Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ: HDSN) is one of 5 public companies in the “Machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Hudson Technologies to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
76.1% of Hudson Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of shares of all “Machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.0% of Hudson Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.0% of shares of all “Machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Hudson Technologies and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Hudson Technologies Competitors||9.69%||11.82%||5.22%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Hudson Technologies and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Hudson Technologies Competitors||25||74||84||1||2.33|
Hudson Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $7.75, indicating a potential upside of 65.95%. As a group, “Machinery, equipment, & supplies” companies have a potential upside of 0.62%. Given Hudson Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hudson Technologies is more favorable than its peers.
Volatility & Risk
Hudson Technologies has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hudson Technologies’ peers have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Hudson Technologies and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Hudson Technologies||$140.38 million||$11.15 million||9.94|
|Hudson Technologies Competitors||$1.02 billion||$57.34 million||27.55|
Hudson Technologies’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Technologies. Hudson Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Hudson Technologies beats its peers on 8 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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