-21) 35.29%
3 months (2020-07-21) 53.33%
6 months (2020-04-21) 64.29%
1 year (2019-10-21) -8.00%
2 years (2018-10-19) 53.33%
3 years (2017-10-20) 53.33%
5 years (2015-10-21) -96.93%

Is WestStar Industrial under- or over-valued?

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

WestStar Industrial 's P/E ratio

WestStar Industrial 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, WestStar Industrial shares trade at around 6x 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.

WestStar Industrial 's EBITDA

WestStar Industrial 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4 million.

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

WestStar Industrial financials

Revenue TTM $62.5 million
Operating margin TTM 5.92%
Gross profit TTM $11.3 million
Return on assets TTM 7.49%
Return on equity TTM 43.18%
Profit margin 5.53%
Book value 0.014
Market capitalisation $22.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

WestStar Industrial share dividends

We're not expecting WestStar Industrial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have WestStar Industrial 's shares ever split?

WestStar Industrial 's shares were split on a 1:50 basis on 19 April 2016. So if you had owned 50 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WestStar Industrial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for WestStar Industrial shares which in turn could have impacted WestStar Industrial 's share price.

WestStar Industrial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WestStar Industrial 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.01 up to $0.028. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSI.AU volatility(beta: 1.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while WestStar Industrial 's is 1.7964. This would suggest that WestStar Industrial 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

WestStar Industrial overview

WestStar Industrial Limited, an industrial services company, provides engineering, construction, and mining services to resource, energy, and infrastructure sectors in Australia. The company operates through Precast Australia, SIMPEC, Alltype Engineering Pty Ltd, and Distinct Development segments. Its services include structural mechanical piping, electrical and instrumentation, non-process infrastructure, pipe plant and structural steel processing, fabrication, civil solutions, asset management, maintenance shutdowns and turnarounds, project management, and multidiscipline turnkey projects. The company also explores for mineral properties; undertakes construction contracting services; provides prefabricated concrete construction services; and develops properties. WestStar Industrial Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Naval Base, Australia.

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