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Vector Group NYSE:VGR Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials +
VGR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth2/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health1/6

VGR Stock Overview

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States.

Vector Group Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Vector Group
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$11.92
52 Week HighUS$17.39
52 Week LowUS$10.03
1 Month Change-8.52%
3 Month Change7.68%
1 Year Change-17.39%
3 Year Change39.69%
5 Year Change-36.38%
Change since IPO220.08%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 20

Vector Group: Dividend Safety Looking Thin Without Douglas Elliman

Vector Group completed their Douglas Elliman spin-off at the end of 2021, thereby making their company tobacco-focused. Whilst tobacco is economically resilient, the loss of their Douglas Elliman operating cash flow makes the outlook for their dividend coverage worse and likely to see thin coverage at best. This spin-off also saw their cash balance decrease considerably more than their debt, thereby pushing their leverage higher. When utilizing their estimated underlying residual operating cash flow following their spin-off, it now appears that their leverage will be very high. These variables are toxic for dividend safety, which offsets the desirability of their high yield and thus I believe that maintaining my hold rating is appropriate.

Shareholder Returns

VGRUS TobaccoUS Market

Return vs Industry: VGR exceeded the US Tobacco industry which returned -75.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VGR underperformed the US Market which returned -12.3% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VGR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VGR volatility
VGR Average Weekly Movement7.9%
Tobacco Industry Average Movement15.2%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: VGR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VGR's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1873500Howard Lorber

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. It operates in two segments, Tobacco and Real Estate. The company produces cigarettes in 100 combinations under the EAGLE 20’s, Pyramid, Montego, Grand Prix, Liggett Select, Eve, and USA brand names, as well as various partner and private label brands.

Vector Group Fundamentals Summary

How do Vector Group's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VGR fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$1.85b
Earnings (TTM)US$152.08m
Revenue (TTM)US$808.69m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VGR income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$364.39m
Gross ProfitUS$444.30m
Other ExpensesUS$292.23m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.98
Gross Margin54.94%
Net Profit Margin18.81%
Debt/Equity Ratio-166.5%

How did VGR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Vector Group undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VGR ($11.92) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($41.63)

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

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VGR's Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.1x) is in line with the Global Tobacco industry average.

PE vs Market: VGR is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (12.1x) compared to the US market (15.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VGR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VGR has negative assets, so we can't compare its Price-To-Book Ratio to the US Tobacco industry average.

Future Growth

How is Vector Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 2/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual revenue growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if VGR's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (1.9%).

Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VGR's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market

High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VGR's revenue (21.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.8% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VGR's revenue (21.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

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

Past Performance

How has Vector Group performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VGR has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VGR's current net profit margins (18.8%) are lower than last year (24.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VGR's earnings have grown significantly by 26.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VGR's earnings growth over the past year (2.1%) is below its 5-year average (26.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VGR earnings growth over the past year (2.1%) underperformed the Tobacco industry 9.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: VGR's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.

Financial Health

How is Vector Group's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VGR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: VGR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VGR has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: VGR's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: VGR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (18%).

Interest Coverage: VGR's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.2x coverage).

Balance Sheet


What is Vector Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 3/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VGR's dividend (6.71%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.57%).

High Dividend: VGR's dividend (6.71%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

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

Growing Dividend: VGR's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: At its current payout ratio (80.2%), VGR's payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonable cash payout ratio (51.9%), VGR's dividend payments are covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Howard Lorber (72 yo)





Mr. Howard M. Lorber serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Douglas Elliman Inc. since December 2021. Mr. Lorber serves as Executive Chairman of its subsidiary Douglas Elliman Realty,...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD17.87M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.43M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VGR's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: VGR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 14.3 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: VGR insiders have sold more shares than they have bought 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

Vector Group Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Vector Group Ltd.
  • Ticker: VGR
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1873
  • Industry: Tobacco
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Implied Market Cap: US$1.847b
  • Shares outstanding: 154.94m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Vector Group Ltd.
  • 4400 Biscayne Boulevard
  • Miami
  • Florida
  • 33137
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/12/31

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.