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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc is a financial data & stock exchanges business based in the US. Intercontinental Exchange shares (ICE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Intercontinental Exchange employs 6,423 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Intercontinental Exchange's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$98.45, which is 3.76% up on its pre-crash value of USD$94.75 and 55.01% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$63.51.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Intercontinental Exchange shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$668.50 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$984.50.
|Latest market close||USD$98.45|
|52-week range||USD$63.51 - USD$106.99|
|50-day moving average||USD$100.9537|
|200-day moving average||USD$95.9077|
|Wall St. target price||USD$114.44|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.2 (1.22%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.867|
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|1 week (2020-11-25)||-5.27%|
|1 month (2020-11-02)||4.00%|
|3 months (2020-09-02)||-7.41%|
|6 months (2020-06-02)||2.18%|
|1 year (2019-12-02)||5.52%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||20.47%|
|3 years (2017-12-01)||36.60%|
|5 years (2015-12-02)||-62.00%|
Valuing Intercontinental Exchange stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intercontinental Exchange's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Intercontinental Exchange's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Intercontinental Exchange shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Intercontinental Exchange's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8796. 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 Intercontinental Exchange's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Intercontinental Exchange's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Intercontinental Exchange's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||53.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$5.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.69%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$56.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.8 million Intercontinental Exchange shares held short by investors – that's known as Intercontinental Exchange's "short interest". This figure is 1.2% down from 5.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Intercontinental Exchange shares can be evaluated.
Intercontinental Exchange's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Intercontinental Exchange shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Intercontinental Exchange shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). Intercontinental Exchange's SIR currently stands at 1.84. In other words for every 100,000 Intercontinental Exchange shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1840 shares are currently held short.
However Intercontinental Exchange's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Intercontinental Exchange shares, or, against the total number of tradable Intercontinental Exchange shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Intercontinental Exchange's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intercontinental Exchange shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intercontinental Exchange shares, roughly 11 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 Intercontinental Exchange.
Find out more about how you can short Intercontinental Exchange stock.
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 Intercontinental Exchange.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 17.49
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intercontinental Exchange's overall score of 17.49 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intercontinental Exchange 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.).
Environmental score: 7.12/100
Intercontinental Exchange's environmental score of 7.12 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 10.05/100
Intercontinental Exchange's social score of 10.05 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.32/100
Intercontinental Exchange's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intercontinental Exchange is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intercontinental Exchange scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Intercontinental Exchange hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||17.49|
|Total ESG percentile||13.42|
|Environmental score percentile||6|
|Social score percentile||6|
|Governance score percentile||6|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 26.95% of net profits
Recently Intercontinental Exchange has paid out, on average, around 26.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intercontinental Exchange shareholders could enjoy a 1.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intercontinental Exchange's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.
While Intercontinental Exchange's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Intercontinental Exchange may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Intercontinental Exchange's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Intercontinental Exchange's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 4 November 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Intercontinental Exchange shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intercontinental Exchange shares which in turn could have impacted Intercontinental Exchange's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Intercontinental Exchange's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.51 up to $106.99. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Intercontinental Exchange's is 0.6249. This would suggest that Intercontinental Exchange's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates regulated exchanges, clearing houses, and listings venues for commodity, financial, fixed income, and equity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, European Union, Singapore, Israel, and Canada. It operates in two segments, Trading and Clearing; and Data and Listings. The company operates marketplaces for listing, trading, and clearing an array of derivatives and securities contracts across various asset classes, including energy and agricultural commodities, metals, interest rates, equities, ETFs, credit derivatives, digital assets, bonds, and currencies, as well as offers mortgage and technology services. It also offers data services to support the trading, investment, risk management, and connectivity needs of customers across major asset classes. The company operates exchanges and marketplaces; cash equities, equity options, and bond exchanges; and over-the-counter markets for physical energy, fixed income, credit default swaps, and central counterparty clearing houses. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
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