Vertu Motors plc is an auto & truck dealerships business based in the UK. Vertu Motors shares (VTU.LSE) are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and all prices are listed in pence sterling. Its last market close was 28.15p – an increase of 0.18% over the previous week. Vertu Motors employs 5,877 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £2.5 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vertu Motors's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 28.15p, which is 22.02% down on its pre-crash value of 36.1p and 69.87% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 16.5716p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vertu Motors shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £475.48 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 £775.48.
|Latest market close||28.15p|
|52-week range||16.5716p - 38.65p|
|50-day moving average||30.3485p|
|200-day moving average||26.9134p|
|Wall St. target price||51p|
|Dividend yield||0.02p (8.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||0.8p|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||-5.33%|
Valuing Vertu Motors stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vertu Motors's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vertu Motors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 33x. In other words, Vertu Motors shares trade at around 33x 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.
Vertu Motors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £55.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Vertu Motors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£2.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||£334.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||-2.76%|
|Market capitalisation||£120.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Vertu Motors to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Over the last 12 months, Vertu Motors's shares have ranged in value from as little as 16.5716p up to 38.65p. 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 Vertu Motors's is 1.0264. This would suggest that Vertu Motors's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Vertu Motors plc operates as an automotive retailer in the United Kingdom. The company sells new cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, and used vehicles, as well as provides related aftersales services. It operates a chain of franchised motor dealerships offering sales, service, parts, and bodyshop facilities for new and used cars, and commercial vehicles under the Bristol Street Motors, Farnell Land Rover, Farnell Jaguar, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Macklin Motors, and Hereford Audi brands. The company's franchise dealerships include Audi, Citroen, CUPRA, Dacia, DS, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, smart, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and Volvo. In addition, the company operates as a pension scheme trustee; and provides vehicle financing and related insurance products. Further, it is involved in the online van and parts retailing businesses; and online advertising business. The company operates through a network of 121 franchised and 3 non-franchised outlets in 130 locations. Vertu Motors plc was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Gateshead, the United Kingdom.
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