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How to buy Vertiv stock

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Vertiv Holdings Co is an electrical equipment & parts business based in the US. Vertiv shares (VRT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Vertiv employs 20,972 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Vertiv share price

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Vertiv shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$9.71 - $22.73
50-day moving average $20.82
200-day moving average $19.56
Wall St. target price$25.63
PE ratio 82.9167
Dividend yield $0.01 (0.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.05

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Is it a good time to buy Vertiv stock?

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Is Vertiv under- or over-valued?

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

Vertiv's P/E ratio

Vertiv's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 83x. In other words, Vertiv shares trade at around 83x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Vertiv's EBITDA

Vertiv's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $537.5 million.

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

Vertiv financials

Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.65%
Gross profit TTM $1.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.3%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.2%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation $7.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Vertiv shares

There are currently 12.8 million Vertiv shares held short by investors – that's known as Vertiv's "short interest". This figure is 14.9% up from 11.1 million last month.

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

Vertiv's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Vertiv's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Vertiv shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Vertiv shares traded daily (recently around 4.8 million). Vertiv's SIR currently stands at 2.68. In other words for every 100,000 Vertiv shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2680 shares are currently held short.

However Vertiv's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Vertiv shares, or, against the total number of tradable Vertiv shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Vertiv's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Vertiv shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0577% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Vertiv shares, roughly 58 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 Vertiv.

Find out more about how you can short Vertiv stock.

Vertiv share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.25% of net profits

Recently Vertiv has paid out, on average, around 1.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vertiv shareholders could enjoy a 0.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vertiv's case, that would currently equate to about $0.01 per share.

While Vertiv's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Vertiv is investing more in its future growth.

Vertiv's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Vertiv overview

Vertiv Holdings Co, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and services critical digital infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial environments in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It offers power management products, uninterruptible power systems, thermal management products, integrated rack systems, modular solutions, and management systems for monitoring and controlling digital infrastructure that are integral to the technologies used for various services, including e-commerce, online banking, file sharing, video on-demand, energy storage, wireless communications, Internet of Things, and online gaming. The company also provides lifecycle management services, predictive analytics, and professional services for deploying, maintaining, and optimizing these products and their related systems. It offers its products primarily under the Liebert, NetSure, Geist, and Avocent brands. The company serves social media, financial services, healthcare, transportation, retail, education, and government industries through a network of direct sales professionals, independent sales representatives, channel partners, and original equipment manufacturers. Vertiv Holdings Co is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. .

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