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IAA, Inc is a specialty business services business based in the US. IAA shares (IAA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IAA employs 4,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.4 billion.

How to buy shares in IAA

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 IAA. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IAA. 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 IAA 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$56.87, 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 IAA, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of IAA. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted IAA's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, IAA's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$56.87, which is 13.91% up on its pre-crash value of USD$48.96 and 160.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$21.79.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of IAA shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$539.90 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,213.61.

IAA share price

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IAA shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$56.87
52-week rangeUSD$21.79 - USD$58.22
50-day moving average USD$52.6763
200-day moving average USD$42.6767
Wall St. target priceUSD$53.44
PE ratio 46.6829
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.455

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Is it a good time to buy IAA stock?

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IAA price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $56.87 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-16) -2.30%
1 month (2020-09-25) 12.06%
3 months (2020-07-24) 41.26%
6 months (2020-04-24) 58.06%
1 year (2019-10-25) 48.99%
2 years (2018-10-22) N/A
3 years (2017-10-22) N/A
5 years (2015-10-22) N/A

Is IAA under- or over-valued?

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

IAA's P/E ratio

IAA's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, IAA shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

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


IAA's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$376 million.

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

IAA financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$548.6 million
Return on assets TTM 8.45%
Return on equity TTM 71.18%
Profit margin 12.01%
Book value $-1.716
Market capitalisation USD$7.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting IAA shares

There are currently 7.7 million IAA shares held short by investors – that's known as IAA's "short interest". This figure is 12.8% down from 8.8 million last month.

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

IAA's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

IAA's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IAA shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IAA shares traded daily (recently around 786560.10204082). IAA's SIR currently stands at 9.8. In other words for every 100,000 IAA shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9800 shares are currently held short.

However IAA's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IAA shares, or, against the total number of tradable IAA shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IAA's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IAA shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0576% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IAA shares, roughly 58 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against IAA.

Find out more about how you can short IAA stock.

IAA share dividends

We're not expecting IAA to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

IAA overview

IAA, Inc. provides auction solutions for total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles. The company's multi-channel platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total loss, damaged, and low-value vehicles for a spectrum of sellers. Its solutions focuses on a diverse set of customers, provide buyers with the vehicles need to, among other things, fulfill vehicle rebuild requirements, replacement part inventory, or scrap demand. It serves a buyer base located in approximately 135 countries and its spectrum of sellers include insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. The company has approximately 200 facilities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. IAA, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois.

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