Financial Review: PIEDMONT LITHIU/S (PLLL) and The Competition

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PIEDMONT LITHIU/S (NASDAQ: PLLL) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare PIEDMONT LITHIU/S to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of PIEDMONT LITHIU/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.3% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.8% of shares of all “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies are owned by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for PIEDMONT LITHIU/S and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S 0 0 1 0 3.00
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S Competitors 253 841 994 34 2.38

PIEDMONT LITHIU/S presently has a consensus target price of $32.00, suggesting a potential upside of 272.09%. As a group, “Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels” companies have a potential upside of 27.82%. Given PIEDMONT LITHIU/S’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe PIEDMONT LITHIU/S is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PIEDMONT LITHIU/S and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S N/A -$9.95 million -4.50
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S Competitors $1.83 billion $259.90 million 10.67

PIEDMONT LITHIU/S’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than PIEDMONT LITHIU/S. PIEDMONT LITHIU/S 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.

Profitability

This table compares PIEDMONT LITHIU/S and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S N/A N/A N/A
PIEDMONT LITHIU/S Competitors 11.25% 12.27% 6.19%

Summary

PIEDMONT LITHIU/S competitors beat PIEDMONT LITHIU/S on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

PIEDMONT LITHIU/S Company Profile

Piedmont Lithium Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily holds a 100% interest in the Piedmont lithium project covering a landholding of 1,092 acres in the Carolina Lithium Belt, North Carolina. The company was formerly known as WCP Resources Limited and changed its name to Piedmont Lithium Limited in August 2017. Piedmont Lithium Limited is based in Perth, Australia.

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