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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: 43 of 50
Head office address: Shd 12, Cty Wrks Dpt, 90 Wellesley St W, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010
Chairman: Susan Peterson
Chief executive: Kimbal Riley
Financial year ended: December
Locations: New Zealand
Auditor: Pwc
Bankers: ASB, HSBC

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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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Description of trading activities 

"Vista Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry sectors of distribution, exhibition, and consumer. Vista group is the parent to eight businesses in total."

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CEO profile

Kimbal became CEO of Vista in April 2018. He was previously COO of Orion Health and worked there for seven years. He also undertook senior sales and delivery roles in global software and services companies including CSC, Compaq, EDS and Nortel.

Chairman profile

Susan is the Chair of Vista. She has held executive roles at ANZ and was also a director on many of ANZ's New Zealand subsidiary company boards. She is also an independent director for Xero, ASB Bank, Trustpower, Property for Industry and the New Zealand merino Company.


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