Vp plc (VP) is a leading rental & leasing services business based in the UK. It opened the day at 750.1901p after a previous close of 750.1901p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 750.1901p to a high of 768p. The latest price was 750p (25 minute delay). Vp is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and employs 2,890 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vp's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was 630p, which is 38.83% down on its pre-crash value of 1030p and 26.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as 499p.
If you had bought £1,000 worth of Vp shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth £512.00 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 £630.00.
|52-week range||484.3626p - 1009.4933p|
|50-day moving average||732.4117p|
|200-day moving average||691.9085p|
|Wall St. target price||1000p|
|Dividend yield||0.3p (4.03%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||46.2p|
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|1 month (2020-12-22)||750|
|3 months (2020-10-22)||18.54%|
|6 months (2020-07-22)||7.45%|
Valuing Vp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vp'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, Vp 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.
Vp's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is £69.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Vp's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||£318.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||6.49%|
|Gross profit TTM||£83.4 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||-4.25%|
|Market capitalisation||£303.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
We're not expecting Vp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Vp's shares were split on a 5:1 basis on 2 August 1988. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 80% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vp shares which in turn could have impacted Vp's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Vp's shares have ranged in value from as little as 484.3626p up to 1009.4933p. 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 Vp's is 1.1302. This would suggest that Vp'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).
Vp plc provides equipment rental and associated services in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Hire Station, Torrent Trackside, Groundforce, TPA, UK Forks, Airpac Bukom, and TR Group businesses. The Hire Station business engages in the rental of small tools; and climate, lifting, safety, survey, and press fitting equipment to the industry and construction markets, as well as homeowners. The Torrent Trackside business supplies rail infrastructure portable plants and related trackside services to Network Rail, and London Underground and their appointed track renewal and project contractors. The Groundforce business rents excavation support systems, piling equipment, pipe stoppers, trenchless technology, pumps, and temporary bridges for water, civil engineering, and construction industries. The TPA business is involved in the equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways, and stairways to customers in the transmission, construction, rail, and outdoor events markets. The UK Forks business is involved in the rental of telescopic handlers and tracked access platforms, as well as rough terrain material handling equipment for the housebuilding, general construction, and industrial markets. The Airpac Bukom business offers specialist compressed air and steam generation services to various segments, such as well testing, offshore fabric maintenance, product transfer, cuttings transportation, and LNG fabrication. The TR Group business rents test and measurement, communications, calibration, and audio visual solutions. The company was formerly known as Vibroplant plc and changed its name to Vp plc in 2000. Vp plc was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Harrogate, the United Kingdom. Vp plc is a subsidiary of Ackers P Investment Co Ltd.
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