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How to buy Brambles (BXB) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Brambles shares.

Brambles is a specialty business services business based in Australia. Brambles shares (BXB) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Brambles has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.7 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Brambles

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

Brambles stock price (ASX:BXB)

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Brambles shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-12.
52-week range$12.6338 - $16.25
50-day moving average $14.331
200-day moving average $14.3577
Target price$15.77
PE ratio 19.1467
Dividend yield $0.29 (3.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.75

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Is it a good time to buy Brambles stock?

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Brambles price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$14.42

1 week (2024-07-08) 4.27%
1 month (2024-06-14) -0.69%
3 months (2024-04-16) -7.45%
6 months (2024-01-16) 4.42%
1 year (2023-07-14) 2.56%
2 years (2022-07-15) 27.61%
3 years (2021-07-16) 27.61%
5 years (2019-07-16) 18.00%

Is Brambles under- or over-valued?

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

Brambles's P/E ratio

Brambles's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Brambles shares trade at around 19x 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.

Brambles's PEG ratio

Brambles's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.04. 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 Brambles's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brambles's EBITDA

Brambles's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Brambles financials

Revenue TTM $6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.42%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.42%
Return on equity TTM 24.54%
Profit margin 11.47%
Book value 2.246
Market capitalisation $20 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Brambles'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 Brambles.

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

Brambles's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.93

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Brambles's overall score of 20.93 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Brambles 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.).

Brambles's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.43/100

Brambles's environmental score of 6.43 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Brambles's social score

Social score: 11.16/100

Brambles's social score of 11.16 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Brambles's governance score

Governance score: 8.34/100

Brambles's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Brambles is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Brambles's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Brambles Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.93
Total ESG percentile 16.64
Environmental score 6.43
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 11.16
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.34
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

Brambles share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 51.43% of net profits

Recently Brambles has paid out, on average, around 51.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brambles shareholders could enjoy a 3.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brambles's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.29 per share.

Brambles'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 12 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brambles's shares ever split?

Brambles's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 7 August 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brambles shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brambles shares which in turn could have impacted Brambles's share price.

Brambles share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brambles's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.6338 up to $16.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BXB.AU volatility(beta: 0.54)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 Brambles's is 0.544. This would suggest that Brambles's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brambles overview

Brambles Limited operates as a supply-chain logistics company. It operates through CHEP North America and Latin America; CHEP Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; and CHEP Australia, New Zealand and Asia, excluding India segments. The company engages in the pooling of unit-load equipment and associated services, focusing on the outsourced management of pallets, crates, and containers. It serves customers in the fast-moving consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries. Brambles Limited was founded in 1875 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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