Critical Review: Pacific Booker Minerals (OTCMKTS:PBMLF) & Lithium Americas (Argentina) (NYSE:LAAC)

Pacific Booker Minerals (OTCMKTS:PBMLFGet Free Report) and Lithium Americas (Argentina) (NYSE:LAACGet Free Report) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pacific Booker Minerals and Lithium Americas (Argentina)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Booker Minerals N/A N/A -$690,000.00 ($0.04) -8.42
Lithium Americas (Argentina) N/A N/A $1.29 billion $7.99 0.59

Pacific Booker Minerals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lithium Americas (Argentina), indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Booker Minerals and Lithium Americas (Argentina)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Booker Minerals N/A -119.12% -110.38%
Lithium Americas (Argentina) N/A 3.09% 2.51%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

49.2% of Lithium Americas (Argentina) shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.3% of Pacific Booker Minerals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 19.8% of Lithium Americas (Argentina) shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Pacific Booker Minerals and Lithium Americas (Argentina), as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Booker Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lithium Americas (Argentina) 0 2 3 0 2.60

Lithium Americas (Argentina) has a consensus price target of $9.40, suggesting a potential upside of 100.43%. Given Lithium Americas (Argentina)’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lithium Americas (Argentina) is more favorable than Pacific Booker Minerals.

Risk & Volatility

Pacific Booker Minerals has a beta of -0.15, meaning that its stock price is 115% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lithium Americas (Argentina) has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lithium Americas (Argentina) beats Pacific Booker Minerals on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pacific Booker Minerals

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Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. engages in the exploration of mineral properties in Canada. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, and molybdenum deposits. It holds interests in the Morrison property located in British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Booker Gold Explorations Limited and changed its name to Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. in February 2000. Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Lithium Americas (Argentina)

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Lithium Americas (Argentina) Corp. operates as a resource company. The company explores for lithium deposits. The company owns interests in the Cauchari-Olaroz project located in Jujuy province of Argentina. It also has a pipeline of development and exploration stage projects, including the Pastos Grandes project and the Sal de la Puna project located in Salta Province in northwestern Argentina. Lithium Americas (Argentina) Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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