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How to buy Intertek Group stock

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Intertek Group plc is a consulting services business based in the US. Intertek Group shares (IKTSF) are listed on the PINK and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Intertek Group employs 45,653 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$13.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Intertek Group Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: IKTSF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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Intertek Group share price

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Intertek Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$46.09 - USD$82.62
50-day moving average USD$78.5966
200-day moving average USD$66.6742
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 38.1237
Dividend yield USD$1.35 (1.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.346

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Intertek Group price performance over time

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Is Intertek Group under- or over-valued?

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

Intertek Group's P/E ratio

Intertek Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Intertek Group shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

Intertek Group's PEG ratio

Intertek Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.6489. 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 Intertek Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Intertek Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.26%
Return on equity TTM 29.59%
Profit margin 9.22%
Book value $6.412
Market capitalisation USD$13.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Intertek Group'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 Intertek Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Intertek Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.59

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intertek Group's overall score of 25.59 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intertek Group 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.).

Intertek Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 5.08/100

Intertek Group's environmental score of 5.08 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intertek Group's social score

Social score: 22.13/100

Intertek Group's social score of 22.13 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Intertek Group's governance score

Governance score: 11.38/100

Intertek Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intertek Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Intertek Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intertek Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Intertek Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intertek Group plc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 25.59
Total ESG percentile 32.04
Environmental score 5.08
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 22.13
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 11.38
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

Intertek Group share dividends

65%

Dividend payout ratio: 64.87% of net profits

Recently Intertek Group has paid out, on average, around 64.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Intertek Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Intertek Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.35 per share.

Intertek Group'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.

Intertek Group's most recent dividend payout was on 13 October 2017. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Intertek Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intertek Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $46.09 up to $82.62. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IKTSF.US volatility(beta: 0.64)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Intertek Group's is 0.6428. This would suggest that Intertek Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Intertek Group overview

Intertek Group plc provides quality and safety solutions to various industries worldwide. It operates in three segments: Products, Trade, and Resources. The Products segment offers assurance, testing, inspection, and certification services (ATIC), including laboratory safety, quality and performance testing, second-party supplier auditing, sustainability analysis, products assurance, vendor compliance, process performance analysis, facility plant and equipment verification, and third party certification. This segment serves a range of industries including textiles, footwear, toys, hardlines, home appliances, consumer electronics, information and communication technology, automotive, aerospace, lighting, building products, industrial and renewable energy products, food and hospitality, healthcare and beauty, and pharmaceuticals. The Trade segment provides cargo inspection, analytical assessment, calibration, and related research and technical services to the petroleum and biofuels industries; inspection services to governments and regulatory bodies to support trade activities; and analytical and testing services to agricultural trading companies and growers. The Resources segment offers technical inspection, asset integrity management, analytical testing, and ongoing training services for the oil, gas, nuclear, and power industries. This segment also provides a range of ATIC service solutions to the mining and minerals exploration industries covering the resource supply chain. The company also offers cyber security services. Intertek Group plc was founded in 1885 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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