How to buy Zoom (ZM) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Zoom shares.

Zoom
NASDAQ: ZM - USD
$152.95
+ $5.29 ( + 3.58%)
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Zoom Video Communications is a California-based communications technology company best known for its videoconferencing software, Zoom. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Zoom saw the use of its videoconferencing software exponentially grow throughout the world, just a few months after its IPO on NASDAQ.

How to buy shares in Zoom

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Zoom. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ZM. 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 Zoom 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 last close price of US$162.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Zoom, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Zoom. 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.

Zoom stock price (NASDAQ:ZM)

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Zoom shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week rangeUS$147.11 - US$451.77
50-day moving average US$197.3118
200-day moving average US$291.6027
Target priceUS$305.89
PE ratio 39.24
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.763

Where to buy Zoom stock

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eToro (global stocks)
US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
Global shares, US shares, ETFs
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IG Share Trading
US$0
0.70%
ASX shares, Global shares
$0 brokerage for US and global shares plus get an active trader discount of $5 commission on Australian shares.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Superhero share trading
US$0
50 pips (US$0.50 for every AU$100 exchanged)
ASX shares, US shares, ETFs
Earn up to 15,000 Qantas frequent flyer points when you transfer an exisiting balance or trade. Offer valid for all new and existing Superhero members until 28 February.
Pay zero brokerage on US stocks and all ETFs and just $5 (flat fee) to trade Australian shares from your mobile or desktop.
CMC Markets Invest
US$0
0.60%
ASX shares, Global shares, mFunds, ETFs
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, ETFs and managed funds, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
Saxo Capital Markets (Classic account)
US$4
1%
ASX shares, Global shares, ETFs
Access 19,000+ stocks on 40+ exchanges worldwide
Low fees for Australian and global share trading, no inactivity fees, low currency conversion fee and optimised for mobile.
SelfWealth (Basic account)
US$9.5
0.60%
ASX shares, US shares
Trade ASX and US shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Zoom stock?

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Zoom price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $152.95

1 week (2022-01-18) -3.01%
1 month (2021-12-23) -20.19%
3 months (2021-10-25) -45.33%
6 months (2021-07-25) -60.38%
1 year (2021-01-25) -60.97%
2 years (2020-01-24) 109.52%

Is Zoom under- or over-valued?

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

Zoom's P/E ratio

Zoom's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Zoom shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Zoom's PEG ratio

Zoom's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0339. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Zoom's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Zoom's EBITDA

Zoom's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.2 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Zoom financials

Revenue TTM US$3.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.27%
Gross profit TTM US$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.27%
Return on equity TTM 34.64%
Profit margin 29.29%
Book value 17.164
Market capitalisation US$44 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Zoom share dividends

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

Zoom share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Zoom's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$147.11 up to US$451.77. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Zoom's is -1.2428. This would suggest that Zoom's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, Zoom has bucked the trend.

Zoom overview

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides a video-first communications platform in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers Zoom Meetings that offers HD video, voice, chat, and content sharing through mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones, and conference room systems; Zoom Phone, an enterprise cloud phone system that provides secure call routing, call queuing, call detail reports, call recording, call quality monitoring, voicemail, switch to video, and other services, as well as inbound and outbound calling services; and Zoom Chat enables to share messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices for meeting and phone customers. It also provides Zoom Rooms, a software-based conference room system; Zoom Conference Room Connector, a gateway for SIP/H.323 endpoints to join Zoom meetings; Zoom Video Webinars to provide video presentations to large audiences from many devices; and Zoom Hardware-as-a-Service allows users to access video communication technology with subscription options for phone and meeting room hardware. The company offers Zoom for Developers to integrate its video, phone, chat, and content sharing into other applications, as well as manages Zoom accounts; Zoom App Marketplace enhance developers to publish their apps; OnZoom, a platform for users to create, host, and monetize online events; and Zoom Apps to access from Zoom Meetings and the Zoom Desktop client to facilitate collaboration and engagement during meetings. It serves individuals; and education, entertainment/media, enterprise infrastructure, finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit/not for profit and social impact, retail/consumer products, and software/Internet industries. The company was formerly known as Zoom Communications, Inc. and changed its name to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. in May 2012. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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