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How to buy Xero (XRO) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Xero shares.

Xero Limited
- A$0.09 ( - 0.08%)

Xero Limited (XRO) is a leading software-application business based in Australia. It opened the day at AUDA$144.55 after a previous close of AUDA$144.1. During the day the price has varied from a low of AUDA$141.44 to a high of AUDA$144.86. The latest price was AUDA$141.44 (25 minute delay). Xero is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and employs 4,187 staff. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

How to buy shares in Xero

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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How has Coronavirus impacted Xero's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Xero's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was A$117.31, which is 25.58% up on its pre-crash value of A$87.3 and 114.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as A$54.69.

If you had bought A$1,000 worth of Xero stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth A$685.03 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$1,367.83.

Xero shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-30.
Previous closeA$144.10
Change A$-2.66
Change % -1.8459%
Volume 161,670
Information last updated 2022-01-15.
52-week rangeA$104.44 - A$156.65
50-day moving average A$140.68
200-day moving average A$140.94
Wall St. target priceA$143.92
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) A$-2.81

Xero stock price (Australian Securities Exchange (ASX):XRO)

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

Xero price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$141.44 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) 18.75%
1 month (2021-12-22) -1.22%
3 months (2021-10-22) -5.51%
6 months (2021-07-22) 1.35%
1 year (2021-01-22) 3.25%
2 years (2020-01-21) 68.52%
3 years (2019-01-21) 234.85%
5 years (2017-01-20) 692.83%

Is Xero under- or over-valued?

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


Xero's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is A$36.4 million.

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

Xero financials

Revenue TTM A$944.6 million
Operating margin TTM 2.31%
Gross profit TTM A$729.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.73%
Return on equity TTM -2.84%
Profit margin -2.18%
Book value A$6.36
Market capitalisation A$17.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Xero share dividends

We're not expecting Xero to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Xero share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Xero's shares have ranged in value from as little as A$104.44 up to A$156.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XRO.AU volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Xero's is 0.9178. This would suggest that Xero's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Xero overview

Xero Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a software as a service company worldwide. The company offers Xero, a cloud-based accounting software that connects small businesses to their advisors. It also provides Xero mobile app; and accountant/bookkeeper tools, including Xero HQ, Xero Cashbook or Xero Ledger, Xero Practice Manager, Xero Workpapers, and Xero tax tools. The company serves various businesses, such as retail, e-commerce, information technology, non-profit, legal, hospitality, Amazon sellers, cafés, startups, construction, creatives, small business, healthcare, farming, manufacturing, tourism, and real estate. Xero Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. .

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