Financial Comparison: Casella Waste Systems (CWST) & China Industrial Waste Management (CIWT)

Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) and China Industrial Waste Management (OTCMKTS:CIWT) 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 profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Casella Waste Systems and China Industrial Waste Management’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Casella Waste Systems 4.79% -63.60% 4.39%
China Industrial Waste Management N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.1% of Casella Waste Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.5% of Casella Waste Systems shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Casella Waste Systems and China Industrial Waste Management, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Casella Waste Systems 0 2 1 1 2.75
China Industrial Waste Management 0 0 0 0 N/A

Casella Waste Systems presently has a consensus target price of $30.00, suggesting a potential downside of 6.66%. Given Casella Waste Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Casella Waste Systems is more favorable than China Industrial Waste Management.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Casella Waste Systems and China Industrial Waste Management’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Casella Waste Systems $599.31 million 2.29 -$21.79 million $0.67 47.97
China Industrial Waste Management N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

China Industrial Waste Management has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Casella Waste Systems.

Volatility and Risk

Casella Waste Systems has a beta of 1, indicating that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, China Industrial Waste Management has a beta of -1.3, indicating that its share price is 230% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Casella Waste Systems beats China Industrial Waste Management on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Casella Waste Systems Company Profile

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.

China Industrial Waste Management Company Profile

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.

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