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Vista Gold

AMEX:VGZ
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
VGZ
AMEX
$87M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Materials
Company description

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 last earnings update was 17 days ago. More info.


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  • Vista Gold has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
VGZ Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-7.6%
AMEX:VGZ
-3.9%
US Metals and Mining
-1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
68.1%
AMEX:VGZ
-15.5%
US Metals and Mining
-0.4%
US Market
VGZ Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Vista Gold (VGZ) -7.6% -1.2% 53.8% 68.1% -21.8% 87.6%
US Metals and Mining -3.9% -8.7% 0.1% -15.5% -7.9% -24.1%
US Market -1% -3.3% 0.4% -0.4% 30.4% 37.1%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • VGZ outperformed the Metals and Mining industry which returned -15.5% over the past year.
  • VGZ outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned -0.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
VGZ
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Vista Gold undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for Vista Gold. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $0.8675.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Vista Gold's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Vista Gold's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $-0.12
AMEX:VGZ Share Price ** AMEX (2019-08-16) in USD $0.87
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 45 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 11.27x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,095 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.23x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Vista Gold.

AMEX:VGZ PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= AMEX:VGZ Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.87 ÷ -0.12

-7.53x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Vista Gold is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
  • Vista Gold is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Vista Gold's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -7.53x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts
6%per year
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 23 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 0.38x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,124 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.4x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Vista Gold, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Vista Gold's assets?
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-06-30) in USD $0.16
AMEX:VGZ Share Price * AMEX (2019-08-16) in USD $0.87
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 110 Publicly-Listed Metals and Mining Companies 1.34x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,265 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.7x
AMEX:VGZ PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= AMEX:VGZ Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.87 ÷ 0.16

5.44x

* Primary Listing of Vista Gold.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Vista Gold is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Vista Gold's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Metals and Mining industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Vista Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Vista Gold expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 2 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Vista Gold expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Vista Gold's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Vista Gold's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • Unable to compare Vista Gold's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
AMEX:VGZ Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 2 Analysts 6%
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 24.3%
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.5%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.5%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
AMEX:VGZ Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 126 -12 1
2022-12-31 0 -560 1
2021-12-31 0 -290 1
2020-12-31 0 0 -10 2
2019-12-31 0 0 -11 2
AMEX:VGZ Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-06-30 -7 -12
2019-03-31 -7 -10
2018-12-31 -9 -9
2018-09-30 -9 -9
2018-06-30 -10 -9
2018-03-31 -10 -10
2017-12-31 -9 -12
2017-09-30 -7 -10
2017-06-30 -6 -10
2017-03-31 -6 -5
2016-12-31 -5 -3
2016-09-30 -6 -3

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Vista Gold is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • Unable to determine if Vista Gold is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Vista Gold Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:VGZ Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 -0.10 -0.09 -0.10 2.00
2019-12-31 -0.11 -0.11 -0.11 1.00
AMEX:VGZ Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-06-30 -0.12
2019-03-31 -0.10
2018-12-31 -0.09
2018-09-30 -0.09
2018-06-30 -0.09
2018-03-31 -0.10
2017-12-31 -0.12
2017-09-30 -0.10
2017-06-30 -0.10
2017-03-31 -0.06
2016-12-31 -0.04
2016-09-30 -0.04

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Vista Gold will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Vista Gold's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Vista Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Vista Gold performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Vista Gold's growth in the last year to its industry (Metals and Mining).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Vista Gold does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Vista Gold's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Vista Gold's 1-year growth to the US Metals and Mining industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Vista Gold's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Vista Gold Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

AMEX:VGZ Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-06-30 -11.54 8.07
2019-03-31 -10.42 8.00
2018-12-31 -8.71 8.88
2018-09-30 -8.78 9.98
2018-06-30 -9.38 10.51
2018-03-31 -10.14 10.65
2017-12-31 -12.04 10.46
2017-09-30 -10.16 9.26
2017-06-30 -9.59 8.55
2017-03-31 -5.27 7.95
2016-12-31 -3.13 7.25
2016-09-30 -3.33 7.51
2016-06-30 -0.71 7.90
2016-03-31 1.24 8.21
2015-12-31 1.01 8.15
2015-09-30 -6.78 7.91
2015-06-30 -12.23 6.66
2015-03-31 -18.73 6.97
2014-12-31 -18.93 7.64
2014-09-30 -17.01 7.39
2014-06-30 -15.13 9.77
2014-03-31 -33.22 14.78
2013-12-31 -59.49 21.13
2013-09-30 -92.65 30.47
2013-06-30 -77.35 35.23
2013-03-31 -86.84 36.89
2012-12-31 -70.66 35.63
2012-09-30 -32.53 35.05

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Vista Gold has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Vista Gold has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Metals and Mining industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Vista Gold improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Vista Gold's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Metals and Mining industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Vista Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Vista Gold's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Vista Gold's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Vista Gold is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Vista Gold's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Vista Gold's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Vista Gold has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Vista Gold Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

AMEX:VGZ Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-06-30 16.05 0.00 10.07
2019-03-31 18.67 0.00 11.23
2018-12-31 21.25 0.00 13.53
2018-09-30 24.83 0.00 15.71
2018-06-30 26.77 0.00 17.37
2018-03-31 28.43 0.00 19.19
2017-12-31 29.08 0.00 20.41
2017-09-30 32.74 0.00 22.13
2017-06-30 35.40 0.00 24.50
2017-03-31 37.92 0.00 26.63
2016-12-31 40.53 0.00 28.98
2016-09-30 42.35 0.00 30.30
2016-06-30 28.36 0.00 16.05
2016-03-31 26.51 0.00 14.38
2015-12-31 27.07 0.00 14.75
2015-09-30 29.10 0.00 16.52
2015-06-30 28.37 0.00 14.94
2015-03-31 24.54 0.00 11.31
2014-12-31 25.28 0.00 10.01
2014-09-30 34.24 0.00 13.48
2014-06-30 39.76 0.00 17.77
2014-03-31 42.34 0.00 20.19
2013-12-31 43.01 6.51 5.65
2013-09-30 51.05 9.70 31.27
2013-06-30 53.56 9.50 31.71
2013-03-31 74.85 9.76 57.46
2012-12-31 101.34 0.00 88.40
2012-09-30 130.99 0.00 122.39
  • Vista Gold has no debt.
  • Vista Gold currently has no debt however we can't compare to 5 years ago as we have no data for that period.
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.

  • Vista Gold has sufficient cash runway for 1.4 years based on current free cash flow.
  • Vista Gold has sufficient cash runway for 1.4 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 20.1% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess Vista Gold's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Vista Gold has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Vista Gold's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Vista Gold dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Vista Gold shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Vista Gold's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Vista Gold's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
AMEX:VGZ Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 2 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Metals and Mining Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 31 Stocks 2.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2009 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.8%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

AMEX:VGZ Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31
2019-12-31

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Vista Gold has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Vista Gold's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Vista Gold's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Vista Gold has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Vista Gold's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Vista Gold afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Vista Gold has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Vista Gold's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Fred Earnest
COMPENSATION $679,199
AGE 57
TENURE AS CEO 7.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Frederick H. Earnest, also known as Fred, B.Sc. has been the Chief Executive Officer of Vista Gold Corp. since January 1, 2012 and serves as its President. Mr. Earnest served as President at Vista Gold Corp.from August 1, 2007 to 2012. Mr. Earnest has been an Executive Director of Vista Gold Corp. since November 6, 2007. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Vista Gold Corp. from August 1, 2007 to January 1, 2012. He served as a Senior Vice President of Project Development at Vista Gold Corp., from September 22, 2006 to August 1, 2007. He has over 25 years experience in the mining industry, including management of the development and operation of gold mines and engineering and technical services. He served as the President of Pacific Rim El Salvador, S.A. de C.V. from June 2004 to September 2006. He served as General Manager and Legal Representative of Compania Minera Dayton from April 1998 to June 2004. He served as a Director at Midas Gold Corp. from April 1, 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Earnest holds a BS in Mining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

CEO Compensation
  • Fred's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Fred's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure of the Vista Gold management team in years:

3.7
Average Tenure
  • The tenure for the Vista Gold management team is about average.
Management Team

Fred Earnest

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$679K
AGE
57
TENURE
7.6 yrs

John Rozelle

TITLE
Senior Vice President
COMPENSATION
$358K
AGE
64
TENURE
7 yrs

Doug Tobler

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Pamela Solly

TITLE
VP of Investor Relations
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Vista Gold board of directors in years:

11.8
Average Tenure
66
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Vista Gold board of directors is over 10 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced board.
Board of Directors

Michael Richings

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$102K
AGE
74
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Fred Earnest

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$679K
AGE
57
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Tom Ogryzlo

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$78K
AGE
79
TENURE
24.3 yrs

John Clark

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$81K
AGE
64
TENURE
18.3 yrs

Randy Eppler

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$90K
AGE
65
TENURE
14.8 yrs

Tracy Stevenson

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$85K
AGE
68
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Deborah Friedman

TITLE
Director
AGE
66
TENURE
0.4 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Vista Gold individual insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
24. Jun 19 Sell John Engele Individual 20. Jun 19 21. Jun 19 -5,300 $0.82 $-4,261
14. Jun 19 Sell John Engele Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -10,000 $0.72 $-7,100
14. Jun 19 Sell John Engele Individual 12. Jun 19 12. Jun 19 -10,000 $0.68 $-6,800
19. Mar 19 Sell John Engele Individual 18. Mar 19 18. Mar 19 -18,300 $0.76 $-13,817
18. Mar 19 Sell John Engele Individual 15. Mar 19 15. Mar 19 -6,700 $0.76 $-5,092
13. Sep 18 Sell William Eppler Individual 11. Sep 18 11. Sep 18 -16,000 $0.50 $-7,709
12. Sep 18 Sell William Eppler Individual 11. Sep 18 11. Sep 18 -16,000 $0.48 $-7,709
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Management checks
We assess Vista Gold's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Vista Gold has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

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Vista Gold (NYSEMKT:VGZ) Shareholders Booked A 92% Gain In The Last Five Years

See our latest analysis for Vista Gold Vista Gold hasn't yet reported any revenue, so it's as much a business idea as an actual business. … It seems likely some shareholders believe that Vista Gold will find or develop a valuable new mine before too long. … Of course, if you time it right, high risk investments like this can really pay off, as Vista Gold investors might know.

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Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Vista Gold Corp (NYSEMKT:VGZ) Share Register?

Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. … Vista Gold is not a large company by global standards. … Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that.

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Who Owns Vista Gold Corp (NYSEMKT:VGZ)?

I am going to take a deep dive into Vista Gold Corp’s (NYSEMKT:VGZ) most recent ownership structure, not a frequent subject of discussion among individual investors. … When it comes to ownership structure of a company, the impact has been observed in both the long-and short-term performance of shares. … Differences in ownership structure of companies can have a profound effect on how management's incentives are aligned with shareholder returns, and whether they adhere to corporate governance best practices.

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Is Vista Gold Corp's (NYSEMKT:VGZ) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

Fred Earnest is the CEO of Vista Gold Corp (NYSEMKT:VGZ), which has recently grown to a market capitalization of US$67.49m. … Understanding how CEOs are incentivised to run and grow their company is an important aspect of investing in a stock. … View out our latest analysis for Vista Gold

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Company Info

Description

Vista Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration, and advancement of gold exploration and development projects primarily in Australia. Its flagship asset is its 100% owned Mt Todd gold project located in Northern Territory. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.

Details
Name: Vista Gold Corp.
VGZ
Exchange: AMEX
Founded: 1983
$87,216,316
100,537,541
Website: http://www.vistagold.com
Address: Vista Gold Corp.
7961 Shaffer Parkway,
Suite 5,
Littleton,
Colorado, 80127,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
AMEX VGZ Common Shares NYSE MKT LLC US USD 19. Nov 1984
DB JEJ Common Shares Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 19. Nov 1984
TSX VGZ Common Shares The Toronto Stock Exchange CA CAD 19. Nov 1984
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
12
Vista Gold employees.
Industry
Gold
Materials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/08/17 23:51
End of day share price update: 2019/08/16 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/08/14
Last earnings filing: 2019/07/31
Last earnings reported: 2019/06/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.