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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 7,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Valvoline

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  3. Search for Valvoline. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VVV. 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 Valvoline 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. At last close price of USD$19.7, 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 Valvoline, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Valvoline. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Valvoline's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Valvoline's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$19.7, which is 11.82% down on its pre-crash value of USD$22.34 and 117.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$9.06.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Valvoline shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$427.48 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 USD$921.37.

Valvoline share price

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Valvoline shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$19.7
52-week rangeUSD$9.06 - USD$23.9
50-day moving average USD$19.8791
200-day moving average USD$19.0002
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.33
PE ratio 16.6949
Dividend yield USD$0.45 (2.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.179

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Is it a good time to buy Valvoline stock?

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Valvoline price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.7 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-15) -1.75%
1 month (2020-09-22) 1.03%
3 months (2020-07-22) -8.63%
6 months (2020-04-22) 42.65%
1 year (2019-10-22) -10.00%
2 years (2018-10-22) -1.25%
3 years (2017-10-20) -18.02%
5 years (2015-10-18) N/A

Is Valvoline under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 17x. In other words, Valvoline 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.

Valvoline's PEG ratio

Valvoline's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3163. 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

Valvoline's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$441 million.

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

Valvoline financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.09%
Gross profit TTM USD$816 million
Return on assets TTM 9.45%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 9.53%
Book value $-1.34
Market capitalisation USD$3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Valvoline shares

There are currently 4.1 million Valvoline shares held short by investors – that's known as Valvoline's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 4.2 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)

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 1.6 million). Valvoline's SIR currently stands at 2.63. In other words for every 100,000 Valvoline shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2630 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valvoline shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0224% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valvoline shares, roughly 22 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.

Valvoline share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.83% of net profits

Recently Valvoline has paid out, on average, around 31.83% 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), Valvoline shareholders could enjoy a 2.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valvoline's case, that would currently equate to about $0.45 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 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Valvoline share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Valvoline's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.06 up to $23.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VVV.US volatility(beta: 1.44)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 Valvoline's is 1.4388. 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 overview

Valvoline Inc. manufactures and markets 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 January 2, 2020, it operated and franchised approximately 1,400 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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