Head-To-Head Contrast: Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) & Newater Technology (NEWA)

Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) and Newater Technology (NASDAQ:NEWA) 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 analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Heritage-Crystal Clean and Newater Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Heritage-Crystal Clean 0 0 4 0 3.00
Newater Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Heritage-Crystal Clean currently has a consensus price target of $28.50, suggesting a potential upside of 22.32%. Given Heritage-Crystal Clean’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Heritage-Crystal Clean is more favorable than Newater Technology.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

58.9% of Heritage-Crystal Clean shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Newater Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Heritage-Crystal Clean 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.

Volatility & Risk

Heritage-Crystal Clean has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newater Technology has a beta of -1.54, indicating that its share price is 254% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and Newater Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Heritage-Crystal Clean 6.00% 7.76% 5.74%
Newater Technology N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and Newater Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Heritage-Crystal Clean $365.96 million 1.47 $28.12 million $0.68 34.26
Newater Technology $25.34 million 4.10 $2.59 million N/A N/A

Heritage-Crystal Clean has higher revenue and earnings than Newater Technology.


Heritage-Crystal Clean beats Newater Technology on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Heritage-Crystal Clean Company Profile

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the vehicle maintenance and manufacturing services industries in North America. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business. The Environmental Services segment offers parts cleaning, containerized waste management, vacuum truck, antifreeze recycling, and field services. The Oil Business segment engages in the collection of used oil, the sale of recycled fuel oil, and used oil filter removal and disposal activities, as well as the re-refining of used oil into lubricant base oil and other products. This segment also collects and disposes waste water. As of February 28, 2018, the company operated through 86 branches serving approximately 108,000 customer locations. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Elgin, Illinois.

Newater Technology Company Profile

Newater Technology, Inc. is a wastewater purification treatment company. The Company is focused on the development, manufacture and sale of disk tube reverse osmosis (DTRO) and disk tube nanofiltration (DTNF) membrane filtration products that are used in the treatment, recycling and discharge of wastewater. The DTRO membrane and DTNF membrane is used to treat and recycle wastewater. The Company also supplies hardware and engineered systems necessary to implement integrated solutions with DTRO and DTNF products. The Company provides engineering support and installation, technical advice and service, and other project-related solutions to filter wastewater into clean water. The company provides services to chemical and energy industries. The Company also offers traditional wastewater treatment solutions, such as activated carbon and resins.

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