Critical Analysis: Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) & Its Peers
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.
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.
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.
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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