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InvoCare Limited is a personal services business based in Australia. Invocare shares (IVC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Invocare has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $486.5 million..
How to buy shares in Invocare
- 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.
- 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.
- Search for Invocare. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IVC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Invocare reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $10.61, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Invocare. 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.
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Invocare share priceUse our graph to track the performance of IVC stocks over time.
Invocare shares at a glance
|52-week range||$9.0209 - $14.6639|
|50-day moving average||$11.4791|
|200-day moving average||$10.539|
|Dividend yield||$0.29 (2.53%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.038|
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Is it a good time to buy Invocare stock?
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Invocare price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-15)||-7.98%|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-8.06%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||1.53%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||1.24%|
|1 year (2020-01-23)||-21.23%|
|2 years (2019-01-23)||-11.51%|
|3 years (2018-01-23)||-27.72%|
|5 years (2016-01-22)||-11.66%|
Is Invocare under- or over-valued?
Valuing Invocare stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Invocare's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Invocare's P/E ratio
Invocare's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 304x. In other words, Invocare shares trade at around 304x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Invocare's PEG ratio
Invocare's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.17. 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 Invocare's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Invocare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $111 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Invocare's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$486.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||17.59%|
|Gross profit TTM||$375.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||1.15%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Invocare share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 580% of net profits
Recently Invocare has paid out, on average, around 580% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Invocare shareholders could enjoy a 2.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Invocare's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.29 per share.
Invocare'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 25 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Invocare share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Invocare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.0209 up to $14.6639. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Invocare's is 0.7237. This would suggest that Invocare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
InvoCare Limited provides funeral, cemetery, crematoria, and related services in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The company operates 290 funeral locations, and 16 cemeteries and crematoria under various brands. It also offers HeavenAddress, an online memorial community service; LifeArt coffins; and Guardian Plan, a prepaid funeral plan. In addition, the company operates MyGriefAssist, an online grief resource Website; and MyMemorial, a Website that provides range of cremation and burial memorial options, as well as provides digital funeral planning services under the Funeral Planner brand name. InvoCare Limited was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.
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