How to buy iomart Group (IOM) shares

Learn how to easily invest in iomart Group shares.

iomart Group plc (IOM) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the UK. It opened the day at 265.1125p after a previous close of 262.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 261.945p to a high of 268.5p. The latest price was 262.5p (25 minute delay). iomart Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 400 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in iomart Group

  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: IOM in this case.
  5. Research iomart Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your iomart Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted iomart Group's share price?

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

Its last market close was 160.2p, which is 58.50% down on its pre-crash value of 386p and 37.02% down on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as 219.5p.

If you had bought £1,000 worth of iomart Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £692.92 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 £420.48.

iomart Group share price (LSE:IOM)

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iomart Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open265.1125p
High268.5p
Low261.945p
Close262.5p
Previous close262.5p
Change0p
Change %0%
Volume214,071
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range135.9812p - 348.8887p
50-day moving average157.868p
200-day moving average221.318p
Wall St. target price295.4p
PE ratio19.3187
Dividend yield6.9p (3.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM)9.1p
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£262.50 total
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£264.29 total
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£274.45 total
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£270.49 total
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Is it a good time to buy iomart Group stock?

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Is iomart 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.

P/E ratio

iomart 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 19x. In other words, iomart Group shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71).

EBITDA

iomart Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £32.9 million.

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

Financials

Revenue TTM £107.5 million
Operating margin TTM 14%
Gross profit TTM £67.6 million
Return on assets TTM 4.16%
Return on equity TTM 8.86%
Profit margin 9.49%
Book value 1.069p
Market capitalisation £193.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

iomart Group share dividends

3.9%

Dividend yield: 3.94% of stock value

3.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 3.94% of stock value

78.0%

Dividend payout ratio: 78.02% of net profits

iomart Group has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 3.94% of its share value annually.

iomart Group has paid out, on average, around 78.02% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.94% 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 3.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In iomart Group's case, that would currently equate to about 6.9p per share.

iomart 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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, iomart Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 135.9812p up to 348.8887p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IOM.LSE volatility(beta: 0.86)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 iomart Group's is 0.8626. This would suggest that iomart Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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