China Industrial Waste Management (OTCMKTS:CIWT) and Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation and dividends.
Risk and Volatility
China Industrial Waste Management has a beta of -1.28, meaning that its stock price is 228% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Casella Waste Systems has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.
84.1% of Casella Waste Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of Casella Waste Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares China Industrial Waste Management and Casella Waste Systems’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|China Industrial Waste Management||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Casella Waste Systems||$599.31 million||2.36||-$21.79 million||$0.67||49.30|
China Industrial Waste Management has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Casella Waste Systems.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for China Industrial Waste Management and Casella Waste Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|China Industrial Waste Management||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Casella Waste Systems||0||2||1||1||2.75|
Casella Waste Systems has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 9.17%. Given Casella Waste Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Casella Waste Systems is more favorable than China Industrial Waste Management.
This table compares China Industrial Waste Management and Casella Waste Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|China Industrial Waste Management||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Casella Waste Systems||4.79%||-63.60%||4.39%|
Casella Waste Systems beats China Industrial Waste Management on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Industrial Waste Management
China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. provides environmental services and solutions in northeastern China. The company collects, stores, treats, disposes, and recycles industrial solid waste through incineration and/or landfill, physical and/or chemical treatment, material processing, packaging, analysis, and storage. It is also involved in the treatment of municipal sewage, as well as sludge resulting from the processing of sewage that is routed from the sewage treatment facilities located in Dalian and surrounding areas. The company operates a sewage treatment facility and a sludge treatment facility in Dalian, as well as provides environmental pollution remediation services to the Dalian municipal government. In addition, it offers environmental protection, technology consultation, pollution treatment, waste management design processing, waste disposal, waste transportation, and onsite waste management services. The company sells its recycled materials, including cupric sulfate, as well as metals and methane derived from sludge treatment to commodity traders and metallurgical companies. China Industrial Waste Management, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Dalian, China.
About Casella Waste Systems
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. The company operates through Eastern Region, Western Region, Recycling, and Other segments. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and disposal facilities. It also processes and markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard, as well as recyclables purchased from third-parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2018, it owned and/or operated 32 solid waste collection operations, 47 transfer stations, 18 recycling facilities, 9 Subtitle D landfills, 4 landfill gas-to-energy facilities, and 1 landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Rutland, Vermont.
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