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How to buy Infratil shares (IFT)

Learn how to easily invest in Infratil shares on the NZX.

Infratil is an infrastructure investment company based in New Zealand. Shares in Infratil Limited are listed on both the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to buying Infratil shares on the NZX.

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

Established in 1994, Infratil Limited invests in a wide range of infrastructure companies. With a strategy to invest in growth sectors, Infratil owns businesses that operate in the energy, transport, telecommunications and social infrastructure sectors.

Some of the businesses in which Infratil holds a stake include CDC Data Centres, Tilt Renewables, Longroad Energy, Trustpower, Wellington Airport, Vodafone New Zealand and RetireAustralia.

The company is headquartered in Wellington.

Performance and company results

Infratil’s interim results for the period ended 30 September 2020 were released in November 2020. Key results in a period heavily affected by COVID-19 included:

  • A net parent surplus of $27.8 million (down from $56.4 million in the previous year)
  • Proportionate EBITDAF of $229.5 million (an increase of $25.3 million)
  • Proportionate capital expenditure of $488.9 million (an increase of $86.2 million)
  • Net debt of $1,389.6 million ($385.1 million lower than at 31 March 2020)
  • Declared dividend of 6.25 cents cash and 1.75 cents imputation credits

Key details

NameInfratil LimitedIndustryUtilities-Renewable
Ticker symbolIFTISINNZIFTE0003S3
TypeOrdinary sharesDate listed on NZX28 Mar 1994
End of financial yearMarchChief executive officerMarko Bogoievski
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