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How to buy MultiChoice Group (MCG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in MultiChoice Group shares.

MultiChoice Group Limited (MCG) is a leading entertainment business based in South Africa. It opened the day at R11475 after a previous close of R11513. During the day the price has varied from a low of R11400 to a high of R11644. The latest price was R11580 (25 minute delay). MultiChoice Group is listed on the JSE and employs 7,028 staff. All prices are listed in South African Rand.

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How has Coronavirus impacted MultiChoice Group's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, MultiChoice Group's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was R12480, which is 20.03% up on its pre-crash value of R9980 and 72.66% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as R7228.

If you had bought R1,000 worth of MultiChoice Group stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth R889.00 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 R1,248.00.

Is it a good time to buy MultiChoice Group stock?

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MultiChoice Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-14.
OpenR11,475.00
HighR11,644.00
LowR11,400.00
CloseR11,580.00
Previous closeR11,513.00
Change R67.00
Change % 0.582%
Volume 640,103
Information last updated 2021-10-16.
52-week rangeR9,852.57 - R13,824.55
50-day moving average R11,352.69
200-day moving average R12,118.93
Wall St. target priceR137.00
PE ratio 24.3018
Dividend yield R5.65 (0.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) R4.97

MultiChoice Group stock price (JSE: MCG)

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

MultiChoice Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of R11580 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -4.12%
1 month (2021-09-23) -2.71%
3 months (2021-07-23) -4.03%
6 months (2021-04-23) -6.50%
1 year (2020-10-23) -16.91%
2 years (2019-10-23) -6.36%
3 years (2018-10-19) N/A
5 years (2016-10-19) N/A

Is MultiChoice Group under- or over-valued?

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

MultiChoice Group's P/E ratio

MultiChoice Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, MultiChoice Group shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

MultiChoice Group's EBITDA

MultiChoice Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is R11.4 billion.

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

MultiChoice Group financials

Revenue TTM R53.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.4%
Gross profit TTM R25.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.6%
Return on equity TTM 42.21%
Profit margin 4.05%
Book value R29.11
Market capitalisation R5.3 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

MultiChoice Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 113.68% of net profits

Recently MultiChoice Group has paid out, on average, around 113.68% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MultiChoice Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MultiChoice Group's case, that would currently equate to about R5.65 per share.

MultiChoice Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

MultiChoice Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MultiChoice Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as R9852.5678 up to R13824.5505. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MCG.JSE volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (JSE average) beta is 1, while MultiChoice Group's is 0.5207. This would suggest that MultiChoice Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

MultiChoice Group overview

MultiChoice Group Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates video-entertainment subscriber platforms in Africa, Europe, and internationally. It operates through South Africa, Rest of Africa, and Technology segments. The company offers digital satellite television, digital terrestrial television, online services, over-the-top, and related video-entertainment services. Its video-entertainment is a commercial service that provides packages of video and audio programming to consumers. The company also provides digital content management and protection systems to protect, manage, and monetize digital media on various platforms. In addition, it broadcasts advertisements on its video entertainment platforms and shows online on its websites; and sells set-top boxes. The company offers its services under the SuperSport, DStv, GOtv, M-Net, Showmax, and Irdeto names.

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