Sharps Compliance Corp (SMED) and Its Peers Critical Contrast

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

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance Corp $38.19 million -$1.29 million -209.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors $850.74 million $28.04 million -352.92

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.3% of Sharps Compliance Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.5% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Sharps Compliance Corp and its rivals, as reported 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 44 277 585 14 2.62

Sharps Compliance Corp currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.46%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.53%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Sharps Compliance Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Sharps Compliance Corp has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance Corp’s rivals have a beta of 0.65, indicating that their average stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp and its rivals’ 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 -327.38% -69.91% -12.03%

Summary

Sharps Compliance Corp beats its rivals 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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