How to buy IDP Education (IEL) shares

Learn how to easily invest in IDP Education shares.

IDP Education Limited
AU: IEL - AUD
EDUCATION & TRAINING SERVICES
A$36.81
- A$0.34 ( - 0.92%)

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IDP Education Limited is an education & training services business based in Australia. IDP Education shares (IEL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. IDP Education has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $528.7 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in IDP Education

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for IDP Education. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IEL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until IDP Education reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IDP Education. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

IDP Education stock price (ASX:IEL)

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

IDP Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
52-week range$18.3513 - $35.95
50-day moving average $32.9133
200-day moving average $27.0552
Target price$30.85
PE ratio 251.7606
Dividend yield $0.08 (0.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.142

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Is it a good time to buy IDP Education stock?

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IDP Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$37.15

1 week (2021-10-12) 6.94%
1 month (2021-09-20) 17.75%
3 months (2021-07-20) 25.38%
6 months (2021-04-20) 59.72%
1 year (2020-10-19) 85.75%
2 years (2019-10-18) 122.86%
3 years (2018-10-19) 280.64%
5 years (2016-10-19) 711.14%

Is IDP Education under- or over-valued?

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

IDP Education's P/E ratio

IDP Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 252x. In other words, IDP Education shares trade at around 252x recent earnings.

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

IDP Education's EBITDA

IDP Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $65.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

IDP Education financials

Revenue TTM $528.7 million
Operating margin TTM 10.63%
Gross profit TTM $120.1 million
Return on assets TTM 5.06%
Return on equity TTM 10.23%
Profit margin 7.51%
Book value 1.397
Market capitalisation $9.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

IDP Education share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.33% of net profits

Recently IDP Education has paid out, on average, around 53.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IDP Education shareholders could enjoy a 0.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IDP Education's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.08 per share.

IDP Education'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 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

IDP Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IDP Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.3513 up to $35.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IEL.AU volatility(beta: 0.99)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 IDP Education's is 0.9899. This would suggest that IDP Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

IDP Education overview

IDP Education Limited engages in the placement of students into education institutions in Asia, Australasia, and internationally. Its services include counselling, application processing, pre-departure guidance, student placement and examinations, English language teaching, client relations, online student recruitment, and shared services. The company is also involved in the distribution and administration of International English Language Testing System tests for study, work, and migration purposes. In addition, it operates English language schools; and provides digital marketing and event services. IDP Education Limited was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Docklands, Australia.

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