Financial Review: Alanco Technologies (ALAN) & Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW)

Alanco Technologies (OTCMKTS:ALAN) and Advanced Disposal Services (NYSE:ADSW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Alanco Technologies has a beta of 2.27, meaning that its share price is 127% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Disposal Services has a beta of 0.42, meaning that its share price is 58% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Alanco Technologies and Advanced Disposal Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alanco Technologies N/A N/A N/A
Advanced Disposal Services 3.16% 5.71% 1.47%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Alanco Technologies and Advanced Disposal Services, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alanco Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Advanced Disposal Services 0 2 4 1 2.86

Advanced Disposal Services has a consensus price target of $28.17, suggesting a potential upside of 5.57%. Given Advanced Disposal Services’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Disposal Services is more favorable than Alanco Technologies.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Alanco Technologies and Advanced Disposal Services’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alanco Technologies $190,000.00 0.26 -$1.59 million N/A N/A
Advanced Disposal Services $1.51 billion 1.57 $38.30 million $0.47 56.77

Advanced Disposal Services has higher revenue and earnings than Alanco Technologies.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.4% of Advanced Disposal Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 16.4% of Alanco Technologies shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Advanced Disposal Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Advanced Disposal Services beats Alanco Technologies on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alanco Technologies

Alanco Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the treatment and disposal of produced water generated as a byproduct from oil and natural gas producers in Western Colorado. It is also involved in oil reclamation activities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Advanced Disposal Services

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. It is involved in the curbside collection of residential refuse from small carts or containers into collection vehicles for transport to a disposal/recycling site. The company also supplies commercial and industrial customers with waste containers; rents or sells compactors to large waste generators; and provides roll-off containers, as well as waste collection, transportation, and disposal services to construction and demolition sites. In addition, it offers landfill disposal services; and manages or operates recycling facilities that collect, process, and sell old corrugated cardboard, old newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum, glass, and other materials, as well as provides customer services. Further, the company engages in trucking activities; and landfill gas-to-energy operations at municipal solid waste landfills, as well as manages third-party owned landfills. It serves approximately 2.8 million residential customers; 200,000 commercial and industrial customers; and 800 municipalities in the Southeast, Midwest, and Eastern regions of the United States, as well as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The company was formerly known as ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. in January 2016. Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

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