Volkswagen AG (VWAPY) is a leading auto manufacturers business based in Germany. It opened the day at $19.18 after a previous close of $18.3. During the day the price has varied from a low of $18.53 to a high of $19.18. The latest price was $18.53 (25 minute delay). Volkswagen is listed on the PINK and employs 645,318 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Search the platform for stock code: VWAPY in this case.
- Research Volkswagen shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your Volkswagen shares. It's that simple.
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- Can I buy shares in Volkswagen?
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Performance over time
- Is Volkswagen stock a buy or sell?
- Are Volkswagen shares over-valued?
- Has coronavirus impacted Volkswagen shares?
- Volkswagen shares summary
- Does Volkswagen pay a dividend?
- How volatile are Volkswagen shares?
- Other common questions
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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.
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 5x. In other words, Volkswagen shares trade at around 5x 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.
Volkswagen's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5619. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued 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.
Volkswagen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $28.5 billion (£21 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.
How has coronavirus impacted Volkswagen's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Volkswagen's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $21.01, which is 14.71% up on its pre-crash value of $17.92 and 145.44% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $8.56.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Volkswagen shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $557.06 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 $1,175.09.
Volkswagen shares at a glance
|52-week range||$18.1 - $28.6506|
|50-day moving average||$20.3754|
|200-day moving average||$23.6651|
|Dividend yield||$4.86 (2.67%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.0571|
Do Volkswagen shares pay dividends?
Dividend yield: 2.67% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 2.67% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 2.27% of net profits
Volkswagen has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.67% of its share value annually.
Volkswagen has paid out, on average, around 2.27% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.67% 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 2.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volkswagen's case, that would currently equate to about $4.86 per share.
While Volkswagen's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
Volkswagen's most recent dividend payout was on 9 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Volkswagen's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- Ford Motor Company (F.US): 1.94% (1.94% forward annual dividend yield)
- General Motors Company (GM.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
- Toyota Motor Corporation (TM.US): 2.19% (2.19% forward annual dividend yield)
- Rolls-Royce (RR.LSE): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.1 up to $28.6506. 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 (PINK average) beta is 1, while Volkswagen's is 1.4575. 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.
- Ford Motor Company (F.US): 1.0983
- General Motors Company (GM.US): 1.1759
- Toyota Motor Corporation (TM.US): 0.653
- Rolls-Royce (RR.LSE): 1.8421
Volkswagen in the news
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UPDATE 1-VW agrees to $3.5 mln diesel emissions settlement with Ohio
VW agrees to $3.5 million diesel emissions settlement with Ohio
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