Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ:PESI) and Medamerica Properties (OTCMKTS:MAMP) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
24.2% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.1% of Medamerica Properties shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Medamerica Properties’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||2.43%||0.64%||0.30%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Medamerica Properties, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Medamerica Properties has a beta of 0.14, meaning that its share price is 86% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Medamerica Properties’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Perma-Fix Environmental Services||$49.77 million||0.78||-$3.68 million||N/A||N/A|
Medamerica Properties has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Perma-Fix Environmental Services.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services beats Medamerica Properties on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Perma-Fix Environmental Services Company Profile
Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment offers nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed waste, hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, and processing and disposal services through treatment and storage facilities. This segment is also involved in the research and development activities to identify, develop, and implement waste processing techniques for problematic waste streams. The Services segment provides on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers; technical services, such as professional radiological measurement and site survey, and integrated occupational safety and health, as well as consulting, engineering, project and waste management, environmental, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) field, technical, and management personnel and services; nuclear services, including technology-based services comprising engineering, D&D, specialty, construction, logistics, transportation, processing, and disposal; and remediation of nuclear licensed and federal facilities, as well as cleanup of nuclear legacy sites. This segment also owns an equipment calibration and maintenance laboratory that services, maintains, calibrates, and sources health physics and industrial hygiene, as well as customized nuclear, environmental, and occupational safety and health instrumentation. The Medical segment is involved in the research and development of medical isotope production technology. Its Treatment and Services segments provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities, and governmental agencies through direct sales to customers or through intermediaries. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Medamerica Properties Company Profile
MedAmerica Properties Inc., a real estate management company, focuses on investing in commercial real estate properties in the United States. It primarily engages in the acquisition and management of medical office buildings. The company was formerly known as Banyan Rail Services Inc. and changed its name to MedAmerica Properties Inc. in June 2017. MedAmerica Properties Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Boca Raton, Florida.
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