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Vita Life Sciences Limited is a drug manufacturers—specialty & generic business based in Australia. Vita Life Sciences shares (VLS) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $0.92 – a decrease of 3.16% over the previous week. Vita Life Sciences has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $44.6 million.

How to buy shares in Vita Life Sciences

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Search for Vita Life Sciences . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VLS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vita Life Sciences reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $0.92, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vita Life Sciences . 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 Vita Life Sciences 's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vita Life Sciences 's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $0.92, which is 29.35% up on its pre-crash value of $0.65 and 67.27% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $0.55.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Vita Life Sciences shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $873.02 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 $1,460.32.

Vita Life Sciences share price

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Vita Life Sciences shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeAUDA$0.92
52-week rangeAUDA$0.54 - AUDA$0.97
50-day moving average AUDA$0.9335
200-day moving average AUDA$0.6918
Target priceAUDA$0.85
PE ratio 10.1998
Dividend yield AUDA$0.04 (3.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.095

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Is it a good time to buy Vita Life Sciences stock?

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Vita Life Sciences price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$0.92 on 2020-10-22

1 week (2020-10-15) -4.17%
1 month (2020-09-25) -3.16%
3 months (2020-07-23) 31.43%
6 months (2020-04-23) 61.40%
1 year (2019-10-23) 48.39%
2 years (2018-10-23) -4.17%
3 years (2017-10-23) 2.22%
5 years (2015-10-23) 0%

Is Vita Life Sciences under- or over-valued?

Valuing Vita Life Sciences stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vita Life Sciences 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Vita Life Sciences 's P/E ratio

Vita Life Sciences 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Vita Life Sciences shares trade at around 10x 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.

Vita Life Sciences 's EBITDA

Vita Life Sciences 's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $7.2 million.

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

Vita Life Sciences financials

Revenue TTM $44.6 million
Operating margin TTM 15.55%
Gross profit TTM $27.9 million
Return on assets TTM 12.02%
Return on equity TTM 22.77%
Profit margin 11.35%
Book value 0.433
Market capitalisation $51.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Vita Life Sciences share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.5% of net profits

Recently Vita Life Sciences has paid out, on average, around 37.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vita Life Sciences shareholders could enjoy a 3.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vita Life Sciences 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.04 per share.

While Vita Life Sciences 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Vita Life Sciences may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Vita Life Sciences 's shares ever split?

Vita Life Sciences 's shares were split on 30 June 2009.

Vita Life Sciences share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vita Life Sciences 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.54 up to $0.97. 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 Vita Life Sciences 's is 0.1367. This would suggest that Vita Life Sciences 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vita Life Sciences overview

Vita Life Sciences Limited, a pharmaceutical and healthcare company, engages in formulation, packaging, sale, and distribution of vitamins and supplements. It offers a range of supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs, and superfoods. The company markets its products through pharmacies and health food stores under the VitaHealth, Herbs of Gold, VitaScience, and VitaLife brand names. It operates in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China. Vita Life Sciences Limited was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Kirrawee, Australia.

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