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Vista Group International NZSE:VGL Stock Report

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10 Aug, 2022


Company Financials +
VGL fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health4/6

VGL Stock Overview

Vista Group International Limited provides software and data analytics solutions to the film industry worldwide.


Trading at 67.5% below our estimate of its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 100.32% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for VGL from our risk checks.

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Vista Group International
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceNZ$2.00
52 Week HighNZ$2.80
52 Week LowNZ$1.43
1 Month Change16.96%
3 Month Change12.99%
1 Year Change-12.66%
3 Year Change-64.29%
5 Year Change-30.07%
Change since IPO56.86%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

VGLNZ SoftwareNZ Market

Return vs Industry: VGL exceeded the NZ Software industry which returned -32.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VGL underperformed the NZ Market which returned -11.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VGL's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VGL volatility
VGL Average Weekly Movement6.3%
Software Industry Average Movement5.9%
Market Average Movement4.3%
10% most volatile stocks in NZ Market8.3%
10% least volatile stocks in NZ Market3.0%

Stable Share Price: VGL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of NZ stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VGL's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1996658Kimbal Riley

Vista Group International Limited provides software and data analytics solutions to the film industry worldwide. It operates through three segments: Cinema, Movio, and Additional Group Companies. The company offers Vista Cinema, a cinema management software; and Veezi, a cloud-based software as a service cinema management software for cinema exhibitors in the small circuit market.

Vista Group International Fundamentals Summary

How do Vista Group International's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VGL fundamental statistics
Market CapNZ$464.05m
Earnings (TTM)-NZ$9.80m
Revenue (TTM)NZ$98.10m


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VGL income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueNZ$36.40m
Gross ProfitNZ$61.70m
Other ExpensesNZ$71.50m

Last Reported Earnings

Dec 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date

Aug 28, 2022

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.042
Gross Margin62.90%
Net Profit Margin-9.99%
Debt/Equity Ratio10.5%

How did VGL perform over the long term?

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


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

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 5/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales 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 VGL?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

VGL 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/Revenue4.5x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-108.5x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does VGL's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

VGL PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for VGL vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average12.5x
SKO Serko
GTK Gentrack Group
PX1 Plexure Group
TWL Trade Window Holdings
VGL Vista Group International

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: VGL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (4.8x) compared to the peer average (12.5x).

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does VGL's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the Oceanian Software Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: VGL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (4.8x) compared to the NZ Software industry average (4.9x)

Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

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

VGL PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio4.8x
Fair PS Ratio6.4x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: VGL is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (4.8x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (6.4x).

Share Price vs Fair Value

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

Below Fair Value: VGL (NZ$2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (NZ$6.15)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VGL 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: Target price is less than 20% higher than the current share price.

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Future Growth

How is Vista Group International forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VGL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.1%).

Earnings vs Market: VGL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.

High Growth Earnings: VGL is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VGL's revenue (13.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the NZ market (5.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VGL's revenue (13.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: VGL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.9%).

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Past Performance

How has Vista Group International performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VGL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: VGL is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VGL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 66.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VGL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: VGL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (21.2%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: VGL has a negative Return on Equity (-6.2%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Vista Group International's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 4/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VGL's short term assets (NZ$99.6M) exceed its short term liabilities (NZ$47.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: VGL's short term assets (NZ$99.6M) exceed its long term liabilities (NZ$35.7M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

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

Reducing Debt: VGL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.5% to 10.5% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VGL's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (67.3%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if VGL's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet

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What is Vista Group International 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


Forecast Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGL'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 VGL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VGL's dividend payments have been increasing.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: VGL is not paying a notable dividend for the NZ market.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

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

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


Average management tenure


Kimbal Riley



Mr. Kimbal Harrison Riley is Group Chief Executive of Vista Group International Limited from June 2022. He was Group Chief Executive Officer of Vista Group International Limited from April 03, 2018 to June...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VGL's management team is considered experienced (2.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: VGL's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 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

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Vista Group International Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Vista Group International Limited
  • Ticker: VGL
  • Exchange: NZSE
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: NZ$464.052m
  • Shares outstanding: 233.19m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Vista Group International Limited
  • City Works Depot
  • Shed 12
  • Auckland
  • 1010
  • New Zealand


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/10 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/10 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.