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How to buy VSE Corporation stock

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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 1,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$661.7 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. 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 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$14.81 - USD$44.27
50-day moving average USD$40.0156
200-day moving average USD$36.2804
Wall St. target priceUSD$53.67
PE ratio 313.6
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (0.9%)
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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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 PEG ratio

VSE Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5736. 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 VSE Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

VSE Corporation's EBITDA

VSE Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$78.9 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$661.7 million
Operating margin TTM 8.28%
Gross profit TTM USD$75.4 million
Return on assets TTM 4.21%
Return on equity TTM -1.44%
Profit margin -0.78%
Book value $32.231
Market capitalisation USD$513.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VSE Corporation shares

There are currently 65,203 VSE Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as VSE Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.9% down from 69,292 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 56698.260869565). VSE Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.15. In other words for every 100,000 VSE Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1150 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 0.0074% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VSE Corporation shares, roughly 7 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 VSE Corporation.

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

VSE Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting VSE Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have VSE Corporation's shares ever split?

VSE Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 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 $14.81 up to $44.27. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VSEC.US volatility(beta: 1.53)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 1.5301. 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: Aviation, Fleet, and Federal and Defense. The Aviation segment provides international parts supply and distribution, supply chain solutions, and component and engine accessory maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. This segment serves commercial airlines, regional airlines, cargo transporters, MRO integrators and providers, aviation manufacturers, corporate and private aircraft owners, and fixed-base operators (FBOs). The Fleet segment provides parts supply, inventory management, e-commerce fulfillment, logistics, data management, and other services to assist aftermarket commercial and federal customers. This segment also provides sale of vehicle parts and mission critical supply chain services to support client truck fleets, as well as sustainment solutions and managed inventory services to government and commercial truck fleets. The Federal and Defense segment provides aftermarket refurbishment and sustainment services to extend and maintain the life cycle of military vehicles, ships, and aircraft for the DoD. This segment also provides foreign military sales services, engineering, logistics, maintenance, configuration management, prototyping, technology, and field support services to the DoD, and other customers. In addition, this segment offers energy consulting services and IT solutions to various DoD, federal civilian agencies, and commercial clients. The company also provides vehicle and equipment maintenance and refurbishment, logistics, engineering support, energy services, IT and health care IT solutions, as well as consulting services. VSE Corporation was incorporated in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

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