Sharps Compliance Corp (NASDAQ: SMED) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Sharps Compliance Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.5% of Sharps Compliance Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Sharps Compliance Corp 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sharps Compliance Corp||-0.65%||-0.98%||-0.71%|
|Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors||-281.27%||-69.54%||-14.78%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sharps Compliance Corp||$38.19 million||-$1.29 million||-423.00|
|Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||-388.37|
Sharps Compliance Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance Corp. Sharps Compliance Corp 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.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sharps Compliance Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sharps Compliance Corp||0||0||2||0||3.00|
|Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors||44||278||586||14||2.62|
Sharps Compliance Corp currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 65.48%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.60%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance Corp is more favorable than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Sharps Compliance Corp has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance Corp’s peers have a beta of 0.64, suggesting that their average stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Sharps Compliance Corp beats its peers on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
About Sharps Compliance Corp
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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