Tuesday , 25 October 2016

Tesla’s “Master Plan” Could Give These 5 Lithium Stocks A Charge

[Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has come up with a master plan* for ramping up car production which, ifinvesting achieved, could cause lithium stocks to skyrocket. Below are descriptions of 5 such companies that could become supercharged as a result.]

The comments above and below are excerpts from an article from SmallCapPower.com which has been edited ([ ]) and abridged (…) to provide a faster and easier read.

[*The “master plan” behind Tesla:

Elon Musk's Master Plan for Tesla

We previously showed the extraordinary amounts of materials needed to build a Tesla Model S. The batteries, which currently use an NCA cathode formulation, need lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel, and other base metals that aren’t used as much in an internal combustion engine. This has created a significant rush for suppliers of these raw materials. It’s also something we are covering in our five-part Battery Series, in which we are looking at lithium-ion battery demand, as well as the materials that will need to be sourced as electric cars go mainstream. Source: VisualCapitalist]

Tesla Gigafactory raw materials

[Also read: “Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall“]

1.   Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSE:NMX) – $1.20
Specialty Mining & Metals

Nemaska Lithium Inc. is a Canada-based company that is engaged in the exploration and development of hard rock lithium mining properties and related processing of spodumene into lithium compounds. The Company owns two mining properties, which include Whabouchi and Sirmac in the Eeyou Istchee/James Bay territory in the province of Quebec. The Whabouchi Property is composed of one block totaling 33 claims covering an area of approximately 1,761.9 hectares, which has lithium found in the spodumene.

  • Market Cap: 374,920,626
  • Revenues: 0
  • Total Debt: 0
  • Total Cash: 3,256,785

2. Electrovaya Inc. (TSE:EFL) – $3.87
Electrical Components & Equipment

Electrovaya Inc. is a Canada-based company that is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of power technology products. The Company develops Lithium Ion SuperPolymer batteries and battery-related products for the clean electric transportation, utility scale energy storage and smart grid power, consumer and healthcare markets. Its business lines include stationary storage products for telecommunications and new green-energy solutions, such as solar and wind, and motive power products for electric vehicles, including automobiles, forklifts used in materials handling, and other transportation applications, including the maritime sector.

  • Market Cap: 331,755,159
  • Revenues: 37,448,230
  • Total Debt: 8,833,617
  • Total Cash: 5,617,978

3. Lithium Americas Corp. (TSE:LAC) – $1.00
Specialty Mining & Metals

Lithium Americas Corp, formerly Western Lithium USA Corporation, is a Canada-based company that is focused on the development of Cauchari-Olaroz Lithium Project and the Lithium Nevada project. The Company’s segments include Hectatone, Lithium Nevada, Cauchari-Olaroz and Corporate. Its Cauchari-Olaroz Lithium Project is a lithium brine mineral project located in Jujuy province, Argentina.

  • Market Cap: 215,285,203.21
  • Revenues: 0
  • Total Debt: 3,514,981
  • Total Cash: 5,986,188

4. Lithium X Energy Corp. (CVE:LIX) – $1.65
Commodity Chemicals

Lithium X Energy Corp, formerly Royce Resources Corp., is a Canada-based lithium resource explorer and developer with a focus on becoming a supplier for the burgeoning lithium battery industry. Its Sal de los Angeles project is situated in the Lithium Triangle in Salta Province, Argentina. The project is comprised approximately on 8,156 hectares covering the nucleus of Salar de Diablillos. The Company also has land package in Clayton Valley, Nevada covering over 15,040 acres between its Clayton Valley North project and Clayton Valley South extension.

  • Market Cap: 114,570,744.63
  • Revenues: 0
  • Total Debt: 0
  • Total Cash: 4,351,043

5. Critical Elements Corp. (CVE:CRE) – $0.56
Specialty Mining & Metals

Critical Elements Corporation is a Canada-based exploration company that is involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of mining properties. The Company’s properties include Rose Lithium-Tantalum property, Amiral property, Arques property, Bourier property, Caumont property, Dumulon property, Duval property, Lemare property, Nisk property, Valiquette Property and British Columbia Rare Earth properties. Its flagship project is Rose Lithium-Tantalum, which lies in the northeastern part of Superior Province, within the Eastmain greenstone belt (NTS 33C/1). It consists of approximately 340 claims covering a total area of approximately 173.93 square kilometers.

  • Market Cap: 70,996,783
  • Revenues: 0
  • Total Debt: 0
  • Total Cash: 132,070

(Some lithium exploration insiders are still big believers in their company’s prospects, as can be seen by their recent stock purchases. One company executive recently purchased over one million shares!  On our list today are just a few examples.)

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