Head to Head Survey: Lynas Rare Earths (LYSDY) vs. Its Peers

Lynas Rare Earths (OTCMKTS: LYSDY) is one of 34 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Lynas Rare Earths to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Lynas Rare Earths shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.1% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.6% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Lynas Rare Earths and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lynas Rare Earths 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lynas Rare Earths Competitors 325 1189 1392 31 2.38

As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential downside of 7.21%. Given Lynas Rare Earths’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lynas Rare Earths has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Lynas Rare Earths and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lynas Rare Earths N/A N/A N/A
Lynas Rare Earths Competitors -118.39% -2.60% 0.24%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lynas Rare Earths and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Lynas Rare Earths $278.42 million -$13.02 million -210.50
Lynas Rare Earths Competitors $1.43 billion -$63.89 million 9.68

Lynas Rare Earths’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Lynas Rare Earths. Lynas Rare Earths is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Lynas Rare Earths has a beta of 1.16, indicating that its share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lynas Rare Earths’ competitors have a beta of 2.05, indicating that their average share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lynas Rare Earths competitors beat Lynas Rare Earths on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Lynas Rare Earths Company Profile

Lynas Rare Earths Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, mining, extraction, and processing of rare earth minerals primarily in Australia and Malaysia. The company holds an interest in the Mount Weld project in Western Australia. Its products include neodymium and praseodymium, lanthanum, cerium, and mixed heavy rare earth materials. The company also develops and operates advanced material processing and concentration plants; and offers corporate services. The company was formerly known as Lynas Corporation Limited and changed its name to Lynas Corporation Limited in December 2020. Lynas Rare Earths Limited was incorporated in 1983 and is based in East Perth, Australia.

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