Critical Review: Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) vs. Lithium Americas (OTCMKTS:LAC)

Bullfrog Gold (OTCMKTS:BFGC) and Lithium Americas (NYSE:LAC) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Lithium Americas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -$540,000.00 N/A N/A
Lithium Americas $4.84 million 53.48 -$28.27 million ($0.26) -11.15

Bullfrog Gold has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Lithium Americas.

Volatility & Risk

Bullfrog Gold has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lithium Americas has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.4% of Lithium Americas shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Bullfrog Gold and Lithium Americas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bullfrog Gold 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lithium Americas 0 0 1 0 3.00

Profitability

This table compares Bullfrog Gold and Lithium Americas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bullfrog Gold N/A N/A -184.38%
Lithium Americas 835.26% -21.08% -12.08%

Summary

Lithium Americas beats Bullfrog Gold on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bullfrog Gold

Bullfrog Gold Corp., a junior exploration company, engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and other metals. The company holds interests in the Bullfrog gold project that consists of 79 lode claims and 2 patented claims covering an area of approximately 1,600 acres located to the northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns, controls, or has acquired mineral rights on State lands, private lands, and Federal patented and unpatented mining claims in the state of Nevada for the purpose of exploration and potential development of metals on a total of approximately 4,790 acres of land. The company was formerly known as Kopr Resources Corp. and changed its name to Bullfrog Gold Corp. in July 2011. Bullfrog Gold Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado.

About Lithium Americas

Lithium Americas Corp. operates as a resource company in the United States. The company explores for lithium deposits. It primarily holds interests in the Cauchari-Olaroz Project located in Jujuy province of Argentina; and owns a 100% interest in the Thacker Pass lithium project located in Nevada. The company also manufactures and sells organoclay products that are used in complex oil and gas drilling and other applications. The company was formerly known as Western Lithium USA Corporation and changed its name to Lithium Americas Corp. in March 2016. Lithium Americas Corp. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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