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Executive Summary

VSE Corporation operates as a diversified products and services aftermarket company in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Very undervalued with adequate balance sheet.

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Share Price & News

How has VSE's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VSEC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

1 Year Return




US Commercial Services


US Market

Return vs Industry: VSEC exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned -6.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSEC exceeded the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.5%1.5%1.5%
30 Day0.6%1.8%5.9%
90 Day81.8%16.5%17.9%
1 Year13.5%12.1%-3.9%-5.4%9.2%6.9%
3 Year-35.3%-37.2%36.4%28.0%36.4%27.5%
5 Year16.3%11.4%76.8%58.8%64.9%47.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is VSE's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is VSE 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: VSEC ($28.34) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($216.29)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VSEC is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VSEC is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (21.5x).

PE vs Market: VSEC is good value based on its PE Ratio (9.2x) compared to the US market (16.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: VSEC is good value based on its PEG Ratio (0.6x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VSEC is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.4x).

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Future Growth

How is VSE forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VSEC's forecast earnings growth (16.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: VSEC's earnings (16.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: VSEC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: VSEC's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VSEC's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-1.1% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VSEC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time

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Past Performance

How has VSE performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VSEC has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VSEC's current net profit margins (4.4%) are lower than last year (5%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VSEC's earnings have grown by 12.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VSEC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: VSEC had negative earnings growth (-2.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (4.7%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: VSEC's Return on Equity (9.2%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is VSE's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VSEC's short term assets ($342.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($130.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: VSEC's short term assets ($342.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($314.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VSEC's debt to equity ratio (74.4%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: VSEC's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 115.5% to 74.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VSEC's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.7%).

Interest Coverage: VSEC's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.6x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is VSE current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VSEC's dividend (1.27%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.68%).

High Dividend: VSEC's dividend (1.27%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.59%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: VSEC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: VSEC's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (11.7%), VSEC's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VSEC's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


John Cuomo (46yo)





Mr. John A. Cuomo has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of VSE Corporation since April 15, 2019. . Mr. Cuomo is the Interim president of VSE Aviation, Inc since May 1, 2020. Mr. Cuomo ha ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD1.46M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.16M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare John's compensation with company performance.

Leadership Team

John Cuomo
CEO, President & Director1.25yrsUS$1.46m0.25% $767.6k
Thomas Loftus
Executive VP & CFO18.33yrsUS$809.14k0.79% $2.5m
Thomas Kiernan
VP, General Counsel & Secretary11.67yrsUS$696.39k0.34% $1.1m
Chad Wheeler
President & COO of Wheeler Bros Inc7yrsUS$723.12k0.11% $348.3k
Paul Goffredi
President & COO of VSE Aviation Inc.5.5yrsUS$640.66k0.060% $188.2k
Matthew Mullenix
Chief Information Officer4.92yrsno datano data
Christine Kaineg
Director of Investor Relations & Assistant Corporate Secretaryno datano datano data
Tina Bailey
Vice President of Human Resources10.5yrsno datano data
Krista Stafford
Chief Human Resources Officer0.50yrno datano data
Robert Moore
President of Federal & Defense Services0.83yrno data0.018% $55.5k
Elizabeth Huggins
Chief of Staff & Corporate VP of Strategyno datano datano data
Richard Hannah
Treasurerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: VSEC's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.5 years average tenure).

Board Members

John Cuomo
CEO, President & Director1.25yrsUS$1.46m0.25% $767.6k
Bonnie Wachtel
Independent Director29.5yrsUS$160.27k1.18% $3.7m
James Lafond
Independent Director16.75yrsUS$175.27k0.27% $833.2k
Calvin Koonce
Director28.5yrsUS$208.18k16.69% $52.2m
Ralph Eberhart
Non-Executive Chairman1yrUS$197.35k0.30% $950.4k
John Potter
Independent Director6.5yrsUS$160.27k0.14% $436.4k
Jack Stultz
Independent Director8.5yrsUS$167.77k0.18% $566.8k
Mark Ferguson
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$160.27k0.074% $232.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: VSEC's board of directors are considered experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: VSEC insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

VSE Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: VSE Corporation
  • Ticker: VSEC
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1959
  • Industry: Diversified Support Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$312.966m
  • Shares outstanding: 11.04m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • VSE Corporation
  • 6348 Walker Lane
  • Alexandria
  • Virginia
  • 22310
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VSECNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1980


VSE Corporation operates as a diversified products and services aftermarket company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Supply Chain Management Group, Aviation Group, and Federal Services Group. The Supply Chain Management Group segment offers sourcing, acquisition, scheduling, transportation, shipping, logistics, data management, and other services to assist its clients with supply chain management. It sells vehicle parts and mission critical supply chain services to support the United States Postal Service (USPS) vehicle fleet and commercial truck fleets; and fleet management and sustainment solutions, and managed inventory services to the Department of Defense (DoD). The Aviation Group segment provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services; and parts supply and distribution for commercial and general aviation jet aircraft engines and engine accessories. It serves commercial airlines, regional airlines, cargo transporters, MRO integrators and providers, aviation manufacturers, corporate and private aircraft owners, and agricultural clients. The Federal Services Group segment offers foreign military sales services and refurbishment services to extend and enhance the life of existing vehicles and equipment; fleet-wide ship and aircraft support; aircraft sustainment and maintenance; and other technical, management, engineering, logistics, maintenance, configuration management, prototyping, technology, and field support services to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Army Reserve, U.S. Air Force, and other customers. This segment also provides energy consulting services, and IT solutions and services for various DoD and federal civilian agencies. VSE Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 00:07
End of Day Share Price2020/07/14 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.