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Valvoline Inc is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in the US. Valvoline shares (VVV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valvoline employs 8,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.
|52-week range||USD$8.9083 - USD$25.48|
|50-day moving average||USD$24.2209|
|200-day moving average||USD$22.0096|
|Wall St. target price||USD$26.86|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.464 (1.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.77|
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Valuing Valvoline stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Valvoline's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Valvoline's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Valvoline shares trade at around 14x 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.
Valvoline's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.422. 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 Valvoline's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Valvoline's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$630 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Valvoline's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$2.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$863 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.81%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$4.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.6 million Valvoline shares held short by investors – that's known as Valvoline's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% up from 4.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Valvoline shares can be evaluated.
Valvoline's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Valvoline shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Valvoline shares traded daily (recently around 1.9 million). Valvoline's SIR currently stands at 2.4. In other words for every 100,000 Valvoline shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2400 shares are currently held short.
However Valvoline's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Valvoline shares, or, against the total number of tradable Valvoline shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Valvoline's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valvoline shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0254% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valvoline shares, roughly 25 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 Valvoline.
Find out more about how you can short Valvoline stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 30.91% of net profits
Recently Valvoline has paid out, on average, around 30.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Valvoline shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valvoline's case, that would currently equate to about $0.464 per share.
While Valvoline's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Valvoline may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Valvoline's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Valvoline's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9083 up to $25.48. 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 Valvoline's is 1.4056. This would suggest that Valvoline's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Valvoline Inc. manufactures, markets, and supplies, engine and automotive maintenance products and services. It operates through three segments: Quick Lubes, Core North America, and International. The company offers lubricants for passenger car, light duty, and heavy duty; antifreeze/coolants for original equipment manufacturers; functional and maintenance chemicals, such as brake fluids and power steering fluids, as well as specialty coatings for automotive and industrial applications comprising rust prevention and sound absorption; and oil and air filters for light-duty vehicles. It also provides windshield wiper blades, light bulbs, serpentine belts, and drain plugs. In addition, the company operates Valvoline instant oil change service centers. As of October 28, 2020, it operated and franchised approximately 1,500 quick-lube locations under the Valvoline Instant Oil Change brand in the United States and the Great Canadian Oil Change brand in Canada. The company also serves car dealers, general repair shops, and third-party quick lube locations, as well as through distributors. It has operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Valvoline Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.
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