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How to buy Volkswagen shares

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Volkswagen AG (VOW) is a leading auto manufacturers business with stocks listed in Germany. It opened the day at EUR€€N/A after a previous close of EUR€€N/A. During the day the price has varied from a low of EUR€N/A to a high of EUR€N/A. Volkswagen is listed on the F. All prices are listed in Euros.

How to buy shares in Volkswagen

  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. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VOW. 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 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. 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, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Volkswagen. 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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Volkswagen share price

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Volkswagen shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-05.
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52-week range€95.8277 - €198.5
50-day moving average €179.5528
200-day moving average €160.9479
Target price€198.2
PE ratio 24.4603
Dividend yield €4.86 (2.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) €8.107

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Is it a good time to buy Volkswagen stock?

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Is Volkswagen under- or over-valued?

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

Volkswagen's P/E ratio

Volkswagen's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Volkswagen shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

Volkswagen's EBITDA

Volkswagen's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is EUR€11.9 billion (£10.2 billion).

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

Volkswagen financials

Revenue TTM EUR€221.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.06%
Gross profit TTM EUR€46.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.85%
Return on equity TTM 3.81%
Profit margin 2.07%
Book value €240.902
Market capitalisation EUR€95.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Volkswagen share dividends

59%

Dividend payout ratio: 59.41% of net profits

Recently Volkswagen has paid out, on average, around 59.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Volkswagen shareholders could enjoy a 2.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Volkswagen's case, that would currently equate to about €4.86 per share.

Volkswagen'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 1 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Volkswagen share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Volkswagen's shares have ranged in value from as little as EUR€95.8277 up to EUR€198.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VOW.F volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (F average) beta is 1, while Volkswagen's is 1.434. This would suggest that Volkswagen's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Volkswagen 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 develops, produces, and sells large-bore diesel engines, turbo compressors, industrial turbines, and chemical reactor systems, as well as gear units, propulsion components, and testing systems. The Financial Services segment provides dealer and customer financing, leasing, banking and insurance, fleet management, and mobility services. The company also offers motorcycles and turbomachinery. It provides its products under the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, ?KODA, SEAT, Bentley, Porsche, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania, MAN, Lamborghini, Ducati, Bugatti, MOIA, and TRATON brands. Volkswagen AG was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen AG operates as a subsidiary of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.

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