Volkswagen AG manufactures and sells automobiles primarily in Europe, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific.
Very undervalued established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Volkswagen's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VOW's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: VOW exceeded the German Auto industry which returned -3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VOW exceeded the German Market which returned 4.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Volkswagen's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Volkswagen undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VOW (€156.7) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€214.5)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VOW is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VOW is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the Auto industry average (7.8x).
PE vs Market: VOW is good value based on its PE Ratio (6.9x) compared to the German market (20.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VOW is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VOW is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the DE Auto industry average (0.7x).
How is Volkswagen forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VOW's forecast earnings growth (31.8% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: VOW's earnings (31.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (22.5% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VOW's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VOW's revenue (6.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: VOW's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10.6%).
How has Volkswagen performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VOW has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VOW's current net profit margins (4.4%) are lower than last year (4.8%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VOW's earnings have grown significantly by 24.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: VOW's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VOW had negative earnings growth (-6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Auto industry average (-6.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VOW's Return on Equity (9.1%) is considered low.
How is Volkswagen's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VOW's short term assets (€193.4B) exceed its short term liabilities (€183.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: VOW's short term assets (€193.4B) exceed its long term liabilities (€182.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VOW's debt to equity ratio (164%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: VOW's debt to equity ratio has increased from 154.8% to 164% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VOW's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.2%).
Interest Coverage: VOW's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (22.6x coverage).
What is Volkswagen's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: VOW's dividend (4.4%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.27%).
High Dividend: VOW's dividend (4.4%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.75%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: VOW's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: VOW's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (30.3%), VOW's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: VOW's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.5% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Herbert Diess (61yo)
Dr. Herbert Diess has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Deutschland since May 7, 2018 and has been its Member of Supervisory Board since May 7, 2018. Dr. Diess has been the Cha ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Herbert's total compensation ($USD11.27M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD4.77M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Herbert's compensation has increased by more than 20% whilst company earnings have fallen more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman of Management Board||2.17yrs||€9.96m||no data|
|CFO, Head of IT & Member of Board of Management||4.67yrs||€5.22m||no data|
|Head of Truck & Bus and Member of the Board of Management||5.33yrs||€9.56m||no data|
|Head of Integrity & Legal Affairs and Member of the Board of Management||3.33yrs||€5.35m||no data|
|Member of the Board of Management||2.17yrs||€5.30m||no data|
|Member of Management Board & Head of Human Resources||2.17yrs||€5.27m||no data|
|Member of the Management Board and Head of Components & Procurement||1.75yrs||€5.55m||no data|
|Member of Board of Management||0.17yr||no data||no data|
|Head of Investor Relations||4.42yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Compliance Officer||3.17yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VOW's management team is considered experienced (2.7 years average tenure).
|Member of Supervisory Board||7.42yrs||€107.00k||no data|
|Chairman of Supervisory Board||4.67yrs||€925.50k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||12.17yrs||€433.50k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||10.83yrs||€289.00k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||14.42yrs||€390.50k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||10.83yrs||€435.00k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||15.42yrs||€387.00k||no data|
|Independent Member of Supervisory Board||10.17yrs||€105.00k||no data|
|Member of Supervisory Board||4.58yrs||€289.00k||no data|
|Chairman of Koda||4.58yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Board: VOW's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Volkswagen AG's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Volkswagen AG
- Ticker: VOW
- Exchange: XTRA
- Founded: 1937
- Industry: Automobile Manufacturers
- Sector: Automobiles
- Market Cap: €76.961b
- Shares outstanding: 501.30m
- Website: https://www.volkswagenag.com
Number of Employees
- Volkswagen AG
- Berliner Ring 2
- Lower Saxony
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VLKA.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1975|
|0P6N||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VW||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1975|
|VWORD||BDL (Bourse de Luxembourg)||Common Stock||LU||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VWA||ENXTBR (Euronext Brussels)||Common Stock||BE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VOW||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VOW||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VOWD||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Common Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VOWG-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1975|
|VWAG.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPON ADS EACH REP 0.1 ORD SHS||US||USD||Dec 1990|
|VOWA||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||UNSPON ADS EACH REP 0.1 ORD SHS||DE||EUR||Dec 1990|
|0P6O||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Preferred Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VW-V||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Preferred Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1992|
|VOW3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Preferred Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VWAP||ENXTBR (Euronext Brussels)||Yes||Preferred Stock||BE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VLKP.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Preferred Stock||US||USD||Jan 1992|
|VOW3||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Preferred Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VOW3D||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Preferred Stock||GB||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VOW3 N||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Preferred Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1992|
|VOW3||BIT (Borsa Italiana)||Yes||Preferred Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VOW||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Preferred Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1992|
|VOW||SEP (The Stock Exchange Prague Co. Ltd.)||Yes||Preferred Stock||CZ||CZK||Jan 1992|
|VOLKSWAGEN||BUSE (Budapest Stock Exchange)||Yes||Preferred Stock||HU||HUF||Jan 1992|
|VWAP.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||UNSPON ADS EACH REP 0.1 PREF SHS||US||USD||Nov 1992|
|VOWB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||UNSPON ADS EACH REP 0.1 PREF SHS||DE||EUR||Nov 1992|
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, ŠKODA, 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 is a subsidiary of Porsche Automobil Holding SE.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/06/05 21:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/06/05 00:00|
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