Livent (NYSE: LTHM) is one of 27 public companies in the “Chemicals & allied products” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Livent to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
98.0% of Livent shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.3% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Livent shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.9% of shares of all “Chemicals & allied products” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings for Livent and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Livent presently has a consensus target price of $15.08, indicating a potential upside of 117.34%. As a group, “Chemicals & allied products” companies have a potential upside of 20.44%. Given Livent’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Livent is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Livent and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Livent and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Livent’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Livent. Livent 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.
Livent competitors beat Livent on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
Livent Company Profile
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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