Sharps Compliance Corp (NASDAQ: SMED) is one of 23 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sharps Compliance Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.3% of Sharps Compliance Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.1% 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 insiders. Comparatively, 13.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Sharps Compliance Corp has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share 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 share 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 -295.77% -66.26% -11.64%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Sharps Compliance Corp and its rivals, as provided 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 target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.67%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.94%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance Corp $38.19 million -$1.29 million -420.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors $866.17 million $36.04 million -394.50

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

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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