Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest regions of the United States. More Details
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Vertex Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: VTNR is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 13% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VTNR's weekly volatility (13%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
7 Day Return
US Oil and Gas
1 Year Return
US Oil and Gas
Return vs Industry: VTNR underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -31.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VTNR underperformed the US Market which returned 20.7% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Vertex Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR) Third-Quarter Results Are Out And Analysts Have Published New Forecasts
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1 month ago | Simply Wall StDoes Vertex Energy's (NASDAQ:VTNR) CEO Salary Compare Well With The Performance Of The Company?
Is Vertex Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: VTNR ($0.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($1.75)
Significantly Below Fair Value: VTNR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: VTNR is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
PE vs Market: VTNR 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 VTNR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VTNR is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.3x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (1x).
How is Vertex Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: VTNR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: VTNR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: VTNR's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: VTNR's revenue (9.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: VTNR's revenue (9.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VTNR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Vertex Energy performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: VTNR is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: VTNR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VTNR is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 4.2% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare VTNR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: VTNR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-29.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VTNR has a negative Return on Equity (-11.03%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Vertex Energy's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VTNR's short term assets ($32.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($23.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: VTNR's short term assets ($32.9M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($37.6M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VTNR's debt to equity ratio (20.5%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: VTNR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 45% to 20.5% over the past 5 years.
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: Whilst unprofitable VTNR has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: VTNR is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 44.6% per year.
What is Vertex Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VTNR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VTNR'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 VTNR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VTNR'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 VTNR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Ben Cowart (51 yo)
Mr. Benjamin P. Cowart, also known as Ben, is the Founder of Vertex Energy Inc., and has been its Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since April 2009. Mr. Cowart serves as Preside...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Ben's total compensation ($USD602.44K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD561.31K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Ben's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|CFO & Secretary||10.42yrs||US$435.66k||1.7% |
|Chief Operating Officer||5.08yrs||US$435.04k||0.14% |
|Vice President of Specialty Projects||6.42yrs||US$164.46k||no data|
|Corporate Advisor||no data||US$301.89k||no data|
Experienced Management: VTNR's management team is seasoned and experienced (8.4 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||12.42yrs||US$62.84k||0% |
|Independent Director||12.42yrs||US$77.34k||0.43% |
|Independent Director||10.33yrs||US$86.84k||0.14% |
|Independent Director||7.83yrs||US$59.34k||0.035% |
Experienced Board: VTNR's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11 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 been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.9%.
Vertex Energy, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vertex Energy, Inc.
- Ticker: VTNR
- Exchange: NasdaqCM
- Industry: Oil and Gas Refining and Marketing
- Sector: Energy
- Market Cap: US$33.711m
- Shares outstanding: 45.55m
- Website: https://www.vertexenergy.com
Number of Employees
- Vertex Energy, Inc.
- 1331 Gemini Street
- Suite 250
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|VTNR||NasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Apr 2009|
|5VE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Apr 2009|
Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwes...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/11/28 23:11|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/11/27 00:00|
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