Reviewing AU Min Africa PTY (OTCMKTS:GRYEF) and Casella Waste Systems (OTCMKTS:CWST)

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Casella Waste Systems (NASDAQ:CWST) and AU Min Africa PTY (OTCMKTS:GRYEF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Casella Waste Systems and AU Min Africa PTY’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Casella Waste Systems $743.29 million 3.74 $31.65 million $0.85 67.66
AU Min Africa PTY N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Casella Waste Systems has higher revenue and earnings than AU Min Africa PTY.

Profitability

This table compares Casella Waste Systems and AU Min Africa PTY’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Casella Waste Systems 4.52% 36.07% 4.59%
AU Min Africa PTY N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Casella Waste Systems and AU Min Africa PTY, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Casella Waste Systems 0 1 2 1 3.00
AU Min Africa PTY 0 0 0 0 N/A

Casella Waste Systems presently has a consensus target price of $56.00, suggesting a potential downside of 2.63%. Given Casella Waste Systems’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Casella Waste Systems is more favorable than AU Min Africa PTY.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.6% of Casella Waste Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 7.7% of Casella Waste Systems shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 23.9% of AU Min Africa PTY shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Casella Waste Systems has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AU Min Africa PTY has a beta of 0.11, meaning that its stock price is 89% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Casella Waste Systems beats AU Min Africa PTY on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Casella Waste Systems Company Profile

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. The company operates through Eastern, Western, Recycling, and Other segments. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and disposal facilities. It also processes and markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard, as well as recyclables purchased from third-parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2019, it owned and/or operated 37 solid waste collection operations, 49 transfer stations, 18 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 4 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.

AU Min Africa PTY Company Profile

AU Min Africa PTY, LTD. provides mining, exploration, development, processing, refining, and production services for precious metals, precious gems, and other minerals in South Africa and internationally. It offers its services in the areas of gold, silver, platinum (unrefined and refined), copper, diamond, amethyst, emerald, tsavorite, ruby, and palladium. The company is based in Pretoria, South Africa.

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