How to buy Ebix stock - 10 April

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How to buy Ebix stock

Own Ebix stock in just a few minutes.

Ebix, Inc is a software-application business based in the US. Ebix shares (EBIX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ebix employs 7,975 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$549.7 million.

How to buy shares in Ebix

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ebix. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EBIX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ebix reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ebix, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ebix. Optimize 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.

Ebix share price

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

Ebix shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$15.3773 - USD$62.7514
50-day moving average USD$31.2303
200-day moving average USD$32.3944
Wall St. target priceUSD$54.75
PE ratio 10.0844
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (0.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.08

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Is it a good time to buy Ebix stock?

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Is Ebix under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ebix stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ebix's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ebix's P/E ratio

Ebix's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Ebix shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ebix's PEG ratio

Ebix's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.16. 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 Ebix's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ebix's EBITDA

Ebix's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$143.2 million.

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

Ebix financials

Revenue TTM USD$549.7 million
Operating margin TTM 23.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$375.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.13%
Return on equity TTM 15.46%
Profit margin 17.2%
Book value $19.079
Market capitalisation USD$961.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ebix shares

There are currently 6.0 million Ebix shares held short by investors – that's known as Ebix's "short interest". This figure is 0.8% up from 5.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ebix shares can be evaluated.

Ebix's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ebix's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ebix shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ebix shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Ebix's SIR currently stands at 4.06. In other words for every 100,000 Ebix shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4060 shares are currently held short.

However Ebix's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ebix shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ebix shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ebix's short interest could be expressed as 0.19% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ebix shares in existence, roughly 190 shares are currently held short) or 0.2632% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ebix shares, roughly 263 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ebix.

Find out more about how you can short Ebix stock.

Ebix share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.66% of net profits

Recently Ebix has paid out, on average, around 12.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ebix shareholders could enjoy a 0.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ebix's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Ebix's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ebix's shares ever split?

Ebix's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 31 July 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ebix shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ebix shares which in turn could have impacted Ebix's share price.

Ebix share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ebix's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.3773 up to $62.7514. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ebix's is 2.759. This would suggest that Ebix's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Ebix overview

Ebix, Inc. provides on-demand software and e-commerce services and solutions to insurance, financial, healthcare, and e-learning industries in the United States and internationally. It develops and deploys insurance and reinsurance exchanges; provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise solutions in the area of customer relationship management, and front-end and back-end systems; and offers outsourced administrative and risk compliance solutions. The company operates P&C exchanges primarily in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which facilitates the exchange of insurance data between brokers and insurance carriers with a focus on the areas of personal and commercial lines. Its exchange related products and services include travel exchanges and money transfer services; foreign exchange and outward remittance services; consumer bill payment services; gift cards for consumers that can be redeemed at various merchants; and technology services for various providers in the areas of lending, wealth and asset management, travel, and logistics. The company's insurance exchanges related products and services include SaaS platform and related services; licensing of software; and professional services comprising setting up, customization, training, or consulting. Its risk compliance solutions cover and certificates of insurance creation and tracking; consulting services comprising project management and development; and business process outsourcing services, including domain intensive project management, time, and material based consulting engagements. Ebix, Inc. has a strategic agreement with Data Glove Technologies. The company was formerly known as Delphi Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Ebix, Inc. in December 2003. Ebix, Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Johns Creek, Georgia.

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