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How to buy Vail Resorts stock

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Vail Resorts, Inc is a resorts & casinos business based in the US. Vail Resorts shares (MTN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vail Resorts employs 7,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Vail Resorts

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  3. Search for Vail Resorts. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MTN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vail Resorts reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Vail Resorts, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vail Resorts. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Vail Resorts share price

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Vail Resorts shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$123.4575 - USD$322.52
50-day moving average USD$285.5548
200-day moving average USD$256.6079
Wall St. target priceUSD$281.1
PE ratio 246.3291
Dividend yield USD$1.76 (0.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.264

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Is it a good time to buy Vail Resorts stock?

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Is Vail Resorts under- or over-valued?

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

Vail Resorts's P/E ratio

Vail Resorts's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 246x. In other words, Vail Resorts shares trade at around 246x 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.

Vail Resorts's PEG ratio

Vail Resorts's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2. 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 Vail Resorts's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vail Resorts's EBITDA

Vail Resorts's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$470.8 million.

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

Vail Resorts financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$820.7 million
Return on assets TTM 2.57%
Return on equity TTM 4.27%
Profit margin 2.82%
Book value $28.946
Market capitalisation USD$12.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vail Resorts shares

There are currently 1.4 million Vail Resorts shares held short by investors – that's known as Vail Resorts's "short interest". This figure is 2.3% down from 1.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Vail Resorts shares can be evaluated.

Vail Resorts's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vail Resorts's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vail Resorts shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vail Resorts shares traded daily (recently around 427521.13564669). Vail Resorts's SIR currently stands at 3.17. In other words for every 100,000 Vail Resorts shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3170 shares are currently held short.

However Vail Resorts's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vail Resorts shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vail Resorts shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vail Resorts's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vail Resorts shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0384% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vail Resorts 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 Vail Resorts.

Find out more about how you can short Vail Resorts stock.

Vail Resorts share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 283.87% of net profits

Recently Vail Resorts has paid out, on average, around 283.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.27% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vail Resorts shareholders could enjoy a 4.27% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vail Resorts's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

Vail Resorts'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.

Vail Resorts's most recent dividend payout was on 9 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vail Resorts's shares ever split?

Vail Resorts's shares were split on 6 November 2008.

Vail Resorts share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vail Resorts's shares have ranged in value from as little as $123.4575 up to $322.52. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MTN.US volatility(beta: 1.3)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Vail Resorts's is 1.3015. This would suggest that Vail Resorts's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Vail Resorts overview

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. Its Mountain segment operates Vail Mountain, Breckenridge Ski, Keystone, Beaver Creek, and Crested Butte Mountain resorts in Colorado; Heavenly Mountain, Northstar, and Kirkwood Mountain resorts in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire; Park City resort in Utah; Stowe and Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Stevens Pass Mountain Resort in Washington. This segment also operates Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher Ski Resort, and Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resort in Australia, as well as 3 urban ski areas, such as Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mount Brighton in Michigan, and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Its resorts offer various winter and summer recreational activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowtubing, sightseeing, mountain biking, guided hiking, zip lines, challenge ropes courses, alpine slides and mountain coasters, children's activities, and other recreational activities; and ski and snowboard lessons, equipment rental and retail merchandise services, dining venues, private club operations, and other winter and summer recreational activities. This segment also leases its owned and leased commercial space to third party operators; and provides real estate brokerage services. The company's Lodging segment owns and/or manages various luxury hotels and condominiums under the RockResorts brand, and other lodging properties; various condominiums located in proximity to the company's mountain resorts; destination resorts; and golf courses, as well as offers resort ground transportation services. This segment operates approximately 5,500 owned and managed hotel and condominium units. Its Real Estate segment owns, develops, and sells real estate properties in and around the company's resort communities. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Broomfield, Colorado.

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