How to buy Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Interactive Brokers Group shares.

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Interactive Brokers Group Inc is a capital markets business with stocks listed in the US. Interactive Brokers Group shares (IBKR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$72.15 – a decrease of 4.65% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.

How to buy shares in Interactive Brokers Group

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Interactive Brokers Group. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IBKR. 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 Interactive Brokers Group 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 last close price of US$77.3, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Interactive Brokers Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Interactive Brokers Group. 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.

Interactive Brokers Group stock price (NASDAQ:IBKR)

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

Interactive Brokers Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-15.
52-week rangeUS$58.7426 - US$82.83
50-day moving average US$76.33
200-day moving average US$69.2429
Target priceUS$97.83
PE ratio 22.0047
Dividend yield US$0.4 (0.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.397

Where to buy Interactive Brokers Group stock

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Is it a good time to buy Interactive Brokers Group stock?

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Interactive Brokers Group share growth calculator


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Interactive Brokers Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $72.15

1 week (2022-01-14) -3.48%
1 month (2021-12-21) -6.71%
3 months (2021-10-21) -2.63%
6 months (2021-07-21) 14.27%
1 year (2021-01-21) 4.35%
2 years (2020-01-21) 41.96%
3 years (2019-01-18) 32.07%
5 years (2017-01-20) 95.79%

Is Interactive Brokers Group under- or over-valued?

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

Interactive Brokers Group's P/E ratio

Interactive Brokers Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Interactive Brokers Group shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Interactive Brokers Group's PEG ratio

Interactive Brokers Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.81. 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 Interactive Brokers Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Interactive Brokers Group financials

Revenue TTM US$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 67.01%
Gross profit TTM US$1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.76%
Return on equity TTM 18.08%
Profit margin 11.4%
Book value 23.746
Market capitalisation US$31.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Interactive Brokers Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.23% of net profits

Recently Interactive Brokers Group has paid out, on average, around 12.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Interactive Brokers Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Interactive Brokers Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

While Interactive Brokers Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Interactive Brokers Group is investing more in its future growth.

Interactive Brokers Group's most recent dividend payout was on 13 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Interactive Brokers Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Interactive Brokers Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$58.7426 up to US$82.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IBKR.US volatility(beta: 0.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Interactive Brokers Group's is 0.6721. This would suggest that Interactive Brokers Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Interactive Brokers Group overview

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker worldwide. It specializes in executing and clearing trades in stocks, options, futures, foreign exchange instruments, bonds, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The company custodies and services accounts for hedge and mutual funds, ETFs, registered investment advisors, proprietary trading groups, introducing brokers, and individual investors. In addition, it offers custody, prime brokerage, securities, and margin lending services. The company serves institutional and individual customers through approximately 135 electronic exchanges and market centers. Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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