How to buy Yancoal Australia (YAL) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Yancoal Australia shares.
Yancoal Australia is a thermal coal business based in Australia. Yancoal Australia shares (YAL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Yancoal Australia has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9.7 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Yancoal Australia
- 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 Yancoal Australia . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: YAL. 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 Yancoal Australia 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 Yancoal Australia . 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?
- Yancoal Australia key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Yancoal Australia stock a buy or sell?
- Yancoal Australia performance over time
- Are Yancoal Australia shares over-valued?
- Yancoal Australia 's financials
- How volatile are Yancoal Australia shares?
- Does Yancoal Australia pay a dividend?
- Have Yancoal Australia shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Yancoal Australia stock price (ASX:YAL)Use our graph to track the performance of YAL stocks over time.
Yancoal Australia shares at a glance
|52-week range||$4.0579 - $5.8302|
|50-day moving average||$4.9746|
|200-day moving average||$5.1904|
|Dividend yield||$1.07 (15.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.12|
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Is it a good time to buy Yancoal Australia stock?
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Yancoal Australia price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-20)||2.45%|
|1 month (2023-10-27)||0.20%|
|3 months (2023-08-25)||-2.53%|
|6 months (2023-05-26)||0.80%|
|1 year (2022-11-25)||-5.29%|
|2 years (2021-11-26)||92.69%|
|3 years (2020-11-27)||133.02%|
|5 years (2018-11-27)||47.79%|
Is Yancoal Australia under- or over-valued?
Valuing Yancoal Australia stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Yancoal Australia 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Yancoal Australia 's P/E ratio
Yancoal Australia 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Yancoal Australia shares trade at around 2x 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.
Yancoal Australia 's EBITDA
Yancoal Australia 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.2 billion (£2.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Yancoal Australia 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Yancoal Australia financials
|Revenue TTM||$9.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||34.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||$7.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||20.97%|
|Return on equity TTM||37.52%|
|Market capitalisation||$6.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Yancoal Australia share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 76.98% of net profits
Recently Yancoal Australia has paid out, on average, around 76.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 15.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Yancoal Australia shareholders could enjoy a 15.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yancoal Australia 's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.07 per share.
Yancoal Australia '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 5 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Yancoal Australia 's shares ever split?
Yancoal Australia 's shares were split on a 1:35 basis on 28 September 2018. So if you had owned 35 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Yancoal Australia shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Yancoal Australia shares which in turn could have impacted Yancoal Australia 's share price.
Yancoal Australia share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Yancoal Australia 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.0579 up to $5.8302. 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 Yancoal Australia 's is 0.211. This would suggest that Yancoal Australia 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Yancoal Australia overview
Yancoal Australia Ltd engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of metallurgical and thermal coal in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Europe, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Chile, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. The company owns a 95% interest in the Moolarben coal mine located in the Western Coalfields of New South Wales; 80% interest in the Mount Thorley and Warkworth mines located in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales; and 51% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations located to the north-west of Singleton in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. It also holds 100% interests in the Yarrabee mine located to the north east of Blackwater in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin; Ashton mine located in the Upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales; and Stratford Duralie mine located within the New South Wales Gloucester Basin, the Stratford Duralie. In addition, the company owns a 50% interest in the Middlemount mine located to the north east of Emerald in Queensland's Bowen Basin; and various interests in sites located in New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia. Yancoal Australia Ltd was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Sydney, Australia. Yancoal Australia Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Yankuang Energy Group Company Limited.
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