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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.

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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.

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Guru Trades

VST Guru Trades in

Q2 2017

VST Guru Trades in Q2 2017

John Paulson 11,530,556 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 14,351 sh (New)
Howard Marks 50,320,153 sh (New)
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Q3 2017

VST Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Richard Pzena 19,628 sh (New)
John Paulson 11,530,556 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 50,280,227 sh (-0.08%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,160 sh (-22.24%)
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Q4 2017

VST Guru Trades in Q4 2017

David Tepper 961,285 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,544,700 sh (New)
Leucadia National 220,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 28,364 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 22,686 sh (+15.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,196 sh (+0.32%)
Howard Marks 50,280,227 sh (unchged)
John Paulson 10,000,000 sh (-13.27%)
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Latest Guru Trades with VST

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Paulson 2017-12-31 Reduce -13.27%0.52%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 19.022%10,000,000
David Tepper 2017-12-31 New Buy0.17%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 19.022%961,285
Leucadia National 2017-12-31 New Buy0.31%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 19.022%220,000
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 15.58%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 19.022%22,686
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 0.32%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 19.022%11,196
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 New Buy$15.88 - $18.7 $ 19.0210%19,628
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -22.24%$15.88 - $18.7 $ 19.0210%11,160
John Paulson 2017-06-30 New Buy2.63%$14.59 - $16.86 $ 19.0221%11,530,556
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy$14.59 - $16.86 $ 19.0221%14,351
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221118    SIC: 4931
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Traded in other countries:0V6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Vistra Energy Corp through its subsidiaries is in electricity market activities including power generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management and retail sales of electricity to end users.

Vistra Energy Corp operates an integrated power business in Texas. The company through its subsidiaries is in electricity market activities including power generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management and retail sales of electricity to end users. It has Wholesale generation and Retail electricity segments. Wholesale generation segment consists electricity generation, wholesale energy sales and purchases, commodity risk management, fuel production and logistics management. Retail electricity segment covers retail sales of electricity and related services to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

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Forward PE Ratio 34.36
VST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 18.55 vs. VST: 34.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.

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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,270.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.38
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $0.01 - 21.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)427.58

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $)
EBIT (Mil $)
EBITDA (Mil $) 1,584 1,331 1,444 1,372
EPS ($) 0.88 0.70 1.08 1.07
EPS without NRI ($) 0.88 0.70 1.08 1.07
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
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