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How to buy SPH (T39) shares

Learn how to easily invest in SPH shares.

Singapore Press Holdings Limited is a publishing business based in Singapore. SPH shares (T39) are listed on the SG and all prices are listed in Singapore Dollar.

How to buy shares in SPH

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – T39 – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

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How has Coronavirus impacted SPH's stock price?

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

Its last market close was S$1.99, which is 1.00% down on its pre-crash value of S$2.01 and 22.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as S$1.63.

If you had bought S$1,000 worth of SPH stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth S$833.33 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$1,005.05.

Is it a good time to buy SPH stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

SPH shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-18.
Latest market closeS$1.99
52-week rangeS$0.97 - S$2.02
50-day moving average S$1.95
200-day moving average S$1.84
Wall St. target priceS$1.95
PE ratio 48.5366
Dividend yield S$0.06 (3.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) S$0.04

SPH stock price (SG: T39)

Use our graph to track the performance of T39 stocks over time.

SPH price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of S$1.99 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) 1.99
1 month (2021-09-23) 2.05%
3 months (2021-07-23) 7.57%
6 months (2021-04-23) 9.94%
1 year (2020-10-22) 99.00%
2 years (2019-10-22) -9.55%
3 years (2018-10-22) 2.7
5 years (2016-10-21) 3.74

Is SPH under- or over-valued?

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

SPH's P/E ratio

SPH's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, SPH shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.

SPH's PEG ratio

SPH's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.96. 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 SPH's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

SPH's EBITDA

SPH's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is S$284.3 million.

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

SPH financials

Revenue TTM S$449.9 million
Operating margin TTM 57.81%
Gross profit TTM S$289.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.83%
Return on equity TTM 5.96%
Profit margin 20.66%
Book value S$2.26
Market capitalisation S$3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

SPH share dividends

33%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.33% of net profits

Recently SPH has paid out, on average, around 33.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), SPH shareholders could enjoy a 3.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In SPH's case, that would currently equate to about S$0.06 per share.

While SPH's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that SPH may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have SPH's shares ever split?

SPH's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 7 June 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your SPH shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for SPH shares which in turn could have impacted SPH's share price.

SPH share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, SPH's shares have ranged in value from as little as S$0.9655 up to S$2.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

T39.SG volatility(beta: 0.62)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (SG average) beta is 1, while SPH's is 0.6213. This would suggest that SPH's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

SPH overview

Singapore Press Holdings Limited operates as a media company in Singapore, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Media, Property, and Others. The company publishes, prints, and distributes newspapers, magazines, and books in print and digital editions; holds investments; holds, develops, manages, and lets properties; and offers multimedia content and services, outdoor advertising, and radio broadcasting services. It also organizes events, exhibitions, conventions, conferences, and concerts; and provides consultancy services for job vacancies, work opportunities, and employment; operates online business to business marketplace; hosts and develops digital platforms; and produces contents. In addition, the company operates nursing homes, and tuition and enrichment centers; manages and develops curriculum and intellectual property; manages shopping centers and other commercial properties; and provides online classifieds, ancillary services and supplies, management support, editorial, fund management, recruitment and human resource, business management and consultancy, rehabilitation, home care, food, marketing, news reporting, and online marketing services. Further, it trades in medical and healthcare equipment and consumables; licenses copyrights and trademarks; and provides an online system for the sale of vehicles and related services. Singapore Press Holdings Limited was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Singapore.

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