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Viva Energy Group Limited is an oil & gas refining & marketing business based in Australia. Viva Energy shares (VEA) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $1.65 – an increase of 1.85% over the previous week. Viva Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $15.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Viva Energy

  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 Viva Energy. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VEA. 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 Viva Energy 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 $1.65, 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 Viva Energy. 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.

Viva Energy share price

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Viva Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeAUDA$1.65
52-week rangeAUDA$1.125 - AUDA$2.33
50-day moving average AUDA$1.6724
200-day moving average AUDA$1.5722
Target priceAUDA$2.53
PE ratio 57.8571
Dividend yield AUDA$0.03 (2.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) AUDA$0.028

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Is it a good time to buy Viva Energy stock?

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Viva Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of A$1.65 on 2020-09-28

1 week (2020-09-23) -1.49%
1 month (2020-08-28) -2.37%
3 months (2020-06-30) -9.34%
6 months (2020-03-30) 29.92%
1 year (2019-09-30) -15.38%
2 years (2018-09-28) -27.63%
3 years (2017-09-26) N/A
5 years (2015-09-26) N/A

Is Viva Energy under- or over-valued?

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

Viva Energy's P/E ratio

Viva Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, Viva Energy shares trade at around 58x 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.

Viva Energy's EBITDA

Viva Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $106.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Viva Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Viva Energy financials

Revenue TTM $15.3 billion
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.44%
Return on equity TTM 2.03%
Profit margin 0.36%
Book value 1.383
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Viva Energy share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 167.86% of net profits

Recently Viva Energy has paid out, on average, around 167.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Viva Energy shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Viva Energy's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.03 per share.

Viva Energy'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 4 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Viva Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Viva Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.125 up to $2.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VEA.AU volatility(beta: 1.19)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Viva Energy's is 1.1892. This would suggest that Viva Energy's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Viva Energy overview

Viva Energy Group Limited operates as an energy company in Australia, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Fuels and Marketing; Refining; and Supply, Corporate and Overheads. The Retail, Fuels and Marketing segment supplies and markets fuel products to a network of approximately 1,300 retail service stations, as well as to other retail operators and wholesalers. It is also involved in supplying fuel, lubricants, and specialty hydrocarbon products to commercial customers in the aviation, marine, transport, resources, and construction and manufacturing industries. This segment sells its products primarily under Shell and Viva Energy brands. The Refining segment owns and operates a refinery in Geelong, Victoria. It offers petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, aviation gasoline, gas, solvents, bitumen, and other specialty products. The Supply, Corporate and Overheads segment owns and manages an integrated supply chain of terminals, storage tanks, depots, pipelines, and distribution assets in Australia. Viva Energy Group Limited was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Docklands, Australia.

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