How to buy Iress (IRE) shares
Learn how to easily invest in Iress shares.
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Iress is a software-application business based in Australia. Iress shares (IRE) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Iress has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $595.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Iress
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Iress. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IRE. 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 Iress reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, 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 on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Iress. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and 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 affect your stock.
Iress stock price (ASX:IRE)Use our graph to track the performance of IRE stocks over time.
Iress shares at a glance
|52-week range||$9.5 - $14.7094|
|50-day moving average||$10.6724|
|200-day moving average||$11.5657|
|Dividend yield||$0.46 (4.52%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.385|
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Is it a good time to buy Iress stock?
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Iress price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-16)||18.35%|
|1 month (2022-05-26)||12.94%|
|3 months (2022-03-25)||1.31%|
|6 months (2021-12-24)||-8.58%|
|1 year (2021-06-25)||-10.97%|
|2 years (2020-06-26)||7.50%|
|3 years (2019-06-26)||-17.37%|
|5 years (2017-06-26)||-7.05%|
Is Iress under- or over-valued?
Valuing Iress stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Iress's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Iress's P/E ratio
Iress's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Iress shares trade at around 27x 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.
Iress's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $116.9 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Iress's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$595.9 million|
|Operating margin TTM||16.72%|
|Gross profit TTM||$175 million|
|Return on assets TTM||6.11%|
|Return on equity TTM||13.14%|
|Market capitalisation||$2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Iress share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 117.95% of net profits
Recently Iress has paid out, on average, around 117.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Iress shareholders could enjoy a 4.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Iress's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.46 per share.
Iress'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 23 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Iress's shares ever split?
Iress's shares were split on a 731:713 basis on 9 August 2013. So if you had owned 713 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 731 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Iress shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Iress shares which in turn could have impacted Iress's share price.
Iress share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Iress's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.5 up to $14.7094. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Iress's is 0.9866. This would suggest that Iress's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Iress Limited engages in the designing and developing software and services for the financial services industry in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and North America. It offers client management, business automation, portfolio data, research, financial planning tools, scaled advice journeys, digital client solutions, data-driven compliance and analytics, and regulatory obligations management solutions; and market data, trading interfaces, order and execution management, smart order routing, FIX services, portfolio management, securities lending, analytical tools, algorithmic trading, market making, CFD clearing, post trade solutions, and trading and market data APIs. The company also provides connectivity, client relationship management, wealth management, funds registry, digital advice, digital member portal, fund administration services, automated workflow, application processing, connectivity, mortgage comparison and advice, lender connectivity, quoting, comparison, and application processing solutions. It offers its solutions to institutional and independent advisory clients; institutional sell-side, retail, and online brokers; investment, fund, private client, and wealth managers; custodians; retail and investment platforms; superannuation funds; mortgage lenders and intermediaries; and insurance intermediaries. The company was formerly known as IRESS Market Technology Limited and changed its name to IRESS Limited in May 2012. Iress Limited was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
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