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VEON Ltd is a telecom services business based in the US. VEON shares (VEON) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VEON employs 46,492 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.2 billion.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for VEON. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VEON. 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 VEON 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$1.55, 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 VEON, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of VEON. 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.

VEON share price

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VEON shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$1.55
52-week rangeUSD$1.2 - USD$2.5939
50-day moving average USD$1.3694
200-day moving average USD$1.5075
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.11
PE ratio 6.4211
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (20%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.183

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Is it a good time to buy VEON stock?

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VEON price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.55 from 2020-12-09

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1 month (2020-12-23) -4.32%
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Is VEON under- or over-valued?

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

VEON's P/E ratio

VEON's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, VEON shares trade at around 6x 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.


VEON's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.9 billion.

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

VEON financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 18.81%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.7%
Return on equity TTM -20.1%
Profit margin -4.07%
Book value $0.464
Market capitalisation USD$2.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VEON shares

There are currently 10.2 million VEON shares held short by investors – that's known as VEON's "short interest". This figure is 20.3% down from 12.8 million last month.

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

VEON's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

VEON's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VEON shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VEON shares traded daily (recently around 3.6 million). VEON's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 VEON shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 shares are currently held short.

However VEON's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VEON shares, or, against the total number of tradable VEON shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VEON's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VEON shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VEON shares, roughly 0 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 VEON.

Find out more about how you can short VEON stock.

VEON's environmental, social and governance track record

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 VEON.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

VEON's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 56.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and VEON's overall score of 56.57 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 38th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like VEON 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.).

VEON's environmental score

Environmental score: 52.67/100

VEON's environmental score of 52.67 puts it squarely in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VEON is doing better than many of its peers in terms of its environmental impact, and so perhaps exposed to a slightly lower level of risk.

VEON's social score

Social score: 55.46/100

VEON's social score of 55.46 puts it squarely in the 57th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that VEON is pretty average in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.

VEON's governance score

Governance score: 65.15/100

VEON's governance score puts it squarely in the 34th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that VEON is impressive in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

VEON's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. VEON scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that VEON has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

VEON Ltd was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 56.57
Total ESG percentile 37.66
Environmental score 52.67
Environmental score percentile 28.4
Social score 55.46
Social score percentile 57.38
Governance score 65.15
Governance score percentile 33.54
Level of controversy 4

VEON share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 71.43% of net profits

Recently VEON has paid out, on average, around 71.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 20% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VEON shareholders could enjoy a 20% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VEON's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

VEON'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.

VEON's most recent dividend payout was on 5 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have VEON's shares ever split?

VEON's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 22 August 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your VEON shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for VEON shares which in turn could have impacted VEON's share price.

VEON share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VEON's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.2 up to $2.5939. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VEON.US volatility(beta: 1.34)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while VEON's is 1.3433. This would suggest that VEON's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

VEON overview

VEON Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services. It offers voice and data telecommunication services through a range of mobile and fixed-line technologies. The company provides value added services, including short messages, multimedia messages, caller number identification, call waiting, data transmission, mobile internet, downloadable content, mobile finance services, machine-to-machine, and other services; national and international roaming services; wireless Internet access and mobile financial services; and mobile bundles and call completion services. It also offers fixed-line telecommunication services, such as voice, data, and Internet services; and PSTN-fixed telephony, Internet, data transmission and network access, domestic and international voice termination, and IPLC and TCP/IP international transit services for corporations, operators, and consumers, as well as sells equipment and accessories. The company provides its services under the Beeline, Kyivstar, Jazz, Djezzy, and banglalink brands in Russia, Pakistan, Algeria, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Georgia. It serves approximately 212 million customers. The company was formerly known as VimpelCom Ltd. and changed its name to VEON Ltd. in March 2017. VEON Ltd. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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