Get the Finder app 🥳

Track your credit score, free

Free

How to buy IPH shares

Own IPH shares in just a few minutes.

Posted

Fact checked

IPH Limited is a consulting services business based in Australia. IPH shares (IPH) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. IPH has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $365.7 million.

How to buy shares in IPH

  1. 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.
  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, PayPal or debit card.
  3. Search for IPH. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPH. 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 IPH 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 today's price of $N/A, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IPH. 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.

IPH share price

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

IPH shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeAUDA$6.01 - AUDA$10.34
50-day moving average AUDA$7.2881
200-day moving average AUDA$7.4147
Target priceAUDA$5.83
PE ratio 27.8727
Dividend yield AUDA$0.3 (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.258

Share Trading Account Offer

IG Share Trading Offer

AUD 8

Standard brokerage - Australian shares

Share Trading Account Offer

Competitive broker fees on Australian and international shares

  • Brokerage - AU shares: From AUD 5 or 0.05%
  • Brokerage - US shares: USD 0
  • Sign-up process: Instant
  • Support - After hours: Yes
Go to site
More info

Important: Share trading carries risk of capital loss.

Promoted

Compare share trading platforms

The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Standard brokerage fee Inactivity fee Markets
IG Share Trading
Finder Award
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or 0.1%
AUD 50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading
Brokerage discount: $5 on Australian shares for active traders & $0 commission on US and global shares
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
Superhero share trading
AUD 5
No
ASX shares
Trade ASX stocks and ETFs with a flat $5 brokerage fee and a low minimum investment of just $100.
CMC Markets Stockbroking
AUD 11 or 0.1%
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Forex, CFDs, Margin trading, Options trading, mFunds
$0 brokerage on global shares including US, UK and Japan markets.
Trade up to 9,000 products, including shares, managed funds, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies, plus access up to 15 major global and Australian stock exchanges.
ThinkMarkets Share Trading
AUD 8
No
ASX shares, ETFs
Fast sign-up: Start trading in just a few minutes
Switch between your ASX share trading account and your forex account on your mobile and access some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market with a flat $8 commission (until $200,000).
ANZ Share Investing
AUD 19.95
No
ASX shares, Global shares, Margin trading, Options trading
Earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$3 spent on brokerage fees on certain instruments.
Access Morningstar reports, company announcements and and live pricing via ANZ’s share investing platform. Available for desktop and mobile.
Westpac Online Investing Account
AUD 19.95 or 0.11%
AUD 63.50 per year on the global markets account
ASX shares, Global shares, Options trading, US shares
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Is it a good time to buy IPH stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Is IPH under- or over-valued?

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

IPH's P/E ratio

IPH's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, IPH shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

IPH's EBITDA

IPH's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $106.4 million.

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

IPH financials

Revenue TTM $365.7 million
Operating margin TTM 22.77%
Gross profit TTM $250.2 million
Return on assets TTM 9.02%
Return on equity TTM 15.48%
Profit margin 14.97%
Book value 1.971
Market capitalisation $1.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

IPH share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 102.87% of net profits

Recently IPH has paid out, on average, around 102.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IPH shareholders could enjoy a 4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IPH's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.3 per share.

IPH'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 24 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

IPH share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IPH's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.01 up to $10.34. 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 IPH's is 0.4771. This would suggest that IPH's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

IPH overview

IPH Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides intellectual property (IP) services and products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Intellectual Property Services Australia & New Zealand, Intellectual Property Services Asia, and Adjacent Businesses. It offers IP services related to the provision of filing, prosecution, enforcement, and management of patents, designs, trademarks, and other IP; and develops and provides IP data and analytics software under the subscription license model. The company is also provides patent attorney and lawyers services. It serves Fortune Global 500 companies, multinationals, public sector research organizations, SMEs, and professional services firms. IPH Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Frequently asked questions

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site