Reviewing Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW) and The Competition
Advanced Disposal Services (NASDAQ: ADSW) is one of 23 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Advanced Disposal Services to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.
This table compares Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Disposal Services||-0.05%||-0.10%||-0.02%|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||-295.77%||-66.26%||-11.64%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
49.1% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Advanced Disposal Services||N/A||N/A||-81.50|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||$866.17 million||$36.04 million||-394.50|
Advanced Disposal Services’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Disposal Services. Advanced Disposal Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Disposal Services||0||3||5||0||2.63|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||44||277||585||14||2.62|
Advanced Disposal Services currently has a consensus price target of $25.71, suggesting a potential upside of 12.68%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.16%. Given Advanced Disposal Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Advanced Disposal Services is more favorable than its rivals.
Advanced Disposal Services Company Profile
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. is an integrated provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services operating primarily in secondary markets or under exclusive arrangements. The Company’s segments include South, East, Midwest and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had its presence in 16 states across the Midwest, South and East regions of the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, served approximately 2.7 million residential customers and over 200,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers through its network of 90 collection operations, 72 transfer stations, 21 owned or operated recycling facilities and 39 owned or operated active landfills. The Company’s vertically integrated environmental services operations can be classified into three lines of business: collection services, disposal services and recycling services. The disposal services include transfer stations and landfills.
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