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: £167.85 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 394,937,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 45.80
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 45.81
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 38.25 - GBX 52.31
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 5.99
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £2.81 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.06
  • Book Value: GBX 0.67 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.63
  • EBITDA: £41.89 million
  • Net Margins: 1.36%
  • Return on Equity: 15.32%
  • Return on Assets: 4.36%
  • Average Volume: 1.27 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, October 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of GBX 0.55 per share on Friday, January 19th. This represents a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Vertu Motors Plc's Dividend History.

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 price targets for Vertu Motors Plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 60 to GBX 75. On average, they expect Vertu Motors Plc's share price to reach GBX 67.50 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 42.50.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vertu Motors Plc (LON VTU)
Community Ranking:  4.4 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  252 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  37 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  289
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Vertu Motors Plc and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

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 67.50
Consensus Price Target History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Price Target History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Vertu Motors Plc (LON:VTU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/11/2017Liberum CapitalLower Price TargetBuyGBX 90 -> GBX 60View Rating Details
7/26/2017Canaccord GenuityLower Price TargetBuyGBX 81 -> GBX 75View Rating Details
6/15/2016Panmure GordonReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
10/11/2017GBX 0.551.23%12/7/201712/7/20171/19/2018
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)


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Vertu Motors Plc (VTU) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/22/2017 by Staff

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