Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia. More Details
Flawless balance sheet with questionable track record.
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 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 9% a week.
Volatility Over Time: VGZ's weekly volatility (9%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Metals and Mining
1 Year Return
US Metals and Mining
Return vs Industry: VGZ exceeded the US Metals and Mining industry which returned 39.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: VGZ exceeded the US Market which returned 19.5% over the past year.
Long-Term 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
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Is Vista Gold undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) 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 poor value based on its PE Ratio (68.1x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (20.5x).
PE vs Market: VGZ is poor value based on its PE Ratio (68.1x) compared to the US market (21x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: VGZ's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: VGZ is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.7x) compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (1.7x).
How is Vista Gold 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: VGZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-241.7% per year).
Earnings vs Market: VGZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-241.7% per year).
High Growth Earnings: VGZ's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US 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 has a high level of non-cash earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: VGZ became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: VGZ has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by -16.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: VGZ has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: VGZ has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (-12.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: VGZ's Return on Equity (8.2%) is considered low.
How is Vista Gold's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: VGZ's short term assets ($10.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($774.0K).
Long Term Liabilities: VGZ's short term assets ($10.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($243.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: VGZ is debt free.
Reducing Debt: VGZ has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: VGZ has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: VGZ has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Vista Gold current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGZ's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate VGZ's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if VGZ's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of VGZ's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Fred Earnest (58 yo)
Mr. Frederick H. Earnest, also known as Fred, B.Sc. has been the Chief Executive Officer of Vista Gold Corp. since January 1, 2012. Mr. Earnest is the President at Vista Gold Corp. since August 1, 2007. Mr...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Fred's total compensation ($USD563.63K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD534.46K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Fred's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chief Financial Officer||1.5yrs||US$235.19k||0.018% |
|Senior Vice President||8.42yrs||US$310.59k||0.40% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||1.75yrs||no data||0.024% |
Experienced Management: VGZ's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
|Independent Non-Executive Chairman||13.17yrs||US$91.57k||0.34% |
|Independent Director||25.67yrs||US$69.57k||0.27% |
|Independent Director||16.25yrs||US$74.57k||0.38% |
|Independent Director||19.67yrs||US$71.24k||0.18% |
|Independent Director||1.83yrs||US$89.61k||0% |
|Independent Director||13.17yrs||US$74.24k||0.33% |
Experienced Board: VGZ's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: VGZ 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 2%.
Vista Gold Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Vista Gold Corp.
- Ticker: VGZ
- Exchange: AMEX
- Founded: 1983
- Industry: Gold
- Sector: Materials
- Market Cap: US$98.762m
- Shares outstanding: 102.68m
- 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. The company’s fla...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/19 23:29|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/19 00:00|
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