IHS Markit Ltd (INFO) is a leading consulting services business based in the US. IHS Markit is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$44.5076 - $99.4|
|50-day moving average||$88.5985|
|200-day moving average||$83.7983|
|Wall St. target price||$104.5|
|Dividend yield||$0.8 (0.9%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.17|
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Valuing IHS Markit stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of IHS Markit's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
IHS Markit's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, IHS Markit shares trade at around 41x 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.
IHS Markit's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1662. 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 IHS Markit's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
IHS Markit's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a IHS Markit's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$4.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||30.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.14%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.24%|
|Market capitalisation||$34.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.3 million IHS Markit shares held short by investors – that's known as IHS Markit's "short interest". This figure is 29.4% down from 4.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting IHS Markit shares can be evaluated.
IHS Markit's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of IHS Markit shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of IHS Markit shares traded daily (recently around 4.4 million). IHS Markit's SIR currently stands at 0.76. In other words for every 100,000 IHS Markit shares traded daily on the market, roughly 760 shares are currently held short.
However IHS Markit's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of IHS Markit shares, or, against the total number of tradable IHS Markit shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case IHS Markit's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 IHS Markit shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0088% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable IHS Markit shares, roughly 9 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 IHS Markit.
Find out more about how you can short IHS Markit 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 IHS Markit.
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: 22.05
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and IHS Markit's overall score of 22.05 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 33rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like IHS Markit 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: 1.45/100
IHS Markit's environmental score of 1.45 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 15.92/100
IHS Markit's social score of 15.92 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 4.09/100
IHS Markit's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that IHS Markit is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, IHS Markit scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that IHS Markit has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||22.05|
|Total ESG percentile||32.74|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 25% of net profits
Recently IHS Markit has paid out, on average, around 25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), IHS Markit shareholders could enjoy a 0.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In IHS Markit's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
While IHS Markit's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that IHS Markit may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
IHS Markit's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
IHS Markit's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 13 July 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your IHS Markit shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for IHS Markit shares which in turn could have impacted IHS Markit's share price.
Over the last 12 months, IHS Markit's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.5076 up to $99.4. 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 IHS Markit's is 1.0457. This would suggest that IHS Markit'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).
IHS Markit Ltd. provides critical information, analytics, and solutions for various industries and markets worldwide. The company's information, analytics, and solutions enhance operational efficiency and offer deep insights for customers in business, finance, and government. Its Financial Services segment offers pricing and reference data, indices, valuation and trading services, trade processing, enterprise software, and managed services to traders, portfolio managers, risk managers, research professionals, and other financial market participants, as well as operations, compliance, and enterprise data managers. The company's Transportation segment provides authoritative analysis; sales and production forecasts for light vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, powertrains, components, and technology systems; and predictive analytics and marketing automation software. It also offers comprehensive data on ships, and monthly import and export statistics. The company's Resources segment provides upstream services, including technical information, analytical tools, and market forecasting and consulting for the upstream industry; and downstream information, such as market forecasting, midstream market analysis and supply chain data, refining and marketing economics, and oil product pricing information for the chemical, refined products, agriculture, and power industries. It also offers data for manufacturing processes; and capital expenditure, cost, price, production, trade, demand, and capacity industry analysis and forecasts. The company's Consolidated Markets & Solutions segment provides discovery technologies, research tools, and software-based engineering decision engines; performance and analysis for technology, media, and telecom industries; and economic and risk data, forecast, and analytic tools. It has strategic partnership with QUODD Financial Information Services. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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