How to buy International Flavors-and-Fragrances (IFF) shares in Australia

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) is a leading specialty chemicals business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$149.47 after a previous close of US$147.8. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD147.09 to a high of USD149.615. The latest price was USD147.7 (25 minute delay). International Flavors-and-Fragrances is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in International Flavors-and-Fragrances

  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 International Flavors-and-Fragrances. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IFF. 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 International Flavors-and-Fragrances 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$147.8, 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 International Flavors-and-Fragrances, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of International Flavors-and-Fragrances. 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.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances stock price (NYSE:IFF)

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International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUS$149.47
HighUS$149.615
LowUS$147.09
CloseUS$147.7
Previous closeUS$147.8
Change US$-0.1
Change % -0.0677%
Volume 1,707,945
Information last updated 2021-12-06.
52-week rangeUS$102.2047 - US$156.1442
50-day moving average US$144.3642
200-day moving average US$144.0992
Target priceUS$159.97
PE ratio 122.6093
Dividend yield US$3.1 (2.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.167

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Is it a good time to buy International Flavors-and-Fragrances stock?

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International Flavors-and-Fragrances price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $147.7

1 week (2021-12-01) 4.38%
1 month (2021-11-08) 0.12%
3 months (2021-09-08) -2.20%
6 months (2021-06-07) 3.16%
1 year (2020-12-08) 27.96%
2 years (2019-12-06) 3.98%
3 years (2018-12-07) 7.81%
5 years (2016-12-08) 17.45%

Is International Flavors-and-Fragrances under- or over-valued?

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

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's P/E ratio

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 123x. In other words, International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares trade at around 123x recent earnings.

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

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's PEG ratio

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7481. 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 International Flavors-and-Fragrances's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's EBITDA

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.1 billion (£1.6 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a International Flavors-and-Fragrances's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances financials

Revenue TTM US$9.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.96%
Gross profit TTM US$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.77%
Return on equity TTM 1.83%
Profit margin 2.5%
Book value 84.175
Market capitalisation US$37.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like International Flavors-and-Fragrances.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.2

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Flavors-and-Fragrances's overall score of 25.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Flavors-and-Fragrances is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.76/100

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's environmental score of 9.76 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's social score

Social score: 4.37/100

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's social score of 4.37 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's governance score

Governance score: 6.07/100

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Flavors-and-Fragrances scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that International Flavors-and-Fragrances has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.2
Total ESG percentile 36.04
Environmental score 9.76
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 4.37
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 6.07
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

International Flavors-and-Fragrances share dividends

53%

Dividend payout ratio: 52.63% of net profits

Recently International Flavors-and-Fragrances has paid out, on average, around 52.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Flavors-and-Fragrances shareholders could enjoy a 2.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Flavors-and-Fragrances's case, that would currently equate to about $3.1 per share.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances'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.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's most recent dividend payout was on 4 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares ever split?

International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 19 January 1994. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Flavors-and-Fragrances shares which in turn could have impacted International Flavors-and-Fragrances's share price.

International Flavors-and-Fragrances share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, International Flavors-and-Fragrances's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$102.2047 up to US$156.1442. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IFF.US volatility(beta: 1.02)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Flavors-and-Fragrances's is 1.0151. This would suggest that International Flavors-and-Fragrances'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).

International Flavors-and-Fragrances overview

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cosmetic active and natural health ingredients for use in various consumer products in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, North America, and Latin America. It operates through four segments: Nourish, Scent, Health & Biosciences, and Pharma Solutions. The Nourish segment offers flavor compounds; savory solutions, such as marinades or powder blends of flavors, natural colors, seasonings, functional ingredients, and natural anti-oxidants; and inclusions. It also provides nutrition and specialty ingredients primarily consist of natural health ingredients, natural food protection products, and natural colors and flavor ingredients. The Scent segment provides fragrance compounds, which include fine fragrances comprising perfumes and colognes, as well as consumer fragrances; fragrance ingredients comprising synthetic and natural ingredients that could be combined with other materials to create fragrance and consumer compounds; and cosmetic active ingredients consisting of active and functional ingredients, botanicals, and delivery systems to support its customers' cosmetic and personal care product lines. The Health & Biosciences segment develops and produces enzymes, food cultures, probiotics, and specialty ingredients. The Pharma Solutions segment produces and sells cellulosics and alginates-based pharma excipients. The company sells its products primarily to manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics, hair and other personal care products, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, dairy, meat and other processed foods, beverages, snacks and savory foods, sweet and baked goods, dietary supplements, infant and elderly nutrition, functional food, and pharmaceutical and oral care products. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. was founded in 1833 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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