How to buy Vertu Motors (VTU) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Vertu Motors shares.

Vertu Motors plc (VTU) is a leading auto and truck dealerships business based in the UK. It opened the day at 45.1p after a previous close of 45.2p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 44.3p to a high of 45.9p. The latest price was 44.3p (25 minute delay). Vertu Motors is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 5,751 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Vertu Motors

  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: VTU in this case.
  5. Research Vertu Motors shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Vertu Motors shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Fees for buying 500x Vertu Motors shares with popular platforms

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£229.49 total
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£231.00 total
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Vertu Motors share price (LSE:VTU)

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Is it a good time to buy Vertu Motors stock?

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Is Vertu Motors 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

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 5x. In other words, Vertu Motors shares trade at around 5x 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.

EBITDA

Vertu Motors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £90.6 million.

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

How has coronavirus impacted Vertu Motors's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Vertu Motors's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was 64.2p, which is 43.77% up on its pre-crash value of 36.1p and 287.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 £1,768.59.

Vertu Motors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Open45.1p
High45.9p
Low44.3p
Close44.3p
Previous close45.2p
Change-0.9p
Change %-1.9912%
Volume363,978
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range29.5971p - 75.8p
50-day moving average66.344p
200-day moving average53.2925p
Wall St. target price90p
PE ratio5.4784
Dividend yield0.6p (0.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM)13.5p

Do Vertu Motors shares pay dividends?

0.9%

Dividend yield: 0.87% of stock value

0.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 0.87% of stock value

4.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.64% of net profits

Vertu Motors has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 0.87% of its share value annually.

Vertu Motors has paid out, on average, around 4.64% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 0.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vertu Motors's case, that would currently equate to about 0.6p per share.

While Vertu Motors's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vertu Motors's shares have ranged in value from as little as 29.5971p up to 75.8p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VTU.LSE volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Vertu Motors's is 1.0211. 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).

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