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How to buy Vodafone (VOD) stocks in Ireland
Learn how to easily invest in Vodafone stocks.
Vodafone Group PLC is a telecom services business based in the UK. Vodafone shares (VOD) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Vodafone employs 104,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £46 billion.
How to buy shares in Vodafone
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – VOD – 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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How has Coronavirus impacted Vodafone's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vodafone's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 89.1p, which is 42.47% down on its pre-crash value of 154.88p and 4.10% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as 92.756p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vodafone stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth £730.67 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 £590.77.
Is it a good time to buy Vodafone stock?
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Vodafone shares at a glance
|Latest market close||89.10p|
|52-week range||83.24p - 132.18p|
|50-day moving average||95.22p|
|200-day moving average||104.61p|
|Wall St. target price||1.14p|
|Dividend yield||0.09p (8.68%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.06p|
Vodafone stock price (London Stock Exchange (LSE):VOD)Use our graph to track the performance of VOD stocks over time.
Vodafone price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of 89.1p from 2023-03-27
|1 week (2023-03-21)||-3.85%|
|1 month (2023-02-28)||-10.70%|
|3 months (2022-12-24)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-09-28)||-15.24%|
|1 year (2022-03-25)||-28.90%|
|2 years (2021-03-26)||-34.19%|
|3 years (2020-03-27)||116.08|
|5 years (2018-03-28)||193.88|
Is Vodafone stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Vodafone stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vodafone's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vodafone's P/E ratio
Vodafone's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, Vodafone shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Vodafone's PEG ratio
Vodafone's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5941. 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 Vodafone's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Vodafone's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £13 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Vodafone's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£46 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||£15 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.47%|
|Market capitalisation||£24.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Vodafone'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 Vodafone.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Vodafone's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Vodafone's overall score of 17.19 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Vodafone 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.).
Vodafone's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.86/100
Vodafone's environmental score of 3.86 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Vodafone's social score
Social score: 8.77/100
Vodafone's social score of 8.77 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Vodafone's governance score
Governance score: 7.56/100
Vodafone's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Vodafone is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Vodafone's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Vodafone scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Vodafone hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Vodafone share dividends
We're not expecting Vodafone to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Vodafone's shares ever split?
Vodafone's shares were split on a 6:11 basis on 23 February 2014. So if you had owned 11 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vodafone shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vodafone shares which in turn could have impacted Vodafone's share price.
Vodafone share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Vodafone's shares have ranged in value from as little as 83.237p up to 132.1795p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Vodafone's is 0.5729. This would suggest that Vodafone's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Vodafone Group Public Limited Company engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides value added services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising logistics and fleet management, smart metering, insurance, cloud, and security services; and automotive and health solutions. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its partner market agreements. Vodafone Group Public Limited Company has a strategic partnership with Open Fiber. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom. .
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