Lithium Co.. (OTCMKTS:LTUM) and Remark (NASDAQ:MARK) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and profitability.
Volatility & Risk
Lithium Co.. has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Remark has a beta of 1.8, suggesting that its share price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Lithium Co.. and Remark, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Remark has a consensus price target of $7.50, indicating a potential upside of 343.79%. Given Remark’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Remark is more favorable than Lithium Co…
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Lithium Co.. and Remark’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Remark||$70.60 million||0.79||-$106.73 million||($1.79)||-0.94|
Lithium Co.. has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Remark.
This table compares Lithium Co.. and Remark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of Lithium Co.. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.5% of Remark shares are held by institutional investors. 30.1% of Remark shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Remark beats Lithium Co.. on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lithium Co..
Lithium Corporation, an exploration stage mining company, engages in the identification, acquisition, and exploration of metals and minerals primarily in Nevada. It explores for lithium/boron/potassium, graphite, gold, and silver deposits. The company owns interests in the Fish Lake Valley property that includes 143 claims covering an area of approximately 11,360 acres located in northern Esmeralda County in west central Nevada; and San Emidio property comprising 20 claims, which cover an area of approximately 1,600 acres located in Washoe County in northwestern Nevada. It also hold interests in the BC Sugar flake property covering an area 19,816 acres located in the Cherryville area of British Columbia; and Hughes claims located in the 6 discrete prospect areas of Nevada. The company was formerly known as Utalk Communications Inc. and changed its name to Lithium Corporation in September 2009. Lithium Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Elko, Nevada.
Remark Holdings, Inc., a technology company, focuses on the development and deployment of artificial intelligence-based solutions for businesses in various industries worldwide. The company operates KanKan, a social media data intelligence platform. It also owns and operates various digital media properties that deliver content in various verticals, such as travel and entertainment, young adult lifestyle, and personal finance. The company was formerly known as Remark Media, Inc. and changed its name to Remark Holdings, Inc. in April 2017. Remark Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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