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 competitors? We will compare Sharps Compliance Corp. to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
25.5% of Sharps Compliance Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.4% of Sharps Compliance Corp. 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Sharps Compliance Corp. has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 0.77, meaning that their average share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Sharps Compliance Corp. and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|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. presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 69.08%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.97%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.
This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sharps Compliance Corp.||0.77%||1.19%||0.87%|
|Sharps Compliance Corp. Competitors||-327.22%||-69.42%||-11.70%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp. and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sharps Compliance Corp.||$38.19 million||-$1.29 million||-414.00|
|Sharps Compliance Corp. Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||-363.73|
Sharps Compliance Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance Corp.. Sharps Compliance Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Sharps Compliance Corp. beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Sharps Compliance Corp. Company Profile
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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