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AFT Pharmaceuticals is a multinational pharmaceutical company based in New Zealand. Shares in the company are listed on the NZX — if you’d like to buy AFT shares, keep reading for step-by-step instructions on what you need to do.

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How to buy shares in AFT Pharmaceuticals 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 AFT Pharmaceuticals. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AFT. 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 AFT Pharmaceuticals 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 AFT Pharmaceuticals, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AFT Pharmaceuticals. 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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AFT Pharmaceuticals overview and background

Founded in 1998, AFT Pharmaceuticals researches and develops a wide range of pharmaceutical products. With a company vision to “develop innovative products that help people”, AFT Pharmaceuticals’ range includes products for everything from pain management and skin care to digestive health and eye care.

Headquartered in Auckland, AFT Pharmaceuticals also has offices in Australia and Malaysia. It offers over 130 prescription and non-prescription products throughout Australasia, plus it also exports or licenses its products to over 100 countries around the world.

Performance and company results

In its FY21 annual report, AFT Pharmaceuticals announced the following results for the year ended 31 March 2021:

  • Total revenue of $113.1 million (an increase of 7%)
  • Operating profit of $10.8 million (a drop of 5% on an underlying basis)
  • Profit after tax on an underlying basis of $7.8 million (up from $2.9 million in the prior year)
  • Total assets of $104.7 million (an increase of 20.2%)

Key details

NameAFT Pharmaceuticals LimitedIndustryDrug Manufacturing, Distribution & Research
Ticker symbolAFTISINNZAFTE0001S4
TypeOrdinary SharesDate listed on NZX22 Dec 2015
End of financial yearMarchChief executive officerHartley Atkinson
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