Is It Worthwhile For Investors To Follow These Insider Trades On Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET)?

Vermilion Energy Inc. (NYSE:VET) traded with a subtraction of -$0.69 to $10.65 on Wednesday, a downside of -6.08 percent. An average of 3,605,723 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.82 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,968,386 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,358,804.

VET stock has increased by 63.87% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $6.50 on 09/09/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/05/21, shares of the company touched a low of $2.28 and a high of $11.41 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -6.66% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 2.26, which compares with the 18.90 for the broader industry and 18.54 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Vermilion Energy Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 147.54 and 1.403. The stock’s beta is 3.59. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.64, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.98, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 3.82.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Vermilion Energy Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.50, and the current ratio was 0.60, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.99 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.99 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 61.80% against a 5-year average of 45.2%. Vermilion Energy Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 37.19%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 95.10%. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$116.59 million compared to revenue of $851.64 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Vermilion Energy Inc.’s return on assets was 17.90%, compared to -0.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -51.10%, and the 5-year average is 1.0%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 63.60% and the 5-year average holds at -0.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.45 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Vermilion Energy Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.04 per share, but it turned out to be $2.22, a 5,450.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $183.49 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 76.11%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 58.95%.

As of today, VET’s price is $10.56 +8.27% or $0.82 from its 5-day moving average. VET is currently trading +62.09% higher than its 20-day SMA and +39.65% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +54.21% above the SMA50 and +123.04% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 91.33% and 92.65%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.58. With the 14-day stochastic at 85.70% and the average true range at 0.52, the RSI (14) stands at 74.89%. The stock has reached 0.93 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.72.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 2 brokerage firms advise that investors sell VET, while 8 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 4 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is VET’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $6.37 and $14.20, with a median target of $10.63. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Vermilion Energy Inc. (VET) stock is $10.75.


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