How to buy Volkswagen (VWAPY) shares in the UK

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25 January 2023: Volkwagen, having realised the immense success of taking Porsche public, is now looking at doing the same with its Electric Vehicle Division. VW’s aggressive move is prompted by its CEO, Oliver Blume, who has directed the Charging and Energy division to move towards a public offering as a “training exercise.”

Volkswagen AG Pref 1/10 ADR (VWAPY) is a publicly traded auto manufacturers business based in Germany. It opened the day at $14.41 after a previous close of $14.175. During the day the price has varied from a low of $14.3 to a high of $14.5934. The latest price was $14.5 (25 minute delay). Volkswagen is listed on the PINK and employs 645,868 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Volkswagen

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  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: VWAPY in this case.
  5. Research Volkswagen shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Volkswagen shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Volkswagen share price (PINK:VWAPY)

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Volkswagen price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $14.5

1 week (2023-01-27) 6.23%
1 month (2023-01-03) 12.58%
3 months (2022-11-03) 16.75%
6 months (2022-08-03) -1.36%
2 years (2021-02-03) -27.24%
3 years (2020-02-03) -18.90%
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Is Volkswagen 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

Volkswagen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Volkswagen shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

However, Volkswagen's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the auto manufacturers industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Volkswagen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2888. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Volkswagen'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 Volkswagen's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Volkswagen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $30.2 billion (£24.8 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

Volkswagen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-02.
Open$14.41
High$14.5934
Low$14.3
Close$14.5
Previous close$14.175
Change$0.325
Change %2.2928%
Volume290,338
Information last updated 2023-02-02.
52-week range$10.3761 - $17.7234
50-day moving average$13.6554
200-day moving average$14.1431
PE ratio4.027
Dividend yield$7.56 (5.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.52

Do Volkswagen shares pay dividends?

5.8%

Dividend yield: 5.84% of stock value

5.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 5.84% of stock value

Volkswagen has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 5.84% of its share value annually.

Volkswagen has paid out, on average, around 112.3% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.84% 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 5.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volkswagen's case, that would currently equate to about $7.56 per share.

Volkswagen'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.

Volkswagen's most recent dividend payout was on 23 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Volkswagen's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.3761 up to $17.7234. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VWAPY.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Volkswagen's is 1.322. This would suggest that Volkswagen'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 Volkswagen's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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    WachaFebruary 10, 2019

    I would like to know whether I’m eligible to use the above brokers to buy VW stock. I am Ugandan and I currently live in Uganda.
    Thank you.
    Wacha

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      JoshuaFebruary 11, 2019Staff

      Hi Wacha,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Typically, the trading platforms or brokers listed here are available only for people in Europe. You might want to check each broker and see if they are also available in Uganda. If not, you would need to directly check your own country’s list of brokers.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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