Analyzing Midwest Energy Emissions (MEEC) and Its Competitors

Midwest Energy Emissions (OTCMKTS:MEECGet Rating) is one of 28 public companies in the “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Midwest Energy Emissions to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Midwest Energy Emissions $13.01 million -$3.63 million -5.50
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors $2.66 billion $435.24 million 11.59

Midwest Energy Emissions’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Midwest Energy Emissions. Midwest Energy Emissions 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Midwest Energy Emissions and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Midwest Energy Emissions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors 154 691 955 28 2.47

As a group, “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies have a potential upside of 20.56%. Given Midwest Energy Emissions’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Midwest Energy Emissions has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Midwest Energy Emissions and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Midwest Energy Emissions -32.74% N/A -53.63%
Midwest Energy Emissions Competitors -3,288.70% 4.83% 1.80%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

61.0% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by institutional investors. 29.4% of Midwest Energy Emissions shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.1% of shares of all “Measuring & controlling devices, not elsewhere classified” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Midwest Energy Emissions has a beta of 1.22, meaning that its share price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Midwest Energy Emissions’ peers have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Midwest Energy Emissions peers beat Midwest Energy Emissions on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Midwest Energy Emissions (Get Rating)

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp., an environmental services and technology company, engages in developing and delivering solutions to the power industry worldwide. It provides mercury capture solutions. Its Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA) technology provides total mercury control, providing solutions that are based on a thorough scientific understanding of actual and probable interactions involved in mercury capture in coal-fired flue gas. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Corsicana, Texas.

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