Sharps Compliance (SMED) versus N-Viro International (NVIC) Head-To-Head Survey

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) and N-Viro International (OTCMKTS:NVIC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

21.9% of Sharps Compliance shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.7% of Sharps Compliance shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.1% of N-Viro International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Sharps Compliance has a beta of 0.12, meaning that its share price is 88% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, N-Viro International has a beta of 0.1, meaning that its share price is 90% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Sharps Compliance and N-Viro International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sharps Compliance -1.66% -2.66% -1.98%
N-Viro International N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sharps Compliance and N-Viro International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sharps Compliance $40.14 million 1.23 -$670,000.00 ($0.04) -77.00
N-Viro International $1.19 million 0.02 -$2.27 million N/A N/A

Sharps Compliance has higher revenue and earnings than N-Viro International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Sharps Compliance and N-Viro International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sharps Compliance 0 1 1 0 2.50
N-Viro International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Sharps Compliance currently has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 46.10%. Given Sharps Compliance’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sharps Compliance is more favorable than N-Viro International.


Sharps Compliance beats N-Viro International on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Sharps Compliance Company Profile

Sharps Compliance Corp. provides medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous waste management services in the United States. It offers Sharps Recovery System for the containment, transportation, treatment, and tracking of medical waste and used healthcare materials generated outside the hospital and health care facility settings; TakeAway Medication Recovery System, a solution that facilitates the proper disposal of unused medications; MedSafe, a solution for the safe collection, transportation, and proper disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medications; and ComplianceTRAC, a Web-based compliance and training program. The company also provides Route-Based Pickup Service, a waste management service, which offers medical and hazardous waste pick-up services; TakeAway Recycle System, a solution for the collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities; and Universal Waste Shipback Systems, a solution for the collection, transportation, and recycling of light bulbs, batteries, and other mercury containing devices. In addition, it offers other solutions, such as TakeAway Environmental Return System, SharpsTracer, Sharps Secure, Needle Disposal System, Complete Needle Collection and Disposal System, Pitch-It IV Poles, Asset Return System, and Spill Kit and Recovery System, as well as Sharps MWMS, a medical waste management system. The company serves customers in home health care, retail clinics and immunizing pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional offices, assisted living and long-term care facilities, government, consumers, and commercial markets, as well as distributors. Sharps Compliance Corp. was founded in 1992 and is based in Houston, Texas.

N-Viro International Company Profile

N-Viro International Corporation markets its N-Viro Fuel technology that produces a renewable alternative fuel product out of certain bio-organic wastes. N-Viro Fuel is a patented biomass alternative energy fuel process that produces a product that has physical and chemical characteristics similar to certain coals and is created from municipal biosolids, collectable animal manure, pulp and paper sludge, and other organic wastes. The company owns and licenses the N-Viro Process, a patented technology to treat and recycle wastewater sludges and other bio-organic wastes, utilizing certain alkaline by-products produced by the cement, lime, and other industries, as well as electric utilities. Its N-Viro Process stabilizes and pasteurizes sludge; reduces odors to acceptable levels; neutralizes or immobilizes various constituents; and generates N-Viro Soil, a product that has a granular appearance similar to soil and is used in various agricultural applications. In addition, the company is involved in the distribution and resale of alkaline admixtures. N-Viro International Corporation was founded in 1979 and is based in Toledo, Ohio.

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