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How to buy Experian stock | $39.57

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Experian plc is a consulting services business based in the US. Experian shares (EXPGY) are listed on the OTCQX (a marketplace for buying and selling "over the counter" stocks which aren't listed on a formal stock exchange) and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Experian employs 17,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Experian

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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 Experian. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EXPGY. 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 Experian 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. At last close price of USD$39.57, 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 Experian, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Experian. 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.

Experian share price

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Experian shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$39.57
52-week rangeUSD$21.2549 - USD$41.86
50-day moving average USD$37.6806
200-day moving average USD$37.193
Wall St. target priceUSD$40.43
PE ratio 52.4306
Dividend yield USD$0.47 (1.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.72

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Is it a good time to buy Experian stock?

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Experian price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.57 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2021-01-11) 2.97%
1 month (2020-12-18) 3.91%
3 months (2020-10-16) -0.83%
6 months (2020-07-17) 11.00%
1 year (2020-01-17) 14.60%
2 years (2019-01-18) 57.24%
3 years (2018-01-18) 72.79%
5 years (2016-01-15) 145.02%

Is Experian under- or over-valued?

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

Experian's P/E ratio

Experian's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 52x. In other words, Experian shares trade at around 52x recent earnings.

Experian's PEG ratio

Experian's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.001. 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 Experian's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Experian's EBITDA

Experian's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 billion.

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

Experian financials

Revenue TTM USD$5.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.64%
Return on equity TTM 26.76%
Profit margin 12.69%
Book value $2.765
Market capitalisation USD$34.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Experian share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 128.77% of net profits

Recently Experian has paid out, on average, around 128.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.25% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Experian shareholders could enjoy a 1.25% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Experian's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.

Experian'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.

Experian's most recent dividend payout was on 31 July 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Experian share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Experian's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.2549 up to $41.86. 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 (OTCQX average) beta is 1, while Experian's is 0.2274. This would suggest that Experian's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Experian overview

Experian plc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a technology company. The company operates through two segments, Business-to-Business and Consumer Services. It provides data services to identify and understand their customers, as well as to manage the risks related with lending. The company also offers analytical and decision tools that enhance businesses to manage their customers, minimize the risk of fraud, comply with legal requirements, and automate decisions and processes. In addition, it provides financial education, free access to Experian credit reports and scores, online educational tools, and applications to manage their financial position, access credit offers, and protect themselves from identity fraud. The company serves customers in financial service, direct-to-consumer, health, retail, automotive, software and professional services, telecommunications and utility, insurance, media and technology, government and public, and other sectors. It operates in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Experian plc was formerly known as Experian Group Limited and changed its name to Experian plc in July 2008. Experian plc was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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