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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance Corp $38.19 million -$1.29 million -412.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors $850.65 million $28.19 million -370.97

Sharps Compliance Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Sharps Compliance Corp. Sharps Compliance Corp 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sharps Compliance Corp -0.65% -0.98% -0.71%
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors -327.30% -69.54% -11.79%

Risk & Volatility

Sharps Compliance Corp has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sharps Compliance Corp’s competitors have a beta of 0.77, suggesting that their average stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Sharps Compliance Corp and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance Corp 0 0 2 0 3.00
Sharps Compliance Corp Competitors 44 277 585 14 2.62

Sharps Compliance Corp presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 69.90%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.53%. Given Sharps Compliance Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.5% of Sharps Compliance Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Sharps Compliance Corp 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Sharps Compliance Corp beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Sharps Compliance Corp

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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