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Valero Energy Corporation is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Valero Energy Corporation shares (VLO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valero Energy Corporation employs 10,222 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$71.2 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$40.22|
|52-week range||USD$29.4605 - USD$92.0798|
|50-day moving average||USD$54.6944|
|200-day moving average||USD$51.8967|
|Wall St. target price||USD$65.06|
|Dividend yield||USD$3.92 (7.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.602|
|1 week (2021-01-12)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-12-23)||-27.91%|
|3 months (2020-10-23)||-4.17%|
|6 months (2020-07-23)||-30.26%|
|1 year (2020-01-19)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-01-19)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-01-19)||N/A|
Valuing Valero Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Valero Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Valero Energy 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 17x. In other words, Valero Energy Corporation shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Valero Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.0924. 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 Valero Energy 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.
Valero Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Valero Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$71.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||0.98%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$6.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.84%|
|Return on equity TTM||2.56%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$22.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 11.8 million Valero Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Valero Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.7% down from 12.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Valero Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Valero Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Valero Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Valero Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 4.9 million). Valero Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 Valero Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 shares are currently held short.
However Valero Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Valero Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Valero Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Valero Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valero Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0291% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valero Energy Corporation shares, roughly 29 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 Valero Energy Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Valero Energy Corporation stock.
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 Valero Energy Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 38.26
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Valero Energy Corporation's overall score of 38.26 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 81st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Valero Energy Corporation 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: 24.43/100
Valero Energy Corporation's environmental score of 24.43 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Valero Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 12.92/100
Valero Energy Corporation's social score of 12.92 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Valero Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 8.91/100
Valero Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Valero Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Valero Energy Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Valero Energy Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||38.26|
|Total ESG percentile||80.65|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 6533.33% of net profits
Recently Valero Energy Corporation has paid out, on average, around 6533.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Valero Energy Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 7.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valero Energy Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.92 per share.
Valero Energy Corporation'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.
Valero Energy Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Valero Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 1094:1000 basis on 2 May 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1094 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Valero Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 8.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Valero Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Valero Energy Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Valero Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.4605 up to $92.0798. 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 Valero Energy Corporation's is 2.1186. This would suggest that Valero Energy Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Valero Energy Corporation manufactures and sells transportation fuels and petrochemical products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Refining, Ethanol, and Renewable Diesel. The company is involved in oil and gas refining, marketing, and bulk selling activities. It produces conventional and premium gasolines, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), diesel fuels, low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels, CARB diesel, other distillates, jet fuels, asphalts, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined petroleum products. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.15 million barrels per day. It markets its refined products through wholesale rack and bulk markets; and through approximately 7,000 outlets under the Valero, Beacon, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Texaco brand names. The company also produces and sells ethanol, distiller grains, and corn oil primarily to refiners and gasoline blenders, as well as to animal feed customers. It owns and operates 14 ethanol plants with a combined ethanol production capacity of approximately 1.73 billion gallons per year. In addition, the company owns, operates, develops, and acquires crude oil and refined petroleum products pipelines, terminals, and other transportation and logistics assets. Further, it owns and operates a plant that processes animal fats, used cooking oils, and other vegetable oils into renewable diesel. The company was formerly known as Valero Refining and Marketing Company and changed its name to Valero Energy Corporation in August 1997. Valero Energy Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
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