Critical Comparison: Lithium Americas (LAC) versus Its Peers
Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC) is one of 50 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Lithium Americas to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Lithium Americas and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||366||1146||1347||82||2.39|
This table compares Lithium Americas and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||-313.37%||-11.23%||-2.39%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.1% of Lithium Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.8% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lithium Americas and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lithium Americas||$4.29 million||-$33.25 million||-9.16|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||$6.29 billion||$843.29 million||15.44|
Lithium Americas’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lithium Americas. Lithium Americas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Lithium Americas rivals beat Lithium Americas on 9 of the 12 factors compared.
About Lithium Americas
Lithium Americas Corp. operates as a resource company in the United States. The company explores for lithium deposits. It primarily holds interests in the Cauchari-Olaroz Project located in Jujuy province of Argentina; and the Lithium Nevada Project covering approximately 15,233 hectares of area located in northwestern Nevada. The company also manufactures and sells organoclay products that are used in complex oil and gas drilling and other applications. The company was formerly known as Western Lithium USA Corporation and changed its name to Lithium Americas Corp. in March 2016. Lithium Americas Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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