Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) is a leading telecom services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 126.78p after a previous close of 127.22p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 125.66p to a high of 127.04p. The latest price was 126.38p (25 minute delay). Vodafone Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 105,263 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vodafone Group's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 109.36p, which is 29.39% down on its pre-crash value of 154.88p and 17.90% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 92.756p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vodafone Group shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £730.67 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 £725.10.
|52-week range||84.4129p - 148.387p|
|50-day moving average||126.7912p|
|200-day moving average||117.7735p|
|Wall St. target price||2.01p|
|Dividend yield||0.08p (6.38%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||-28.2p|
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|3 months (2020-10-16)||15.56%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||-2.63%|
Valuing Vodafone Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vodafone Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vodafone 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 16x. In other words, Vodafone Group shares trade at around 16x 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.
However, Vodafone Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the telecom services industry or those of similar companies.
Vodafone Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5941. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Vodafone Group'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 Vodafone Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
|Gross profit TTM||£14.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.03%|
|Market capitalisation||£34.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 Vodafone Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 17.19
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Vodafone Group's overall score of 17.19 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Vodafone Group 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 Vodafone Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 3.86/100
Vodafone Group's environmental score of 3.86 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 8.77/100
Vodafone Group's social score of 8.77 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 7.56/100
Vodafone Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Vodafone Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Vodafone Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Vodafone Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||17.19|
|Total ESG percentile||16.25|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 105.26% of net profits
Recently Vodafone Group has paid out, on average, around 105.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vodafone Group shareholders could enjoy a 6.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vodafone Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.08p per share.
Vodafone 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 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Vodafone Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
Vodafone Group's shares were split on a 6:11 basis on 24 February 2014. So if you had owned 11 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vodafone Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vodafone Group shares which in turn could have impacted Vodafone Group's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Vodafone Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 84.4129p up to 148.387p. 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 Vodafone Group's is 0.788. This would suggest that Vodafone Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Vodafone Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Vodafone Group Plc engages in telecommunication services in Europe and internationally. The company offers mobile services that enable customers to call, text, and access data; fixed line services, including broadband, television (TV) offerings, and voice; and convergence services under the GigaKombi and Vodafone One names to customers. It also provides mobile, fixed, and a suite of converged communication services, such as Internet of Things (IoT) comprising managed IoT connectivity, automotive, and insurance services, as well as smart metering and health solutions; cloud and security portfolio comprising public and private cloud services, as well as cloud-based applications and products for securing networks and devices; and international voice, IP transit, and messaging services to support business customers that include small home offices and large multi-national companies. In addition, the company offers M-Pesa, an African payment platform, which provides money transfer, financial, and business and merchant payment services; and various services to operators through its partner market agreements, as well as rents capacity to mobile virtual network operators to provide mobile services. Vodafone Group Plc has a strategic partnership with Open Fiber. As of March 31, 2019, it had approximately 650 million mobile customers, 19 million fixed broadband customers, and 14 million TV customers. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.
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