Contrasting Li-Cycle (NYSE:LICY) and Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ:PESI)

Li-Cycle (NYSE:LICY) and Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ:PESI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Li-Cycle and Perma-Fix Environmental Services, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Li-Cycle 0 1 4 0 2.80
Perma-Fix Environmental Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Li-Cycle presently has a consensus target price of $13.60, indicating a potential upside of 38.21%. Given Li-Cycle’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Li-Cycle is more favorable than Perma-Fix Environmental Services.

Profitability

This table compares Li-Cycle and Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Li-Cycle N/A -291.66% -62.65%
Perma-Fix Environmental Services 3.41% -4.86% -2.08%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Li-Cycle and Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Li-Cycle N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Perma-Fix Environmental Services $105.43 million 0.80 $2.86 million N/A N/A

Perma-Fix Environmental Services has higher revenue and earnings than Li-Cycle.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.3% of Li-Cycle shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 26.1% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by institutional investors. 9.0% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Perma-Fix Environmental Services beats Li-Cycle on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Li-Cycle

Peridot Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It formed for the purpose of merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Peridot Acquisition Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.

About Perma-Fix Environmental Services

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. is a nuclear services company, which provides nuclear and mixed waste management services. The firm operates its business through following segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment includes nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, processing and disposal services primarily through four uniquely licensed and permitted treatment and storage facilities. The Services segment includes on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers, technical services and nuclear services. The Medical segment includes R&D costs for the new medical isotope production technology from its majority-owned Polish subsidiary, PF Medical. The company was founded by Louis F. Centofanti in December 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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