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Incitec Pivot Limited is a specialty chemicals business based in Australia. Incitec Pivot shares (IPL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Incitec Pivot has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.

How to buy shares in Incitec Pivot

  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 Incitec Pivot. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPL. 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 Incitec Pivot 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 of $2.05, 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 Incitec Pivot. 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.

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How has coronavirus impacted Incitec Pivot's share price?

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

Its last market close was $2.05, which is 32.34% down on its pre-crash value of $3.03 and 30.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.565.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Incitec Pivot shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $528.49 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 $648.74.

Incitec Pivot share price

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Incitec Pivot shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
52-week range$1.565 - $3.415
50-day moving average $2.3382
200-day moving average $2.1187
Target price$4
PE ratio 33.2394
Dividend yield $0.05 (2.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.071

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Is it a good time to buy Incitec Pivot stock?

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Incitec Pivot price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$2.05 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2021-01-08) -15.98%
1 month (2020-12-16) -10.87%
3 months (2020-10-16) -3.30%
6 months (2020-07-16) 5.40%
1 year (2020-01-15) -38.44%
2 years (2019-01-15) -41.93%
3 years (2018-01-15) -44.29%
5 years (2016-01-15) -38.81%

Is Incitec Pivot under- or over-valued?

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

Incitec Pivot's P/E ratio

Incitec Pivot's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Incitec Pivot shares trade at around 33x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14).

Incitec Pivot's PEG ratio

Incitec Pivot's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.77. 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 Incitec Pivot's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Incitec Pivot's EBITDA

Incitec Pivot's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $617.2 million (£0.0 million).

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

Incitec Pivot financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.75%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.07%
Return on equity TTM 2.5%
Profit margin 3.1%
Book value 2.679
Market capitalisation $4.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Incitec Pivot share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.89% of net profits

Recently Incitec Pivot has paid out, on average, around 47.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Incitec Pivot shareholders could enjoy a 2.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Incitec Pivot's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.05 per share.

While Incitec Pivot's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Incitec Pivot 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 29 November 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Incitec Pivot's shares ever split?

Incitec Pivot's shares were split on 14 November 2008.

Incitec Pivot share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Incitec Pivot's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.565 up to $3.415. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IPL.AU volatility(beta: 1.21)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 Incitec Pivot's is 1.2079. This would suggest that Incitec Pivot'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).

Incitec Pivot overview

Incitec Pivot Limited manufactures and distributes industrial explosives, industrial chemicals, and fertilizers in Australia, the United States, Canada, Turkey, and internationally. The company manufactures and distributes fertilizers, including di/mono-ammonium phosphate, ammonia, granulated ammonium sulphate, urea, and single super phosphate, as well as imports and sells fertilizers; and manufactures and sells industrial explosives, and related products and services to the mining, quarrying, and construction industries. It also manufactures and sells industrial chemicals to the agriculture and specialist industries. The company was founded in 1831 and is headquartered in Southbank, Australia.

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