Piedmont Lithium (NASDAQ:PLL) versus GalianoGoldInc . (NASDAQ:GAU) Financial Survey

Piedmont Lithium (NASDAQ:PLL) and GalianoGoldInc . (NYSE:GAU) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

6.7% of Piedmont Lithium shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.2% of GalianoGoldInc . shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Piedmont Lithium has a beta of 1.75, suggesting that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GalianoGoldInc . has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Piedmont Lithium and GalianoGoldInc ., as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Piedmont Lithium 0 0 1 0 3.00
GalianoGoldInc . 0 1 3 0 2.75

Piedmont Lithium presently has a consensus price target of $20.00, indicating a potential upside of 162.81%. GalianoGoldInc . has a consensus price target of $2.88, indicating a potential upside of 87.91%. Given Piedmont Lithium’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Piedmont Lithium is more favorable than GalianoGoldInc ..

Profitability

This table compares Piedmont Lithium and GalianoGoldInc .’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Piedmont Lithium N/A N/A N/A
GalianoGoldInc . N/A 23.84% 23.41%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Piedmont Lithium and GalianoGoldInc .’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Piedmont Lithium N/A N/A -$9.82 million ($1.58) -4.82
GalianoGoldInc . $161.92 million 2.11 -$167.93 million $0.01 153.00

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

Summary

GalianoGoldInc . beats Piedmont Lithium on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Piedmont Lithium

Piedmont Lithium Limited engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in the United States. It primarily holds a 100% interest in the Piedmont lithium project covering a landholding of 1,092 acres in the Carolina Lithium Belt, North Carolina. The company was formerly known as WCP Resources Limited and changed its name to Piedmont Lithium Limited in August 2017. Piedmont Lithium Limited is based in Perth, Australia.

About GalianoGoldInc .

Asanko Gold, Inc. is an exploration company. It engages in the acquisition and exploration of mineral resources in West Ghana. The company was founded by Ivan James Bebek and Shawn Kristen Wallace on September 23, 1999 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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