Diversified Royalty (BEVFF) versus Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) Financial Analysis

Diversified Royalty (OTCMKTS:BEVFF) and Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ:PESI) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Diversified Royalty and Perma-Fix Environmental Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diversified Royalty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Perma-Fix Environmental Services 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

24.4% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of Diversified Royalty shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Diversified Royalty has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Perma-Fix Environmental Services has a beta of -0.23, meaning that its share price is 123% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diversified Royalty and Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diversified Royalty $16.13 million 15.33 $8.91 million N/A N/A
Perma-Fix Environmental Services $49.77 million 0.90 -$3.68 million N/A N/A

Diversified Royalty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Perma-Fix Environmental Services.

Profitability

This table compares Diversified Royalty and Perma-Fix Environmental Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diversified Royalty 48.85% 6.13% 4.05%
Perma-Fix Environmental Services -2.07% -7.58% -3.56%

Dividends

Diversified Royalty pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Perma-Fix Environmental Services does not pay a dividend.

Summary

Diversified Royalty beats Perma-Fix Environmental Services on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Diversified Royalty Company Profile

Diversified Royalty Corp. engages in the acquision of top-line royalties from multi-location businesses and franchisors. It also owns the following trademarks: Sutton, Mr. Lube, and AIR MILES. The company was founded on July 29, 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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.

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