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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.06
VST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.17 vs. VST: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.23 Max: 0.97
Current: 0.06
0.06
0.97
Equity-to-Asset 0.32
VST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. VST: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.46  Med: 0.43 Max: 0.46
Current: 0.32
-1.46
0.46
Debt-to-Equity 1.42
VST's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
70% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VST: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
VST' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.14  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.42
-0.14
1.42
Debt-to-EBITDA 10.63
VST's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. VST: 10.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
VST' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.32  Med: 3.43 Max: 90.65
Current: 10.63
-0.32
90.65
Altman Z-Score: 0.59
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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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -2.39
VST's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. VST: -2.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.39  Med: 4.1 Max: 5.88
Current: -2.39
-2.39
5.88
Net Margin % -8.24
VST's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
94% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. VST: -8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -104.2  Med: -51.48 Max: -4.68
Current: -8.24
-104.2
-4.68
ROE % -7.32
VST's ROE % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 6.91 vs. VST: -7.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
VST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.32  Med: -3.93 Max: -3.93
Current: -7.32
-7.32
-3.93
ROA % -2.94
VST's ROA % is ranked lower than
97% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. VST: -2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.74  Med: -5.31 Max: -1.71
Current: -2.94
-59.74
-1.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 1.56
VST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. VST: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -109.77  Med: -10.46 Max: 9.67
Current: 1.56
-109.77
9.67
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.20
VST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VST: -3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.2  Med: -3.2 Max: -3.2
Current: -3.2
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Guru Trades

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

Pioneer Investments 28,364 sh (New)
Leucadia National 220,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,544,700 sh (New)
David Tepper 961,285 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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Q1 2018

VST Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Bruce Berkowitz 1,039,000 sh (New)
Fairholme Fund 850,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,430,000 sh (+122.05%)
Pioneer Investments 45,597 sh (+60.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,219 sh (+0.21%)
Richard Pzena Sold Out
Leucadia National Sold Out
David Tepper Sold Out
Howard Marks 48,438,812 sh (-3.66%)
John Paulson 3,698,400 sh (-63.02%)
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Q2 2018

VST Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Chuck Royce 65,200 sh (New)
David Tepper 1,870,951 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 21,100 sh (New)
Alan Fournier 100,000 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 253,794 sh (+456.60%)
John Paulson 3,698,400 sh (unchged)
Fairholme Fund 850,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Bruce Berkowitz 1,037,500 sh (-0.14%)
Howard Marks 44,553,037 sh (-8.02%)
Jim Simons 2,026,073 sh (-40.93%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VST

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Tepper 2018-06-30 New Buy0.51%$19.68 - $24.67 $ 22.42-2%1,870,951
Bruce Berkowitz 2018-06-30 Reduce -0.14%$19.68 - $24.67 $ 22.42-2%1,037,500
Joel Greenblatt 2018-06-30 Sold Out $19.68 - $24.67 $ 22.42-2%0
John Paulson 2018-03-31 Reduce -63.02%2.26%$17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%3,698,400
Bruce Berkowitz 2018-03-31 New Buy3.09%$17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%1,039,000
Joel Greenblatt 2018-03-31 Add 0.21%$17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%11,219
David Tepper 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.17%$17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%0
Leucadia National 2018-03-31 Sold Out 0.31%$17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%0
Richard Pzena 2018-03-31 Sold Out $17.46 - $21.13 $ 22.4216%0
John Paulson 2017-12-31 Reduce -13.27%0.52%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 22.4220%10,000,000
David Tepper 2017-12-31 New Buy0.17%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 22.4220%961,285
Leucadia National 2017-12-31 New Buy0.31%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 22.4220%220,000
Richard Pzena 2017-12-31 Add 15.58%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 22.4220%22,686
Joel Greenblatt 2017-12-31 Add 0.32%$17.24 - $20.49 $ 22.4220%11,196
Richard Pzena 2017-09-30 New Buy$15.88 - $18.7 $ 22.4230%19,628
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Reduce -22.24%$15.88 - $18.7 $ 22.4230%11,160
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Business Description

Industry: Utilities - Independent Power Producers » Utilities - Independent Power Producers    NAICS: 221118    SIC: 4931
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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.

Guru Investment Theses on Vistra Energy Corp

Bruce Berkowitz Comments on Vistra Energy - Aug 01, 2018

Vistra Energy (NYSE:VST), the merger of a reorganized Energy Future Holdings and Dynegy, is a uniquely positioned generator and retailer of electricity. The combination of its diversified portfolio of power plants, well-regarded TXU Energy consumer brand, focus on the growing Texas market, and a strong balance sheet results in an attractive business profile with significant free cash flow generation. Shares were purchased at a double-digit free cash flow yield.





From Bruce Berkowitz (Trades, Portfolio)'s second quarter 2018 Fairholme Fund (Trades, Portfolio) shareholder letter.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 24.39
VST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. VST: 24.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.44
VST's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VST: 1.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
VST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.44
0.9
1.69
PS Ratio 1.72
VST's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. VST: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.12
Current: 1.72
1.15
2.12
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 21.93
VST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. VST: 21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
VST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.67  Med: 19.59 Max: 25.57
Current: 21.93
8.67
25.57
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.38
VST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.17 vs. VST: 9.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
VST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.35  Med: 9.13 Max: 32.15
Current: 9.38
5.35
32.15
EV-to-EBIT 211.47
VST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.44 vs. VST: 211.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -195.5  Med: 19.8 Max: 225.2
Current: 211.47
-195.5
225.2
EV-to-EBITDA 20.30
VST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.63 vs. VST: 20.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 16.6 Max: 29.7
Current: 20.3
7.4
29.7
EV-to-Revenue 3.74
VST's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
77% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. VST: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
VST' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 2 Max: 4
Current: 3.74
1.8
4
Current Ratio 1.28
VST's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. VST: 1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 1.98 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.28
1.23
2.76
Quick Ratio 1.10
VST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VST: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.07  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.45
Current: 1.1
1.07
2.45
Days Inventory 24.94
VST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 26.27 vs. VST: 24.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.15  Med: 25.12 Max: 35.42
Current: 24.94
22.15
35.42
Days Sales Outstanding 68.58
VST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 54.16 vs. VST: 68.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.23  Med: 39.12 Max: 68.58
Current: 68.58
36.23
68.58
Days Payable 64.00
VST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 71.32 vs. VST: 64.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.79  Med: 44.18 Max: 64
Current: 64
40.79
64

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
VST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: -6.90 vs. VST: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: -0.1 Max: -0.1
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 3.08
VST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VST: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
VST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.01  Med: 4.09 Max: 5.2
Current: 3.08
3.01
5.2
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.21
VST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
71% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. VST: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1 Max: 1.31
Current: 1.21
0.9
1.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 0.47
VST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Independent Power Producers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. VST: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.4  Med: 0.5 Max: 5.3
Current: 0.47
-4.4
5.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $6,115.00
EPS (TTM) $ -1.22
Volatility19.71%
52-Week Range $17.09 - 24.81
Shares Outstanding (Mil)518.62

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 8,949 10,771 10,618
EBIT (Mil $) 1,155 1,899 1,467
EBITDA (Mil $) 2,690 3,363 2,977
EPS ($) 1.29 1.96 1.44
EPS without NRI ($) 1.29 1.96 1.44
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.30

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: ----
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAN
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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