Analyzing Hudson Technologies (HDSN) and The Competition

Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ: HDSN) is one of 5 public companies in the “Machinery, equipment, & supplies” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Hudson Technologies to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hudson Technologies 0 1 2 0 2.67
Hudson Technologies Competitors 25 74 84 1 2.33

Hudson Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $7.75, suggesting 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, research analysts plainly believe Hudson Technologies is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hudson Technologies and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share 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’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Hudson Technologies. Hudson Technologies 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 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 9.69% 11.82% 5.22%

Risk & Volatility

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’ rivals have a beta of 0.93, meaning that their average stock price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hudson Technologies beats its rivals 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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