Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ: PESI) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||$51.22 million||-$13.40 million||-11.77|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||156.80|
Volatility and Risk
Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors have a beta of 0.70, indicating that their average stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors||48||284||595||15||2.61|
As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 5.35%. Given Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Perma-Fix Environmental Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
24.1% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||-7.34%||-10.86%||-5.15%|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors||-6.70%||-4.94%||-1.74%|
Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors beat Perma-Fix Environmental Services on 9 of the 10 factors compared.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Company Profile
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is an environmental and environmental technology know-how company. It operates in three segments: The Treatment Segment (Treatment), the Services Segment (Services) and the Medical Segment (Medical). Treatment includes nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed (waste containing both hazardous and low-level radioactive waste), hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, processing and disposal services primarily through approximately four licensed and permitted treatment and storage facilities held by its subsidiaries. Services include on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers, technical services and nuclear services. The Medical segment includes research and development (R&D) of a new medical isotope production technology by its Polish subsidiary, Perma-Fix Medical S.A. (PF Medical). Its Treatment and Services provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities and governmental agencies.
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