Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC) is one of 53 public companies in the “Metal mining” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Lithium Americas to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
6.3% of Lithium Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.6% 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Lithium Americas and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
Lithium Americas presently has a consensus target price of $9.50, suggesting a potential upside of 164.62%. As a group, “Metal mining” companies have a potential upside of 36.15%. Given Lithium Americas’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Lithium Americas is more favorable than its rivals.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Lithium Americas and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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.
This table compares Lithium Americas and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.