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How to buy Singtel (Z74) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Singtel shares.

Singapore Telecommunications Limited is a telecom services business based in Singapore. Singtel shares (Z74) are listed on the SG and all prices are listed in Singapore Dollar. Singtel employs 22,914 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around S$15.9 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Singtel's stock price?

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

Its last market close was S$2.55, which is 17.74% down on its pre-crash value of S$3.1 and 16.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as S$2.19.

If you had bought S$1,000 worth of Singtel stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth S$703.70 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 S$787.03.

Is it a good time to buy Singtel stock?

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Singtel shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market closeS$2.55
52-week rangeS$1.94 - S$2.58
50-day moving average S$2.43
200-day moving average S$2.39
Wall St. target priceS$2.95
PE ratio 40.4839
Dividend yield S$0.075 (2.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) S$0.06

Singtel stock price (SG: Z74)

Use our graph to track the performance of Z74 stocks over time.

Singtel price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of S$2.55 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-11) 2.82%
1 month (2021-09-17) 4.94%
3 months (2021-07-19) 13.84%
6 months (2021-04-19) -1.92%
1 year (2020-10-16) 17.51%
2 years (2019-10-18) -19.05%
3 years (2018-10-18) 3.14
5 years (2016-10-18) 3.91

Is Singtel under- or over-valued?

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

Singtel's P/E ratio

Singtel's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, Singtel shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.

Singtel's PEG ratio

Singtel's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4894. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Singtel's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Singtel's EBITDA

Singtel's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is S$3.5 billion.

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

Singtel financials

Revenue TTM S$15.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.6%
Gross profit TTM S$3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.49%
Return on equity TTM 2.1%
Profit margin 6.4%
Book value S$1.60
Market capitalisation S$41 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Singtel's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Singtel.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Singtel's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 24.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Singtel's overall score of 24.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Singtel is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Singtel's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.92/100

Singtel's environmental score of 9.92 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Singtel is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Singtel's social score

Social score: 12.19/100

Singtel's social score of 12.19 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Singtel is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Singtel's governance score

Governance score: 11.54/100

Singtel's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Singtel is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Singtel's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Singtel scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Singtel has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Singtel share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 312.13% of net profits

Recently Singtel has paid out, on average, around 312.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Singtel shareholders could enjoy a 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Singtel's case, that would currently equate to about S$0.075 per share.

Singtel'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 3 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Singtel share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Singtel's shares have ranged in value from as little as S$1.9382 up to S$2.5825. 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 (SG average) beta is 1, while Singtel's is 0.0501. This would suggest that Singtel's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Singtel overview

Singapore Telecommunications Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services to consumers and small businesses in Singapore, Australia, the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, and Group Digital Life. The company engages in the carriage business, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband, and voice services, as well as equipment sales; mobile financial, and gaming and digital content business; and digital marketing, and analytics and intelligence businesses. It also offers ICT solutions, such as fixed voice and data, cloud computing, cyber security, IT, professional consulting, and managed services to enterprise customers; mobile phones, accessories, watches, watch straps, cables, adapters, multimedia hubs, cameras, gimbals, cases, chargers, drones, earphones, headphones, microphones, keyboards, laptops, screen protectors, speakers, tablets, trackers, and wearables, as well as mouse, connectivity, gaming, smart home, WiFi mesh, power solution, and storage solution products; postpaid and prepaid plans; and postpaid add-on, roaming, 5G, and AR/VR entertainment services. In addition, the company provides broadband plans and add-on, Wi-Fi 6, Microsoft 365 subscription, TV packages and guides, TV Go, video on demand, instalment plans, car and home content insurance, wellness, HungryGoWhere, news stand, music, and telephony services; DVR set top boxes; lifestyle products; and Singtel Surf School that offers cyber fun, safety, and education services, as well as tech workshops. Further, it offers cloud, data center, and software-as-a service; Internet of Things; voice unified communications, cloud conferencing, international calling, and SIP trunking services; managed network and managed unified communications services; satellite services; and Singtel Liquid-X, a suite of cloud centric services. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is based in Singapore.

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