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Virtus Health Limited is a medical care facilities business based in Australia. Virtus Health shares (VRT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Virtus Health has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $268 million.
How to buy shares in Virtus Health
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Virtus Health . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VRT. 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 Virtus Health reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $4.68, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Virtus Health . Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even 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 can affect your stock.
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How has coronavirus impacted Virtus Health 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Virtus Health 's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $4.68, which is 1.89% down on its pre-crash value of $4.77 and 210.96% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.505.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Virtus Health shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $507.04 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 $1,098.58.
Virtus Health share priceUse our graph to track the performance of VRT stocks over time.
Virtus Health shares at a glance
|52-week range||$1.505 - $4.88|
|50-day moving average||$3.8667|
|200-day moving average||$3.1736|
|Dividend yield||$0.24 (5.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$0.006|
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Is it a good time to buy Virtus Health stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Virtus Health price performance over time
|1 week (2021-01-07)||-14.91%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-20.14%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||5.88%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||75.94%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||3.08%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||8.08%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||-10.34%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||-17.17%|
Is Virtus Health under- or over-valued?
Valuing Virtus Health stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Virtus Health 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Virtus Health 's P/E ratio
Virtus Health 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 746x. In other words, Virtus Health shares trade at around 746x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Virtus Health 's EBITDA
Virtus Health 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $53.7 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Virtus Health 's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Virtus Health financials
|Revenue TTM||$268 million|
|Operating margin TTM||15.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||$96.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||0.34%|
|Market capitalisation||$366.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Virtus Health share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4067.8% of net profits
Recently Virtus Health has paid out, on average, around 4067.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Virtus Health shareholders could enjoy a 5.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Virtus Health 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.24 per share.
Virtus Health '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 25 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Virtus Health share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Virtus Health 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.505 up to $4.88. 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 (AU average) beta is 1, while Virtus Health 's is 1.8245. This would suggest that Virtus Health 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Virtus Health overview
Virtus Health Limited provides various healthcare services in Australia, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Singapore. The company operates through two segments, Healthcare Services Australia and Healthcare Services International. The company provides fertility clinics and diagnostics and pathology, as well as day hospital services. It offers in-vitro fertilization (IVF) services. In addition, it offers day hospital procedures, such as non-IVF elective surgery, laparoscopic gynecology procedure, endoscopy, and other surgery. As of August 12, 2020, the company operated through a network of 120 fertility specialists. Virtus Health Limited was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Australia.
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