Liontown Resources Ltd (ASX: LTR) Share Price and News

Key statistics

Who is Liontown Resources?

Liontown Resources is an ASX resources company. The project, which Liontown made the Final Investment Decision on last year, is one of the most significant new, long-life lithium projects being constructed anywhere in the world. It has a current Mineral Resource Estimate of 156Mt at 1.4% lithium. Over 80% of this is Measured or Indicated.

Liontown Resources Company History

Liontown Resources was founded in 2011 and for several years was just another small cap explorer.  Initially focused on gold exploration in Western Australia, the company shifted its focus to lithium exploration by 2014, and picked up Kathleen Valley project in 2016. The rest is history.

The company's shares have never looked back as it unveiled the deposit, defined the resource and commenced construction on the project, putting it on track for first production by 2024, as well as securing the initial offtake agreements.

In the past 18 months, it has been more difficult for the company with falling lithium prices and rising inflation putting dents in investor confidence in the project. A proposed A$6.6bn buyout from Albemarle falling through also hit shareholder confidence, not to mention an upgrade in the amount of capital it had thought it needed.

Future Outlook of Liontown Resources

Despite the short-term difficulties, we are confident Liontown has a bright future. Notwithstanding cost blowouts, it has not delayed production (at least not yet) and is set to deliver production in the middle of this year. The company secured a $550m debt facility in March 2024, on top of $517m cash it already had in the bank. Liontown has secured Tier-1 customers in North America and in Asia.

Is Liontown Resources a Good Stock to Buy?

The company’s strategic developments, including the progress of the Kathleen Valley project and its significant production targets, indicate strong potential for future growth. However, investors should be mindful of the risks involved, particularly regarding the fluctuating lithium market and the uncertainties in ramping up new mining operations.

The company's recent share price volatility, influenced by factors like takeover bids and market sentiment, also adds an element of speculation. Overall, for investors with a tolerance for risk and a long-term perspective, Liontown Resources could be a noteworthy addition to a diversified investment portfolio.

Our Stock Analysis

spin out companies

4 factors to consider if spin out companies make good investments

Spin out companies come into existence whenever a company decides to separate a division from the parent company into a…

Liontown Resources

Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR): Have collapsed lithium prices sent the one-time market darling from spectacular riches to rags?

We’ve all heard the saying ‘rags to riches’ and when Liontown Resources (ASX:LTR) found Kathleen Valley, it was the perfect…

LTR Pharma

LTR Pharma (ASX:LTP): Why has it been one of the hottest ASX IPOs in the last 2 years?

LTR Pharma (ASX:LTP) has not even been listed on the ASX for a month, yet it is one of the…

ASX in 2024

Here are our 4 predictions for the ASX in 2024 and why there’s cause for optimism about them

As the new calendar year begins, we thought we would share our top 4 predictions for the ASX in 2024.…

top ASX resources stocks for September

The 3 top ASX resources stocks for September!

Here are 3 companies that we think are the top ASX resources stocks for September!   What are the Best…

best lithium stocks to buy right now

The 4 best lithium stocks to buy right now!

In this article, Stocks Down Under recaps the 4 best lithium stocks to buy right now! But first, it is important…

Frequently Asked Questions

Liontown Resources primarily focuses on developing lithium projects, catering to the rapidly growing electric vehicle and energy storage markets. They specialize in mining and processing lithium, a key component in batteries, through their significant lithium deposits in Western Australia.

Related Companies