How to buy InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) shares

Learn how to easily invest in InterContinental Hotels Group shares.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) is a leading lodging business based in the UK. It opened the day at 4879p after a previous close of 4889p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 4722p to a high of 4908p. The latest price was 4725p (25 minute delay). InterContinental Hotels Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 12,832 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.
  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: 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.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted InterContinental Hotels Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, InterContinental Hotels Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 4889p, which is 2.65% down on its pre-crash value of 5022p and 126.24% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 2161p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of InterContinental Hotels Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £551.32 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 £1,039.89.

InterContinental Hotels Group share price (LSE:IHG)

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InterContinental Hotels Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-24.
Previous close4889p
Change %-3.3545%
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range4314p - 5568p
50-day moving average4798.78p
200-day moving average4855.705p
Wall St. target price51.49p
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)-0.8p
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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 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.

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 1.4724. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £398 million.

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


Revenue TTM £1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.42%
Gross profit TTM £672 million
Return on assets TTM 5.47%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -0.11%
Market capitalisation £9.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

InterContinental Hotels Group's 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.).

Environmental score

InterContinental Hotels Group's 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.

Social score

InterContinental Hotels Group's 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.

Governance score

InterContinental Hotels Group's 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.

Controversy score

InterContinental Hotels Group's 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


Forward annual dividend yield: 1.01% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, InterContinental Hotels Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 4314p up to 5568p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IHG.LSE volatility(beta: 1.04)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 1.0379. This would suggest that InterContinental Hotels Group'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).

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