IPH Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides intellectual property (IP) services and products worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has IPH's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: IPH has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
AU Professional Services
1 Year Return
AU Professional Services
Return vs Industry: IPH exceeded the Australian Professional Services industry which returned 27.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: IPH exceeded the Australian Market which returned 14.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is IPH's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StDividend Investors: Don't Be Too Quick To Buy IPH Limited (ASX:IPH) For Its Upcoming Dividend
1 week ago | Simply Wall StIPH Limited Just Reported And Analysts Have Been Lifting Their Price Targets
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StCould IPH Limited's (ASX:IPH) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?
Is IPH undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: IPH (A$9.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (A$9.85)
Significantly Below Fair Value: IPH is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: IPH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the Professional Services industry average (18.4x).
PE vs Market: IPH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (34.5x) compared to the Australian market (18.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: IPH is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: IPH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.8x) compared to the AU Professional Services industry average (1.9x).
How is IPH forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: IPH's forecast earnings growth (14% per year) is above the savings rate (1.1%).
Earnings vs Market: IPH's earnings (14% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: IPH's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: IPH's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Australian market (4.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: IPH's revenue (7.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: IPH's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.2%)
How has IPH performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: IPH has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: IPH's current net profit margins (18.2%) are lower than last year (18.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: IPH's earnings have grown by 10.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: IPH's earnings growth over the past year (24.4%) exceeds its 5-year average (10.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: IPH earnings growth over the past year (24.4%) exceeded the Professional Services industry 13.4%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: IPH's Return on Equity (13.3%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is IPH's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: IPH's short term assets (A$144.1M) exceed its short term liabilities (A$58.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: IPH's short term assets (A$144.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities (A$250.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: IPH's debt to equity ratio (31.1%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: IPH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 1562.6% to 31.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: IPH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (55.2%).
Interest Coverage: IPH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (19.8x coverage).
Inventory Level: IPH has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: IPH's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.1x debt).
What is IPH's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: IPH's dividend (2.84%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (2.29%).
High Dividend: IPH's dividend (2.84%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Australian market (5.39%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, IPH has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: IPH's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 5 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (96.1%), IPH's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: IPH's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andrew Blattman 0
Dr. Andrew Blattman serves as Managing Director of IPH Limited and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Director since November 20, 2017. Dr. Blattman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Spruson & ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD1.15M) is about average for companies of similar size in the Australian market ($USD1.37M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|CEO, MD & Director||2.3yrs||AU$1.73m||no data|
|Chief Financial Officer||3.5yrs||AU$860.30k||0.00019% A$3.9k|
|Group General Counsel & Company Secretary||3.8yrs||no data||no data|
|Head of IT & Systems||5.4yrs||no data||no data|
|Principal||21.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Principal||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Principal||20.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Principal||18.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Principal||17.1yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: IPH's management team is seasoned and experienced (17.1 years average tenure).
|CEO, MD & Director||2.3yrs||AU$1.73m||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||5.4yrs||AU$250.00k||0.024% A$490.1k|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.4yrs||AU$140.00k||0.054% A$1.1m|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||0.8yrs||AU$35.00k||no data|
|Independent Non-Executive Director||5.4yrs||AU$140.00k||0.035% A$713.2k|
Experienced Board: IPH's board of directors are considered experienced (5.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 3.6%.
IPH Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: IPH Limited
- Ticker: IPH
- Exchange: ASX
- Founded: 1887
- Industry: Research and Consulting Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: AU$2.054b
- Shares outstanding: 213.74m
- Website: https://www.iphltd.com.au
Number of Employees
- IPH Limited
- Tower 2
- Level 24
- New South Wales
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|IPHN||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||NPV DFD 15/08/19 (EX-XENITH||AU||AUD||No data|
|IPH||ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 2014|
|IPH||CHIA (Chi-X Australia)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||AU||AUD||Nov 2014|
|1IP||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 2014|
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 Data and Analytics Software. 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.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/24 10:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/24 00:00|
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