Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) and Li-Cycle (NYSE:LICY) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Heritage-Crystal Clean and Li-Cycle, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and Li-Cycle’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Heritage-Crystal Clean||$405.95 million||1.62||$11.94 million||$0.38||71.55|
Heritage-Crystal Clean has higher revenue and earnings than Li-Cycle.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
62.9% of Heritage-Crystal Clean shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.3% of Li-Cycle shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Heritage-Crystal Clean and Li-Cycle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Heritage-Crystal Clean beats Li-Cycle on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Heritage-Crystal Clean
Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. engages in the provision of parts cleaning and waste management services to the manufacturing and vehicle service sectors. It operates through the Environmental Services, and Oil Business segments. The Environmental Services segment includes parts cleaning, containerized waste management, vacuum truck services, antifreeze recycling activities, and field services. The Oil Business segment comprises of used oil collection, recycled fuel oil sales, used oil re-refining activities, and used oil filter removal and disposal services. The company was founded by Joseph Chalhoub in 1999 and is headquartered in Elgin, IL.
Peridot Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It formed for the purpose of merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Peridot Acquisition Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.
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