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VGL - Vista Group profile

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Vista Group


NZX code: VGL
Short name: Vista Group 
Legal name: Vista Group International Limited
Industry sector: Film
NZX50 rank: 42 of 50
Head office address: Shd 12, Cty Wrks Dpt, 90 Wellesley St W, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010
Chairman: Susan Peterson
Chief executive: Stuart Dickinson
Financial year ended: December
Locations: New Zealand
Auditor: Pwc
Bankers: ASB, HSBC

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Vista Group

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Financial statement history

A. Recent trading and performance summary:

NPAT Earnings
per share
fye Dec mln mln cents
2016 $88.6 $49.5 30
2017 $106.6 $10.0 6
2018 $130.7 $13.0 7
2019 $144.5 $12.8 6
2020 $87.5 -$56.7 -24

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B. Recent financial position summary:

fye Dec mln mln %
2016 $191.6 $53.3 72.2
2017 $204.2 $56.1 72.5
2018 $221.1 $61.7 72.1
2019 $243.6 $80.1 67.1
2020 $252.0 $88.9 64.7

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C. Recent cash flows and positions:

Cash and equiv. 
at year end
fye Dec mln mln mln
2016 $13.4 $18.0 $21.3
2017 $11.1 $10.4 $21.0
2018 $27.6 $16 $34.4
2019 $15.5 $30.4 $19.5
2020 $67.5 $17.0 $67.1

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D. Recent key ratio analysis:

per share
NTA/share Dividend
fye Dec cents annual avg dollars annual avg %
2016 30 8.9 0.94 1.73
2017 6 42.9 0.40  1.61
2018 7 51.1 0.43 1.03
2019 6 57.2 0.38 0.35
2020 -24 -7.0 0.34 N/A

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Description of trading activities 

Vista Group is the parent company of many global software and technology groups. Mainly specialising in that of the film industry. A New Zealand company that provides globally, pioneering the film industry space and giving new technological solutions. Vista has an international outreach of over 700 crew based across the six main Vista offices, New Zealand, the USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Netherlands, and Mexico.

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CEO profile

Appointed CEO in April, 2023, Stuart Dickinson has over 25 years of experience in not only the Technology space, but also with Leadership roles. Prior to joining the Vista Group Ltd (VGL) Dickinson was the APAC Enterprise applications Practise Director. Dickinson attended Auckland Grammar School, and went on to study at the University of Auckland. Where he completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

Chairman profile
Susan Peterson was appointed Chairperson of VGL in January 2021. Experienced in Leadership for Business, Peterson has an extraordinary track-record with many accolades. Peterson is also an independent director for Mercury NZ, Xero, Arvida Group, Property for Industry, and Craig’s Investment Partners. Peterson has also previously been an independent director of Trustpower, and ASB. Graduating from the University of Canterbury, Peterson gained a Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Laws.



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