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How to buy Ryman Healthcare shares (RYM)

What you need to know to buy RYM shares in just a few minutes.

Ryman Healthcare offers retirement living and care services in New Zealand and the Australian state of Victoria. If you’d like to buy Ryman Healthcare shares (RYM) on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX), keep reading to find out how.

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

Ryman Healthcare Limited is a Christchurch-based provider of retirement living options, including independent and assisted living as well as rest home, hospital and dementia care.

Founded by business partners Kevin Hickman and John Ryder in 1984, Ryman runs 39 retirement villages in New Zealand and Victoria and employs over 6,000 staff.

Ryman Healthcare listed on the NZX in 1999 after raising $25 million. The company aims to double its underlying profits every five years and to distribute 50% of underlying profits to investors and invest the remaining 50% back into the business.

Performance and company results

In its 2020 half-year report, Ryman Healthcare Limited revealed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its bottom line. Key results in the report included:

  • Unaudited underlying profit of $88.4 million (down 14.2%)
  • Reported profit of $212.8 million (up 12.8%)
  • $8.34 billion in total assets (up 14.9%)
  • $430.4 million of committed new sale contracts
  • An interim dividend of 8.8 cents per share

Key details

NameRyman Healthcare LimitedIndustryRetirement Living & Care
Ticker symbolRYMISINNZRYME0001S4
TypeOrdinary sharesDate listed on NZX29 Jun 1999
End of financial yearMarchChief executive officerGordon MacLeod
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