Standard Lithium (OTCMKTS:SLI) and Chemours (NYSE:CC) Financial Review

Standard Lithium (OTCMKTS:SLIGet Rating) and Chemours (NYSE:CCGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.7% of Standard Lithium shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.9% of Chemours shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Chemours shares are held by company 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Standard Lithium and Chemours’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Standard Lithium N/A N/A -$30.10 million ($0.20) -18.20
Chemours $6.35 billion 0.80 $608.00 million $5.61 6.01

Chemours has higher revenue and earnings than Standard Lithium. Standard Lithium is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chemours, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

Standard Lithium has a beta of 2.35, meaning that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chemours has a beta of 1.84, meaning that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Standard Lithium and Chemours, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Standard Lithium 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chemours 1 8 2 0 2.09

Chemours has a consensus target price of $32.90, indicating a potential downside of 2.43%. Given Chemours’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chemours is more favorable than Standard Lithium.

Profitability

This table compares Standard Lithium and Chemours’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Standard Lithium N/A -25.32% -24.66%
Chemours 12.91% 73.45% 11.42%

Summary

Chemours beats Standard Lithium on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Standard Lithium

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Standard Lithium Ltd. engages in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction. Its projects include Arkansas Lithium, Lithium Brine Processing, and California Lithium. The company was founded by Alvaro Anthony on August 14, 1998 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Chemours

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The Chemours Co. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of performance chemicals. The firm delivers solutions, which include a range of industrial and chemical products for markets including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, and general industrial. It operates through the following segments: Titanium Technologies, Thermal and Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials, and Chemical Solutions. The Titanium Technologies segment is involved in the manufacture of titanium dioxide pigment. The Thermal and Specialized Solutions segment offers refrigerants, propellants, blowing agents, and specialty solvents. The Advanced Performance Materials segment produces polymers and advanced materials that deliver attributes, including chemical inertness, thermal stability, low friction, weather and corrosion resistance, extreme temperature stability, and di-electric properties. The Chemical Solutions segment refers to the sale of chemicals used in industrial and consumer applications in the Americas. The company was founded on February 18, 2014, and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

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