Head-To-Head Analysis: Hudson Technologies (HDSN) and Its Rivals

Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ: HDSN) is one of 82 publicly-traded companies in the “IND PRODS/SVC” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Hudson Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

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Hudson Technologies has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Technologies’ rivals have a beta of 0.96, meaning that their average stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hudson Technologies and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Hudson Technologies $140.38 million $11.16 million 17.65
Hudson Technologies Competitors $2.99 billion $137.80 million 12.08

Hudson Technologies’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Technologies. Hudson Technologies is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Hudson Technologies and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Technologies 0 1 2 0 2.67
Hudson Technologies Competitors 349 1459 1766 56 2.42

Hudson Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $7.75, indicating a potential upside of 68.85%. As a group, “IND PRODS/SVC” companies have a potential upside of 5.59%. Given Hudson Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Hudson Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.1% of Hudson Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “IND PRODS/SVC” companies are owned by institutional investors. 18.0% of Hudson Technologies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of shares of all “IND PRODS/SVC” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Hudson Technologies and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hudson Technologies 7.95% 11.97% 7.83%
Hudson Technologies Competitors -4.29% 4.08% 0.92%

Summary

Hudson Technologies beats its rivals on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

About Hudson Technologies

Hudson Technologies, Inc. is a refrigerant services company. The Company’s products and services are primarily used in commercial air conditioning, industrial processing and refrigeration systems, and include refrigerant and industrial gas sales, refrigerant management services consisting primarily of reclamation of refrigerants and RefrigerantSide Services performed at a customer’s site, consisting of system decontamination to remove moisture, oils and other contaminants. In addition, the Company’s SmartEnergy OPS service is a Web-based real time continuous monitoring service applicable to a facility’s refrigeration systems and other energy systems. The Company’s Chiller Chemistry and Chill Smart services are also predictive and diagnostic service offerings. The Company sells reclaimed and virgin (new) refrigerants to a variety of customers in various segments of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, and sells industrial gases to a variety of industry segments.

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