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How to buy Property for Industry shares (PFI)

Learn how to easily invest in Property for Industry shares on the NZX.

Property for Industry is a company that invests in industrial property around New Zealand. If you’d like to add Property for Industry shares to your portfolio, keep reading for step-by-step instructions on how to buy PFI shares on the NZX.

How to buy shares in Property for Industry on the New Zealand Exchange

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you’re a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table. Most importantly, you need to find a share trading platform that allows you to trade on the NZX.
  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 Property for Industry. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PFI. 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 Property for Industry 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 Property for Industry, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Property for Industry. 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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Property for Industry overview and background

Property for Industry Limited is an investment company that focuses on the industrial property sector. First listed on the NZX in 1994, Property for Industry now boasts a portfolio of over 90 properties valued at more than $1.6 billion.

The basic philosophy behind the company involves investing in properties in prime locations and adopting a conservative approach to risk. Property for Industry aims to keep debt at less than 40% of property values, and distributes 80-90% of funds from operations and 95-100% of adjusted funds from operations to shareholders as dividends.

Property for Industry is headquartered in Auckland

Performance and company results

In February 2021, Property for Industry released its full year results. Key financial results included:

  • Annual profit after tax of $113.5 million
  • Funds from operations earnings of 9.67 cents per share (an increase of 6.6%)
  • Adjusted funds from operations earnings of 8.03 cents per share (an increase of 3.1%)
  • 2020 cash dividend of 7.70 cents per share
  • Net tangible assets of 220.9 cents per share (an increase of 7.5%)

Key details

NameProperty for Industry LimitedIndustryREIT—Industrial
Ticker symbolPFIISINNZPFIE0001S5
TypeOrdinary SharesDate listed on NZX12 Dec 1994
End of financial yearDecemberChief executive officerSimon Woodhams
Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of stocks, ETFs or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Stocks and ETFs trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

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