How to buy Rolls-Royce (RR) shares

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1 February 2023: Former head of BP upstream business, now CEO of Rolls Royce has branded the car manufacturer as "unsustainable". The former BP executive has allegedly said “every investment we make, we destroy value”, (referring to Rolls Royce's investments).

26 January 2023: Rolls Royce share price has doubled from last year's low, but analysts at Deutsche Bank, who have upgraded their rating, say the stock can still can go higher. Analysts see a "recovery in view” and upgraded their recommendation with their target price hiked to 136p from 90p. The shares closed yesterday at 111.4p and were up 1.5% to 113.44p in early trading on Thursday.

24 January 2023: In spite of the fact that the rest of the automotive industry is struggling and companies like Tesla are cutting prices in order to retain business, Rolls Royce continues to report strong demand as it plans to release its ultra-luxe Spectre electric vehicle. Rolls Royce have reported strong numbers, even though production has not yet started.

16 January 2023: Rolls Royce recorded its highest-ever annual sales in 2022. The ultra-rich lost a considerable amount of money last year, (£1.64 trillion), but in spite of enduring financial turmoil and volatility in most asset classes, the ultra-wealthy were increasingly buying luxury cars. Rolls-Royce published a press release stating it recorded its "highest-ever annual sales" in 2022, delivering 6,021 motor cars, up 8% versus 2021.

Rolls Royce Holdings PLC is a British aerospace and defence company which is best known for its luxury cars. The company’s engines made history in 1933 by being the first to reach 272mph. Here in the 21st century, the company is still breaking records, with its electric plane becoming the fastest electric vehicle ever created. Here is all you need to know about investing in Rolls Royce.

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (RR) is a publicly traded aerospace and defence business based in the UK. It opened the day at 109.02p after a previous close of 107.96p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 107.9p to a high of 110.6p. The latest price was 109.22p (25 minute delay). Rolls-Royce is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 44,000 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Rolls-Royce

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: RR in this case.
  5. Research Rolls-Royce shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
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Rolls-Royce share price (LSE:RR)

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Rolls-Royce price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 109.22p

1 week (2023-02-01) 3.84%
1 month (2023-01-05) 6.39%
3 months (2022-11-08) 23.50%
1 year (2022-02-08) -6.82%
2 years (2021-02-08) 17.44%
3 years (2020-02-07) -53.67%
5 years (2018-02-08) -60.33%

Is it a good time to buy Rolls-Royce stock?

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Is Rolls-Royce under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Rolls-Royce's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 54x. In other words, Rolls-Royce shares trade at around 54x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Rolls-Royce's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the aerospace & defense industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Rolls-Royce's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.1558. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Rolls-Royce's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Rolls-Royce's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Rolls-Royce's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping £1 billion.

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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 Rolls-Royce.

Total ESG risk score

Rolls-Royce's total ESG risk: 29.13

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Rolls-Royce's overall score of 29.13 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Rolls-Royce 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Rolls-Royce's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Rolls-Royce's environmental score: 9.05/100

Rolls-Royce's environmental score of 9.05 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rolls-Royce is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Rolls-Royce's social score: 14.41/100

Rolls-Royce's social score of 14.41 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Rolls-Royce is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Rolls-Royce's governance score: 4.67/100

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

Controversy score

Rolls-Royce's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Rolls-Royce scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Rolls-Royce has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.13
Total ESG percentile 52.62
Environmental score 9.05
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 14.41
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 4.67
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Rolls-Royce shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-08.
Open109.02p
High110.6p
Low107.9p
Close109.22p
Previous close107.96p
Change1.26p
Change %1.1671%
Volume15,532,395
Information last updated 2023-02-06.
52-week range64.44p - 122.72p
50-day moving average98.285p
200-day moving average86.1236p
Wall St. target price108.69p
PE ratio54.04
Dividend yield0p (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)0.02p

Do Rolls-Royce shares pay dividends?

4.2%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.2% of stock value

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Rolls-Royce's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Rolls-Royce's shares have ranged in value from as little as 64.44p up to 122.72p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RR.LSE volatility(beta: 1.69)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 Rolls-Royce's is 1.6937. This would suggest that Rolls-Royce's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Rolls-Royce's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Dividend history

Financial Year Type Amount Ex-dividend date Payment date
31/12/2019 Final 7.10p 23/04/2020 01/07/2020
Interim 4.60p 24/10/2019 03/01/2020
31/12/2018 Final 7.10p 25/04/2019 25/04/2019
Interim 4.60p 25/10/2018 03/01/2019
31/12/2017 Final 7.10p 26/04/2018 02/07/2018
Interim 4.60p 26/10/2017 03/01/2018

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