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How to buy Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation stock | $132.43

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares (VAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation employs 22,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation share price

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-25.
Latest market closeUSD$132.43
52-week rangeUSD$30.1 - USD$157.67
50-day moving average USD$130.73
200-day moving average USD$101.4146
Wall St. target priceUSD$132.06
PE ratio 4413.5
Dividend yield USD$2.16 (2.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.179

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $132.43 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-05) -2.71%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-12) 36.24%
6 months (2020-07-12) N/A
1 year (2020-01-12) N/A
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 136.8
5 years (2016-01-12) 151.72%

Is Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's P/E ratio

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4414x. In other words, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares trade at around 4414x 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.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's PEG ratio

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.48. 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 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's EBITDA

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$291 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.13%
Return on equity TTM -5.13%
Profit margin -7.15%
Book value $64.73
Market capitalisation USD$5.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares

There are currently 1.3 million Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 13.4% down from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 317117.49408983). Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.23. In other words for every 100,000 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4230 shares are currently held short.

However Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0375% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares, roughly 38 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 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation.

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation share dividends

27%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.87% of net profits

Recently Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.16 per share.

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

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's shares ever split?

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's shares were split on a 1:2 basis on 9 July 2010. So if you had owned 2 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 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 100% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's share price.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.1 up to $157.67. 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 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's is 2.5543. This would suggest that Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation overview

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation develops, markets, sells, and manages vacation ownership and related products under the Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt Residence Club, and Marriott Vacation Club Pulse brands. The company operates through two segments, Vacation Ownership and Exchange & Third-Party Management. It also develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership and related products under The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club brand; and holds right to develop, market, and sell ownership residential products under The Ritz-Carlton Residences brand. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated approximately 100 properties in the United States and 12 other countries and territories. The company sells its upscale tier vacation ownership products primarily through a network of resort-based sales centers and off-site sales locations. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation(NYSE:VAC) operates independently of Marriott International, Inc. as of November 21, 2011.

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