How to buy Ryanair shares | €11.23

Airline stocks have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. So is now the time to buy or sell Ryanair shares? Share price changes are updated daily.

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Ryanair Holdings plc (RYA) is a leading airlines business based in the UK. It opened the day at €11.5 after a previous close of €11.28. During the day the price has varied from a low of €11.155 to a high of €11.51. The latest price was €11.23 (25 minute delay). Ryanair is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 17,000 staff. All prices are listed in Euros.

How to buy shares in Ryanair

  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: RYA in this case.
  5. Research Ryanair shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Ryanair shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Ryanair's share price?

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

Its last market close was €11.725, which is 23.37% down on its pre-crash value of €15.3 and 45.65% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as €8.05.

If you had bought €1,000 worth of Ryanair shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth €539.46 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 €739.96.

Ryanair share price

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

Ryanair shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-29.
Previous close€11.28
Change €-0.05
Change % -0.443%
Volume 420,836
Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range€8.05 - €16.965
50-day moving average €11.9203
200-day moving average €11.0684
Wall St. target price€14.77
PE ratio 60.1379
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) €0.199
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Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
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2,500 funds
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Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
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Over 11,000 funds
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Is it a good time to buy Ryanair stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

Ryanair price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of €11.23

1 week (2020-10-15) -4.63%
1 month (2020-09-25) -0.93%
3 months (2020-07-24) 3.03%
6 months (2020-04-24) 17.17%
1 year (2019-10-25) -4.02%
2 years (2018-10-25) -7.99%
3 years (2017-10-25) -27.13%
5 years (2015-10-23) -17.12%

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 P/E ratio

Ryanair's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 60x. In other words, Ryanair shares trade at around 60x 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, Ryanair's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the airlines industry or those of similar companies.

Ryanair's EBITDA

Ryanair's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping €1.3 billion (£1.2 billion).

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

To put Ryanair's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Ryanair financials

Revenue TTM €6.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.54%
Gross profit TTM €2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.85%
Return on equity TTM 4.44%
Profit margin 3.5%
Book value €4.281
Market capitalisation €14.1 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: 37.01

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ryanair's overall score of 37.01 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 63rd 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.).

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

Ryanair's environmental score

Environmental score: 13/100

Ryanair's environmental score of 13 puts it squarely in the 7th 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: 21.14/100

Ryanair's social score of 21.14 puts it squarely in the 7th 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: 9.37/100

Ryanair's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th 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. A high-profile company, 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.

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ryanair Holdings plc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 37.01
Total ESG percentile 63.48
Environmental score 13
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 21.14
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 9.37
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 3

Ryanair share dividends

We're not expecting Ryanair to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have Ryanair's shares ever split?

Ryanair's shares were split on a 39:40 basis on 28 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 €8.05 up to €16.965. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RYA.LSE volatility(beta: 1.26)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 Ryanair's is 1.2599. 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).

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

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 services and internet-related services; in-flight sale of beverages, food, and merchandise; and marketing accommodation and hotel services, car hire, and travel insurance through its Website and mobile app. In addition, the company offers aircraft and passenger handling, ticketing, marketing and advertising, 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, 2020, it had a principal fleet of approximately 440 Boeing 737 aircraft and 26 Airbus A320 aircraft; and offered approximately 2,500 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 242 airports, including 79 bases. Ryanair Holdings plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Swords, Ireland.

What stock exchanges is Ryanair listed on?

In this guide, we've focused on Ryanair's London Stock Exchange (LSE) listing. However, Ryanair shares can be traded on multiple exchanges.

Country Exchange Stock Code
UK London Exchange LSE: RYA
Ireland Irish Exchange IR: RY4C
Germany XETRA Exchange XETRA: RY4C
Based in Dublin, and one of the largest budget carriers in the world. Ryanair was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: RYA) in July 1998, as well as the NASDAQ.

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