Reviewing Livent (LTHM) & The Competition

Livent (NYSE: LTHM) is one of 28 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Livent to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Livent and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Livent 19.88% 19.98% 14.87%
Livent Competitors -44.39% 20.06% 5.40%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Livent and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Livent 2 6 6 0 2.29
Livent Competitors 232 788 1010 49 2.42

Livent currently has a consensus target price of $15.08, suggesting a potential upside of 114.55%. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies have a potential upside of 15.73%. Given Livent’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Livent is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of Livent shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.3% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Livent shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Livent and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Livent $442.50 million $126.10 million 7.71
Livent Competitors $7.49 billion $529.45 million 12.26

Livent’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Livent. Livent 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.

Summary

Livent peers beat Livent on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Livent

Livent Corporation manufactures and sells performance lithium compounds that are used primarily in energy storage, specialty polymers, and chemical synthesis application. The company offers lithium compounds for use in applications that have specific performance requirements, including battery-grade lithium hydroxide for use in high performance lithium-ion batteries; and supplies butyllithium, which is used as a synthesizer in the production of polymers and pharmaceutical products, as well as a range of specialty lithium compounds, including high purity lithium metal, which is used in the production of lightweight materials for aerospace applications and non-rechargeable batteries. Livent Corporation was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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