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PLDT Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. PLDT shares (PHI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PLDT employs 19,232 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$5.8 billion.

How to buy shares in PLDT

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PLDT. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PHI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until PLDT reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$28.76, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of PLDT, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PLDT. Optimize 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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted PLDT's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, PLDT's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$28.76, which is 30.84% up on its pre-crash value of USD$19.89 and 80.77% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.91.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of PLDT shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$912.92 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,480.85.

PLDT share price

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PLDT shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$28.76
52-week range USD$15.4743 - USD$30.58
50-day moving average USD$27.7197
200-day moving average USD$26.8189
Wall St. target price USD$30.4
PE ratio 11.3541
Dividend yield USD$1.56 (5.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.664

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Is it a good time to buy PLDT stock?

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PLDT price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.76 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 6.72%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

Is PLDT under- or over-valued?

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

PLDT's P/E ratio

PLDT's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, PLDT shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

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

PLDT financials

Gross profit TTM USD$136.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.43%
Return on equity TTM 21.43%
Profit margin 14.73%
Book value $9.401
Market capitalisation USD$5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PLDT shares

There are currently 511,228 PLDT shares held short by investors – that's known as PLDT's "short interest". This figure is 28% up from 399,308 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting PLDT shares can be evaluated.

PLDT's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PLDT's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PLDT shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PLDT shares traded daily (recently around 100044.6183953). PLDT's SIR currently stands at 5.11. In other words for every 100,000 PLDT shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5110 shares are currently held short.

However PLDT's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PLDT shares, or, against the total number of tradable PLDT shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PLDT's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PLDT shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PLDT shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against PLDT.

Find out more about how you can short PLDT stock.

PLDT share dividends

64%

Dividend payout ratio: 63.66% of net profits

Recently PLDT has paid out, on average, around 63.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PLDT shareholders could enjoy a 5.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PLDT's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.

PLDT'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.

PLDT's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PLDT's shares ever split?

PLDT's shares were split on 21 August 2013.

PLDT share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PLDT's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.4743 up to $30.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while PLDT's is 0.11. This would suggest that PLDT's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

PLDT overview

PLDT Inc. operates as a telecommunications company in the Philippines. The company operates in three segments: Wireless, Fixed Line, and Others. The company offers cellular mobile, Internet broadband distribution, operations support, software development, and satellite information and messaging services; and sells Wi-Fi access equipment. It also provides fixed line telecommunications services; business infrastructure and solutions; intelligent data processing and implementation, and data analytics insight generation services; and information and communications infrastructure for Internet-based services, e-commerce, customer relationship management, and information technology (IT) related services. In addition, the company offers managed IT outsourcing, Internet-based purchasing, IT consulting and professional, bills printing and other related value-added, and air transportation services; distributes Filipino channels and content services; and provides full-services customer rewards and loyalty programs. As of December 31, 2019, it had 73,118,155 mobile broadband subscribers; 2,765,209 fixed line subscribers; and 2,161,484 broadband subscribers. The company has a strategic partnership with Rocket Internet SE to develop online and mobile payment solutions. The company was formerly known as Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company and changed its name to PLDT Inc. in July 2016. PLDT Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Makati City, the Philippines.

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