OTCPK:NUVS.F

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Executive Summary

NuVista Energy Ltd., an oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with worrying balance sheet.

Share Price & News

How has NuVista Energy's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NUVS.F's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-6.8%

NUVS.F

0.9%

US Oil and Gas

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-72.8%

NUVS.F

-40.7%

US Oil and Gas

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: NUVS.F underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -43.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NUVS.F underperformed the US Market which returned 5.3% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

NUVS.FIndustryMarket
7 Day-6.8%0.9%1.5%
30 Day-21.6%-7.4%5.9%
90 Day47.8%13.7%17.9%
1 Year-72.8%-72.8%-37.9%-40.7%9.2%6.9%
3 Year-89.0%-89.0%-33.3%-40.4%36.4%27.5%
5 Year-88.1%-88.1%-35.6%-46.2%64.9%47.0%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is NuVista Energy's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is NuVista Energy undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

41.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: NUVS.F ($0.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($0.93)

Significantly Below Fair Value: NUVS.F is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: NUVS.F is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: NUVS.F 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 NUVS.F's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: NUVS.F is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.3x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (0.7x).


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Future Growth

How is NuVista Energy forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?

109.7%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: NUVS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: NUVS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: NUVS.F is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: NUVS.F's revenue (4.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: NUVS.F's revenue (4.7% 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 NUVS.F's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has NuVista Energy performed over the past 5 years?

-1.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NUVS.F is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: NUVS.F is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NUVS.F is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 1.1% per year.

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

Earnings vs Industry: NUVS.F is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-21.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NUVS.F has a negative Return on Equity (-145.38%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is NuVista Energy's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NUVS.F's short term assets (CA$156.8M) exceed its short term liabilities (CA$127.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: NUVS.F's short term assets (CA$156.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CA$886.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NUVS.F's debt to equity ratio (109%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: NUVS.F's debt to equity ratio has increased from 33.7% to 109% 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: Insufficient data to determine if NUVS.F has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

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


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Dividend

What is NuVista Energy current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

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

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


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: NUVS.F is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NUVS.F's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

7.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jonathan Wright (54yo)

9.17yrs

Tenure

CA$1,773,691

Compensation

Mr. Jonathan Andrew Wright, P. Eng. has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at NuVista Energy Ltd. since May 09, 2011. Mr. Wright served as Vice President at Talisman Energy Inc. He has more tha ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jonathan's total compensation ($USD1.30M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD618.98K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jonathan's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Wright
President9.17yrsCA$1.77m0.32% CA$377.1k
Ross Andreachuk
VP of Finance5.83yrsCA$909.03k0.049% CA$57.9k
Michael Lawford
Chief Operating Officer2.58yrsCA$1.09m0.070% CA$82.8k
Kevin Asman
Vice President of Marketing10.5yrsCA$850.19k0.061% CA$71.2k
Christopher LeGrow
Vice President of Development and Planningno datano data0.015% CA$18.0k

7.5yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Management: NUVS.F's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Jonathan Wright
President9.17yrsCA$1.77m0.32% CA$377.1k
Keith A. MacPhail
Independent Director17.17yrsCA$162.62k1.12% CA$1.3m
Grant Zawalsky
Independent Director17.17yrsCA$122.12k0.094% CA$110.5k
Brian Shaw
Independent Director5.92yrsCA$120.72k0.044% CA$51.8k
Ronald J. Poelzer
Independent Director17.17yrsCA$124.47k2.6% CA$3.1m
Sheldon Steeves
Independent Director7.33yrsCA$122.62k0.011% CA$13.4k
Pentti Karkkainen
Independent Chairman0.17yrCA$134.72k0.066% CA$78.2k
Ronald Eckhardt
Independent Director7.33yrsCA$122.12k0.070% CA$82.5k
Deborah Stein
Independent Director3.92yrsCA$132.87k0.015% CA$17.1k

7.3yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: NUVS.F's board of directors are considered experienced (7.3 years average tenure).


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.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

NuVista Energy Ltd.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: NuVista Energy Ltd.
  • Ticker: NUVS.F
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: CA$160.176m
  • Listing Market Cap: CA$117.619m
  • Shares outstanding: 225.60m
  • Website: https://www.nuvistaenergy.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • NuVista Energy Ltd.
  • 525 – 8th Avenue S.W.
  • Suite 2500
  • Calgary
  • Alberta
  • T2P 1G1
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NVATSX (The Toronto Stock Exchange)YesVoting Common SharesCACADJul 2003
NVGDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesVoting Common SharesDEEURJul 2003
NUVS.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesVoting Common SharesUSUSDJul 2003

Biography

NuVista Energy Ltd., an oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It primarily focuses on the condensate-rich Montney formation in the Wapiti area of the Alberta Deep Basin. NuVista Energy Ltd. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/15 00:55
End of Day Share Price2020/07/13 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


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.