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How to buy Garmin (GRMN) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Garmin shares.

Garmin Ltd (GRMN) is a leading scientific & technical instruments business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$142.75 after a previous close of US$142.19. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD140.19 to a high of USD143.23. The latest price was USD141.07 (25 minute delay). Garmin is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Garmin

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. 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, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Garmin. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: GRMN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Garmin reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$142.19, 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 Garmin, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Garmin. 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.

Garmin stock price (NYSE:GRMN)

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

Have Garmin's shares ever split?

Garmin's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 August 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Garmin shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Garmin shares which in turn could have impacted Garmin's share price.

Garmin shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
OpenUS$142.75
HighUS$143.23
LowUS$140.19
CloseUS$141.07
Previous closeUS$142.19
Change US$-1.12
Change % -0.7877%
Volume 756,949
Information last updated 2024-04-10.
52-week rangeUS$92.595 - US$149.54
50-day moving average US$136.632
200-day moving average US$118.0861
Target priceUS$137.28
PE ratio 22.1133
Dividend yield US$2.92 (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$6.71

Garmin share growth calculator

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Garmin price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $141.07

1 week (2024-04-11) -3.43%
1 month (2024-03-18) -3.38%
3 months (2024-01-18) 13.51%
6 months (2023-10-18) 34.28%
1 year (2023-04-17) 41.74%
2 years (2022-04-14) 26.74%
3 years (2021-04-16) 0.33%
5 years (2019-04-18) 63.03%

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Is it a good time to buy Garmin stock?

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Is Garmin under- or over-valued?

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

Garmin's P/E ratio

Garmin'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, Garmin shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

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

Garmin's PEG ratio

Garmin's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.668. 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 Garmin's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Garmin's EBITDA

Garmin's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.3 billion (£1 billion).

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

Garmin share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Garmin's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$92.595 up to US$149.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GRMN.US volatility(beta: 1)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Garmin's is 0.998. This would suggest that Garmin's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Garmin financials

Revenue TTM US$5.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.97%
Gross profit TTM US$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.36%
Return on equity TTM 19.52%
Profit margin 24.67%
Book value 36.564
Market capitalisation US$28.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Garmin share dividends

52%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.14% of net profits

Recently Garmin has paid out, on average, around 52.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Garmin shareholders could enjoy a 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Garmin's case, that would currently equate to about $2.92 per share.

Garmin'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.

Garmin's most recent dividend payout was on 26 December 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Garmin'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 Garmin.

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

Garmin's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Garmin's overall score of 22.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Garmin's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.37/100

Garmin's environmental score of 6.37 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Garmin is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Garmin's social score

Social score: 10.84/100

Garmin's social score of 10.84 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Garmin is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Garmin's governance score

Governance score: 7.82/100

Garmin's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Garmin is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Garmin's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 22.03
Total ESG percentile 20.64
Environmental score 6.37
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 10.84
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.82
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Garmin overview

Garmin Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of wireless devices worldwide. Its Fitness segment offers running and multi-sport watches; cycling products; smartwatch devices; scales and monitors; and fitness accessories. This segment also provides Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile, which are web and mobile platforms where users can track and analyze their fitness, activities and workouts, and wellness data; and Connect IQ, an application development platform. The company's Outdoor segment offers adventure watches, outdoor handhelds and satellite communicators, golf devices, consumer automotive devices, and dog devices, as well as InReach and Gramin response communication device. Its Aviation segment designs, manufactures, and markets various aircraft avionics solutions, including integrated flight decks, electronic flight displays and instrumentation, navigation and communication products, automatic flight control systems and safety-enhancing technologies, audio control systems, engine indication systems, traffic awareness and avoidance solutions, ADS-B and transponders, weather information and avoidance solutions, datalink and connectivity solutions, and various services. The company's Marine segment provides chartplotters and multi-function displays, cartography products, fishfinders, sonar products, autopilot systems, radars, compliant instrument displays and sensors, VHF communication radios, handhelds and wearable devices, sailing products, audio products and accessories, digital switching products, and trolling motors. Its Auto segment offers embedded domain controllers and infotainment units; and software, map database, cameras, wearables, and automotive solutions. The company sells its products through independent retailers, dealers, distributors, installation and repair shops, and original equipment manufacturers, as well as online webshop. Garmin Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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