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How to buy Iluka Resources (ILU) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Iluka Resources shares.

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Iluka Resources is an other industrial metals & mining business based in Australia. Iluka Resources shares (ILU) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Iluka Resources has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Iluka Resources

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for Iluka Resources. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: ILU. 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 Iluka Resources reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Iluka Resources. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.

Iluka Resources stock price (ASX:ILU)

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

Iluka Resources shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-28.
52-week range$8.0789 - $12.83
50-day moving average $10.4152
200-day moving average $10.1667
Target price$13.2
PE ratio 11.0349
Dividend yield $0.24 (2.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.86

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Is it a good time to buy Iluka Resources stock?

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Iluka Resources price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$9.51

1 week (2022-06-27) 2.81%
1 month (2022-06-03) -13.47%
3 months (2022-04-04) -22.18%
6 months (2022-01-04) -8.65%
1 year (2021-07-02) 12.54%
2 years (2020-07-03) 101.75%
3 years (2019-07-04) -12.11%
5 years (2017-07-04) 8.31%

Is Iluka Resources under- or over-valued?

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

Iluka Resources's P/E ratio

Iluka Resources's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Iluka Resources shares trade at around 11x 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.

Iluka Resources's EBITDA

Iluka Resources's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $706.6 million (£0.0 million).

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

Iluka Resources financials

Revenue TTM $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 33.93%
Gross profit TTM $868.6 million
Return on assets TTM 13.31%
Return on equity TTM 25.35%
Profit margin 23.26%
Book value 3.775
Market capitalisation $4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Iluka Resources share dividends

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 27.91% of net profits

Recently Iluka Resources has paid out, on average, around 27.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Iluka Resources shareholders could enjoy a 2.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Iluka Resources's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.24 per share.

While Iluka Resources's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Iluka Resources may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Iluka Resources's shares ever split?

Iluka Resources's shares were split on 18 March 2008.

Iluka Resources share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Iluka Resources's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.0789 up to $12.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ILU.AU volatility(beta: 1.36)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Iluka Resources's is 1.3564. This would suggest that Iluka Resources's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Iluka Resources overview

Iluka Resources Limited engages in the exploration, project development, mining, processing, marketing, and rehabilitation of mineral sands. The company operates through Jacinth-Ambrosia/Mid West, Cataby/South West, Sierra Rutile, and United States/Murray Basin segments. It produces zircon; titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile; and ilmenite, as well as activated carbon and iron concentrate products. The company also engages in the exploration of rare earths elements, such as monazite and xenotime. Its products are used in technology, construction, medical, lifestyle and industrial applications. It has operations in Australia, China, rest of Asia, Europe, the Americas, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Westralian Sands Limited and changed its name to Iluka Resources Limited in May 1999. Iluka Resources Limited was incorporated in 1954 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

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