Vital Energy Inc., a junior oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration for, and development of crude oil and natural gas in Western Canada.
Excellent balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Vital Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VUX has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
CA Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: VUX matched the Canadian Oil and Gas industry which returned -0.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VUX underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 4.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vital Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
4 months ago | Simply Wall StCould The Vital Energy Inc. (CVE:VUX) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?
6 months ago | Simply Wall StInvestors Who Bought Vital Energy (CVE:VUX) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Down 79%
9 months ago | Simply Wall StCould Vital Energy Inc.'s (CVE:VUX) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?
Is Vital Energy 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: VUX (CA$0.05) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$2.56)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VUX is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VUX is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: VUX is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Canadian market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VUX's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VUX is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the CA Oil and Gas industry average (0.6x).
How is Vital Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Vital Energy has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
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How has Vital Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VUX is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VUX is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VUX is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 46.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VUX's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VUX is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (4.1%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VUX has a negative Return on Equity (-0.36%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Vital Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VUX's short term assets (CA$2.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CA$2.1M).
Long Term Liabilities: VUX's short term assets (CA$2.0M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.1M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VUX is debt free.
Reducing Debt: VUX had no debt 5 years ago.
Inventory Level: VUX has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if VUX's debt is covered by short term assets.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: Whilst unprofitable VUX has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: VUX is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 27.1% per year.
What is Vital Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VUX's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VUX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VUX's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VUX's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VUX's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Yingchuan Wu 0
Mr. Yingchuan Wu, Phd., P.Eng has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Vital Energy Inc., since July 23, 2018 and also serves as its Director since September 2018.
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Yingchuan's total compensation ($USD154.48K) is about average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD154.65K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Yingchuan's compensation with company performance.
|Independent Director||5.7yrs||no data||2.37% CA$97.6k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||5.7yrs||CA$180.00k||63.66% CA$2.6m|
|Independent Director||3.6yrs||no data||1.22% CA$50.0k|
Experienced Board: VUX's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 28.3%.
Vital Energy Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vital Energy Inc.
- Ticker: VUX
- Exchange: TSXV
- Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: CA$4.112m
- Shares outstanding: 82.25m
- Website: https://www.vitalenergyoil.com
- Vital Energy Inc.
- 940 - 6th Avenue SW
- Suite 888
- T2P 3T1
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VUX||TSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Jun 2014|
Vital Energy Inc., a junior oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration for, and development of crude oil and natural gas in Western Canada. The company explores for, develops, and produces light and medium gravity crude oil. It primarily holds a 50% working interest in the Gull Lake project that includes 9 wells producing crude oil from the Roseray, Cantuar, and Upper Shaunavon formations. It also holds a 100% working interest in the Pennant project, which includes 14 contiguous sections of land located in the south west Saskatchewan. The company was formerly known as Ceno Energy Ltd. and changed its name to Vital Energy Inc. in October 2014. Vital Energy Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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