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VAALCO Energy, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. VAALCO Energy shares (EGY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. VAALCO Energy employs 111 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$76.5 million.

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  3. Search for VAALCO Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EGY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until VAALCO Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.53, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of VAALCO Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of VAALCO Energy. Optimize 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.

VAALCO Energy share price

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VAALCO Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$1.53
52-week rangeUSD$0.7 - USD$2.6
50-day moving average USD$1.4714
200-day moving average USD$1.1913
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.83
PE ratio 16.9
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.194

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Is it a good time to buy VAALCO Energy stock?

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VAALCO Energy price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.53 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) -35.71%
1 month (2020-12-23) -18.18%
3 months (2020-10-22) 56.12%
6 months (2020-07-22) 22.40%
1 year (2020-01-22) -34.62%
2 years (2019-01-22) -23.50%
3 years (2018-01-22) 88.89%
5 years (2016-01-22) 18.60%

Is VAALCO Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing VAALCO Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of VAALCO Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

VAALCO Energy's P/E ratio

VAALCO Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, VAALCO Energy shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

VAALCO Energy's PEG ratio

VAALCO Energy's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.62. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into VAALCO Energy's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


VAALCO Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$31 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a VAALCO Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

VAALCO Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$76.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$54.7 million
Return on assets TTM -3.67%
Return on equity TTM -49.83%
Profit margin -56.93%
Book value $1.126
Market capitalisation USD$100 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting VAALCO Energy shares

There are currently 205,336 VAALCO Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as VAALCO Energy's "short interest". This figure is 156.2% up from 80,149 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting VAALCO Energy shares can be evaluated.

VAALCO Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

VAALCO Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of VAALCO Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of VAALCO Energy shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). VAALCO Energy's SIR currently stands at 0.15. In other words for every 100,000 VAALCO Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 150 shares are currently held short.

However VAALCO Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of VAALCO Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable VAALCO Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case VAALCO Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 VAALCO Energy shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0036% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable VAALCO Energy shares, roughly 4 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against VAALCO Energy.

Find out more about how you can short VAALCO Energy stock.

VAALCO Energy share dividends

We're not expecting VAALCO Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have VAALCO Energy's shares ever split?

VAALCO Energy's shares were split on 12 February 2003.

VAALCO Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, VAALCO Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.7 up to $2.6. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while VAALCO Energy's is 2.5491. This would suggest that VAALCO Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

VAALCO Energy overview

VAALCO Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas. The company holds Etame production sharing contract related to the Etame Marin block located offshore in the Republic of Gabon, West Africa. It also owns interests in an undeveloped block offshore Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. VAALCO Energy, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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