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VSE Corporation is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. VSE Corporation shares (VSEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VSE Corporation employs 2,776 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$706.9 million.

How to buy shares in VSE Corporation

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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 VSE Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VSEC. 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 VSE Corporation 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$33.27, 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 VSE Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of VSE Corporation. 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.

VSE Corporation share price

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VSE Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-23.
Latest market close USD$33.27
52-week range USD$13.6845 - USD$40.5974
50-day moving average USD$31.4923
200-day moving average USD$29.1265
Wall St. target price USD$38.5
PE ratio 313.6
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (1.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.107

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Is it a good time to buy VSE Corporation stock?

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VSE Corporation price performance over time

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Is VSE Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

VSE Corporation's P/E ratio

VSE Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 314x. In other words, VSE Corporation shares trade at around 314x 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.

VSE Corporation's EBITDA

VSE Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$82.6 million.

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

VSE Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$706.9 million
Operating margin TTM 8.22%
Gross profit TTM USD$83.8 million
Return on assets TTM 4.54%
Return on equity TTM -0.34%
Profit margin -0.17%
Book value $31.735
Market capitalisation USD$392.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VSE Corporation shares

There are currently 120,610 VSE Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as VSE Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% up from 112,167 last month.

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

VSE Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

VSE Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VSE Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VSE Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 22886.14800759). VSE Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.27. In other words for every 100,000 VSE Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5270 shares are currently held short.

However VSE Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VSE Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable VSE Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VSE Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VSE Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VSE Corporation shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against VSE Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short VSE Corporation stock.

VSE Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.79% of net profits

Recently VSE Corporation has paid out, on average, around 13.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), VSE Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VSE Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

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

VSE Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have VSE Corporation's shares ever split?

VSE Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 August 2016. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your VSE Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for VSE Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted VSE Corporation's share price.

VSE Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VSE Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.6845 up to $40.5974. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VSEC.US volatility(beta: 1.42)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 VSE Corporation's is 1.4177. This would suggest that VSE Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

VSE Corporation overview

VSE Corporation operates as a diversified products and services aftermarket company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, and Federal Services Group. The Supply Chain Management Group segment offers sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management. It sells vehicle parts and mission critical supply chain services to support the United States Postal Service (USPS) vehicle fleet and commercial truck fleets; and fleet management and sustainment solutions, and managed inventory services to the Department of Defense (DoD). The Aviation Group segment provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services; and parts supply and distribution for commercial and general aviation jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. It serves commercial airlines, regional airlines, cargo transporters, MRO integrators and providers, aviation manufacturers, corporate and private aircraft owners, and agricultural clients. The Federal Services Group segment offers foreign military sales services and refurbishment services to extend and enhance the life of existing vehicles and equipment; fleet-wide ship and aircraft support; aircraft sustainment and maintenance; and other technical, management, engineering, logistics, maintenance, configuration management, prototyping, technology, and field support services to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Army Reserve, U.S. Air Force, and other customers. This segment also provides energy consulting services, and IT solutions and services for various DoD and federal civilian agencies. VSE Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

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