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Vital Energy TSXV:VUX Stock Report

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17 Aug, 2022


Company Financials
VUX fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health6/6

VUX Stock Overview

Vital Energy Inc., a junior oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of crude oil and natural gas in Western Canada.

Vital Energy Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Vital Energy
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$0.36
52 Week HighCA$0.56
52 Week LowCA$0.055
1 Month Change14.29%
3 Month Change-2.70%
1 Year Change554.55%
3 Year Change620.00%
5 Year Change166.67%
Change since IPO28.57%

Recent News & Updates

May 04
Robust Earnings May Not Tell The Whole Story For Vital Energy (CVE:VUX)

Robust Earnings May Not Tell The Whole Story For Vital Energy (CVE:VUX)

Despite announcing strong earnings, Vital Energy Inc.'s ( CVE:VUX ) stock was sluggish. Our analysis uncovered some...

Jan 14
Here's Why Vital Energy (CVE:VUX) Can Afford Some Debt

Here's Why Vital Energy (CVE:VUX) Can Afford Some Debt

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Shareholder Returns

VUXCA Oil and GasCA Market

Return vs Industry: VUX exceeded the Canadian Oil and Gas industry which returned 48.8% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VUX exceeded the Canadian Market which returned 2.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VUX's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VUX volatility
VUX Average Weekly Movement16.8%
Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement11.1%
Market Average Movement10.6%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market18.9%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.2%

Stable Share Price: VUX is more volatile than 75% of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 17% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VUX's weekly volatility has decreased from 22% to 17% over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of Canadian stocks.

About the Company

n/an/aYingchuan Wu

Vital Energy Inc., a junior oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of crude oil and natural gas in Western Canada. The company 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 located in Saskatchewan. It also holds a 100% working interest in the Pennant project, which includes 14 contiguous sections of land located in the southwest Saskatchewan; and Baxter Lake project situated in east Alberta.

Vital Energy Fundamentals Summary

How do Vital Energy's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VUX fundamental statistics
Market CapCA$29.61m
Earnings (TTM)CA$12.33m
Revenue (TTM)CA$17.41m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VUX income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCA$2.86m
Gross ProfitCA$14.55m
Other ExpensesCA$2.22m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)0.15
Gross Margin83.57%
Net Profit Margin70.82%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.4%

How did VUX perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.


Is VUX undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 4/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for VUX?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

VUX key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA1.8x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does VUX's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

VUX PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for VUX vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average13.4x
PUL Pulse Oil
SRR Source Rock Royalties
SOU Southern Energy
FORZ Forza Petroleum
VUX Vital Energy

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: VUX is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.4x) compared to the peer average (13.4x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does VUX's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the CA Oil and Gas Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: VUX is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.4x) compared to the Canadian Oil and Gas industry average (5.6x)

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is VUX's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

VUX PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio2.4x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VUX's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.

Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of VUX when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: VUX (CA$0.36) is trading below our estimate of fair value (CA$13.31)

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

Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.

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Future Growth

How is Vital Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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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  • Examine whether Vital Energy is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
  • Vital Energy competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Vital Energy performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VUX has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VUX became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VUX has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: VUX has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: VUX has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (158.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: VUX's Return on Equity (78.7%) is considered outstanding.

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Financial Health

How is Vital Energy's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VUX's short term assets (CA$7.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$2.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: VUX's short term assets (CA$7.8M) exceed its long term liabilities (CA$1.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VUX has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: VUX's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 23.3% to 0.4% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VUX's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (19215.2%).

Interest Coverage: VUX's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (39.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Vital Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

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 recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VUX's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent 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.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as VUX has not reported any payouts.

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


Average board tenure


Yingchuan Wu





Mr. Yingchuan Wu, Phd., P.Eng has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Vital Energy Inc., since July 23, 2018. Mr. Wu holds a PhD in reservoir development engineering from Southwest Petr...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Insufficient data to establish whether Yingchuan's total compensation is reasonable compared to companies of similar size in the Canadian market.

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

Board Members

Experienced Board: VUX's board of directors are considered experienced (7.1 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Vital Energy Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Vital Energy Inc.
  • Ticker: VUX
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: NaN
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$29.610m
  • Shares outstanding: 82.25m
  • Website:


  • Vital Energy Inc.
  • 634-6th Avenue SW
  • Suite 620
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T2P 0S4
  • Canada


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/17 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/17 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.