How to buy Vermilion Energy stock - 13 April

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How to buy Vermilion Energy stock

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Vermilion Energy Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Vermilion Energy shares (VET) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vermilion Energy employs 790 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$1.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Vermilion Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Vermilion Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VET. 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 Vermilion Energy 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 Vermilion Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vermilion Energy. 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.

Vermilion Energy share price

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Vermilion Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week rangeUSD$1.4549 - USD$8.4112
50-day moving average USD$5.668
200-day moving average USD$4.1485
Wall St. target priceUSD$42.5
PE ratio 26.6991
Dividend yield USD$2.007 (27.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.244

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Is it a good time to buy Vermilion Energy stock?

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Is Vermilion Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Vermilion Energy's P/E ratio

Vermilion Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Vermilion Energy shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Vermilion Energy's PEG ratio

Vermilion Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.58. 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 Vermilion Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Vermilion Energy financials

Gross profit TTM USD$655.9 million
Return on assets TTM -2.3%
Return on equity TTM -89.82%
Profit margin -133.01%
Book value $12.451
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vermilion Energy shares

There are currently 5.7 million Vermilion Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Vermilion Energy's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% up from 5.2 million last month.

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

Vermilion Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vermilion Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vermilion Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vermilion Energy shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Vermilion Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.18. In other words for every 100,000 Vermilion Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2180 shares are currently held short.

However Vermilion Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vermilion Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vermilion Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vermilion Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vermilion Energy shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vermilion Energy 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 Vermilion Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Vermilion Energy stock.

Vermilion Energy share dividends

We're not expecting Vermilion Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Vermilion Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vermilion Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.4549 up to $8.4112. 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 Vermilion Energy's is 3.7394. This would suggest that Vermilion Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Vermilion Energy overview

Vermilion Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and optimization of petroleum and natural gas in North America, Europe, and Australia. It owns 79% working interest in 665,300 net acres of developed land and 87% working interest in 423,200 net acres of undeveloped land, and 439 net producing natural gas wells and 3,402 net producing oil wells in Canada; and 96% working interest in 248,900 net acres of developed land and 91% working interest in 222,100 net acres of undeveloped land in the Aquitaine and Paris Basins, and 335 net producing oil wells and 2.0 net producing gas wells in France. The company also owns 49% working interest in 930,000 net acres of land and 47 net producing natural gas wells in the Netherlands; and 32,700 net developed acres and 1,151,200 net undeveloped acres of land, and 105 net producing oil wells and 8 net producing natural gas wells in Germany. In addition, it owns offshore Corrib natural gas field located to the northwest coast of Ireland; and 100% working interest in the Wandoo offshore oil field and related production assets that covers 59,600 acres located on Western Australia's northwest shelf. Further, the company holds 144,600 net acres of land in the Powder River basin, and 182 net producing oil wells in the United States; and 951,900 net acres of land in Hungary, 242,800 net acres of land in Slovakia, and 2.2 million net acres of land in Croatia. Vermilion Energy Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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