Comparing Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) & The Competition

Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ: PESI) is one of 22 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Perma-Fix Environmental Services to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

24.3% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Perma-Fix Environmental Services $51.22 million -$13.40 million -17.61
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors $866.17 million $36.04 million -401.97

Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Perma-Fix Environmental Services. Perma-Fix Environmental Services is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.78, suggesting that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors have a beta of 0.65, suggesting that their average stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perma-Fix Environmental Services -7.34% -10.58% -5.07%
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Competitors -309.97% -66.03% -11.30%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

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 44 277 585 14 2.62

As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.91%. Given Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Perma-Fix Environmental Services has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Perma-Fix Environmental Services competitors beat Perma-Fix Environmental Services on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services Company Profile

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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