Contrasting Diversified Royalty (BEVFF) & Charah Solutions (CHRA)

Diversified Royalty (OTCMKTS:BEVFF) and Charah Solutions (NYSE:CHRA) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Diversified Royalty and Charah Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diversified Royalty 0 0 0 0 N/A
Charah Solutions 0 0 4 0 3.00

Charah Solutions has a consensus price target of $13.17, suggesting a potential upside of 90.55%. Given Charah Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Charah Solutions is more favorable than Diversified Royalty.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

25.7% of Charah Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.0% of Diversified Royalty shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Diversified Royalty and Charah Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diversified Royalty 48.85% 6.13% 4.05%
Charah Solutions N/A N/A N/A


Diversified Royalty pays an annual dividend of $0.17 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.2%. Charah Solutions does not pay a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Diversified Royalty and Charah Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diversified Royalty $16.13 million 13.86 $8.91 million N/A N/A
Charah Solutions $430.36 million 0.47 $12.78 million N/A N/A

Charah Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than Diversified Royalty.


Diversified Royalty beats Charah Solutions on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Diversified Royalty

Diversified Royalty Corp., a multi-royalty corporation, engages in the acquisition of royalties from multi-location businesses and franchisors in North America. It primarily holds the Canadian and United States trademarks and other intellectual property rights related to the Original Joe's, Elephant & Castle, and State & Main restaurant businesses. The company was formerly known as BENEV Capital Inc. and changed its name to Diversified Royalty Corp. in October 2014. Diversified Royalty Corp. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

About Charah Solutions

Charah Solutions, Inc. provides environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry. It is involved in the development, construction, and management of landfills for coal-fired power generation facilities, and new and existing ash ponds; and active pond management activities, including clean closure, cap-in-place, and design and construction of new ponds. The company also provides fossil services, such as coal ash management, silo management, on-site ash transportation, landfill management, and capture and disposal of ash byproduct; and manages combustion byproducts comprising bottom ash, flue gas desulfurization gypsum, Pozatec/fixated scrubber sludge, and fluidized bed combustion fly ash. In addition, it markets class C fly ash, class F fly ash, bottom ash and PriceLite, CFB ash, synthetic gypsum, pulverized limestone, and other products; and provides nuclear services consisting of routine maintenance, outage services, facility maintenance, and staffing solutions for nuclear power generation facilities. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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