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Yancoal Australia Ltd is a thermal coal business based in Australia. Yancoal Australia shares (YAL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Yancoal Australia has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.1 billion..

How to buy shares in Yancoal Australia

  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 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.
  4. 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. 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 $1.99, 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 Yancoal Australia . 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 Yancoal Australia 's share price?

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

Its last market close was $1.99, which is 30.66% down on its pre-crash value of $2.87 and 4.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.91.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Yancoal Australia shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $730.77 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 $695.80.

Yancoal Australia share price

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Yancoal Australia shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range$1.88 - $3.1
50-day moving average $1.9883
200-day moving average $2.086
Target price$0.5
PE ratio 3.3247
Dividend yield $0.32 (16.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.576

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Is it a good time to buy Yancoal Australia stock?

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Yancoal Australia price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$1.99 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-12) -20.08%
1 month (2020-12-18) -15.68%
3 months (2020-10-19) 5.29%
6 months (2020-07-17) -2.93%
1 year (2020-01-17) -30.18%
2 years (2019-01-18) -40.77%
3 years (2018-01-19) -63.32%
5 years (2016-01-19) 1.58%

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 3x. In other words, Yancoal Australia shares trade at around 3x 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 $1.1 billion (£0.0 million).

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 $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.68%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.22%
Return on equity TTM 12.11%
Profit margin 18.48%
Book value 4.91
Market capitalisation $2.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Yancoal Australia share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 36.57% of net profits

Recently Yancoal Australia has paid out, on average, around 36.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 16.7% 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 16.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yancoal Australia 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.32 per share.

While Yancoal Australia 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Yancoal Australia may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 March 2020 (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 before the split, the next day you'd have owned 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 $1.88 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 Yancoal Australia 's is 0.476. 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 Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, and internationally. It owns 85% interests in the Moolarben coal mine located in the Western Coalfields of New South Wales; 100% interests in the Stratford Duralie mines located within the New South Wales Gloucester Basin; 100% interests in the Yarrabee mine located to the northeast of Blackwater in Central Queensland's Bowen Basin; and 80% interests in the Mount Thorley mine and 84.5% interests in the Warkworth mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales. It also manages five other projects in New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Sydney, Australia. Yancoal Australia Ltd is a subsidiary of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited.

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