How to buy Hostelworld Group shares | 77p

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Hostelworld Group plc (HSW) is a leading travel services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 81.4p after a previous close of 79p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 76.2p to a high of 81.4p. The latest price was 77p (25 minute delay). Hostelworld Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 327 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Hostelworld Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HSW in this case.
  5. Research Hostelworld Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Hostelworld Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Hostelworld Group's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Hostelworld Group's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was 50.35p, which is 60.41% down on its pre-crash value of 127.18p (accounting for the 18 September 2020 split) and 42.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 35.25p (accounting for the 18 September 2020 split).

If you had bought £1,000 worth of Hostelworld Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £334.48 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 £352.20.

Hostelworld Group share price

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Hostelworld Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-18.
Open81.4p
High81.4p
Low76.2p
Close77p
Previous close79p
Change -2p
Change % -2.532%
Volume 67,525
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range35.2352p - 154.3488p
50-day moving average 77.8132p
200-day moving average 64.3588p
Wall St. target price4.2p
PE ratio 6.963
Dividend yield 0.06p (22.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 10.8p
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Hostelworld Group stock?

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Hostelworld Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 77p

1 week (2021-01-15) 3.77%
1 month (2020-12-23) 5.77%
3 months (2020-10-23) 55.16%
6 months (2020-07-23) 27.41%
1 year (2020-01-23) -48.62%
2 years (2019-01-23) -63.25%
3 years (2018-01-23) -78.34%
5 years (2016-01-22) -60.95%

Is Hostelworld Group under- or over-valued?

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

Hostelworld Group's P/E ratio

Hostelworld Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Hostelworld Group shares trade at around 7x 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.

Hostelworld Group financials

Gross profit TTM £80.7 million
Return on assets TTM -4.4%
Return on equity TTM -12.35%
Profit margin -30.07%
Book value 1.682p
Market capitalisation £87.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Hostelworld Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 150.34% of net profits

Recently Hostelworld Group has paid out, on average, around 150.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 22.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hostelworld Group shareholders could enjoy a 22.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hostelworld Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.06p per share.

Hostelworld Group'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.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hostelworld Group's shares ever split?

Hostelworld Group's shares were split on a 71:70 basis on 18 September 2020. So if you had owned 70 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 71 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hostelworld Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hostelworld Group shares which in turn could have impacted Hostelworld Group's share price.

Hostelworld Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hostelworld Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 35.2352p up to 154.3488p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HSW.LSE volatility(beta: 2.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Hostelworld Group's is 2.2512. This would suggest that Hostelworld Group's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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Hostelworld Group overview

Hostelworld Group plc operates an online hostel-booking platform worldwide. The company offers software and data processing services that facilitate hostel, B&B, hotel, and other accommodation bookings. It operates through its Hostelworld brand, as well as under the Hostelbookers and Hostels.com brands. Hostelworld Group Plc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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