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Integrated Research Limited is a software-application business based in Australia. Integrated Research shares (IRI) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian Dollars. Integrated Research has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $91.8 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Integrated Research

  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 Integrated Research . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IRI. 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 Integrated Research 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 Integrated Research . 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.

Integrated Research share price

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

Integrated Research shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week range$1.92 - $4.8767
50-day moving average $2.2661
200-day moving average $2.5101
Target price$2.6
PE ratio 26.6667
Dividend yield $0.037 (1.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.072

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Is it a good time to buy Integrated Research stock?

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Integrated Research price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$2.17

1 week (2021-06-16) 9.05%
1 month (2021-05-21) -6.06%
3 months (2021-03-23) -5.24%
6 months (2020-12-23) -26.94%
1 year (2020-06-23) -38.87%
2 years (2019-06-21) -36.73%
3 years (2018-06-22) -31.11%
5 years (2016-06-23) -5.65%

Is Integrated Research under- or over-valued?

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

Integrated Research 's P/E ratio

Integrated Research 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Integrated Research shares trade at around 27x 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.

Integrated Research 's EBITDA

Integrated Research 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $20.6 million.

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

Integrated Research financials

Revenue TTM $91.8 million
Operating margin TTM 20.95%
Gross profit TTM $110.9 million
Return on assets TTM 9.42%
Return on equity TTM 16.42%
Profit margin 13.46%
Book value 0.434
Market capitalisation $330.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Integrated Research share dividends

54%

Dividend payout ratio: 53.57% of net profits

Recently Integrated Research has paid out, on average, around 53.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Integrated Research shareholders could enjoy a 3.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Integrated Research 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.037 per share.

Integrated Research '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 1 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Integrated Research share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Integrated Research 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.92 up to $4.8767. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IRI.AU volatility(beta: 0.58)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 Integrated Research 's is 0.5793. This would suggest that Integrated Research 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Integrated Research overview

Integrated Research Limited designs, develops, implements, and sells systems and applications management computer software for business-critical computing, unified communication networks, and payment networks in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers Prognosis, an integrated suite of monitoring and management software designed to give an organization's management and technical personnel operational insight into the HP NonStop platform, distributed system servers, unified communications, payment environments, and the business applications that run on these platforms. It also provides testing, maintenance, and software as a service solutions, as well as professional services. The company serves stock exchanges, banks, credit card companies, telecommunications carriers, service providers, and manufacturing companies through sales offices, as well as through a distribution network. Integrated Research Limited was founded in 1988 and is based in North Sydney, Australia.

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