Vista Outdoor Company Profile (NYSE:VSTO)

About Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)

Vista Outdoor logoVista Outdoor Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets. Its Outdoor Products segment product lines include archery/hunting accessories, global eyewear and sport protection, golf, hydration products, optics, shooting accessories, tactical products and water sports. The Company serves the outdoor sports and recreation markets through a diverse portfolio of over 40 brands. It serves a range of end consumers, including outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. It offers cooking solutions through Camp Chef brand.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Recreational Products - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:VSTO
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.29 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 57,022,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $22.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $22.88
  • 52 Week Range: $18.32 - $52.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.54
  • P/E Growth: 0.75
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.55 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.51
  • Book Value: $21.84 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.04
  • EBIDTA: $306.74 million
  • Net Margins: -10.78%
  • Return on Equity: 7.62%
  • Return on Assets: 3.45%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.87%
  • Current Ratio: 3.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.58%
  • Average Volume: 1.15 million shs.
  • Beta: -0.19
  • Short Ratio: 6.77
Frequently Asked Questions for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)

What is Vista Outdoor's stock symbol?

Vista Outdoor trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VSTO."

How were Vista Outdoor's earnings last quarter?

Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 11th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.15. The business earned $578.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $565.19 million. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 7.62% and a negative net margin of 10.78%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.63 earnings per share. View Vista Outdoor's Earnings History.

When will Vista Outdoor make its next earnings announcement?

Vista Outdoor is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 10th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Vista Outdoor.

What guidance has Vista Outdoor issued on next quarter's earnings?

Vista Outdoor issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, May, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.10-1.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.74. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.36-2.42 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.43 billion.

Where is Vista Outdoor's stock going? Where will Vista Outdoor's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Vista Outdoor's stock. Their predictions range from $19.50 to $52.00. On average, they expect Vista Outdoor's share price to reach $30.05 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Vista Outdoor.

What are analysts saying about Vista Outdoor stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Vista Outdoor stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Vista Outdoor Inc. develops, manufacture and distribute optics, accessories and eyewear. The Company operates in two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its product consist of binoculars, laser rangefinders, riflescopes, trail cameras, archery accessories, blinds, decoys, game calls, gun care products, mounts, powder, reloading equipment, targets, target systems, safety and protective eyewear, fashion and sports eyewear. The company's product portfolio include Bushnell(R), Primos(R), Bollè(R), Serengeti(R), Cèbè, RCBS(R), Hoppe's(R), Uncle Mike's(R), Gold Tip(R), Weaver(R) and Tasco(R). Vista Outdoor Inc. is headquartered in Utah. " (7/19/2017)
  • 2. Cowen and Company analysts commented, "Chairman/CEO Mark DeYoung has retired (left Board as well), and lead independent." (7/11/2017)
  • 3. KeyCorp analysts commented, "[W]e view a vast majority of the issues that plagued the Company in F1Q17 as transitory and maintain a shift in wallet share toward firearms accessories should occur in the coming quarters and the hangover from Sports Authority/Sports Chalet liquidations will likely be a F1H17 event," analyst Scott Hamann wrote in a note.Hamann expects continued solid demand for ammo at least in the near to intermediate term. Further, the analyst's checks show that if Hillary Clinton is elected, it would result in meaningful demand for .223/5.56mm and 9mm.Meanwhile, the brokerage's study found that over 60 percent of accessories for MSRs occur after — but within 12 months of — the initial purchase. As such, the analyst said accessory/optics demand will improve once wallet share shifts from the ongoing surge in MSRs.Going forward, Hamann believes the investor day in November could serve as a potential catalyst as the company is expected to provide more visibility into the business.Related Link: Argus Raises Dick's Sporting Goods Price Target, Expects Market Share GainsFurther, the analyst is positive on the fundamentals despite expecting a tepid second quarter and gloomy outlook."[W]e believe that the current valuation largely prices in a potential guidance cut and we view current levels as having a favorable risk/reward dynamic," (8/30/2016)

Who are some of Vista Outdoor's key competitors?

Who are Vista Outdoor's key executives?

Vista Outdoor's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Michael Callahan, Interim Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Stephen M. Nolan, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Kelly T. Grindle, President, Outdoor Products
  • Robert J. Keller, President, Shooting Sports
  • Scott D. Chaplin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Stephen S. Clark, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services
  • Kenneth Bement, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller
  • Michael Pici, Vice President - Investor Relations
  • April H. Foley, Independent Director
  • Mark A. Gottfredson, Independent Director

Who owns Vista Outdoor stock?

Vista Outdoor's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.09%), Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.07%), Aperio Group LLC (0.05%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), First Quadrant L P CA (0.04%) and US Bancorp DE (0.02%). Company insiders that own Vista Outdoor stock include Gary L Mcarthur, Mark A Gottfredson, Mark W Deyoung, Michael Callahan, Robert J Keller and Robert M Tarola. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Vista Outdoor.

Who sold Vista Outdoor stock? Who is selling Vista Outdoor stock?

Vista Outdoor's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Creative Planning. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vista Outdoor.

Who bought Vista Outdoor stock? Who is buying Vista Outdoor stock?

Vista Outdoor's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Meeder Asset Management Inc., Aperio Group LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have bought Vista Outdoor stock in the last two years include Gary L Mcarthur, Mark A Gottfredson, Mark W Deyoung, Michael Callahan, Robert J Keller and Robert M Tarola. View Insider Buying and Selling for Vista Outdoor.

How do I buy Vista Outdoor stock?

Shares of Vista Outdoor can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Vista Outdoor's stock price today?

One share of Vista Outdoor stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.62.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Vista Outdoor (NYSE VSTO)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  131 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  117 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  248
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.45)
Consensus Price Target: $30.05 (32.85% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$28.00LowView Rating Details
7/11/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$26.00MediumView Rating Details
6/8/2017DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$23.00 -> $29.00HighView Rating Details
5/18/2017Forward ViewReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
5/13/2017Roth CapitalSet Price TargetHold$20.00HighView Rating Details
3/22/2017Off Wall StreetInitiated CoverageBuy$29.00MediumView Rating Details
2/23/2017Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$19.50N/AView Rating Details
2/6/2017KeyCorpLower Price TargetOverweight$31.00N/AView Rating Details
1/13/2017CL KingDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/7/2016WunderlichLower Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $52.00N/AView Rating Details
8/12/2016Monness Crespi & HardtDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/11/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$54.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
7/24/2015BB&T CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$56.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Earnings by Quarter for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Vista Outdoor (NYSE VSTO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/9/2017$0.12N/AView Earnings Details
5/11/2017Q4 2017$0.18$0.03$565.19 million$578.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2017Q317$0.58$0.62$674.09 million$654.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2016Q217$0.61$0.74$660.17 million$684.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/11/2016Q117$0.69$0.48$669.04 million$630.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/12/2016Q416$0.61$0.63$588.18 million$612.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q316$0.57$0.70$577.30 million$592.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q216$0.52$0.63$540.25 million$551.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2015Q116$0.47$0.54$504.60 million$514.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2015Q4$0.58$0.47$488.20 million$485.39 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.23 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.67 EPS


Dividend History for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.45%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/8/2017Michael CallahanDirectorBuy2,000$20.72$41,440.00View SEC Filing  
2/14/2017Robert M TarolaDirectorBuy5,000$20.79$103,950.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Mark W DeyoungCEOBuy20,000$20.80$416,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2017Robert J KellerInsiderBuy4,500$21.50$96,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Gary L McarthurDirectorBuy3,156$47.49$149,878.44View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015Michael CallahanDirectorBuy1,300$42.56$55,328.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Mark A GottfredsonDirectorBuy3,715$46.70$173,490.50View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Robert M TarolaDirectorBuy1,000$44.30$44,300.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
Latest Headlines for Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO)
DateHeadline logoLCI Industries (DW) versus Vista Outdoor (VSTO) Financial Review - July 20 at 6:27 PM logo Analysts Expect Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $552.98 Million - July 20 at 1:24 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research - July 19 at 1:56 PM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) - July 15 at 4:52 PM logoVista Outdoor Announces Historic Partnership with Boy Scouts of America - July 14 at 9:52 AM logoPolaris Industries (PII) versus Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) Critical Contrast - July 12 at 2:08 PM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) & Brunswick Corporation (BC) - July 11 at 2:10 PM logoCowen and Company Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) - July 11 at 11:20 AM logoAnalyst Favorites With Strong Buyback Activity: Vista Outdoor Ranks As a Top Pick - July 6 at 5:02 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 27 at 9:26 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $552.41 Million - June 24 at 9:52 AM logo$0.12 Earnings Per Share Expected for Vista Outdoor Inc. (VSTO) This Quarter - June 22 at 9:04 AM logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces an Investigation Concerning Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Certain Officers and Directors of Vista Outdoor Inc. - June 17 at 7:10 AM logoVista Outdoor (VSTO) vs. Pool (POOL) Financial Survey - June 9 at 4:08 PM logoWhy Vista Outdoor Stock Surged 8% on Thursday - June 9 at 2:20 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Upgraded to "Buy" by DA Davidson - June 8 at 2:52 PM logoVista Outdoor Announces Kenny Bement as Corporate Controller and Chief ... - June 7 at 8:10 AM logoCritical Comparison: Vista Outdoor (VSTO) vs. Pool (POOL) - June 4 at 10:16 AM logoVista Outdoor (VSTO) & Callaway Golf (ELY) Head-To-Head Contrast - June 3 at 10:43 PM logoETFs with exposure to Vista Outdoor, Inc. : May 31, 2017 - June 1 at 3:42 AM logoVista Outdoor to Present at Jefferies 2017 Consumer Conference - June 1 at 3:42 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $552.83 Million - May 31 at 3:16 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - May 31 at 10:02 AM logoVista Outdoor, Inc. :VSTO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : May 30, 2017 - May 30 at 8:09 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc. -- Moody's downgrades Vista Outdoors CFR to Ba3; outlook remains negative - May 30 at 8:09 PM logoMoody's downgrades Vista Outdoor further into junk territory - May 30 at 8:09 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Will Post Earnings of $0.13 Per Share - May 29 at 8:48 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on March 31, 2017 - May 27 at 6:41 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Earns "Hold" Rating from Forward View - May 20 at 7:40 AM logoCowen and Company Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) - May 17 at 11:02 PM logoVista Outdoor Announces Kenny Bement as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer - May 15 at 8:30 AM logoVisteon's stock jumps to 16-month high after Morgan Stanley upgrade - May 12 at 3:30 PM logoThis Old-School Auto Parts Maker's Up 5% Today and Is a Darling of the Connected Car Trade - May 12 at 3:30 PM logoVista Outdoor's (VSTO) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC - May 12 at 7:44 AM logoVista Outdoor Reports FY17 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Operating Results - May 12 at 4:18 AM logoAmmo Maker Vista Outdoor Earnings Misfire Again - May 12 at 4:18 AM logoVista Outdoor profit and sales tumble on slumping demand for guns and ammunition - May 12 at 4:18 AM logoEdited Transcript of VSTO earnings conference call or presentation 11-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 12 at 4:18 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Issues Earnings Results - May 11 at 1:52 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Earns Hold Rating from Cowen and Company - May 11 at 10:10 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance - May 11 at 9:30 AM logoSturm Ruger's Quarterly Results Lift Gun Stocks - May 9 at 8:02 PM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday - May 9 at 7:06 AM logoCommit To Purchase Vista Outdoor At $15, Earn 8.7% Annualized Using Options - May 6 at 1:26 AM logoVista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - May 5 at 9:08 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $600.75 Million - May 5 at 2:00 PM logoVista Outdoor (VSTO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows - May 4 at 12:22 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Vista Outdoor Inc (VSTO) Will Post Earnings of $0.24 Per Share - May 3 at 4:06 PM logoVista Outdoor, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:VSTO) : May 1, 2017 - May 1 at 7:41 PM logoVista Outdoor (VSTO) Getting Somewhat Negative Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 30 at 8:58 AM



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