How to buy Alfa Financial Software (ALFA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Alfa Financial Software shares.

Alfa Financial Software Holdings PLC (ALFA) is a leading software-application business based in the UK. It opened the day at 132.15p after a previous close of 134.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 127p to a high of 133.9999p. The latest price was 127p (25 minute delay). Alfa Financial Software is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 389 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Alfa Financial Software

  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: ALFA in this case.
  5. Research Alfa Financial Software shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Alfa Financial Software shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Alfa Financial Software's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Alfa Financial Software's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 184p, which is 51.36% up on its pre-crash value of 89.5p and 254.53% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 51.9p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Alfa Financial Software shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £607.95 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 £1,976.36.

Alfa Financial Software share price (LSE:ALFA)

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Alfa Financial Software shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Open132.15p
High133.9999p
Low127p
Close127p
Previous close134.5p
Change-7.5p
Change %-5.5762%
Volume18,820
Information last updated 2022-01-16.
52-week range112.4274p - 221p
50-day moving average194.93p
200-day moving average159.9377p
Wall St. target price211.67p
PE ratio27.8873
Dividend yield1p (0.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM)7.1p
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£127.00 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.77
£128.77 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£135.00 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£138.95 total
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£134.99 total
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£127.00 total
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£136.50 total
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Is it a good time to buy Alfa Financial Software stock?

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Is Alfa Financial Software 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

Alfa Financial Software's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Alfa Financial Software shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

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

EBITDA

Alfa Financial Software's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £25.4 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM £81.8 million
Operating margin TTM 30.48%
Gross profit TTM £63.6 million
Return on assets TTM 12.69%
Return on equity TTM 27.52%
Profit margin 26.1%
Book value 0.215p
Market capitalisation £594 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Alfa Financial Software share dividends

0.5%

Dividend yield: 0.52% of stock value

0.5%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.52% of stock value

14.1%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.08% of net profits

Alfa Financial Software has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.52% of its share value annually.

Alfa Financial Software has paid out, on average, around 14.08% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.52% 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 0.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Alfa Financial Software's case, that would currently equate to about 1p per share.

While Alfa Financial Software's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Alfa Financial Software dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.1 Special 07/10/2021 05/11/2021
£0.01 Final 10/06/2021 02/07/2021
£0.15 Special 15/10/2020 06/11/2020

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Alfa Financial Software's shares have ranged in value from as little as 112.4274p up to 221p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Alfa Financial Software's is 0.4651. This would suggest that Alfa Financial Software's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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