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How to buy Bega Cheese (BGA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Bega Cheese shares.

Bega Cheese Ltd (BGA) is a leading packaged foods business based in Australia. It opened the day at AUDA$5.34 after a previous close of AUDA$5.34. During the day the price has varied from a low of AUDA$5.3 to a high of AUDA$5.47. The latest price was AUDA$5.4 (25 minute delay). Bega Cheese is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and employs 0 staff. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Bega Cheese's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Bega Cheese's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was A$3.85, which is 12.81% down on its pre-crash value of A$4.4158 and 11.21% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as A$3.4618.

If you had bought A$1,000 worth of Bega Cheese stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth A$914.97 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 A$865.17.

Bega Cheese shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-08.
Previous closeA$5.34
Change A$0.06
Change % 1.1236%
Volume 1,550,837
Information last updated 2022-06-21.
52-week rangeA$3.76 - A$6.17
50-day moving average A$4.84
200-day moving average A$5.16
Wall St. target priceA$3.97
PE ratio 15.2326
Dividend yield A$0.105 (2.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) A$0.26

Bega Cheese stock price (Australian Securities Exchange (ASX):BGA)

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

Bega Cheese price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$5.4 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-17) 24.14%
1 month (2022-05-25) 11.80%
3 months (2022-03-25) 12.03%
6 months (2021-12-24) 5.26%
1 year (2021-06-25) -13.04%
2 years (2020-06-25) 22.02%
3 years (2019-06-25) 9.53%
5 years (2017-06-23) 5.95

Is Bega Cheese under- or over-valued?

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

Bega Cheese's P/E ratio

Bega Cheese's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Bega Cheese shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Bega Cheese's EBITDA

Bega Cheese's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is A$179.6 million.

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

Bega Cheese financials

Revenue TTM A$2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.5%
Gross profit TTM A$465.2 million
Return on assets TTM 3.08%
Return on equity TTM 6.26%
Profit margin 2.73%
Book value A$4.23
Market capitalisation A$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bega Cheese share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 75% of net profits

Recently Bega Cheese has paid out, on average, around 75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bega Cheese shareholders could enjoy a 2.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bega Cheese's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.105 per share.

Bega Cheese'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 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bega Cheese share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bega Cheese's shares have ranged in value from as little as A$3.76 up to A$6.1702. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Bega Cheese's is 0.4189. This would suggest that Bega Cheese's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bega Cheese overview

Bega Cheese Limited receives, processes, manufactures, and distributes dairy and other food-related products in Australia. The company operates in two segments, Branded and Bulk. The Branded segment manufactures value added consumer products for owned and externally owned brands. The Bulk segment manufactures bulk dairy ingredients, nutritional, and bio nutrient products. It offers natural, processed, and kids snacking cheese; butter and cream cheese products under the Farmer's Table brand name; dips, mayonnaise, and dressings under the ZoOSh brand name, as well as spreads under the Simply Nuts, B honey, Bega peanut butter, and VEGEMITE brands. The company also develops and supplies bio nutrient ingredients for the health and nutrition markets. In addition, it operates as a contract packer of natural cheddar and processed cheddar cheese products for corporations; and is involved in contract packaging for private proprietary brands, supermarket house brands, and QSR raw material inputs, as well as products for other dairy companies into their brands.

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