Critical Contrast: Midwest Energy Emissions (MEEC) versus Its Competitors

Midwest Energy Emissions (OTCMKTS:MEECGet Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Midwest Energy Emissions to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by institutional investors. 29.4% of Midwest Energy Emissions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Midwest Energy Emissions has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Midwest Energy Emissions’ rivals have a beta of 1.03, suggesting that their average stock price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Midwest Energy Emissions and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Midwest Energy Emissions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors 154 686 951 28 2.47

As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 28.51%. Given Midwest Energy Emissions’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Midwest Energy Emissions has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Midwest Energy Emissions $13.01 million -$3.63 million -5.68
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors $2.66 billion $435.24 million 11.09

Midwest Energy Emissions’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Midwest Energy Emissions. Midwest Energy Emissions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Midwest Energy Emissions -32.74% N/A -53.63%
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors -3,288.70% 4.83% 1.80%

Summary

Midwest Energy Emissions rivals beat Midwest Energy Emissions on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Midwest Energy Emissions Company Profile (Get Rating)

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp., an environmental services and technology company, engages in developing and delivering solutions to the power industry worldwide. It provides mercury capture solutions. Its Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA) technology provides total mercury control, providing solutions that are based on a thorough scientific understanding of actual and probable interactions involved in mercury capture in coal-fired flue gas. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Corsicana, Texas.

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