Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE: ADSW) is one of 20 public companies in the “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Advanced Disposal Services to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Volatility and Risk
Advanced Disposal Services has a beta of -0.67, indicating that its stock price is 167% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Disposal Services’ rivals have a beta of 0.62, indicating that their average stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Advanced Disposal Services||$1.40 billion||-$30.40 million||-85.50|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||$850.65 million||$28.19 million||172.30|
Advanced Disposal Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Advanced Disposal Services 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.
This table compares Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Advanced Disposal Services||-1.61%||5.84%||1.41%|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||-280.86%||-67.94%||-14.36%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Advanced Disposal Services and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Advanced Disposal Services||0||2||6||0||2.75|
|Advanced Disposal Services Competitors||47||283||595||15||2.61|
Advanced Disposal Services presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 8.60%. As a group, “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.38%. Given Advanced Disposal Services’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Advanced Disposal Services is more favorable than its rivals.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
96.5% of Advanced Disposal Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.2% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Advanced Disposal Services shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Advanced Disposal Services beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About Advanced Disposal Services
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. is an integrated provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services operating primarily in secondary markets or under exclusive arrangements. The Company’s segments include South, East, Midwest and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had its presence in 16 states across the Midwest, South and East regions of the United States, as well as in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, served approximately 2.7 million residential customers and over 200,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers through its network of 90 collection operations, 72 transfer stations, 21 owned or operated recycling facilities and 39 owned or operated active landfills. The Company’s vertically integrated environmental services operations can be classified into three lines of business: collection services, disposal services and recycling services. The disposal services include transfer stations and landfills.
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