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How to buy The Lottery Corporation (TLC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in The Lottery Corporation shares.

The Lottery Corporation is a gambling business based in Australia. The Lottery Corporation shares (TLC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. The Lottery Corporation has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in The Lottery Corporation

To buy shares listed in Australia such as The Lottery Corporation, 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 The Lottery Corporation.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: TLC. 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 The Lottery Corporation 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 The Lottery Corporation. 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.

The Lottery Corporation stock price (ASX:TLC)

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

The Lottery Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-01-20.
52-week range$4.35 - $5.2861
50-day moving average $4.6408
200-day moving average $4.8711
Target price$5.34
PE ratio 41.43
Dividend yield $0.14 (2.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.12

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Is it a good time to buy The Lottery Corporation stock?

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The Lottery Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$4.96

1 week (2024-04-15) -1.39%
1 month (2024-03-22) -4.80%
3 months (2024-01-23) 1.43%
6 months (2023-10-23) 10.71%
1 year (2023-04-21) -1.20%

Is The Lottery Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

The Lottery Corporation's P/E ratio

The Lottery Corporation'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, The Lottery Corporation shares trade at around 41x 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.

The Lottery Corporation's EBITDA

The Lottery Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $676.7 million (£0.0 million).

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

The Lottery Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.96%
Gross profit TTM $3.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.95%
Return on equity TTM 104.33%
Profit margin 7.54%
Book value 0.119
Market capitalisation $10.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Lottery Corporation share dividends

88%

Dividend payout ratio: 87.5% of net profits

Recently The Lottery Corporation has paid out, on average, around 87.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Lottery Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Lottery Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.14 per share.

The Lottery Corporation'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 28 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

The Lottery Corporation overview

The Lottery Corporation Limited engages in lottery and keno businesses in Australia. It operates under the The Lott and Keno brand names. The company was founded in 1881 and is based in Brisbane, Australia.

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