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How to buy IPH (IPH) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in IPH shares.

IPH
AU: IPH - AUD
A$6.42
- A$0.21 ( - 3.17%)
SPECIALTY BUSINESS SERVICES

IPH is a specialty business services business based in Australia. IPH shares (IPH) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. IPH has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $482.9 million. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in IPH

To buy shares listed in Australia such as IPH, 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 IPH.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: IPH. 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 IPH 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 IPH. 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.

IPH stock price (ASX:IPH)

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

IPH shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-02-20.
52-week range$6.26 - $8.5714
50-day moving average $6.6636
200-day moving average $7.2587
Target price$9.57
PE ratio 25.8214
Dividend yield $0.33 (4.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.28

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Is it a good time to buy IPH stock?

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IPH price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$6.42

1 week (2024-02-20) -9.96%
1 month (2024-01-25) -5.59%
3 months (2023-11-27) -3.31%
6 months (2023-08-25) -15.64%
1 year (2023-02-27) -21.13%
2 years (2022-02-25) -22.28%
3 years (2021-02-26) 4.90%
5 years (2019-02-27) 6.12%

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

IPH's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $144.5 million (£0.0 million).

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

IPH financials

Revenue TTM $482.9 million
Operating margin TTM 23.09%
Gross profit TTM $331 million
Return on assets TTM 6.98%
Return on equity TTM 12.82%
Profit margin 13.37%
Book value 2.457
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

IPH share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 110.8% of net profits

Recently IPH has paid out, on average, around 110.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.63% 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 4.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IPH's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.33 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 21 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

IPH share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, IPH's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.26 up to $8.5714. 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 IPH's is 0.178. 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 in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Intellectual Property Services Australia & New Zealand, Intellectual Property Services Asia, Intellectual Property Services Canada, and Adjacent Businesses. The company offers IP services related to the provision of filing, prosecution, enforcement, and management of patents, designs, trademarks, and other IP. It also engages in patent attorney, lawyers, support, and data analysis and software businesses. The company serves Fortune Global 500 companies, multinationals, public sector research organizations, SMEs, professional services firms, universities, foreign associates, and other corporate and individual clients. IPH Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Frequently asked questions

  1. EOD price data and company information for IPH accessed 27 Feb 2024
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