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How to buy Newcrest (NCM) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Newcrest shares.

Newcrest is a gold business based in Australia. Newcrest shares (NCM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Newcrest has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Newcrest

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

Newcrest stock price (ASX:NCM)

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Newcrest shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-07.
52-week range$22.4239 - $26.6973
50-day moving average $25.1276
200-day moving average $25.949
Target price$19.02
PE ratio 17.5564
Dividend yield $0.35 (2.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.33

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Is it a good time to buy Newcrest stock?

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Newcrest price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$23.35

1 year (2023-05-23) -11.65%
2 years (2022-05-23) -8.25%
3 years (2021-05-21) -15.95%
5 years (2019-05-23) -13.07%

Is Newcrest under- or over-valued?

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

Newcrest's P/E ratio

Newcrest's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Newcrest shares trade at around 18x 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.

Newcrest's PEG ratio

Newcrest's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.117. 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 Newcrest's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Newcrest's EBITDA

Newcrest's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion (£1 billion).

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

Newcrest financials

Revenue TTM $4.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.18%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.56%
Return on equity TTM 6.66%
Profit margin 17.26%
Book value 13.136
Market capitalisation $20.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Newcrest'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 Newcrest.

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

Newcrest's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 35.48

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Newcrest's overall score of 35.48 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 74th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Newcrest's environmental score

Environmental score: 22.51/100

Newcrest's environmental score of 22.51 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newcrest is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Newcrest's social score

Social score: 10.49/100

Newcrest's social score of 10.49 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Newcrest is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Newcrest's governance score

Governance score: 7.48/100

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

Newcrest's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Newcrest scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Newcrest hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 35.48
Total ESG percentile 74.28
Environmental score 22.51
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.49
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 7.48
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

Newcrest share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.73% of net profits

Recently Newcrest has paid out, on average, around 2.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Newcrest shareholders could enjoy a 2.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Newcrest's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.35 per share.

While Newcrest's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Newcrest is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Newcrest's shares ever split?

Newcrest's shares were split on a 1.0839:1 basis on 16 September 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0839 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Newcrest shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 7.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Newcrest shares which in turn could have impacted Newcrest's share price.

Newcrest share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Newcrest's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.4239 up to $26.6973. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NCM.AU volatility(beta: 0.7)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 Newcrest's is 0.701. This would suggest that Newcrest's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Newcrest overview

Newcrest Mining Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, mine development, mine operation, and sale of gold and gold/copper concentrates. The company is involved in the exploration and production of silver deposits. It primarily owns and operates mines and projects located in Cadia, Telfer, and Havieron, Australia; Lihir and Wafi-Golpu, Papua New Guinea; and Brucejack and Red Chris, Canada. Newcrest Mining Limited was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. As of October 18, 2023, Newcrest Mining Limited operates as subsidiary of Newmont Corporation.

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