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How to buy Orica (ORI) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Orica shares.

Orica is a specialty chemicals business based in Australia. Orica shares (ORI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Orica has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Orica

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

Orica stock price (ASX:ORI)

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

Orica shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-06-13.
52-week range$13.4569 - $18.86
50-day moving average $18.2208
200-day moving average $16.5845
Target price$20.38
PE ratio 16.4455
Dividend yield $0.44 (2.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.1

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Is it a good time to buy Orica stock?

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Orica price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$18

1 week (2024-06-06) -1.42%
1 month (2024-05-16) -4.20%
3 months (2024-03-15) 4.35%
6 months (2023-12-15) 9.29%
1 year (2023-06-16) 17.57%
2 years (2022-06-16) 18.03%
3 years (2021-06-16) 27.66%
5 years (2019-06-14) -11.98%

Is Orica under- or over-valued?

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

Orica's P/E ratio

Orica's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Orica shares trade at around 16x 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.

Orica's PEG ratio

Orica's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.78. 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 Orica's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Orica's EBITDA

Orica's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion (£0.0 million).

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

Orica financials

Revenue TTM $7.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.17%
Gross profit TTM $2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.98%
Return on equity TTM 12.22%
Profit margin 6.72%
Book value 9.569
Market capitalisation $8.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Orica'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 Orica.

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

Orica's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.75

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Orica's overall score of 26.75 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Orica's environmental score

Environmental score: 14.97/100

Orica's environmental score of 14.97 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Orica's social score

Social score: 1.26/100

Orica's social score of 1.26 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Orica's governance score

Governance score: 7.52/100

Orica's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Orica is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Orica's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 26.75
Total ESG percentile 48.44
Environmental score 14.97
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 1.26
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.52
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Orica share dividends

96%

Dividend payout ratio: 96.47% of net profits

Recently Orica has paid out, on average, around 96.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Orica shareholders could enjoy a 2.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Orica's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.44 per share.

Orica'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 22 May 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Orica's shares ever split?

Orica's shares were split on a 1.0205:1 basis on 27 July 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0205 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Orica shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Orica shares which in turn could have impacted Orica's share price.

Orica share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Orica's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.4569 up to $18.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORI.AU volatility(beta: 0.65)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 Orica's is 0.652. This would suggest that Orica's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Orica overview

Orica Limited manufactures, distributes, and sells commercial blasting systems, mining and tunnelling support systems, and various chemical products and services in Australia, Peru, the United States, and internationally. The company provides 4D bulk explosives systems, packaged explosives, initiating systems, boosters, and seismic explosive ranges; technical services and solutions; and supplementary services. It also offers automation solutions, including Avatel, a machine equipped with underground development charging system; and secondary breakage and hang up blasting, a tele-remote blasting solution. In addition, the company provides mining chemical products, such as cyanide sparges, emulsifiers, and sodium cyanide, as well as PRO services; digitally enabled benchmarks and insights at various stages of the blasting process; and nitrogen fertilizers, which includes urea ammonium nitrate and ammonia. Further, it offers resources to explore the use of chemical energy in blasting, blasting fundamentals, and properties of explosives and blasting principles; training courses; and geotechnical deformation and convergence monitoring solutions. Additionally, the company provides digital solutions, including MonitorIQ, an advanced processing and analytic software; BlastIQ, BlastVision, FRAGTrack, GroundProbe, RGR-Velox, LOADPlus, RHINO, DRILLMax, DRILLHub, WIREBmr, Axis mining technology, SHOTPlus, OREPro 3D Predict, Fortis Protect, Senatel, Exel Neo, Cyclo, and Bulkmaster. The company serves surface coal, surface metal, iron ore, quarrying, underground mining and construction, construction, civil infrastructure, oil and gas, and agriculture markets. Orica Limited was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in East Melbourne, Australia.

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