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XRF Scientific Limited is a scientific & technical instruments business based in Australia. XRF Scientific shares (XRF) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.31 – an increase of 3.33% over the previous week. XRF Scientific has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $29.1 million.

How to buy shares in XRF Scientific

  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 XRF Scientific . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: XRF. 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 XRF Scientific 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 $0.31, 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 XRF Scientific . 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 XRF Scientific 's share price?

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

Its last market close was $0.31, which is 14.52% up on its pre-crash value of $0.265 and 138.46% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.13.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of XRF Scientific shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $681.82 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 $1,409.09.

XRF Scientific share price

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XRF Scientific shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$0.31
52-week rangeAUDA$0.13 - AUDA$0.345
50-day moving average AUDA$0.3036
200-day moving average AUDA$0.2541
Target priceAUDA$0.22
PE ratio 13.0435
Dividend yield AUDA$0.01 (4.67%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.023

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Is it a good time to buy XRF Scientific stock?

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XRF Scientific price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.31 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-10-22) 0%
1 month (2020-09-29) -7.46%
3 months (2020-07-29) 6.90%
6 months (2020-04-29) 55.00%
1 year (2019-10-29) 31.91%
2 years (2018-10-29) 93.75%
3 years (2017-10-27) 77.14%
5 years (2015-10-29) 58.97%

Is XRF Scientific under- or over-valued?

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

XRF Scientific 's P/E ratio

XRF Scientific 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, XRF Scientific shares trade at around 13x 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.

XRF Scientific 's EBITDA

XRF Scientific 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5 million.

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

XRF Scientific financials

Revenue TTM $29.1 million
Operating margin TTM 14.85%
Gross profit TTM $12.3 million
Return on assets TTM 6.22%
Return on equity TTM 8.99%
Profit margin 10.73%
Book value 0.266
Market capitalisation $40.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

XRF Scientific share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 70% of net profits

Recently XRF Scientific has paid out, on average, around 70% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), XRF Scientific shareholders could enjoy a 4.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In XRF Scientific 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.01 per share.

XRF Scientific '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 30 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have XRF Scientific 's shares ever split?

XRF Scientific 's shares were split on 11 October 2007.

XRF Scientific share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, XRF Scientific 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.13 up to $0.345. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XRF.AU volatility(beta: 0.63)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 XRF Scientific 's is 0.625. This would suggest that XRF Scientific 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

XRF Scientific overview

XRF Scientific Limited manufactures and markets precious metal products, specialized chemicals, and instruments for the scientific, analytical, construction material, and mining industries in Australia, Canada, and Europe. It operates through Capital Equipment, Precious Metals, and Consumables segments. The Capital Equipment segment designs, manufactures, and services automated fusion equipment, and high temperature test and production furnaces, as well as general laboratory equipment. The Precious Metals segment manufactures products for the laboratory and platinum alloy markets. The Consumables segment produces and distributes consumables, chemicals, and other supplies for analytical laboratories. The company is based in Osborne Park, Australia.

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