Sharps Compliance Corp (NASDAQ: SMED) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sharps Compliance Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Sharps Compliance Corp and its peers’ 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 -281.27% -69.54% -14.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Sharps Compliance Corp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance Corp 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors 44 278 586 14 2.62

Sharps Compliance Corp presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.27%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.52%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sharps Compliance Corp is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance Corp $38.19 million -$1.29 million -421.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors $850.65 million $28.19 million 159.39

Sharps Compliance Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance Corp. Sharps Compliance Corp 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.

Risk & Volatility

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 peers have a beta of 0.65, indicating that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Sharps Compliance Corp beats its peers 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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