Critical Analysis: Collectors Universe (CLCT) vs. China Recycling Energy (CREG)

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Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) and China Recycling Energy (NASDAQ:CREG) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Collectors Universe has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Recycling Energy has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Collectors Universe pays an annual dividend of $0.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. China Recycling Energy does not pay a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Collectors Universe and China Recycling Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Collectors Universe $68.45 million 1.51 $6.23 million N/A N/A
China Recycling Energy $10,000.00 1,035.15 -$8.99 million N/A N/A

Collectors Universe has higher revenue and earnings than China Recycling Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

45.8% of Collectors Universe shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of China Recycling Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Collectors Universe shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 33.2% of China Recycling Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Collectors Universe and China Recycling Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Collectors Universe 7.15% 32.79% 14.74%
China Recycling Energy N/A -6.97% -4.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Collectors Universe and China Recycling Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Collectors Universe 0 0 0 0 N/A
China Recycling Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Collectors Universe beats China Recycling Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe, Inc. provides authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of coins, trading cards, event tickets, autographs, and historical and sports memorabilia in the United States. It operates through three segments: Coins, Trading Cards and Autographs, and Other High-End Collectibles. The company also publishes magazines that provide market prices and information for collectibles and high-value assets that are accessible on its Websites; operates an online market for graded collectible coins for dealers on subscription basis; and promotes, manages, and operates the Long Beach Coin shows. It serves dealers, collectors, retail buyers, and sellers of the collectibles. Collectors Universe, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

About China Recycling Energy

China Recycling Energy Corporation engages in the recycling energy business in China. It designs, finances, constructs, operates, and transfers waste energy recycling projects to mid- to large-size enterprises involved in high energy-consuming businesses. The company offers waste pressure-to-energy solutions, including the blast furnace top gas recovery turbine unit, a system that utilizes high pressure gas emitted from the blast furnace top to drive turbine units and generates electricity; and waste heat-to-energy solutions, such as heat power generation projects for applications in cement, steel, coking coal, and nonferrous metal industries, which collect the residual heat from various manufacturing processes. It also provides waste gas-to-energy solutions comprising the waste gas power generation system that utilizes flammable waste gas from coal mining, petroleum exploitation, refinery processing, or other sources as a fuel source to generate electricity; and the combined cycle power plant, which employs power generating cycle to utilize the waste gas that generates electricity by burning the flammable waste gas in a gas turbine, as well as uses the waste heat from burning the gas to make steam to generate additional electricity through a steam turbine. In addition, the company offers biomass power generation systems (BMPG); and waste heat power generation (WHPG) systems; and project investment, investment management, economic information consulting, technical, and financial leasing services, as well as leases energy saving systems and equipment. As of December 31, 2017, it had five recycling WHPG systems and four BMPG systems. The company was formerly known as China Digital Wireless, Inc. and changed its name to China Recycling Energy Corporation in March 2007. China Recycling Energy Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Xi’an, China.

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