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How to buy Ansell (ANN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ansell shares.

Ansell is a medical instruments & supplies business based in Australia. Ansell shares (ANN) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Ansell has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Ansell

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

Ansell stock price (ASX:ANN)

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

Ansell shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week range$20.7852 - $27.49
50-day moving average $24.154
200-day moving average $23.6565
Target price$26.68
PE ratio 19.7698
Dividend yield $0.423 (2.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.26

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Is it a good time to buy Ansell stock?

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Ansell price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$25.24

1 week (2024-04-16) 1.16%
1 month (2024-03-22) 7.40%
3 months (2024-01-23) 4.69%
6 months (2023-10-23) 15.99%
1 year (2023-04-21) -8.48%
2 years (2022-04-22) -3.48%
3 years (2021-04-23) -35.35%
5 years (2019-04-23) -3.74%

Is Ansell under- or over-valued?

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

Ansell's P/E ratio

Ansell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Ansell shares trade at around 20x 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.

Ansell's EBITDA

Ansell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $241.8 million (£126 million).

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

Ansell financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.96%
Gross profit TTM $616.7 million
Return on assets TTM 4.81%
Return on equity TTM 6.65%
Profit margin 6.47%
Book value 12.641
Market capitalisation $3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ansell share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 55.94% of net profits

Recently Ansell has paid out, on average, around 55.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ansell shareholders could enjoy a 2.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ansell's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.423 per share.

Ansell'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 25 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ansell's shares ever split?

Ansell's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 14 April 2002. So if you had owned 5 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 Ansell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ansell shares which in turn could have impacted Ansell's share price.

Ansell share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ansell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.7852 up to $27.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANN.AU volatility(beta: 0.5)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 Ansell's is 0.504. This would suggest that Ansell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ansell overview

Ansell Limited designs, develops, and manufactures protection solutions in the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America. It operates in two segments, Healthcare and Industrial. The Healthcare segment manufactures and markets solutions comprising surgical gloves, single use and examination gloves, and clean and sterile gloves and garments, as well as consumables used by hospitals, surgical centers, dental practices, veterinary clinics, first responders, manufacturers, auto repair shops, chemical plants, laboratories, and life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. The Industrial segment manufactures and markets hand and chemical protective clothing solutions for a range of industrial applications, including automotive, chemical, metal fabrication, machinery and equipment, food, construction, mining, oil and gas, utilities, logistics, and first responders. The company was formerly known as Pacific Dunlop Limited and changed its name to Ansell Limited in 2002. Ansell Limited was founded in 1893 and is based in Richmond, Australia.

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