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How to buy VSE Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in VSE Corporation stock.
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 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $883.7 million.
How to buy shares in VSE Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VSEC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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VSE Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: VSEC)Use our graph to track the performance of VSEC stocks over time.
VSE Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$34.30|
|52-week range||$31.85 - $64.95|
|50-day moving average||$39.64|
|200-day moving average||$44.70|
|Wall St. target price||$54.80|
|Dividend yield||$0.39 (1.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.30|
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Is it a good time to buy VSE Corporation stock?
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VSE Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-16)||-12.03%|
|1 month (2022-08-25)||-24.50%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-3.19%|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-24.62%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-27.99%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||15.29%|
|3 years (2019-09-25)||0.85%|
|5 years (2017-09-25)||54.84|
Is VSE Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 17x. In other words, VSE Corporation shares trade at around 17x 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.
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 1.0779. 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 $76.9 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||$883.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||5.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||$43.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.97%|
|Market capitalisation||$509.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
VSE Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 14.13% of net profits
Recently VSE Corporation has paid out, on average, around 14.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.03% 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 1.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In VSE Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.39 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 15 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 $31.85 up to $64.9536. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while VSE Corporation's is 1.3572. 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 aftermarket products and services company in the United States. The company operates through 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. The Fleet segment offers parts supply, inventory management, e-commerce fulfillment, logistics, and other services to assist aftermarket commercial and federal customers with their supply chain management. This segment also provides sale of vehicle parts and 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 offers aftermarket refurbishment and sustainment services to extend and maintain the life cycle of military vehicles, ships, and aircraft for the United States Department of Defense (DoD).
VSE Corporation in the news
VSE Corporation to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of VSE Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.982% of VSE Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.543% by institutions. How many people work for VSE Corporation?
Latest data suggests 2,500 work at VSE Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for VSE Corporation?
VSE Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is VSE Corporation based?
VSE Corporation's address is: 6348 Walker Lane, Alexandria, VA, United States, 22310 What is VSE Corporation's ISIN number?
VSE Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9182841000 What is VSE Corporation's CUSIP number?
VSE Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 918284100
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