How to buy The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) shares in Australia

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The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) is a leading advertising agencies business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$34.59 after a previous close of US$34.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD34.205 to a high of USD35.1. The latest price was USD34.42 (25 minute delay). The Interpublic Group of Companies is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Interpublic Group of Companies

  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 The Interpublic Group of Companies. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPG. 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 The Interpublic Group of Companies 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$34.49, 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 The Interpublic Group of Companies, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Interpublic Group of Companies. 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.

The Interpublic Group of Companies stock price (NYSE:IPG)

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The Interpublic Group of Companies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-03.
OpenUS$34.59
HighUS$35.1
LowUS$34.205
CloseUS$34.42
Previous closeUS$34.49
Change US$-0.07
Change % -0.203%
Volume 3,983,816
Information last updated 2021-11-28.
52-week rangeUS$21.6396 - US$39.35
50-day moving average US$36.6734
200-day moving average US$33.3999
Target priceUS$39.83
PE ratio 16.5036
Dividend yield US$1.065 (3.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$1.7758

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The Interpublic Group of Companies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $34.42

1 week (2021-11-24) -0.15%
1 month (2021-11-05) -5.49%
3 months (2021-09-03) -7.72%
1 year (2020-12-04) 43.66%
2 years (2019-12-05) 54.49%
3 years (2018-12-04) 48.43%
5 years (2016-12-05) 43.42%

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Is The Interpublic Group of Companies under- or over-valued?

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

The Interpublic Group of Companies's P/E ratio

The Interpublic Group of Companies'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, The Interpublic Group of Companies 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.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's PEG ratio

The Interpublic Group of Companies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2502. 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 The Interpublic Group of Companies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's EBITDA

The Interpublic Group of Companies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion (£1.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Interpublic Group of Companies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Interpublic Group of Companies financials

Revenue TTM US$8.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.48%
Gross profit TTM US$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.38%
Return on equity TTM 2399.73%
Profit margin 8%
Book value 8.057
Market capitalisation US$13.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Interpublic Group of Companies'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 The Interpublic Group of Companies.

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

The Interpublic Group of Companies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Interpublic Group of Companies's overall score of 16.92 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Interpublic Group of Companies 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.).

The Interpublic Group of Companies's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.45/100

The Interpublic Group of Companies's environmental score of 0.45 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's social score

Social score: 12/100

The Interpublic Group of Companies's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's governance score

Governance score: 4.86/100

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

The Interpublic Group of Companies's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 16.92
Total ESG percentile 9.08
Environmental score 0.45
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 12
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.86
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

The Interpublic Group of Companies share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.91% of net profits

Recently The Interpublic Group of Companies has paid out, on average, around 40.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Interpublic Group of Companies shareholders could enjoy a 3.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Interpublic Group of Companies's case, that would currently equate to about $1.065 per share.

While The Interpublic Group of Companies's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Interpublic Group of Companies may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Interpublic Group of Companies's most recent dividend payout was on 14 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares ever split?

The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Interpublic Group of Companies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Interpublic Group of Companies shares which in turn could have impacted The Interpublic Group of Companies's share price.

The Interpublic Group of Companies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Interpublic Group of Companies's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$21.6396 up to US$39.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IPG.US volatility(beta: 1)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 The Interpublic Group of Companies's is 1.0031. This would suggest that The Interpublic Group of Companies'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).

The Interpublic Group of Companies overview

The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Integrated Agency Networks (IAN) and IPG DXTRA. The company offers consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations, and specialized communications disciplines, as well as data management services. It also provides various diversified services, including meeting and event production, sports and entertainment marketing, corporate and brand identity, and strategic marketing consulting. The company was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in January 1961. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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