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

Volatility & Risk

Sharps Compliance has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance’s rivals have a beta of 0.64, meaning that their average share price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.7% of Sharps Compliance shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Sharps Compliance shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sharps Compliance and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sharps Compliance -0.65% -0.98% -0.71%
Sharps Compliance Competitors -281.27% -69.54% -14.78%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance $38.19 million -$1.29 million -418.00
Sharps Compliance Competitors $850.65 million $28.19 million 155.07

Sharps Compliance’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance. Sharps Compliance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sharps Compliance and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sharps Compliance Competitors 44 279 587 14 2.62

Sharps Compliance currently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.46%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.54%. Given Sharps Compliance’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sharps Compliance is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Sharps Compliance beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Sharps Compliance Company Profile

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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