Can Livent Corporation (LTHM) Add Value To Your Portfolio?

As of Friday close, Livent Corporation’s (NYSE:LTHM) stock was up $2.93, moving up 12.50 percent to $26.37. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,748,420 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.65 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,602,060, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,966,858.

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Since last month, LTHM stock rose 4.31%. Shares of the company fell to $20.53 on 05/02/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $33.04 was reached on 05/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $16.32. Since the beginning of this year, LTHM’s stock price has risen by 8.16% or $1.99, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.19% since its 52-week high.

Livent Corporation (LTHM) last reported insider trading activity 215 days ago on Oct 11. Antoniazzi Gilberto, the Vice President and CFO of the company, disposed of 4,300 shares for $23.32 on Oct 11. It resulted in a $100,276 divestment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Livent Corporation (LTHM) has a P/E ratio of about 101.42. The stock’s beta is 2.01. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 9.07, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.02.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Livent Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.80, while its current ratio was 3.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.28, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.28. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 29.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 15.70%. Based on annual data, LTHM earned $88.4 million in gross profit and brought in $420.4 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 0.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 6.80%.

In Livent Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $240.8 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LTHM’s revenue rose 36.1% to $122.9 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $143.5 million. While analysts expected Livent Corporation to report $0.04 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.03 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -25.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $52.5 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Livent Corporation were 393.6 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $246.9 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $161.75 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Livent Corporation’s (LTHM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 167.50%, the RSI 9-day stood at 59.16% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Livent Corporation price is down by -5.89% percent or -$1.65. At present, LTHM shares trade +5.40% above its 20-day simple moving average and +18.89% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +24.98% above its SMA50 and +35.30% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 41.69% and Stochastic coefficient D was 36.99%, while ATR was 2.31. Given the Stochastic reading of 64.53% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.63%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.01, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.42.

Analyst Ratings

Cowen upgraded its rating on Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) to an Outperform in a note to investors on May 04, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Market perform rating on the stock.Livent Corporation (LTHM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, LTHM is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Livent Corporation stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $33.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $30.00 – $41.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Livent Corporation (LTHM) will achieve an average price target of $33.40.


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