Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) and The Competition Head to Head Review

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ: SMED) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sharps Compliance to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sharps Compliance and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance $38.19 million -$1.29 million -394.00
Sharps Compliance Competitors $850.65 million $28.19 million 150.40

Sharps Compliance’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance. Sharps Compliance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sharps Compliance and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sharps Compliance Competitors 46 280 586 14 2.61

Sharps Compliance presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 77.66%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.25%. Given Sharps Compliance’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.5% of Sharps Compliance shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Sharps Compliance shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Sharps Compliance has a beta of 0.69, indicating that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance’s peers have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sharps Compliance and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sharps Compliance -0.65% -0.98% -0.71%
Sharps Compliance Competitors -280.96% -68.14% -14.45%

Summary

Sharps Compliance beats its peers on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Corp. is a provider of waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. The Company’s solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, Route-Based Pickup Service, TakeAway Recycle System, ComplianceTRAC, Universal Waste Shipback Systems and Other Solutions. The Company’s solutions facilitate the collection, containment, transportation and treatment of various types of healthcare-related materials, including hypodermic needles, lancets and other devices or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin, or sharps, hazardous waste and unused consumer dispensed medications and over-the-counter drugs. It assists its customers in determining which of its solution offerings fit for the collection, containment, return transportation and treatment of medical waste, used healthcare materials, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste and unused dispensed medications. It provides tracking and reporting tools.

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