Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC) is one of 50 publicly-traded companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Lithium Americas to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Lithium Americas and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||365||1146||1346||82||2.39|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Lithium Americas and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lithium Americas||$4.29 million||-$33.25 million||-9.75|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||$6.29 billion||$843.29 million||15.54|
Lithium Americas’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Lithium Americas. Lithium Americas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Lithium Americas and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lithium Americas Competitors||-313.37%||-11.10%||-2.33%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
8.2% of Lithium Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.9% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of shares of all “Metal mining” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Lithium Americas peers beat Lithium Americas on 8 of the 11 factors compared.
Lithium Americas Company Profile
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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