Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ: HCCI) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Heritage-Crystal Clean to related companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
Heritage-Crystal Clean has a beta of 1.97, indicating that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Heritage-Crystal Clean’s competitors have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Heritage-Crystal Clean Competitors||-280.96%||-68.14%||-14.45%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
58.7% of Heritage-Crystal Clean shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.0% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.8% of Heritage-Crystal Clean shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Heritage-Crystal Clean and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Heritage-Crystal Clean Competitors||46||278||586||14||2.61|
Heritage-Crystal Clean presently has a consensus price target of $22.80, suggesting a potential upside of 18.13%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Heritage-Crystal Clean’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Heritage-Crystal Clean is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Heritage-Crystal Clean||$347.63 million||$5.84 million||22.44|
|Heritage-Crystal Clean Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||153.57|
Heritage-Crystal Clean’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Heritage-Crystal Clean. Heritage-Crystal Clean is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Heritage-Crystal Clean beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile
Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. provides full-service parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection, vacuum truck services and antifreeze recycling. The Company owns and operates a used oil re-refinery. The Company operates through two segments: Environmental Services and Oil Business. The Company provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste services to small and mid-sized customers in both the manufacturing and vehicle maintenance sectors. The Environmental Services segment consists of the Company’s parts cleaning, containerized waste management, vacuum truck services, used antifreeze recycling activities and field services. The Oil Business segment consists of used oil collection activities, sale of recycled fuel oil, re-refining activities, and oil filter removal and disposal services. Through its re-refining process, the Company recycles used oil into lubricant base oil and by-products, and it is a supplier to firms that produce and market finished lubricants.
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