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 peers? We will compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 44 279 586 14 2.62

As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.92%. Given Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Perma-Fix Environmental Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ peers have a beta of 0.64, indicating that their average share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its peers’ 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 -281.27% -69.54% -14.78%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.4% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Perma-Fix Environmental Services $51.22 million -$13.40 million -12.58
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors $850.65 million $28.19 million 159.14

Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Perma-Fix Environmental Services. Perma-Fix Environmental Services 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.

Summary

Perma-Fix Environmental Services peers beat Perma-Fix Environmental Services on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

About Perma-Fix Environmental Services

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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