How to buy International Paper (IP) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in International Paper shares.
International Paper (IP) is a leading packaging & containers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$36.7 after a previous close of US$36.82. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD36.565 to a high of USD37. The latest price was USD36.84 (25 minute delay). International Paper is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in International Paper
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for International Paper. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until International Paper reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$36.82, 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 Paper, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of International Paper. 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.
What's in this guide?
- International Paper key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is International Paper stock a buy or sell?
- International Paper performance over time
- Is International Paper suitable for ethical investing?
- Are International Paper shares over-valued?
- International Paper's financials
- How volatile are International Paper shares?
- Does International Paper pay a dividend?
- Have International Paper shares ever split?
- Other common questions
International Paper stock price (NYSE:IP)Use our graph to track the performance of IP stocks over time.
Have International Paper's shares ever split?
International Paper's shares were split on a 1056:1000 basis on 1 October 2021. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1056 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your International Paper shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for International Paper shares which in turn could have impacted International Paper's share price.
International Paper shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$28.218 - US$39.6815|
|50-day moving average||US$34.2576|
|200-day moving average||US$33.9379|
|Dividend yield||US$1.85 (4.95%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.18|
International Paper price performance over time
|1 week (2023-12-01)||-0.94%|
|1 month (2023-11-09)||10.76%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||6.38%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||16.29%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||2.11%|
|2 years (2021-12-09)||-20.21%|
|3 years (2020-12-09)||-21.47%|
|5 years (2018-12-07)||-13.09%|
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Is it a good time to buy International Paper stock?
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Is International Paper under- or over-valued?
Valuing International Paper stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of International Paper's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
International Paper's P/E ratio
International Paper's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, International Paper shares trade at around 17x 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.
International Paper's PEG ratio
International Paper's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5336. 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 Paper'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 Paper's EBITDA
International Paper's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.3 billion (£1.9 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a International Paper's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.
International Paper share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, International Paper's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$28.218 up to US$39.6815. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while International Paper's is 1.037. This would suggest that International Paper'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 Paper financials
|Revenue TTM||US$19.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.46%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.24%|
|Market capitalisation||US$12.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
International Paper share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 70.34% of net profits
Recently International Paper has paid out, on average, around 70.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), International Paper shareholders could enjoy a 4.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In International Paper's case, that would currently equate to about $1.85 per share.
International Paper'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 Paper's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
International Paper'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 Paper.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
International Paper's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.48
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and International Paper's overall score of 21.48 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like International Paper 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 Paper's environmental score
Environmental score: 14.24/100
International Paper's social score
Social score: 0.67/100
International Paper's governance score
Governance score: 1.57/100
International Paper's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. International Paper scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that International Paper hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.48|
|Total ESG percentile||39.22|
|Level of controversy||3|
International Paper overview
International Paper Company produces renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products in North America, Latin America, Europe, and North Africa. It operates through Industrial Packaging and Global Cellulose Fibers segment. The company's Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. Its Global Cellulose Fibers segment provides fluff, market, and specialty pulps that are used in absorbent hygiene products, such as baby diapers, feminine care, adult incontinence, and other non-woven products; tissue and paper products; and non-absorbent end applications, including textiles, filtration, construction material, paints and coatings applications. In addition, it sells its products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
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