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How to buy IDEXX Laboratories stock
Learn how to easily invest in IDEXX Laboratories stock.
IDEXX Laboratories Inc is a diagnostics & research business based in the US. IDEXX Laboratories shares (IDXX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. IDEXX Laboratories employs 10,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.3 billion.
How to buy shares in IDEXX Laboratories
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – IDXX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- IDXX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is IDXX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is IDXX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are IDXX shares over-valued?
- IDEXX Laboratories's financials
- How volatile are IDXX shares?
- Does IDEXX Laboratories pay a dividend?
- Have IDXX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
IDEXX Laboratories stock price (NASDAQ: IDXX)Use our graph to track the performance of IDXX stocks over time.
IDEXX Laboratories shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$336.68|
|52-week range||$318.50 - $672.93|
|50-day moving average||$365.93|
|200-day moving average||$445.18|
|Wall St. target price||$491.71|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$7.59|
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IDEXX Laboratories price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-08-31)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-4.01%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-39.17%|
|1 year (2021-10-04)||-45.18%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-12.29%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||21.72%|
|5 years (2017-10-04)||113.89%|
Is IDEXX Laboratories stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing IDEXX Laboratories stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of IDEXX Laboratories's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
IDEXX Laboratories's P/E ratio
IDEXX Laboratories's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, IDEXX Laboratories shares trade at around 43x 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.
IDEXX Laboratories's PEG ratio
IDEXX Laboratories's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3377. 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 IDEXX Laboratories's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
IDEXX Laboratories's EBITDA
IDEXX Laboratories's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $961.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a IDEXX Laboratories's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
IDEXX Laboratories financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.77%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||21.23%|
|Return on equity TTM||110.17%|
|Market capitalisation||$27.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
IDEXX Laboratories's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like IDEXX Laboratories.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
IDEXX Laboratories's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.79
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IDEXX Laboratories's overall score of 29.79 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 55th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like IDEXX Laboratories is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
IDEXX Laboratories's environmental score
Environmental score: 9.93/100
IDEXX Laboratories's environmental score of 9.93 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
IDEXX Laboratories's social score
Social score: 14.44/100
IDEXX Laboratories's social score of 14.44 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
IDEXX Laboratories's governance score
Governance score: 17.91/100
IDEXX Laboratories's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IDEXX Laboratories is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.79|
|Total ESG percentile||54.84|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
IDEXX Laboratories share dividends
We're not expecting IDEXX Laboratories to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have IDEXX Laboratories's shares ever split?
IDEXX Laboratories's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 June 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IDEXX Laboratories shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IDEXX Laboratories shares which in turn could have impacted IDEXX Laboratories's share price.
IDEXX Laboratories share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, IDEXX Laboratories's shares have ranged in value from as little as $318.5 up to $672.93. 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 IDEXX Laboratories's is 1.1662. This would suggest that IDEXX Laboratories's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
IDEXX Laboratories overview
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. develops, manufactures, and distributes products and services primarily for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, dairy, and water testing markets worldwide. The company operates through CAG; Water Quality Products; LPD; and Other segments. It provides point-of-care veterinary diagnostic products, including instruments, consumables, and rapid assay test kits; veterinary reference laboratory diagnostic and consulting services; practice management and diagnostic imaging systems and services for veterinarians; and health monitoring, biological materials testing, and laboratory animal diagnostic instruments and services for biomedical research community. The company also offers diagnostic and health-monitoring products for livestock, poultry, and dairy; products that test water for various microbiological contaminants; and point-of-care electrolytes and blood gas analyzers and SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR that are used in the human point-of-care medical diagnostics market; in-clinic chemistry, blood and urine chemistry, hematology, and SediVue Dx analyzers; SNAP rapid assays test kits. In addition, it provides Colilert, Colilert-18, and Colisure tests, which detect the presence of total coliforms and E. coli in water; Enterolert, Pseudalert, Filta-Max and Filta-Max xpress, Legiolert, and Quanti-Tray products; veterinary software and services for independent veterinary clinics and corporate groups.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of IDEXX Laboratories is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.952% of IDEXX Laboratories shares are held by insiders and 91.585% by institutions. How many people work for IDEXX Laboratories?
Latest data suggests 10,000 work at IDEXX Laboratories. When does the fiscal year end for IDEXX Laboratories?
IDEXX Laboratories's fiscal year ends in December. Where is IDEXX Laboratories based?
IDEXX Laboratories's address is: One IDEXX Drive, Westbrook, ME, United States, 04092 What is IDEXX Laboratories's ISIN number?
IDEXX Laboratories's international securities identification number is: US45168D1046 What is IDEXX Laboratories's CUSIP number?
IDEXX Laboratories's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 45168D104
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