Ratios in Focus: Analyzing Vital Energy Inc. (VTLE)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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In the latest session, Vital Energy Inc. (NYSE: VTLE) closed at $45.84 down -6.16% from its previous closing price of $48.85. In other words, the price has decreased by -$6.16 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.29 million shares were traded. VTLE stock price reached its highest trading level at $49.055 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $45.5.


For a deeper understanding of Vital Energy Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.22 and its Current Ratio is at 1.22. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.80 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.77.

On December 08, 2023, BofA Securities started tracking the stock assigning a Underperform rating and target price of $48.

On December 06, 2023, KeyBanc Capital Markets started tracking the stock assigning a Overweight rating and target price of $58.KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated its Overweight rating on December 06, 2023, with a $58 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 01 ’23 when Lancaster Lori A bought 1,000 shares for $45.03 per share. The transaction valued at 45,030 led to the insider holds 1,747 shares of the business.

Denny Mark David sold 5,496 shares of VTLE for $300,906 on Oct 02 ’23. The SVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary now owns 18,494 shares after completing the transaction at $54.75 per share.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, VTLE now has a Market Capitalization of 1680476032 and an Enterprise Value of 3411374592. As of this moment, Vital’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 1.90, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 4.43. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.18. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.99 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.60. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.01 whereas that against EBITDA is 3.231.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, VTLE has reached a high of $62.87, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $40.00. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -12.19%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -8.05%.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, VTLE has traded an average of 778.16K shares per day and 899140 over the past ten days. A total of 35.41M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 21.33M. Insiders hold about 41.80% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 62.39% stake in the company. Shares short for VTLE as of 1715731200 were 7381653 with a Short Ratio of 9.49, compared to 1713139200 on 8461173. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 7381653 and a Short% of Float of 30.23.

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