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Vista Group International Limited is a software—application business based in Australia. Vista Group International shares (VGL) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $1.52 – an increase of 3.4% over the previous week. and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $323.4 million.
How to buy shares in Vista Group International
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for Vista Group International . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: VGL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Vista Group International reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $1.52, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Vista Group International . Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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- Vista Group International key stats
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- Is Vista Group International stock a buy or sell?
- Vista Group International performance over time
- Are Vista Group International shares over-valued?
- Vista Group International 's financials
- How volatile are Vista Group International shares?
- Does Vista Group International pay a dividend?
- Have Vista Group International shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted Vista Group International 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Vista Group International 's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $1.52, which is 51.59% down on its pre-crash value of $3.14 and 52.00% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Vista Group International shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $443.45 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $452.38.
Vista Group International share priceUse our graph to track the performance of VGL stocks over time.
Vista Group International shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$1.52|
|52-week range||AUDA$1 - AUDA$3.84|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$1.5776|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$1.378|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.02 (1.8%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.049|
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Is it a good time to buy Vista Group International stock?
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Vista Group International price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-15)||8.57%|
|1 month (2020-09-22)||-3.49%|
|3 months (2020-07-22)||26.14%|
|6 months (2020-04-22)||26.67%|
|1 year (2019-10-21)||-56.57%|
|2 years (2018-10-22)||-57.78%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-36.67%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||-36.00%|
Is Vista Group International under- or over-valued?
Valuing Vista Group International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Vista Group International 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Vista Group International 's P/E ratio
Vista Group International 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Vista Group International shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Vista Group International financials
|Gross profit TTM||$76.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||-20.19%|
|Market capitalisation||$323.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Vista Group International share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 46.49% of net profits
Recently Vista Group International has paid out, on average, around 46.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Vista Group International shareholders could enjoy a 1.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Vista Group International 's case, that would currently equate to about A$0.02 per share.
While Vista Group International 's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Vista Group International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Vista Group International 's shares ever split?
Vista Group International 's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 November 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Vista Group International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Vista Group International shares which in turn could have impacted Vista Group International 's share price.
Vista Group International share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Vista Group International 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1 up to $3.84. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Vista Group International 's is 1.7272. This would suggest that Vista Group International 's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Vista Group International overview
Vista Group International Limited engages in the development, sale, and support of software solutions to the film industry worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Cinema, Movio, Additional Group Companies, and Early Stage Investments. It offers Vista Cinema, a cinema management software for cinema exhibitors in the large circuit market; and Veezi, a cloud-based software as a service cinema management software for cinema exhibitors in the small circuit market. The company also provides Movio, a cloud-based solution that maintains real-time data on customer transactions for cinema chains; MACCS, a multiple-module software that offers theatrical distribution, movie prints, and advertising services, as well as rights and royalties' management services; and Cinema Intelligence, a business intelligence solution for forecasting, planning, and scheduling of movies. In addition, it offers Powster, a studio that provides creative services to the film and music industry, as well as creates products to help users engage with entertainment content; Flicks, a movie and cinema review and showtime guide site; Numero, box office tracking and reporting software for film distributors and cinemas; and movieXchange that connects the movie industry for distribution of movie media, tickets, and showtimes. Further, the company provides software licensing; Web platform development and licensing; and online loyalty data analytics and marketing services. Vista Group International Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.
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