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Austal Limited is an Australia-based shipbuilder, defense prime contractor, and maritime technology company. The Company is engaged in designing, constructing and supporting defense and commercial vessels for operators globally. The Company’s segments include USA Shipbuilding, USA Support, Australasia Shipbuilding, and Australasia Support. The USA Shipbuilding segment manufactures high performance defense vessels for the USA Navy. The USA Support segment provides training and on-going support and maintenance of Austal and non-Austal vessels to the US Navy. The Australasia Shipbuilding segment comprises Austal’s Australia, Philippines and Vietnam shipbuilding operations. Australasia manufactures high performance vessels for markets worldwide, excluding the USA. The Australasia Support segment comprises Austal’s Australia and Oman operations. Its defense vessels include multi-mission surface warfare combatants, such as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for the United States Navy.
As of Today at 13:02 UTC, shares in Austal are trading at AU$2.28. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.
Shares in Austal last closed at AU$2.28 and the price had moved by +21.28% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength the Austal share price has outperformed the ASX All Ordinaries Index by +36.87% over the past year.
The overall consensus recommendation for Austal is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.
The Austal dividend yield is 3.51% based on the trailing twelve month period.
Last year, Austal paid a total dividend of AU$0.08, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.51%.Looking ahead, the next dividend pay date is 2022-10-13.
We do not have data on when Austal is to next pay dividends. The historic dividend yield on Austal shares is currently 3.51%.
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As of the previous close price of AU$2.28, shares in Austal had a market capitalisation of AU$822.55m.
Here are the trading details for Austal:
- Country of listing: Australia
- Exchange: ASX
- Ticker Symbol: ASB
Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum Austal is currently classified as a Super Stock. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.
The analyst consensus target price for shares in Austal is AU$2.78. That is 21.93% above the last closing price of AU$2.28.
Analysts covering Austal currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of AU$0.21 for the next financial year.
An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Austal. Over the past six months, its share price has outperformed the ASX All Ordinaries Index by +38.42%.
As of the last closing price of AU$2.28, shares in Austal were trading +5.81% higher than their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.
The Austal PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 11.31. The shares last closed at AU$2.28.
The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.
The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.
Austal's management team is headed by:
- John Rothwell - NEC
- Patrick Gregg - CEO
- Sarah Adam-Gedge - NVC
- Rusty Murdaugh - CEX
- Ian McMillan - OTH
- Adrian Strang - SEC
- Charles Everist - NID
- Christopher Indermaur - NID
- Michael McCormack - NID