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.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$0.36|
|52 Week High||CA$0.56|
|52 Week Low||CA$0.055|
|1 Month Change||14.29%|
|3 Month Change||-2.70%|
|1 Year Change||554.55%|
|3 Year Change||620.00%|
|5 Year Change||166.67%|
|Change since IPO||28.57%|
Recent News & Updates
Robust Earnings May Not Tell The Whole Story For Vital Energy (CVE:VUX)
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|VUX||CA Oil and Gas||CA 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.
|VUX Average Weekly Movement||16.8%|
|Oil and Gas Industry Average Movement||11.1%|
|Market Average Movement||10.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||18.9%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||4.2%|
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
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
|VUX fundamental statistics|
Is VUX overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|VUX income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CA$2.86m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.15|
|Net Profit Margin||70.82%|
How did VUX perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is VUX undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
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
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.
|What is VUX's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does VUX's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|VUX PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
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.
|Current PE Ratio||2.4x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/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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How is Vital Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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.
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How has Vital Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score3/6
Past Performance Score 3/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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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How is Vital Energy's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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).
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What is Vital Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
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
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.
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Vital Energy Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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: https://www.vitalenergyoil.com
- Vital Energy Inc.
- 634-6th Avenue SW
- Suite 620
- T2P 0S4
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/17 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/17 00:00|
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.