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Last close prices updated as of Jan 26, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 22.1
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Other Industrial Metals & Mining
  • Investment Style Mid Growth
  • Day Range 22.00  –  22.77
  • Year Range 17.58  –  40.39
  • Market Cap 2.9835 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3,962.0 /  2.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 42.79
  • Price / Book 3.86
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Maintaining $65 (CAD 88) FVE as Lithium Americas Announces Acquisition to Boost Argentina Portfolio

Seth Goldstein Strategist

Analyst Note

| Seth Goldstein |

Lithium Americas announced its agreement to fully acquire Arena Minerals that values Arena's equity at $227 million in an all-stock deal. Through the deal, Arena Minerals shareholders will receive ownership of 5.7% of Lithium Americas. Arena Minerals has a majority (65%) stake in a developing lithium brine asset, Sal de la Puna, which neighbors Lithium Americas’ Pastos Grandes project. Both projects are located next to one another in the Salar de Pastos Grandes. Lithium Americas plans to consolidate the two projects into one and aims for an annual production capacity of 40,000 metric tons. Having updated our model to incorporate the deal, we maintain our $65 (CAD 88) per share fair value estimate. Our no-moat rating is unchanged.

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Business Description

Lithium Americas is developing three lithium production assets, two brine resources located in northwestern Argentina and a clay resource in Nevada, U.S. While the company has no current lithium production, We expect the first Argentina resource, Cauchari-Olaroz, to enter production in early 2023. We expect the Nevada project, Thacker Pass, to enter production in the middle of the 2020s and the second brine resource, Pastos Grandes, to enter production in the late-2020s. Lithium Americas plans for all three resources to be fully integrated, selling into the lithium chemical market. The company is also exploring separating into two companies, with assets divided by geography, an Argentina company and a U.S. company.

900 West Hastings Street, Suite 300
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1E5, CAN
Industry Other Industrial Metals & Mining
Employees 65

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LAC’s market cap is 2.98 Bil.
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LAC’s stock style is Mid Growth.
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