How to buy Inchcape (INCH) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Inchcape shares.

Inchcape plc (INCH) is a leading auto and truck dealerships business based in the UK. It opened the day at 895.5p after a previous close of 897.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 889.5p to a high of 898.5p. The latest price was 889.5p (25 minute delay). Inchcape is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 15,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Inchcape

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: INCH in this case.
  5. Research Inchcape shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Inchcape shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Inchcape's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Inchcape's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 857.5p, which is 26.24% up on its pre-crash value of 632.5p and 111.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 405.2p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Inchcape shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £707.78 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 £1,322.27.

Inchcape share price (LSE:INCH)

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Inchcape shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-08-27.
Previous close897.5p
Change %-0.8914%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range630.757p - 940.5p
50-day moving average871.13p
200-day moving average834.595p
Wall St. target price1015p
PE ratio47.4599
Dividend yield13.3p (1.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM)18.7p
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Fees for buying 50x Inchcape shares with popular platforms

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £0.00
£444.75 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.81
£446.56 total
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£452.75 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£456.70 total
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£452.74 total
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£444.75 total
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£454.25 total
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Is it a good time to buy Inchcape stock?

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Is Inchcape under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Inchcape'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, Inchcape shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


Inchcape's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £326.1 million.

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


Revenue TTM £7.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.83%
Gross profit TTM £889.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.7%
Return on equity TTM 6.82%
Profit margin 0.96%
Book value 2.976p
Market capitalisation £3.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Inchcape share dividends


Dividend yield: 1.46% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.46% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 37.1% of net profits

Inchcape has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.46% of its share value annually.

Inchcape has paid out, on average, around 37.1% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Inchcape's case, that would currently equate to about 13.3p per share.

While Inchcape's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Inchcape's shares ever split?

Inchcape's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 17 May 2010. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Inchcape shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Inchcape shares which in turn could have impacted Inchcape's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Inchcape's shares have ranged in value from as little as 630.757p up to 940.5p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

INCH.LSE volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Inchcape's is 1.3158. This would suggest that Inchcape's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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