Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia.
Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.
Share Price & News
How has Vista Gold's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VGZ's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
CA Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
CA Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: VGZ underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 4.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VGZ underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vista Gold's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Vista Gold undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VGZ's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate VGZ's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VGZ is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Metals and Mining industry average.
PE vs Market: VGZ 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 VGZ's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VGZ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the CA Metals and Mining industry average (1.5x).
How is Vista Gold 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: VGZ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: VGZ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: VGZ is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market.
High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ's revenue 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 VGZ's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Vista Gold performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VGZ is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VGZ is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VGZ is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 2.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VGZ's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VGZ is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (11.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VGZ has a negative Return on Equity (-87.63%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Vista Gold's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VGZ's short term assets ($8.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: VGZ's short term assets ($8.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VGZ is debt free.
Reducing Debt: VGZ had no debt 5 years ago.
Inventory Level: VGZ has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ'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: VGZ has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: VGZ has sufficient cash runway for 1.1 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 16.3% each year.
What is Vista Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGZ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGZ'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 VGZ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ'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 VGZ'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 management tenure
Fred Earnest (57yo)
Mr. Frederick H. Earnest, also known as Fred, B.Sc. has been the Chief Executive Officer of Vista Gold Corp. since January 1, 2012 and serves as its President. Mr. Earnest served as President at Vista Gold ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Fred's total compensation ($USD679.20K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD154.33K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Fred's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Senior Vice President||7.5yrs||US$357.91k||0.37% $383.2k|
|Chief Financial Officer||0.6yrs||no data||0.0020% $2.1k|
|VP of Investor Relations||0.8yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: VGZ's management team is considered experienced (4.2 years average tenure).
|Non-Executive Chairman||12.3yrs||US$102.27k||0.34% $350.9k|
|Independent Director||24.8yrs||US$78.27k||0.27% $279.7k|
|Independent Director||15.3yrs||US$90.27k||0.38% $391.7k|
|Independent Director||18.8yrs||US$81.27k||0.18% $188.0k|
|Independent Director||0.9yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||12.3yrs||US$84.65k||0.33% $341.1k|
Experienced Board: VGZ's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.3 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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Vista Gold Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vista Gold Corp.
- Ticker: VGZ
- Exchange: TSX
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Gold
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$77.912m
- Listing Market Cap: US$103.324m
- Shares outstanding: 100.66m
- Website: https://www.vistagold.com
Number of Employees
- Vista Gold Corp.
- 7961 Shaffer Parkway
- Suite 5
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VGZ||AMEX (NYSE MKT LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Nov 1984|
|VGZ||TSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||CA||CAD||Nov 1984|
|JEJ||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Nov 1984|
|0VNO||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||GB||USD||Nov 1984|
Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia. Its flagship asset is its 100% owned Mt Todd gold project located in Northern Territory. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 23:50|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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