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VSTA

Vasta PlatformNasdaqGS:VSTA Stock Report

Last Price

US$3.95

Market Cap

US$327.7m

7D

-1.3%

1Y

-72.6%

Updated

19 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
VSTA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation1/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

VSTA Stock Overview

Vasta Platform Limited, an education company, provides educational and digital solutions to private schools operating in the K-12 educational sector in Brazil.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Vasta Platform
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$3.95
52 Week HighUS$15.48
52 Week LowUS$2.20
Beta0
1 Month Change7.34%
3 Month Change-6.40%
1 Year Change-72.57%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-79.05%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 12
An Intrinsic Calculation For Vasta Platform Limited (NASDAQ:VSTA) Suggests It's 45% Undervalued

An Intrinsic Calculation For Vasta Platform Limited (NASDAQ:VSTA) Suggests It's 45% Undervalued

Does the August share price for Vasta Platform Limited ( NASDAQ:VSTA ) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will...

Shareholder Returns

VSTAUS Consumer ServicesUS Market
7D-1.3%-5.9%-3.5%
1Y-72.6%-65.7%10.2%

Return vs Industry: VSTA underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned -65.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VSTA underperformed the US Market which returned 10.2% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VSTA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VSTA volatility
VSTA Average Weekly Movement18.1%
Consumer Services Industry Average Movement9.6%
Market Average Movement6.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: VSTA is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 18% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VSTA's weekly volatility has increased from 10% to 18% over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19661,960Mario Ghio Juniorhttps://www.vastaedu.com.br

Vasta Platform Limited, an education company, provides educational and digital solutions to private schools operating in the K-12 educational sector in Brazil. The company operates in two segments, Content & EdTech Platform and Digital Platform. The Content & EdTech Platform segment offers core and complementary educational content solutions through digital and printed content, including textbooks, learning systems, and other complimentary educational services.

Vasta Platform Fundamentals Summary

How do Vasta Platform's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VSTA fundamental statistics
Market CapR$1.81b
Earnings (TTM)-R$116.28m
Revenue (TTM)R$892.72m

2.0x

P/S Ratio

-15.6x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VSTA income statement (TTM)
RevenueR$892.72m
Cost of RevenueR$360.93m
Gross ProfitR$531.79m
ExpensesR$648.08m
Earnings-R$116.28m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-1.40
Gross Margin59.57%
Net Profit Margin-13.03%
Debt/Equity Ratio19.5%

How did VSTA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Vasta Platform undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

0.39x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VSTA ($3.95) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($0.45)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VSTA is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VSTA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Consumer Services industry average.

PE vs Market: VSTA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VSTA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VSTA is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.4x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (1.7x).


Future Growth

How is Vasta Platform forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

121.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VSTA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).

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

High Growth Earnings: VSTA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: VSTA's revenue (19.9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: VSTA's revenue (19.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: VSTA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (0.8%).


Past Performance

How has Vasta Platform performed over the past 5 years?

-321.4%

Last years earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VSTA is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: VSTA is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if VSTA's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.

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

Earnings vs Industry: VSTA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VSTA has a negative Return on Equity (-2.5%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is Vasta Platform's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VSTA's short term assets (R$1.2B) exceed its short term liabilities (R$609.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: VSTA's short term assets (R$1.2B) do not cover its long term liabilities (R$1.4B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VSTA's net debt to equity ratio (4.5%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if VSTA's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: VSTA has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if VSTA has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


Dividend

What is Vasta Platform current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.73%

Forecast Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VSTA'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 VSTA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

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


CEO

Mario Ghio Junior (52 yo)

no data

Tenure

Mr. Mario Ghio Junior serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Vasta Platform Limited. Mr Ghio Junior is also Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of several companies and non-government...


Ownership

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

Vasta Platform Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Vasta Platform Limited
  • Ticker: VSTA
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1966
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$327.707m
  • Shares outstanding: 82.96m
  • Website: https://www.vastaedu.com.br

Number of Employees


Location

  • Vasta Platform Limited
  • Av. Paulista, 901
  • 5th Floor
  • São Paulo
  • São Paulo
  • 01310-100
  • Brazil

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/19 00:14
End of Day Share Price2022/01/18 00:00
Earnings2021/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.