Vertu Motors Plc Company Profile (LON:VTU)

About Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)

Vertu Motors Plc logoVertu Motors plc is an automotive retailer in the United Kingdom. The principal activity of the Company is the sale of new cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles and used vehicles, together with related aftersales services. The Company is engaged in the provision of management services to all subsidiary statutory entities. The Company operates a chain of franchised motor dealerships offering sale, servicing, parts and bodyshop facilities for new and used car and commercial vehicles. The Company also operates various franchise dealerships, such as Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar, and operates Honda dealerships in the United Kingdom. The Company operates approximately 120 franchised and over three non-franchised operations across England and Scotland. The Company's subsidiaries include Bristol Street First Investments Limited, Bristol Street Fourth Investments Limited, Vertu Motors (VMC) Limited and Grantham Motor Company Limited.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: Auto Vehicles, Parts & Service Retailers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: LON:VTU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: £183.8 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 395,278,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 44.05
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 46.26
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 38.25 - GBX 52.31
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 7.75
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £2.82 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.07
  • Book Value: GBX 0.62 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.75
  • EBIDTA: £40.66 million
  • Net Margins: 0.66%
  • Return on Equity: 7.43%
  • Return on Assets: 2.03%
  • Average Volume: 1.43 million shs.

Frequently Asked Questions for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)

What is Vertu Motors Plc's stock symbol?

Vertu Motors Plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "VTU."

How often does Vertu Motors Plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Vertu Motors Plc?

Vertu Motors Plc declared a dividend on Wednesday, May 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.90 per share on Monday, July 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 1.9%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 29th. This is a positive change from Vertu Motors Plc's previous dividend of $0.50. The official announcement can be accessed at this link. View Vertu Motors Plc's Dividend History.

When will Vertu Motors Plc make its next earnings announcement?

Vertu Motors Plc is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 10th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Vertu Motors Plc.

Where is Vertu Motors Plc's stock going? Where will Vertu Motors Plc's stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Vertu Motors Plc's shares. Their predictions range from GBX 75 to GBX 90. On average, they expect Vertu Motors Plc's share price to reach GBX 82.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Vertu Motors Plc.

Who are some of Vertu Motors Plc's key competitors?

Who are Vertu Motors Plc's key executives?

Vertu Motors Plc's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert T. Forrester, Chief Executive, Executive Director
  • Michael Sherwin, Finance Director, Executive Director
  • Karen Anderson, Company Secretary
  • Peter Jones, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Kenneth Lever, Non-Executive Director
  • Pauline Ann Best, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • Nigel C. Stead, Non-Executive Independent Director
  • William M. Teasdale, Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

How do I buy Vertu Motors Plc stock?

Shares of Vertu Motors Plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

What is Vertu Motors Plc's stock price today?

One share of Vertu Motors Plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 46.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vertu Motors Plc (LON VTU)
Community Ranking:  4.5 out of 5 (star star star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  29 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  265
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 82.50

Analysts' Ratings History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/1/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingBuyGBX 90View Rating Details
7/26/2017Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuyGBX 81 -> GBX 75View Rating Details
6/15/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
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Earnings Estimates for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.15 EPS


Dividend History by Quarter for Vertu Motors Plc (LON VTU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/10/2017GBX 0.901.9%6/29/20176/29/20177/31/2017
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/7/2017Ian HarrisonInsiderBuy4,260GBX 42£1,789.20
8/2/2017Chris TaylorInsiderBuy11,444GBX 43£4,920.92
9/5/2016Rich,MikeInsiderSell25,235GBX 50£12,617.50
8/4/2016Sherwin,MichaelInsiderBuy3,832GBX 47£1,801.04
6/30/2016Sherwin,MichaelInsiderBuy11GBX 42GBX 462
6/27/2016Forrester,RobertInsiderBuy11,215GBX 45£5,046.75
6/14/2016Forrester,RobertInsiderBuy54,700GBX 53£28,991
5/11/2016Lever,KenInsiderBuy40,800GBX 61£24,888
8/10/2015Sherwin,MichaelInsiderBuy2,769GBX 65£1,799.85
5/13/2015Peter JonesInsiderBuy125,000GBX 58.80£73,500
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Latest Headlines for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
DateHeadline logoVertu Motors Plc (VTU) Receives Buy Rating from Liberum Capital - September 4 at 11:52 PM logoIan Harrison Purchases 4,260 Shares of Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU) Stock - August 8 at 4:28 AM logoInsider Buying: Vertu Motors Plc (VTU) Insider Acquires 11,444 Shares of Stock - August 3 at 7:16 AM logoVertu Motors Plc :VTU-GB: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended February 28, 2017 : May 17, 2017 - May 17 at 10:18 PM logoVertu Motors Plc's (VTU) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Canaccord Genuity - May 14 at 5:14 PM logoVertu Motors Plc (VTU) Announces Dividend of GBX 0.90 - May 10 at 5:08 PM logoVertu Motors Plc (VTU) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday - May 7 at 5:52 AM logoVertu Motors Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VTU-GB : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 10:28 AM logoVertu Motors Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:VTU) : April 17, 2017 - April 17 at 7:21 PM logoVertu Motors Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : VTU-GB : April 13, 2017 - April 13 at 10:35 AM logoVertu Motors Plc : VTU-GB: Dividend Analysis : December 23rd, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 1:25 PM logoLiberum Capital Trims Vertu Motors Plc (VTU) Target Price to GBX 90 - April 2 at 1:36 PM logo3 retailers that could deliver 30% gains in 2017 - January 4 at 4:25 PM logoHalf Year 2017 Vertu Motors PLC Earnings Release - Before Market Open - October 12 at 12:58 PM logoAre these stocks REALLY dividend dynamos after today’s news? - October 12 at 12:58 PM logoVertu Motors H1 Trading Strong, Sees FY Results To Meet Market View; Stock Up - September 1 at 8:01 PM logoVertu Motors sees opportunity in Volkswagen diesel scandal - October 14 at 7:37 AM logo3 Smashing Small-Caps? Sirius Minerals PLC, Rockhopper Exploration Plc And Vertu Motors Plc - October 8 at 6:10 AM logoUK car dealership Vertu backs VW with £12.8m acquisition - October 1 at 4:59 AM


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Vertu Motors Plc (VTU) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/20/2017 by Staff