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How to buy Ryanair (RY4C) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Ryanair shares.

Ryanair Holdings plc is an airlines business based in Ireland. Ryanair shares (RY4C) are listed on the IR and all prices are listed in Euros. Ryanair employs 15,016 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around EUR€1.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Ryanair

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – RY4C – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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How has Coronavirus impacted Ryanair's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Ryanair's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was €16.325, which is 6.28% up on its pre-crash value of €15.3 and 102.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as €8.05.

If you had bought €1,000 worth of Ryanair stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth €548.50 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth €1,035.17.

Is it a good time to buy Ryanair stock?

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Ryanair shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close€16.33
52-week range€11.27 - €17.81
50-day moving average €16.52
200-day moving average €16.41
Wall St. target price€18.72
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) €-0.98

Ryanair stock price (IR: RY4C)

Use our graph to track the performance of RY4C stocks over time.

Ryanair price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of €16.325 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) -0.85%
1 month (2021-09-20) -2.10%
3 months (2021-07-20) 9.20%
6 months (2021-04-20) 6.01%
1 year (2020-10-20) 31.65%
2 years (2019-10-18) 37.24%
3 years (2018-10-19) 41.83%
5 years (2016-10-20) 28.14%

Is Ryanair under- or over-valued?

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

Ryanair's PEG ratio

Ryanair's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 61.2555. 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 Ryanair's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ryanair's EBITDA

Ryanair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is €266.9 million.

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

Ryanair financials

Revenue TTM €1.9 billion
Gross profit TTM €-66,900,000
Return on assets TTM -4.27%
Return on equity TTM -24.14%
Profit margin -58.62%
Book value €3.96
Market capitalisation €19.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ryanair's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ryanair.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ryanair's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 32.01

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ryanair's overall score of 32.01 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 58th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ryanair is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ryanair's environmental score

Environmental score: 8/100

Ryanair's environmental score of 8 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ryanair is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ryanair's social score

Social score: 16.14/100

Ryanair's social score of 16.14 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ryanair is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ryanair's governance score

Governance score: 4.37/100

Ryanair's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ryanair is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ryanair's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ryanair scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Ryanair hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Ryanair share dividends

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

Have Ryanair's shares ever split?

Ryanair's shares were split on a 39:40 basis on 27 October 2015. So if you had owned 40 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 39 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ryanair shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.6% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ryanair shares which in turn could have impacted Ryanair's share price.

Ryanair share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ryanair's shares have ranged in value from as little as €11.265 up to €17.805. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RY4C.IR volatility(beta: 1.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (IR average) beta is 1, while Ryanair's is 1.4963. This would suggest that Ryanair's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ryanair overview

Ryanair Holdings plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides scheduled-passenger airline services in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, and other European countries. It is also involved in the provision of various ancillary services, such as non-flight scheduled and Internet-related services; in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise; and marketing of car hire and accommodation services, and travel insurance through its website and mobile app. In addition, the company offers aircraft and passenger handling, ticketing, and maintenance and repair services; and markets car parking, attractions, and activities on its website and mobile app, as well as sells gift vouchers. As of June 30, 2021, it had a principal fleet of approximately 422 Boeing 737 aircrafts and 29 Airbus A320 aircrafts; and offered approximately 2,100 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 210 airports. Ryanair Holdings plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland. .

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