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How to buy Ventia Services Group (VNT) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ventia Services Group shares.

Ventia Services Group is an infrastructure operations business based in Australia. Ventia Services Group shares (VNT) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are in Australian dollars. Ventia Services Group has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.7 billion. If you're looking to buy shares, check out the steps below.

How to buy shares in Ventia Services Group

To buy shares listed in Australia such as Ventia Services Group, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the ASX. Our table can help you compare share trading platforms and choose. Then follow these steps.

  1. Open and fund your brokerage account.
    Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
  2. Search for Ventia Services Group.
    Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VNT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  3. Purchase now or later.
    Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ventia Services Group reaches your desired price. Look into dollar-cost averaging to spread out your risk, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  4. 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.
  5. Check on your investment.
    Congratulations, you own a part of Ventia Services Group. 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.

Ventia Services Group stock price (ASX:VNT)

Use our graph to track the performance of VNT stocks over time.

Ventia Services Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-04-11.
52-week range$2.2989 - $3.99
50-day moving average $3.6514
200-day moving average $3.084
Target price$3.85
PE ratio 16.9091
Dividend yield $0.177 (4.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.22

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Is it a good time to buy Ventia Services Group stock?

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Ventia Services Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of A$3.75

1 week (2024-04-05) -0.79%
1 month (2024-03-15) -2.60%
3 months (2024-01-15) 19.05%
6 months (2023-10-13) 35.87%
1 year (2023-04-14) 40.45%
2 years (2022-04-14) 36.86%

Is Ventia Services Group under- or over-valued?

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

Ventia Services Group's P/E ratio

Ventia Services Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Ventia Services Group shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ventia Services Group's EBITDA

Ventia Services Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $377.7 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ventia Services Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure stock profitability.

Ventia Services Group financials

Revenue TTM $5.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.72%
Gross profit TTM $410.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.82%
Return on equity TTM 34.79%
Profit margin 3.34%
Book value 0.667
Market capitalisation $3.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ventia Services Group share dividends

75%

Dividend payout ratio: 75.37% of net profits

Recently Ventia Services Group has paid out, on average, around 75.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ventia Services Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ventia Services Group's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.177 per share.

Ventia Services Group'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 28 February 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ventia Services Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ventia Services Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.2989 up to $3.99. 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 Ventia Services Group's is 0.157. This would suggest that Ventia Services Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ventia Services Group overview

Ventia Services Group Limited provides infrastructure services in Australia and New Zealand. It offers asset management services, such as asset condition analysis, strategy and planning, risk optimization, and systems and documentation; and digital solutions, including data science and analytics, neural network image processing, panorama property portal, drone solutions, real-time reporting portal, remote electronic verification systems, work management systems, vianet solutions, automatic meter readings, Venetia operations centre, remote site communications, vianet solutions, and telecommunication system integration services. The company also provides engineering services comprising motorway, tunnel and road network, and electricity and gas maintenance services; design and drafting; and project services. In addition, it offers environmental services and energy consisting of sewer, water, air, surface water, petroleum, and waste monitoring services; environmental and land management, community engagement, remediation, PFAS remediation, contaminated soil, flood warning systems, and bushfire management systems and plans; and facilities management services, such as integrated, soft, and hard facility management, and clothing services. Further, the company provides network design and building services, such as telecommunications network design and building, site acquisition, and telecommunication system integration; operations and maintenance services, including fleet management, operations control management, energy, resources, and industrial services, network operations and maintenance, and electricity and gas maintenance; incident response and recovery; high voltage technical services; property and consulting services; and minor capital works consisting of design, documentation, commissioning, and construction of new assets, as well as renewal and refurbishment of existing assets. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in North Sydney, Australia.

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