How to buy Apax Global Alpha (APAX) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Apax Global Alpha shares.

Apax Global Alpha Limited (APAX) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. In the week up to 11 January Apax Global Alpha shares plunged 8.72% to a closing position of 214.5p. However, over the last 12 months, Apax Global Alpha's share price has risen by 6.05% from 190p. Apax Global Alpha is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Apax Global Alpha

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

How has coronavirus impacted Apax Global Alpha's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Apax Global Alpha's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 211p, which is 12.56% up on its pre-crash value of 184.5p and 99.91% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 105.55p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Apax Global Alpha shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £700.91 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 £1,274.93.

Apax Global Alpha share price (LSE:APAX)

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

Apax Global Alpha shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close201p
Change %0.2488%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range180.216p - 238.5p
50-day moving average222.72p
200-day moving average211.105p
PE ratio3.3693
Dividend yield12.1p (5.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM)63.9p
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Fees for buying 100x Apax Global Alpha 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
£201.50 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.78
£203.28 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £8.00
£209.50 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£213.45 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£209.49 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£201.50 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£211.00 total
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Is it a good time to buy Apax Global Alpha stock?

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Is Apax Global Alpha 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

Apax Global Alpha's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 3x. In other words, Apax Global Alpha shares trade at around 3x 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.


Revenue TTM £389.5 million
Operating margin TTM 97.31%
Gross profit TTM £171.6 million
Return on assets TTM 18.93%
Return on equity TTM 30.77%
Profit margin 96.58%
Book value 2.82p
Market capitalisation £1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Apax Global Alpha share dividends


Dividend yield: 5.29% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 5.29% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 15.21% of net profits

Apax Global Alpha has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.29% of its share value annually.

Apax Global Alpha has paid out, on average, around 15.21% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.29% 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 5.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Apax Global Alpha's case, that would currently equate to about 12.1p per share.

While Apax Global Alpha'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 26 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Apax Global Alpha dividend history

Dividend Type Ex-dividend date Payment date
£0.0597 Interim 26/08/2021 17/09/2021
£0.0528 Final 11/03/2021 02/04/2021
£0.0487 Interim 03/09/2020 25/09/2020
£0.0468 Final 12/03/2020 03/04/2020
£0.0486 Interim 22/08/2019 13/09/2019
£0.0412 Final 14/03/2019 05/04/2019
£0.0433 Interim 23/08/2018 14/09/2018
£0.0417 Final 15/03/2018 04/04/2018
£0.0424 Interim 24/08/2017 15/09/2017
£0.0413 Final 16/03/2017 04/04/2017
£0.0395 Interim 25/08/2016 14/09/2016
£0.0369 Interim 17/03/2016 05/04/2016

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Apax Global Alpha's shares have ranged in value from as little as 180.216p up to 238.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

APAX.LSE 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Apax Global Alpha's is 0.9232. This would suggest that Apax Global Alpha's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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