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How to buy Bunge (BG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Bunge shares.

Bunge is a farm products business based in the US. Bunge stocks (BG.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $76.14 – a decrease of 0.49% over the previous week. Bunge employs 23,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $55.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Bunge

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Is it a good time to buy Bunge stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Bunge's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $98.09, which is 45.73% up on its pre-crash value of $53.23 and 238.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $29.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bunge stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $617.80 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 $1,850.96.

Bunge stock price (NYSE:BG)

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Bunge shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$98.09
52-week range$60.58 - $99.93
50-day moving average $91.76
200-day moving average $84.28
Wall St. target price$103.67
PE ratio 6.2168
Dividend yield $2.05 (2.13%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $15.88

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Bunge price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $98.09 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) -0.49%
1 month (2021-12-17) 11.36%
3 months (2021-10-19) 13.44%
6 months (2021-07-19) 32.95%
1 year (2021-01-19) 38.84%
2 years (2020-01-17) 74.97%
3 years (2019-01-18) 84.97%
5 years (2017-01-19) 44.25%

Is Bunge under- or over-valued?

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

Bunge's P/E ratio

Bunge's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Bunge shares trade at around 6x 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.

Bunge's PEG ratio

Bunge's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7053. 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 Bunge's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Bunge's EBITDA

Bunge's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.7 billion.

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

Bunge financials

Revenue TTM $55.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.18%
Gross profit TTM $2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.41%
Return on equity TTM 36.06%
Profit margin 4.35%
Book value $48.46
Market capitalisation $13.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bunge'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 Bunge.

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

Bunge's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.85

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Bunge's overall score of 32.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 72nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

Bunge's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.68/100

Bunge's social score

Social score: 13.14/100

Bunge's governance score

Governance score: 4.03/100

Bunge's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Bunge scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Bunge hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Bunge share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.59% of net profits

Recently Bunge has paid out, on average, around 16.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bunge shareholders could enjoy a 2.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bunge's case, that would currently equate to about $2.05 per share.

While Bunge's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Bunge is investing more in its future growth.

Bunge's most recent dividend payout was on 1 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bunge share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bunge's shares have ranged in value from as little as $60.5759 up to $99.93. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BG.US volatility(beta: 0.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bunge's is 0.6493. This would suggest that Bunge's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bunge overview

Bunge Limited operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agribusiness, Edible Oil Products, Milling Products, Fertilizer, and Sugar and Bioenergy. The Agribusiness segment purchases, stores, transports, processes, and sells agricultural commodities and commodity products, including oilseeds primarily soybeans, rapeseed, canola, and sunflower seeds, as well as grains primarily wheat and corn; and vegetable oils and protein meals. It provides its products for animal feed manufacturers, livestock producers, wheat and corn millers, and other oilseed processors, as well as third-party edible oil processing companies; and for industrial and biodiesel production applications. The Edible Oil Products segment provides packaged and bulk oils and fats, including cooking oils, shortenings, margarines, mayonnaise, and others for baked goods companies, snack food producers, confectioners, restaurant chains, foodservice operators, infant nutrition companies, and other food manufacturers, as well as grocery chains, wholesalers, distributors, and other retailers. The Milling Products segment offers wheat flours and bakery mixes; corn milling products that include dry-milled corn meals and flours, wet-milled masa and flours, and flaking and brewer's grits, as well as soy-fortified corn meal, corn-soy blends, and other products; and whole grain and fiber ingredients. The Fertilizer segment offers nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium fertilizers; and SSP, ammonia, ammonium thiosulfate, monoammonium phosphate, diammonium phosphate, triple superphosphate, urea, urea-ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulfate, and potassium chloride.

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