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How to buy A2 Milk (A2M) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in A2 Milk shares.

a2 Milk is a New Zealand dairy business that specialises in producing milk containing the A2 protein instead of the standard A1 protein. Since it was founded in 2000, the company has since expanded to Australia, China, the US, Canada and Hong Kong. a2 Milk is currently dual-listed on both the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

How to buy shares in A2 Milk

To buy shares listed in Australia such as A2 Milk, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. Search for A2 Milk.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: A2M. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  3. Purchase now or later.
    Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until A2 Milk reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. 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.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of A2 Milk. 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.

A2 Milk stock price (ASX:A2M)

Use our graph to track the performance of A2M stocks over time.

A2 Milk shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-04.
52-week range$3.7 - $7.37
50-day moving average $6.6508
200-day moving average $5.2501
Target price$5.97
PE ratio 31.8571
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.21

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Is it a good time to buy A2 Milk stock?

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A2 Milk price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$6.82

1 week (2024-07-03) 3.49%
1 month (2024-06-11) -3.94%
3 months (2024-04-11) 17.99%
6 months (2024-01-11) 64.73%
1 year (2023-07-11) 36.40%
2 years (2022-07-11) 52.23%
3 years (2021-07-09) -5.28%
5 years (2019-07-11) -56.78%

Is A2 Milk under- or over-valued?

Valuing A2 Milk stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of A2 Milk's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

A2 Milk's P/E ratio

A2 Milk's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, A2 Milk shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

A2 Milk's PEG ratio

A2 Milk's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.747. 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 A2 Milk's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

A2 Milk's EBITDA

A2 Milk's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $219.3 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a A2 Milk's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

A2 Milk financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.87%
Gross profit TTM $739.2 million
Return on assets TTM 7.83%
Return on equity TTM 12.89%
Profit margin 10.31%
Book value 1.662
Market capitalisation $4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

A2 Milk share dividends

We're not expecting A2 Milk to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

A2 Milk share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, A2 Milk's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.7 up to $7.37. 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 A2 Milk's is 0.145. This would suggest that A2 Milk's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

A2 Milk overview

The a2 Milk Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, sells A2 protein type branded milk and related products in Australia, New Zealand, China, other Asian countries, and the United States. The company also engages in the manufacturing and sale of nutritional and commodity products. It offers its products under the a2 Milk and a2 Platinum brands. The company was formerly known as A2 Corporation Limited and changed its name to The a2 Milk Company Limited in April 2014. The a2 Milk Company Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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