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How to buy Square (SQ) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Square shares.

Block Inc is a software - infrastructure business with stocks listed in the US. Square shares (SQ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$71.6 – a decrease of 2.11% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Square

  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 Square. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: SQ. 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 Square 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$71.6, 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 Square, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Square. 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.

Square stock price (NYSE:SQ)

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

Square shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-17.
52-week rangeUS$38.85 - US$87.52
50-day moving average US$76.1698
200-day moving average US$64.373
Target priceUS$89.88
PE ratio 3657
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.02

Square share growth calculator

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Square price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $71.6

1 week (2024-04-17) -2.60%
1 month (2024-03-22) -11.35%
3 months (2024-01-24) 14.43%
6 months (2023-10-24) 57.88%
1 year (2023-04-21) 12.79%
2 years (2022-04-22) -30.26%
3 years (2021-04-23) -70.95%
5 years (2019-04-24) -0.54%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

Is it a good time to buy Square stock?

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Is Square under- or over-valued?

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

Square's P/E ratio

Square's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3657x. In other words, Square shares trade at around 3657x 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.

Square's PEG ratio

Square's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8674. 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 Square's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Square's EBITDA

Square's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$255.1 million (£0.0 million).

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

Square share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Square's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$38.85 up to US$87.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Square's is 2.568. This would suggest that Square's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Square financials

Revenue TTM US$21.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.17%
Gross profit TTM US$6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.15%
Return on equity TTM -0.12%
Profit margin 0.05%
Book value 30.358
Market capitalisation US$45 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Square share dividends

We're not expecting Square to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Square'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 Square.

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

Square's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.42

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Square's overall score of 20.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Square's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.84/100

Square's environmental score of 1.84 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Square is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Square's social score

Social score: 11.53/100

Square's social score of 11.53 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Square is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Square's governance score

Governance score: 8.22/100

Square's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Square 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

Block Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.42
Total ESG percentile 22.32
Environmental score 1.84
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.53
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.22
Governance score percentile 1

Square overview

Block, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, builds ecosystems focused on commerce and financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Square and Cash App. The Square segment offers commerce products for restaurants, appointments, retail, point of sale, online, online checkout, and invoices, as well as virtual terminals, risk and order managers, and payment and commerce application programming interfaces; managed payment services; software solutions; hardware products, such as registers, terminals, stands, and readers for contactless and chips; banking services consisting of lending, instant transfer, and checking and savings accounts; and full-service setup and support services. This segment also provides loyalty, marketing, team management, and payroll services; and gift cards. The Cash App segment offers financial tools within the mobile Cash App, including peer-to-peer payments, bitcoin, and stock investment brokerage; Cash App Card, a debit card; direct deposit, cash boost, and tax preparation services; and Afterpay, a buy now, pay later platform. This segment also provides Pay in 4, monthly payment solutions, advertising and affiliate, shop directory, and Cash App Pay services; and business accounts, and Afterpay and Afterpay Plus cards. In addition, the company operates TIDAL, a platform for musicians and fans; TBD, an open developer platform focused on making the decentralized financial world accessible; Bitkey, a self-custody bitcoin wallet; and Spiral, which focuses on bitcoin open source work. It serves businesses, sellers, and individuals through e-commerce and retail distribution channels. The company was formerly known as Square, Inc. and changed its name to Block, Inc. in December 2021. Block, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Oakland, California.

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