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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
VGZ's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 307.00 vs. VGZ: No Debt )
VGZ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -8.56
M-Score: -1.90
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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ROE (%) -138.30
VGZ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2375 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.69 vs. VGZ: -138.30 )
VGZ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -138.3   Max: 36.5
Current: -138.3

-138.3
36.5
ROA (%) -112.04
VGZ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2458 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -8.55 vs. VGZ: -112.04 )
VGZ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -112.04   Max: 28.54
Current: -112.04

-112.04
28.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -159.89
VGZ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2377 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -10.75 vs. VGZ: -159.89 )
VGZ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -211.92   Max: 2.17
Current: -159.89

-211.92
2.17
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
VGZ's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 958 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VGZ: -100.00 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -30.9
Current: -100

EBITDA Growth (%) 65.10
VGZ's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -11.40 vs. VGZ: 65.10 )
VGZ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.3   Max: 65.1
Current: 65.1

-57.3
65.1
EPS Growth (%) 231.70
VGZ's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -12.60 vs. VGZ: 231.70 )
VGZ' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -59.4   Max: 231.7
Current: 231.7

-59.4
231.7
» VGZ's 10-Y Financials

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Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VGZ Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 463,500 sh (+8.65%)
Chuck Royce 926,929 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

VGZ Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 490,500 sh (+5.83%)
Chuck Royce 124,000 sh (-86.62%)
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Q1 2014

VGZ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 597,100 sh (+21.73%)
Chuck Royce 124,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

VGZ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 124,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 492,600 sh (-17.5%)
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Ratios

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P/B 1.10
VGZ's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. VGZ: 1.10 )
VGZ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 4.85
Current: 1.1

0.18
4.85
Current Ratio 3.94
VGZ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 1744 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. VGZ: 3.94 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 71.01
Current: 3.94

0.64
71.01
Quick Ratio 3.94
VGZ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. VGZ: 3.94 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 69.27
Current: 3.94

0.33
69.27

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 2.90
VGZ's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
94% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VGZ: 2.90 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 355
Current: 2.9

2.69
355
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.90
VGZ's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VGZ: 2.90 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 201
Current: 2.9

2.69
201
Price/Tangible Book 1.00
VGZ's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. VGZ: 1.00 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 5
Current: 1

0.14
5
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
VGZ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2675 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VGZ: 0.70 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 12.12
Current: 0.7

0.01
12.12
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -102.17
VGZ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2095 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -13.46 vs. VGZ: -102.17 )
VGZ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -27.7   Max: -12.5
Current: -102.17

-27.7
-12.5

Business Description

Industry: Metals & Mining » Gold
Compare:EGO, ABX, GG, NMCEF, IAG » details
Traded in other countries:VGZ.Canada, JEJ.Germany
Vista Gold Corporation was incorporated on November 28, 1983. The Company operates in the gold mining industry. It is engaged in valuation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects, production or value adding strategic transactions such as earn-in right agreements or leases to third parties, joint venture arrangements with other mining companies, or outright sales of assets for cash and/or other consideration. It has one reportable segment, consisting of evaluation, acquisition and exploration activities mainly in Australia, North America and Indonesia. Currently, its holdings include the Mt. Todd gold project in Australia; the Guadalupe de los Reyes gold/silver project in Mexico; the Los Cardones gold project in Mexico; the Awak Mas gold project in Indonesia; the Long Valley gold project in California; and mining claims in Utah. In addition, the Company also owns approximately 28.0% of the shares of Midas Gold Corp., a company exploring for gold and developing the Golden Meadows project in the Yellow Pine-Stibnite District in Idaho. It competes with other mining companies in connection with the acquisition, exploration, financing and development of gold properties. The Company's mining operations and exploration activities are subject to various national, state, provincial and local laws and regulations in the United States, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia and other jurisdictions.
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