Is Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. (VIST) Good For Your Portfolio?

Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:VIST) saw an upside of 8.35% to close Friday at $5.45 after adding $0.42 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 587,000 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $5.47 in the past week and touched a new high 5 times within the past 5 days. An average of 429,040 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 399,624.

VIST’s 1-month performance is 18.48% or $0.85 on its low of $4.08 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $1.86 and high of $5.10, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 10/01/21. YTD, VIST has achieved 112.89% or $2.89 and has reached a new high 21 times. However, the current price is up 6.86%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. (VIST) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.38 for the broader industry and 18.49 for the sector, meaning that investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 30.89 and a low of 4.871. VIST stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.11 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.93.

The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 33.54%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at -$70.01 million against revenue of $273.94 million.

The effectiveness of a company’s management is also important for investors when it comes to determining the potential profitability of the investment. In comparison, the average ROE for the broader industry over the past year is 1.01.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected VIST to announce $0.05 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.06, representing a 20.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $102.22 million. VIST stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 936.42 million, with total debt at $627.15 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. (VIST) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 78.66% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 41.74%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $4.99, reflecting a +25.00% or $1.09 change from its current price. VIST is currently trading +18.74% above its 20-day SMA, +101.11% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +30.38% and +98.18% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 96.89% and 93.25% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.27. The RSI (14) points at 71.09%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 98.56% with the period’s ATR at 0.26. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.48 and 0.58 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Vista Oil & Gas S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VIST), Citigroup upgraded it to a Buy rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.


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