Head-To-Head Contrast: Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) versus 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 weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors, 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||278||586||14||2.62|
As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.75%. Given Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Perma-Fix Environmental Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors top-line 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||159.24|
Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors 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 competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors’ 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%|
Risk and Volatility
Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors have a beta of 0.65, suggesting that their average stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
24.4% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors 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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