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How to buy a2 Milk shares (ATM)

Learn how to easily invest in a2 Milk shares on the NZX.

The a2 Milk Company is a publicly listed company that specialises in milk products that are free of the A1 beta-casein protein. Shares in The a2 Milk Company are listed on both the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Here’s how you can buy ATM shares on the NZX.

How to buy shares in a2 Milk on the New Zealand Exchange

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  2. Open and fund your share trading 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 a2 Milk Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ATM. 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 a2 Milk 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. 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 a2 Milk, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a2 Milk. 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 on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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a2 Milk overview and background

The a2 Milk Company was founded by Dr. Corran McLachlan in 2000. The company focuses on providing milk products that do not contain the A1 beta-casein protein — regular milk contains both A1 and A2 proteins.

Headquartered in Auckland, the company was listed on the NZX main board in 2012 and on the ASX in 2015. It also partnered with the Fonterra dairy co-operative in 2018 to take advantage of Fonterra’s milk production, sales and distribution capabilities.

Products from The a2 Milk are available in New Zealand and in a number of international markets, including Australia, the USA, Canada and China. The company also features in the NZX50 and ASX200 stock indexes.

Performance and company results

The a2Milk Company released its annual results for the 2020 financial year in August 2020. The company enjoyed a 32.8% revenue increase to $1.73 billion, while EBITDA increased by 32.9% to almost $550 million.

The company also reported a net profit after tax of $385.8 million, which was a 34.1% increase, and strong growth in its infant nutrition range in China.

Key details

NameThe a2 Milk Company LimitedIndustryPackaged Foods
Ticker symbolATMISINNZATME0002S8
TypeOrdinary sharesDate listed on NZX20 Apr 2004
End of financial yearJuneChief executive officerGeoffrey Babidge
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