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How to buy VSE Corporation stock | $50.7

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 1,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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VSE Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: VSEC)

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VSE Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$50.70
52-week range$27.26 - $53.39
50-day moving average $47.81
200-day moving average $47.60
Wall St. target price$61.20
PE ratio 85.9758
Dividend yield $0.36 (0.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.58

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VSE Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $50.7 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-21) 4.90%
1 month (2021-09-28) 6.20%
3 months (2021-07-28) -2.31%
6 months (2021-04-28) 15.86%
1 year (2020-10-28) 71.28%
2 years (2019-10-28) 51.07%
3 years (2018-10-26) 76.04%
5 years (2016-10-27) 76.53%

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 86x. In other words, VSE Corporation shares trade at around 86x 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 2.7963. 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 $47 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 $655.6 million
Operating margin TTM 3.51%
Gross profit TTM $75.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.75%
Return on equity TTM 1.85%
Profit margin 1.05%
Book value $31.60
Market capitalisation $632.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VSE Corporation shares

There are currently 184,400 VSE Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as VSE Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% up from 181,130 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 34726.930320151). VSE Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.31. In other words for every 100,000 VSE Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5310 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 0.0209% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VSE Corporation shares, roughly 21 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: 50% of net profits

Recently VSE Corporation has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.72% 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 0.72% 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.

VSE Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

VSE Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 November 2021 (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 $27.2551 up to $53.39. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VSEC.US volatility(beta: 1.52)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 1.5222. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of VSE Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.903% of VSE Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.046% by institutions.
How many people work for VSE Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,900 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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