Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) versus Newater Technology (NEWA) Critical Review

Perma-Fix Environmental Services (NASDAQ:PESI) and Newater Technology (NASDAQ:NEWA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Newater Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perma-Fix Environmental Services $49.77 million 0.72 -$3.68 million N/A N/A
Newater Technology $25.34 million 3.64 $2.59 million N/A N/A

Newater Technology has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Perma-Fix Environmental Services.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.3% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of Newater Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.0% of Perma-Fix Environmental Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Newater Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perma-Fix Environmental Services 2.43% 0.64% 0.30%
Newater Technology N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Perma-Fix Environmental Services and Newater Technology, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perma-Fix Environmental Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newater Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A


Perma-Fix Environmental Services beats Newater Technology on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Perma-Fix Environmental Services Company Profile

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment offers nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed waste, hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, and processing and disposal services through treatment and storage facilities. This segment is also involved in the research and development activities to identify, develop, and implement waste processing techniques for problematic waste streams. The Services segment provides on-site waste management services to commercial and government customers; technical services, such as professional radiological measurement and site survey, and integrated occupational safety and health, as well as consulting, engineering, project and waste management, environmental, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) field, technical, and management personnel and services; nuclear services, including technology-based services comprising engineering, D&D, specialty, construction, logistics, transportation, processing, and disposal; and remediation of nuclear licensed and federal facilities, as well as cleanup of nuclear legacy sites. This segment also owns an equipment calibration and maintenance laboratory that services, maintains, calibrates, and sources health physics and industrial hygiene, as well as customized nuclear, environmental, and occupational safety and health instrumentation. The Medical segment is involved in the research and development of medical isotope production technology. Its Treatment and Services segments provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities, and governmental agencies through direct sales to customers or through intermediaries. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Newater Technology Company Profile

Newater Technology, Inc. is a wastewater purification treatment company. The Company is focused on the development, manufacture and sale of disk tube reverse osmosis (DTRO) and disk tube nanofiltration (DTNF) membrane filtration products that are used in the treatment, recycling and discharge of wastewater. The DTRO membrane and DTNF membrane is used to treat and recycle wastewater. The Company also supplies hardware and engineered systems necessary to implement integrated solutions with DTRO and DTNF products. The Company provides engineering support and installation, technical advice and service, and other project-related solutions to filter wastewater into clean water. The company provides services to chemical and energy industries. The Company also offers traditional wastewater treatment solutions, such as activated carbon and resins.

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