GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL) and NeXplore (OTCMKTS:NXPC) Financial Contrast

GFL Environmental (NYSE:GFL) and NeXplore (OTCMKTS:NXPC) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for GFL Environmental and NeXplore, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GFL Environmental 0 1 9 0 2.90
NeXplore 0 0 0 0 N/A

GFL Environmental currently has a consensus price target of $40.25, indicating a potential upside of 11.00%. Given GFL Environmental’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe GFL Environmental is more favorable than NeXplore.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GFL Environmental and NeXplore’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GFL Environmental $3.22 billion 3.68 -$742.69 million $0.13 278.92
NeXplore N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

NeXplore has lower revenue, but higher earnings than GFL Environmental.

Volatility and Risk

GFL Environmental has a beta of 1.31, meaning that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NeXplore has a beta of 96.58, meaning that its share price is 9,558% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.8% of GFL Environmental shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares GFL Environmental and NeXplore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GFL Environmental -16.55% 1.95% 0.70%
NeXplore N/A N/A N/A

Summary

GFL Environmental beats NeXplore on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GFL Environmental

GFL Environmental Inc. operates as a diversified environmental services company in Canada and the United States. The company offers non-hazardous solid waste management, infrastructure and soil remediation, and liquid waste management services. Its solid waste management business line includes the collection, transportation, transfer, recycling, and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste for municipal, residential, and commercial and industrial customers. The company's infrastructure and soil remediation business line provides remediation of contaminated soils, as well as complementary services, including civil, demolition, and excavation and shoring services. Its liquid waste management business collects, manages, transports, processes, and disposes of a range of industrial and commercial liquid wastes, as well as resells liquid waste products. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada.

About NeXplore

NeXplore Corporation, a development stage Web 2.0 software company, develops Internet properties and applications primarily in the United States. The company offers a range of search, display, and interactive advertising products to reach and engage targeted consumers. Its products under development consist of NeXplore Search, a search engine, featuring a graphical user interface to allow the user to interact with the search results themselves and the advertisements that are presented to them, as well as to refine their search results by leveraging the collective intelligence of social communities of other users; and NeXplore Ads, a proprietary ad creation and management platform that enables marketers to create, manage, and modify, in real time, targeted interactive online advertising campaigns. The company's developing products also include HitLabel.com, a Web destination to offer music contests, and to provide musicians with viral tools for promoting their work and staying in tune with their fans; MyCircle.com, a universally accessible, application-agnostic social computing platform to offer users with a single, customizable interface for managing various facets of their online activity; and AdCircle, an interactive, graphical, and online classified advertising platform for buyers and sellers. NeXplore Corporation was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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