How to buy InterContinental Hotels Group shares

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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) is a leading lodging business based in the UK. InterContinental Hotels Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 14,436 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in InterContinental Hotels Group

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
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  4. Search the platform for stock code: IHG in this case.
  5. Research InterContinental Hotels Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your InterContinental Hotels Group shares. It's that simple.
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InterContinental Hotels Group share price

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InterContinental Hotels Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range2160.4111p - 5145.5973p
50-day moving average 4752.1514p
200-day moving average 4322.8296p
Wall St. target price56.94p
PE ratio 22.6182
Dividend yield 0.98p (1.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 209.2p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy InterContinental Hotels Group stock?

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Is InterContinental Hotels Group under- or over-valued?

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's P/E ratio

InterContinental Hotels 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 23x. In other words, InterContinental Hotels Group shares trade at around 23x 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.

InterContinental Hotels Group's PEG ratio

InterContinental Hotels Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.3293. 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 Hotels 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.

InterContinental Hotels Group's EBITDA

InterContinental Hotels Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £437 million.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group financials

Revenue TTM £2.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.84%
Gross profit TTM £1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.92%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.96%
Market capitalisation £8.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

InterContinental Hotels 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 InterContinental Hotels Group.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 21.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and InterContinental Hotels Group's overall score of 21.87 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 25th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

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

InterContinental Hotels Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.14/100

InterContinental Hotels Group's environmental score of 12.14 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

InterContinental Hotels Group's social score

Social score: 8.8/100

InterContinental Hotels Group's social score of 8.8 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

InterContinental Hotels Group's governance score

Governance score: 6.93/100

InterContinental Hotels Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

InterContinental Hotels Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 21.87
Total ESG percentile 25.4
Environmental score 12.14
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 8.8
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 6.93
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

InterContinental Hotels Group share dividends

We're not expecting InterContinental Hotels Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have InterContinental Hotels Group's shares ever split?

InterContinental Hotels Group's shares were split on a 19:20 basis on 14 January 2019. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 19 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your InterContinental Hotels Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for InterContinental Hotels Group shares which in turn could have impacted InterContinental Hotels Group's share price.

InterContinental Hotels Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, InterContinental Hotels Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 2160.4111p up to 5145.5973p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IHG.LSE volatility(beta: 0.92)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 InterContinental Hotels Group's is 0.9204. This would suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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InterContinental Hotels Group overview

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC owns, manages, franchises, and leases hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Greater China. The company operates hotels, resorts, restaurants, and spas under the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent, Six Senses, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, EVEN HOTELS, HUALUXE, Crowne Plaza, Voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, avid, Staybridge Suites, Atwell Suites, and Candlewood Suites brand names. It also provides IHG Rewards Club, a hotel loyalty program. As of February 28, 2020, the company had approximately 5,900 hotels and 884,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC was founded in 1777 and is headquartered in Denham, the United Kingdom.

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