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Virgin share price (ASX:VAH) | How to buy Virgin Australia shares

Everything you need to know about buying Virgin shares.

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Quick stats

    • Full name: Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd
    • ASX ticker code: ASX:VAH
    • Industry: Airlines
    • Date listed on ASX: 08/12/2003
    • Market cap: $700.95m
    • CEO: Mr Paul Scurrah
    • Key competitors: Qantas, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Delta
    • Subsidiaries: Virgin Australia Domestic + International, Velocity, Tigerair

About Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia Holdings (VAH) is a domestic and international airline that was founded by Virgin Group's CEO Richard Branson. It operates both domestic and international routes within Australia, the Trans-Pacific, Abu Dhabi, the Trans-Tasman, the Pacific Islands and South East Asia. Virgin Australia also owns Virgin's Velocity deals loyalty program and TigerAir Australia.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virgin Australia and numerous of other global airlines have come under financial pressure as countries close borders amid strict social isolation rules. On March 25, 2020 the company announced it was cutting down 90% of domestic routes (including all TigerAir Australia flights) and temporarily standing down 8,000 of its 10,000 staff in a move to cut costs.

Virgin Australia stock profile

Virgin Australia Holdings was listed in 2003 on the ASX and is an airline industry stock. Although originally a wholly owned subsidiary of Branson's Virgin Group, its majority shareholders by late 2019 comprised of Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Nanshan Capital Holdings, HNA Group and the Virgin Group. Around 10% of shares are held by public shareholders.

Pros

  • Share price. Virgin Australia has seen its share price plummet to record lows since the coronavirus pandemic. If the company pulls through the crisis, its share price could be a bargain at current prices (March 2020).
  • Brand power. Virgin Group is a well-known global household brand with segments spanning travel, financial services, space exploration, health music and entertainment.

Cons

  • COVID-19. All airlines are taking an enormous financial hit thanks to the pandemic, there are concerns that many will not recover.
  • Dividend. The company not paid a dividend to date since its listing.
  • Tight margins. Airline companies are known for having tight margins that are impacted by global crises, weather and high competition.
  • Financials. In 2019 it reported its seventh consecutive annual profit loss, maintaining a high debt-to-profit ratio.

Should I buy Virgin Australia shares?

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How to buy Virgin Australia shares

  1. Choose a share trading platform. In order to buy shares listed on the ASX you'll need to open an account with a broker that offers Australian shares. Our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and tax file number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Find the shares you want to buy. Search the platform for Virgin Australia (ASX:VAH) shares and place a buy order. It's that simple.

When you successfully purchase shares, you'll receive a confirmation note from the broker, and the money will be taken out of your cash account. For more information about buying stocks, you can read our guide on how to buy shares.

Compare share trading accounts to buy Virgin Australia shares

Updated April 3rd, 2020
Name Product Standard brokerage fee for ASX shares Standard brokerage for US shares Inactivity fee Currency conversion fee Markets
IG Share Trading
AUD 8 or
0.1%
USD 10 or
2 cents per share
$50 per quarter if you make fewer than three trades in that period.
0.50%
ASX shares
Global shares
Forex
CFDs
Margin trading
Special offer: Earn up to 10,000 Qantas Points when you start trading on a new IG Share Trading account. T&C applies.
Enjoy some of the lowest brokerage fees on the market when trading Australian shares, international shares, forex and CFDs, plus get access to 24-hour customer support.
SelfWealth Share Trading (Basic account)
AUD 9.5
N/A
$0
N/A
ASX shares
Trade ASX-listed shares for a flat fee of $9.50, regardless of the trade size.
New customers receive free access to Community Insights with SelfWealth Premium for the first 90 days. Follow other investors and benchmark your portfolio performance.
Bell Direct Share Trading (Silver account)
AUD 15 or
0.1% for first 10 trades monthly
N/A
$0
N/A
ASX shares
mFunds
Invest in Australian shares, options and managed funds from the one account with no inactivity fee.
Bell Direct offers a one-second placement guarantee on market-to-limit ASX orders or your trade is free, plus enjoy extensive free research reports from top financial experts.
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