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Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) is a leading airlines business based in Australia. It opened the day at A$4.35 after a previous close of A$4.37. During the day the price has varied from a low of A$4.25 to a high of A$4.44. The latest price was A$4.34 (25 minute delay). Qantas Airways is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and employs 20,000 staff. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

How to buy shares in Qantas Airways

  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: QAN in this case.
  5. Research Qantas Airways shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Qantas Airways shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Qantas Airways's share price?

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

Its last market close was A$4.43, which is 31.95% down on its pre-crash value of A$6.51 and 118.23% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as A$2.03.

If you had bought A$1,000 worth of Qantas Airways shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth A$378.35 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 A$695.47.

Qantas Airways share price

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Qantas Airways shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-06.
Previous closeA$4.37
Change A$-0.03
Change % -0.686%
Volume 13,871,487
Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week rangeA$2.03 - A$7.46
50-day moving average A$4.0636
200-day moving average A$3.822
Wall St. target priceA$7.08
PE ratio 6.9173
Dividend yield A$0.26 (6.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) A$0.553
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Is it a good time to buy Qantas Airways stock?

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Qantas Airways price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$4.34

1 week (2020-10-23) -4.62%
1 month (2020-09-30) 7.16%
3 months (2020-07-30) 29.17%
6 months (2020-04-30) 12.44%
1 year (2019-10-30) -34.04%
2 years (2018-10-30) -19.03%
3 years (2017-10-30) -28.50%
5 years (2015-10-30) 9.87%

Is Qantas Airways under- or over-valued?

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

Qantas Airways's P/E ratio

Qantas Airways's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Qantas Airways shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Qantas Airways's PEG ratio

Qantas Airways's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.52. 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 Qantas Airways's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Qantas Airways's EBITDA

Qantas Airways's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping A$1.5 billion.

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

Qantas Airways financials

Revenue TTM A$14.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.36%
Gross profit TTM A$4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.16%
Return on equity TTM -86.52%
Profit margin -13.78%
Book value A$0.821
Market capitalisation A$8.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Qantas Airways share dividends

We're not expecting Qantas Airways to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Qantas Airways's shares ever split?

Qantas Airways's shares were split on 27 October 2015. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Qantas Airways shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new INF% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Qantas Airways shares which in turn could have impacted Qantas Airways's share price.

Qantas Airways share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Qantas Airways's shares have ranged in value from as little as A$2.03 up to A$7.46. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QAN.AU volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Qantas Airways's is 1.0807. This would suggest that Qantas Airways'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).

Qantas Airways overview

Qantas Airways Limited provides passenger and freight air transportation services in Australia and internationally. The company also offers air cargo and express freight services; and customer loyalty programs. As of June 30, 2020, it operated a fleet of 314 aircraft under the Qantas and Jetstar brands. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Mascot, Australia.

What stock exchanges is Qantas Airways listed on?

In this guide, we've focused on Qantas Airways's Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listing. However, Qantas Airways shares can be traded on multiple exchanges.

Country Exchange Stock Code
Australia Australian Securities Exchange AU: QAN
Germany Frankfurt Exchange F: QAN
Germany Stuttgart Exchange STU: QAN
Germany Berlin Exchange BE: QAN
Germany Munich Exchange MU: QAN

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