How to buy Viva Energy (VEA) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Viva Energy shares.
Viva Energy 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 in Australian dollars. Viva Energy has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $27.6 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.
How to buy shares in Viva Energy
- 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 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.
- 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. 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 Viva Energy. 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.
Viva Energy stock price (ASX:VEA)Use our graph to track the performance of VEA stocks over time.
Viva Energy shares at a glance
|52-week range||$2.3197 - $3.1926|
|50-day moving average||$2.9026|
|200-day moving average||$3.0264|
|Dividend yield||$0.218 (5.48%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.06|
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Is it a good time to buy Viva Energy stock?
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Viva Energy price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-24)||3.29%|
|1 month (2023-11-02)||10.18%|
|3 months (2023-09-01)||-0.63%|
|6 months (2023-06-02)||-2.48%|
|1 year (2022-12-02)||15.87%|
|2 years (2021-12-02)||46.05%|
|3 years (2020-12-02)||62.44%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||49.59%|
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 EBITDA
Viva Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $337.2 million (£0.0 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||$27.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||1.22%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||-3.62%|
|Market capitalisation||$4.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Viva Energy share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 75.88% of net profits
Recently Viva Energy has paid out, on average, around 75.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.48% 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 5.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Viva Energy's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.218 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 5 September 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Viva Energy's shares ever split?
Viva Energy's shares were split on a 0.97:1 basis on 19 October 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 0.97 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Viva Energy shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 3.1% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Viva Energy shares which in turn could have impacted Viva Energy's share price.
Viva Energy share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Viva Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.3197 up to $3.1926. 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 Viva Energy's is 0.652. This would suggest that Viva Energy's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Viva Energy overview
Viva Energy Group Limited operates as an energy company in Australia, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea. It operates through three segments: Retail, Fuels and Marketing; Refining; and Corporate. The Retail, Fuels and Marketing segment sells and markets fuel and specialty products under Shell, Liberty, Westside Petroleum, and Viva Energy brands; offers into-plane fuelling and storage in airports and airfields in Australia; supplies of fuels, lubricants, and associated services to the mining sector, as well as marine fuels and lubricants; manufactures bitumen, hydrocarbon solvents, low aromatic fuels, and polypropylene; and owns transport fleet. The Refining segment owns and operates a refinery in Geelong, Victoria that refines crude oil into petrol, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as manufactures specialty products, such as liquid petroleum gas, bitumen, oils, chemical, and polymers products. The Corporate segment owns and manages an integrated supply chain of terminals, storage tanks, depots, pipelines, and distribution assets in Australia. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Docklands, Australia.
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