How to buy Airtel Africa (AAF) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Airtel Africa shares.

Airtel Africa Plc (AAF) is a publicly traded telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 80p after a previous close of 83.7p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 80p to a high of 85.45p. The latest price was 84.75p (25 minute delay). Airtel Africa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 3,757 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Airtel Africa

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AAF in this case.
  5. Research Airtel Africa shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Airtel Africa shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 200x Airtel Africa shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£169.50 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£177.50 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £0.00
£169.50 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£169.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£181.45 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£171.27 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£177.49 total
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iWeb logo £0 £1 £0.00
£169.50 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£179.00 total
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Airtel Africa share price (LSE:AAF)

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

Airtel Africa price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 84.75p

1 week (2022-11-29) -31.76%
3 months (2022-09-09) -39.29%
6 months (2022-06-09) -41.91%
1 year (2021-12-09) -32.52%
2 years (2020-12-09) -10.51%
3 years (2019-12-09) 10.06%

Is it a good time to buy Airtel Africa stock?

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Airtel Africa under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Airtel Africa's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Airtel Africa shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

EBITDA

Airtel Africa's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £2.2 billion.

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

Airtel Africa shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open80p
High85.45p
Low80p
Close84.75p
Previous close83.7p
Change1.05p
Change %1.2545%
Volume1,818,667
Information last updated 2022-12-05.
52-week range104.5964p - 169.9422p
50-day moving average123.59p
200-day moving average139.3395p
Wall St. target price1.64p
PE ratio8.8161
Dividend yield5.2p (3.58%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.14p

Airtel Africa share dividends

3.6%

Dividend yield: 3.58% of stock value

3.6%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.58% of stock value

39.9%

Dividend payout ratio: 39.85% of net profits

Airtel Africa has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.58% of its share value annually.

Airtel Africa has paid out, on average, around 39.85% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.58% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 3.58% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Airtel Africa's case, that would currently equate to about 5.2p per share.

While Airtel Africa's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it 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 9 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Airtel Africa dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
$0.02 Interim 11/11/2021 10/12/2021
$0.025 Final 24/06/2021 23/07/2021
$0.015 Interim 12/11/2020 11/12/2020
$0.03 Final 02/07/2020 24/07/2020
$0.03 Interim 14/11/2019 29/11/2019

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Airtel Africa's shares have ranged in value from as little as 104.5964p up to 169.9422p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AAF.LSE volatility(beta: 1.2)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Airtel Africa's is 1.1999. This would suggest that Airtel Africa's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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