How to buy Volkswagen AG (VWAPY) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Volkswagen AG shares.

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Volkswagen (VWAPY) is an international car manufacturer with headquarters in Germany. Founded in 1937, the Volkswagen group owns brands such as Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley. The company is dedicated to electrifying its engines and is expected to sell only electric cars within 10 years.

How to buy shares in Volkswagen AG

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company that's listed outside of Australia, you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to global stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  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, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Volkswagen AG. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VWAPY. 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 Volkswagen AG 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 last close price of US$20.5704, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Volkswagen AG, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Volkswagen AG. 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.

Volkswagen AG stock price (PINK:VWAPY)

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Volkswagen AG shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-01.
Previous closeUS$18.3
Change US$0.23
Change % 1.2568%
Volume 241,260
Information last updated 2022-01-25.
52-week rangeUS$18.1 - US$28.6506
50-day moving average US$20.3635
200-day moving average US$23.4537
Target priceN/A
PE ratio 4.9619
Dividend yield US$4.86 (2.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.0307
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Volkswagen AG price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $18.53

3 months (2021-10-28) -19.43%
6 months (2021-07-28) -23.45%
1 year (2021-01-28) -4.09%
2 years (2020-01-28) -2.33%
3 years (2019-01-28) 8.21%

Is Volkswagen AG under- or over-valued?

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

Volkswagen AG's P/E ratio

Volkswagen AG's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Volkswagen AG shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

However, Volkswagen AG's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the auto manufacturers industry or those of similar companies.

Volkswagen AG's PEG ratio

Volkswagen AG's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5619. 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 Volkswagen AG's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Volkswagen AG's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Volkswagen AG's EBITDA

Volkswagen AG's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$28.5 billion (£21.3 billion).

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

To put Volkswagen AG's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

Volkswagen AG financials

Revenue TTM US$254 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.55%
Gross profit TTM US$36.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.98%
Return on equity TTM 13.97%
Profit margin 7.23%
Book value 27.9147
Market capitalisation US$127.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Volkswagen AG share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.27% of net profits

Recently Volkswagen AG has paid out, on average, around 2.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Volkswagen AG shareholders could enjoy a 2.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volkswagen AG's case, that would currently equate to about $4.86 per share.

While Volkswagen AG's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Volkswagen AG is investing more in its future growth.

Volkswagen AG's most recent dividend payout was on 9 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Volkswagen AG's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Volkswagen AG share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen AG's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$18.1 up to US$28.6506. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VWAPY.US volatility(beta: 1.46)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (PINK average) beta is 1, while Volkswagen AG's is 1.4575. This would suggest that Volkswagen AG's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Volkswagen AG's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

Volkswagen AG overview

Volkswagen AG manufactures and sells automobiles primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in four segments: Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Power Engineering, and Financial Services. The Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles segment develops vehicles and engines, and light commercial vehicles; and produces and sells passenger cars and related parts. The Commercial Vehicles segment develops, produces, and sells trucks and buses; and offers parts and related services. The Power Engineering segment offers large-bore diesel engines, turbomachinery, special gear units, and propulsion components. The Financial Services segment provides dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance, fleet management, and mobility services. The company also offers motorcycles. It provides its products under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ?KODA, SEAT, Bentley, Porsche, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MAN, Lamborghini, Ducati, and Bugatti brands. Volkswagen AG was incorporated in 1937 and is based in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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