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How to buy Amcor (AMC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Amcor shares.

Amcor
AU: AMC-AUD
About two hours ago

A$15.03

-A$0.04 (-0.27%)

Amcor is a packaging & containers business based in Australia. Amcor shares (AMC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Amcor has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $13.8 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Amcor

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Amcor, 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 Amcor.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: AMC. 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 Amcor 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 Amcor. 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.

Amcor stock price (ASX:AMC)

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

Amcor shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-05-23.
52-week range$12.8216 - $15.5918
50-day moving average $14.462
200-day moving average $14.3099
Target price$15.44
PE ratio 22.3824
Dividend yield $0.498 (5.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.68

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Is it a good time to buy Amcor stock?

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Amcor price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$15.07

1 week (2024-05-21) -0.20%
1 month (2024-04-26) 9.76%
3 months (2024-02-28) 9.52%
6 months (2023-11-28) 6.58%
1 year (2023-05-26) -0.13%
2 years (2022-05-27) -18.05%
3 years (2021-05-28) -1.18%
5 years (2019-05-28) -7.03%

Is Amcor under- or over-valued?

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

Amcor's P/E ratio

Amcor's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Amcor shares trade at around 22x 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.

Amcor's PEG ratio

Amcor's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.6909. 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 Amcor's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Amcor's EBITDA

Amcor's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Amcor financials

Revenue TTM $13.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.91%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.72%
Return on equity TTM 15.95%
Profit margin 4.74%
Book value 2.731
Market capitalisation $22 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Amcor's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Amcor.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Amcor's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 79.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Amcor's overall score of 79.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 89th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Amcor is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Amcor's environmental score

Environmental score: 80.23/100

Amcor's environmental score of 80.23 puts it squarely in the 93rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a greater level of risk.

Amcor's social score

Social score: 77.06/100

Amcor's social score of 77.06 puts it squarely in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of its social impact.

Amcor's governance score

Governance score: 77.55/100

Amcor's governance score puts it squarely in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Amcor is a laggard in its sector in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a greater level of risk.

Amcor's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Amcor scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Amcor has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Amcor PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 79.23
Total ESG percentile 88.94
Environmental score 80.23
Environmental score percentile 92.64
Social score 77.06
Social score percentile 81.78
Governance score 77.55
Governance score percentile 81.78
Level of controversy 2

Amcor share dividends

98%

Dividend payout ratio: 97.69% of net profits

Recently Amcor has paid out, on average, around 97.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Amcor shareholders could enjoy a 5.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Amcor's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.498 per share.

Amcor'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 20 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Amcor's shares ever split?

Amcor's shares were split on a 1.0687:1 basis on 19 August 2009. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0687 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Amcor shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amcor shares which in turn could have impacted Amcor's share price.

Amcor share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amcor's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.8216 up to $15.5918. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMC.AU volatility(beta: 0.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Amcor's is 0.848. This would suggest that Amcor's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Amcor overview

Amcor plc develops, produces, and sells packaging products in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions. The company operates through two segments, Flexibles and Rigid Packaging. The Flexibles segment provides flexible and film packaging products in the food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical, fresh produce, snack food, personal care, and other industries. The Rigid Packaging segment offers rigid containers for various beverage and food products, including carbonated soft drinks, water, juices, sports drinks, milk-based beverages, spirits and beer, sauces, dressings, spreads, and personal care items; and plastic caps for various applications. The company sells its products through its direct sales force. Amcor plc was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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