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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 $367.4 million.
How to buy shares in IPH
- 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 IPH. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPH. 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 IPH 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, 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 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 priceUse our graph to track the performance of IPH stocks over time.
IPH shares at a glance
|52-week range||$5.6369 - $8.1018|
|50-day moving average||$6.3031|
|200-day moving average||$6.6456|
|Dividend yield||$0.29 (4.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.252|
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Is it a good time to buy IPH stock?
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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 26x. In other words, IPH shares trade at around 26x 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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $105.8 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a IPH's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$367.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||21.95%|
|Gross profit TTM||$250.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||7.12%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.92%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
IPH share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 116% of net profits
Recently IPH has paid out, on average, around 116% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.24% 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 4.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IPH's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.29 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 22 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
IPH share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, IPH's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.6369 up to $8.1018. 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 0.5497. This would suggest that IPH's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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.
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