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How to buy Rea Group (REA) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Rea Group shares.

Rea Group Ltd
AU: REA - AUD
A$190.12
+ A$2.02 ( + 1.07%)
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Rea Group is an internet content & information business based in Australia. Rea Group shares (REA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Rea Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Rea Group

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Rea Group, 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 Rea Group.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: REA. 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 Rea Group 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 Rea Group. 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.

Rea Group stock price (ASX:REA)

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Rea Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-02-21.
52-week range$116.2186 - $194.81
50-day moving average $180.7804
200-day moving average $159.107
Target price$176.57
PE ratio 89.243
Dividend yield $1.7 (0.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.14

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Is it a good time to buy Rea Group stock?

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Rea Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$190.12

1 week (2024-02-20) -1.42%
1 month (2024-01-25) 3.24%
3 months (2023-11-27) 21.84%
6 months (2023-08-25) 17.81%
1 year (2023-02-27) 55.84%
2 years (2022-02-25) 42.76%
3 years (2021-02-26) 38.98%
5 years (2019-02-27) 139.42%

Is Rea Group under- or over-valued?

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

Rea Group's P/E ratio

Rea Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 89x. In other words, Rea Group shares trade at around 89x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Rea Group's EBITDA

Rea Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $641.2 million (£0.0 million).

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

Rea Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.74%
Gross profit TTM $872.2 million
Return on assets TTM 15.03%
Return on equity TTM 18.34%
Profit margin 18.71%
Book value 11.17
Market capitalisation $25.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Rea Group'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 Rea Group.

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

Rea Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.78

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rea Group's overall score of 20.78 (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 Rea Group 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.).

Rea Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.61/100

Rea Group's environmental score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rea Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Rea Group's social score

Social score: 13.28/100

Rea Group's social score of 13.28 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rea Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Rea Group's governance score

Governance score: 10.89/100

Rea Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Rea Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

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

Total ESG score 20.78
Total ESG percentile 17.32
Environmental score 7.61
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.28
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.89
Governance score percentile 8

Rea Group share dividends

74%

Dividend payout ratio: 74.07% of net profits

Recently Rea Group has paid out, on average, around 74.07% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Rea Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Rea Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$1.7 per share.

Rea Group'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 3 March 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Rea Group's shares ever split?

Rea Group's shares were split on a 1.0151:1 basis on 14 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 1.0151 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Rea Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Rea Group shares which in turn could have impacted Rea Group's share price.

Rea Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rea Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $116.2186 up to $194.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

REA.AU volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Rea Group's is 1.017. This would suggest that Rea Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Rea Group overview

REA Group Limited engages in online property advertising business in Australia, India, and internationally. It provides property and property-related services on websites and mobile applications. The company operates residential, commercial, and share property sites, such as realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, smartline.com.au, makaan.com, housing.com, PropTiger.com, realtor.com, Flatmates.com.au, property.com.au, simpology.com.au, campaignagent.com.au, proptrack.com.au, myfun.com, housing.com, propertygurugroup.com, realtor.com, spacely.com.au, rumah123.com, iproperty.com.sg, 99.co, and 1form.com.au. It also provides mortgage brokerage and home financing solutions under the Mortgage Choice brand. The company was formerly known as realestate.com.au Ltd. and changed its name to REA Group Limited in December 2008. REA Group Limited was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Richmond, Australia. REA Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of news corporation.

Frequently asked questions

  1. EOD price data and company information for Rea Group accessed 27 Feb 2024
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