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How to buy Invocare (IVC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Invocare shares.

Invocare is a personal services business based in Australia. Invocare shares (IVC) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Invocare has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $590.4 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Invocare

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Invocare, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. 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.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of Invocare. 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.

Invocare stock price (ASX:IVC)

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

Invocare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-12-27.
52-week range$11.0602 - $12.67
50-day moving average $12.6234
200-day moving average $12.1609
Target price$11.47
PE ratio 90.5
Dividend yield $0.11 (1.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.14

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Is it a good time to buy Invocare stock?

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Invocare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$12.67

6 months (2023-11-27) 12.67
1 year (2023-05-26) 2.10%
2 years (2022-05-27) 15.29%
3 years (2021-05-27) 23.61%
5 years (2019-05-27) -20.66%

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 91x. In other words, Invocare shares trade at around 91x 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

Invocare's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $79.9 million (£0.0 million).

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

Invocare financials

Revenue TTM $590.4 million
Operating margin TTM 6.14%
Gross profit TTM $443 million
Return on assets TTM 1.77%
Return on equity TTM -6.5%
Profit margin -6.52%
Book value 4.455
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Invocare share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 7.1% of net profits

Recently Invocare has paid out, on average, around 7.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% 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 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Invocare's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.11 per share.

While Invocare's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Invocare is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Invocare share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Invocare's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.0602 up to $12.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IVC.AU volatility(beta: 0.64)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Invocare's is 0.637. This would suggest that Invocare's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Invocare overview

InvoCare Limited provides funeral, cemetery, crematoria, and related services in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The company operates funeral home locations, and cemeteries and crematoria that offers burial, memorial parks, and cremation services. It also provides pet cremation services under the Patch & Purr, Pets in Peace, Family Pet Care, and the Lanswood and Edenhill brands; and LifeArt coffins. In addition, the company operates MyGriefAssist, an online grief resource website; and MyMemorial, a website that offers range of cremation and burial memorial options. Further, it provides digital funeral services under the Funeral Planner brand name; and Guardian Plan, a prepaid funeral plan. InvoCare Limited was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia. As of November 3, 2023, InvoCare Limited was taken private.

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