Vivakor (NASDAQ:VIVK – Get Rating) and Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST – Get Rating) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Vivakor and Casella Waste Systems’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Casella Waste Systems||$889.21 million||4.90||$41.10 million||$0.91||93.15|
Casella Waste Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Vivakor.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Casella Waste Systems||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Casella Waste Systems has a consensus target price of $93.00, indicating a potential upside of 9.71%. Given Casella Waste Systems’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Casella Waste Systems is more favorable than Vivakor.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
94.9% of Casella Waste Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Casella Waste Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Vivakor and Casella Waste Systems’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Casella Waste Systems||4.69%||12.27%||4.03%|
Casella Waste Systems beats Vivakor on 7 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.
Vivakor, Inc. operates, acquires, and develops clean energy technologies and environmental solutions primarily focused on soil remediation in the United States and Kuwait. It specializes in the remediation of soil and the extraction of hydrocarbons, such as oil from properties contaminated by or laden with heavy crude oil and other hydrocarbon-based substances. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Lehi, Utah.
About Casella Waste Systems
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, and disposal facilities. It also markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard that are processed at its facilities, as well as recyclables purchased from third parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2022, it owned and/or operated 50 solid waste collection operations, 65 transfer stations, 23 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 3 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.
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