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How to buy Realty Income (O) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Realty Income shares.

Realty Income Corp (O) is a leading reit - retail business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$52.19 after a previous close of US$52.03. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD52.18 to a high of USD53.16. The latest price was USD53.04 (25 minute delay). Realty Income is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Realty Income

  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 Realty Income. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: O. 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 Realty Income 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$52.03, 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 Realty Income, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Realty Income. 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.

Realty Income stock price (NYSE:O)

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

Have Realty Income's shares ever split?

Realty Income's shares were split on a 1032:1000 basis on 14 November 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1032 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Realty Income shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Realty Income shares which in turn could have impacted Realty Income's share price.

Realty Income shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-19.
Previous closeUS$52.03
Change US$1.01
Change % 1.9412%
Volume 6,599,936
Information last updated 2024-04-19.
52-week rangeUS$43.7475 - US$61.4799
50-day moving average US$52.4908
200-day moving average US$54.5373
Target priceUS$60.32
PE ratio 41.2937
Dividend yield US$3.059 (5.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.26

Realty Income share growth calculator


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Realty Income price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $53.04

1 week (2024-04-12) 1.96%
1 month (2024-03-20) 1.14%
3 months (2024-01-19) -6.16%
6 months (2023-10-20) 7.48%
1 year (2023-04-20) -14.35%
2 years (2022-04-20) -29.21%
3 years (2021-04-20) -17.64%
5 years (2019-04-18) -17.52%

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Is it a good time to buy Realty Income stock?

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Is Realty Income under- or over-valued?

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

Realty Income's P/E ratio

Realty Income's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Realty Income shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.

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

Realty Income's PEG ratio

Realty Income's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.7197. 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 Realty Income's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Realty Income's EBITDA

Realty Income's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$3.6 billion (£2.9 billion).

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

Realty Income share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Realty Income's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$43.7475 up to US$61.4799. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

O.US volatility(beta: 0.94)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 Realty Income's is 0.937. This would suggest that Realty Income's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Realty Income financials

Revenue TTM US$4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 44.76%
Gross profit TTM US$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.01%
Return on equity TTM 2.83%
Profit margin 21.37%
Book value 43.778
Market capitalisation US$44.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Realty Income share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 81.51% of net profits

Recently Realty Income has paid out, on average, around 81.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.93% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Realty Income shareholders could enjoy a 5.93% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Realty Income's case, that would currently equate to about $3.059 per share.

Realty Income'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.

Realty Income's most recent dividend payout was on 14 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Realty Income'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 Realty Income.

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

Realty Income's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.35

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Realty Income's overall score of 17.35 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Realty Income's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.77/100

Realty Income's environmental score of 4.77 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Realty Income's social score

Social score: 7.34/100

Realty Income's social score of 7.34 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Realty Income is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Realty Income's governance score

Governance score: 6.73/100

Realty Income's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Realty Income 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

Realty Income Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.35
Total ESG percentile 11.94
Environmental score 4.77
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 7.34
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.73
Governance score percentile 3

Realty Income overview

Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company, is an S&P 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index. We invest in people and places to deliver dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust (REIT), and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 15,450 real estate properties (including properties acquired in the Spirit merger in January 2024) primarily owned under long-term net lease agreements with commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 644 consecutive monthly dividends on its shares of common stock throughout its 55-year operating history and increased the dividend 123 times since Realty Income's public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O).

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