Comparing Sharps Compliance (SMED) and Its Competitors

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

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sharps Compliance and its rivals revenue, earnings per share 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 153.27

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 recent ratings for Sharps Compliance and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sharps Compliance Competitors 46 278 586 14 2.61

Sharps Compliance presently has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 67.46%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.91%. Given Sharps Compliance’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Sharps Compliance is more favorable than its rivals.

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 -280.96% -68.14% -14.45%

Volatility & Risk

Sharps Compliance has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance’s rivals have a beta of 0.62, suggesting that their average share price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

About Sharps Compliance

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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