How to buy Westport Fuel Systems (WPRT) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Westport Fuel Systems shares.

Westport Fuel Systems Inc (WPRT) is a leading auto parts business based in Canada. In the week up to 15 January Westport Fuel Systems shares plunged 8.15% to a closing position of $2.14. Over the last 12 months, Westport Fuel Systems's share price has fallen by 30.01% from $6.83. Westport Fuel Systems is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,313 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Westport Fuel Systems

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

How has coronavirus impacted Westport Fuel Systems's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Westport Fuel Systems's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $2.13, which is 13.06% down on its pre-crash value of $2.45 and 204.29% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $0.7.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Westport Fuel Systems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $274.62 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 $806.82.

Westport Fuel Systems share price (NASDAQ:WPRT)

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Westport Fuel Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Previous close$4.61
Change %3.6876%
Information last updated 2022-01-12.
52-week range$2.03 - $12.95
50-day moving average$2.5946
200-day moving average$4.2535
Wall St. target price$11
PE ratio28.9744
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$0.078
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Is it a good time to buy Westport Fuel Systems stock?

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Is Westport Fuel Systems 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

Westport Fuel Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Westport Fuel Systems shares trade at around 29x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.


Revenue TTM $313.7 million
Gross profit TTM $39.5 million
Return on assets TTM -4.77%
Return on equity TTM 7.96%
Profit margin 3.97%
Book value $1.356
Market capitalisation $386 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Westport Fuel Systems share dividends

We're not expecting Westport Fuel Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Westport Fuel Systems's shares ever split?

Westport Fuel Systems's shares were split on a 2:7 basis on 23 July 2008. So if you had owned 7 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Westport Fuel Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 250% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Westport Fuel Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Westport Fuel Systems's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Westport Fuel Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.03 up to $12.95. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Westport Fuel Systems's is 2.8987. This would suggest that Westport Fuel Systems's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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