Is Vulcan ASX Presenting a Buying Opportunity?
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Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd (ASX:VUL | FWB: 6KO) is our 2020 Top Pick of the Year and is currently the biggest position in our portfolio.
We think there is a lot more to come for VUL and agree with prominent German research house Alster Research House calling a price target of $2.55.
We believe there may now be an entry opportunity given that VUL:
- Has been trading strongly for weeks at around $1.20
- Is fully funded with $5M in the bank and has upcoming catalysts
- Seen a small share price dip from general US election jitters in the market
This dip over the last few days (on low volumes) could provide an attractive entry point into what we believe is one of the best small cap lithium stocks in Europe, especially if the global markets fire back up post the US election.
The European Union has set aggressive goals to be climate neutral by 2050.
One trillion euros has been earmarked to decarbonise the energy sector and roll out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of transportation.
Vulcan is developing Europe’s biggest Lithium resource using its world first, IP protected “Zero Carbon LithiumTM extraction process to produce both renewable geothermal energy and battery quality lithium hydroxide, from the same deep brine source.
We first took a position in VUL because of the carbon neutral process, magnitude and quality of the Vulcan Lithium Brine Project, proximity within the EU and access agreements in place, and we believe it is still significantly undervalued compared to its peers.
Vulcan is positioned to play an integral role in the European Union’s plan to establish a consistent and environmentally friendly European supply chain of lithium.
Not only is it the right time, VUL’s project is in the right place.
Vulcan’s lithium project is roughly 600km from Tesla’s soon to be completed Berlin Gigafactory.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated the company will be making a lot more electric vehicles (EV) and batteries, with its Gigafactories to directly purchase battery metals like Lithium.
Tesla isn’t the only car manufacturer in Vulcan’s vicinity that will be looking for battery metal suppliers. There are no less than 18 battery factories dotted around Vulcan’s project in Europe, at a negligible distance for supply chains.
VUL recently added a former Tesla Director, an ex direct report to Elon Musk, to its team.
With the company moving towards first commercial production, we believe VUL is positioned well to make big long-term gains.
There are several catalysts on the horizon, including the PFS, that should see the company finish the year in a strong position.
See our full VUL company overview page by clicking the link below including why we invested in VUL, all our past articles about VUL and links to other VUL research: