How to buy Virgin Money (VUK) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Virgin Money shares.
Virgin Money is a banks - regional business based in Australia. Virgin Money shares (VUK) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Virgin Money has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.5 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Virgin Money
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, such as your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Virgin Money. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VUK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Virgin Money reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Virgin Money. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock and the business performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
Virgin Money stock price (ASX:VUK)Use our graph to track the performance of VUK stocks over time.
Virgin Money shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.52 - $3.51|
|50-day moving average||$2.9954|
|200-day moving average||$2.9921|
|Dividend yield||$0.053 (3.59%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.34|
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Is it a good time to buy Virgin Money stock?
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Virgin Money price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||3.96%|
|1 month (2023-11-10)||-9.12%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||-7.37%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||0.35%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||-11.08%|
|2 years (2021-12-10)||-5.25%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||22.46%|
Is Virgin Money under- or over-valued?
Valuing Virgin Money stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Virgin Money's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Virgin Money's P/E ratio
Virgin Money's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Virgin Money shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Virgin Money's PEG ratio
Virgin Money's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7214. 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 Virgin Money's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Virgin Money financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.27%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.12%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Virgin Money share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 59.04% of net profits
Recently Virgin Money has paid out, on average, around 59.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Virgin Money shareholders could enjoy a 3.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Virgin Money's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.053 per share.
Virgin Money'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 22 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").
Virgin Money share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Virgin Money's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.52 up to $3.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Virgin Money's is 1.826. This would suggest that Virgin Money's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Virgin Money overview
Virgin Money UK PLC provides banking products and services for consumers, and small and medium sized businesses under the Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank, and Virgin Money brands in the United Kingdom. The company offers savings and current accounts, mortgages, credit cards, and home loans; business loans, overdraft facilities, treasury solutions, and corporate and structured finance; risk management; asset and invoice finance services; international trade services; and home, car, and life and critical illness insurance products. It also offers online and mobile banking, and telephone banking services. The company was formerly known as CYBG PLC and changed its name to Virgin Money UK PLC in October 2019. Virgin Money UK PLC was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.
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