Head-To-Head Review: Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) & Its Competitors
Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ: PESI) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||$51.22 million||-$13.40 million||-12.26|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||152.38|
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.
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||-280.96%||-68.14%||-14.45%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
24.1% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% 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 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, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ peers have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices 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||46||280||586||14||2.61|
As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.68%. Given Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Perma-Fix Environmental Services has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
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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