Stock Analysis Report

Perma-Fix Environmental Services

Executive Summary

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States.

Snowflake Analysis

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

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Share Price & News

How has Perma-Fix Environmental Services's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: PFX1's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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Return vs Industry: PFX1 exceeded the German Commercial Services industry which returned -11.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: PFX1 exceeded the German Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-9.7%-7.8%-6.8%
30 Day-13.3%-6.9%-3.7%
90 Day2.4%-4.5%-3.6%
1 Year116.7%116.7%-7.9%-11.1%9.8%6.5%
3 Year136.5%136.5%0.7%-8.1%6.8%-2.6%
5 Year76.8%76.8%-4.4%-17.8%12.5%-2.9%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Perma-Fix Environmental Services's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is Perma-Fix Environmental Services undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PFX1's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate PFX1's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: PFX1 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Commercial Services industry average.

PE vs Market: PFX1 is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate PFX1's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: PFX1 is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.9x) compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average (3.1x).

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Future Growth

How is Perma-Fix Environmental Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?


Forecasted Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Perma-Fix Environmental Services has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Perma-Fix Environmental Services performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: PFX1 is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: PFX1 is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: PFX1 is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 37.7% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare PFX1's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: PFX1 is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (10.8%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: PFX1 has a negative Return on Equity (-2.54%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Perma-Fix Environmental Services's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: PFX1's short term assets ($26.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($26.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: PFX1's short term assets ($26.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($12.8M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: PFX1's debt to equity ratio (13.9%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: PFX1's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 25.2% to 13.9% over the past 5 years.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: PFX1 has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: PFX1's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 6.7x debt).

Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: PFX1 has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: PFX1 has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 21% each year.

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What is Perma-Fix Environmental Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFX1's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate PFX1's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFX1's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if PFX1's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of PFX1's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mark Duff (56yo)





Mr. Mark J. Duff has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. since September 8, 2017. Mr. Duff served as the Chief Operating Officer of Perma-Fix Environmen ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD304.68K) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD415.76K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Mark Duff
President & CEO2.4yrsUS$304.68k0.11% $88.8k
Louis Centofanti
Founder29yrsUS$255.58k1.89% $1.5m
Benio Naccarato
Executive VP11yrsUS$270.23k0.021% $16.4k
David Centofanti
Vice President of Information Systems0yrsno datano data
Scott Ellis
Manager of Legal Affairs0yrsno datano data
Pam Ittah
VP of Human Resources0yrsno datano data
Andrew Lombardo
Executive Vice President of Nuclear & Technical Services and Executive Officer0yrsno data0.028% $22.3k
Helen Binosa
VP & Corporate Controller0yrsno datano data
Jeff Bowers
Vice President of Nuclear Services Performance Assurance & Business Development5.1yrsno datano data
Robert Ferguson
0yrsUS$34.48kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: PFX1's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Louis Centofanti
Founder29yrsUS$255.58k1.89% $1.5m
Robert Ferguson
0yrsUS$34.48kno data
Mark Zwecker
Independent Lead Director10yrsUS$77.82k1.5% $1.2m
Joe Reeder
Independent Director16.8yrsUS$54.58k1.54% $1.2m
Larry Shelton
Independent Chairman of the Board5.2yrsUS$87.55k0.97% $772.2k
Zach Wamp
Independent Director2.1yrsUS$47.99k0.13% $100.9k
Joseph Grumski
Director0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: PFX1's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Ticker: PFX1
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1990
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$86.155m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$79.202m
  • Shares outstanding: 12.08m
  • Website: https://www.perma-fix.com

Number of Employees


  • Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc.
  • 8302 Dunwoody Place
  • Suite 250
  • Atlanta
  • Georgia
  • 30350
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
PESINasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 1992
PFX1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 1992


Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an environmental and technology know-how company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Treatment, Services, and Medical. The Treatment segment offers nuclear, low-level radioactive, mixed waste, hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment, and processing and disposal services through treatment and storage facilities. This segment is also involved in the research and development activities to identify, develop, and implement waste processing techniques for problematic waste streams. The Services segment provides technical services, which include professional radiological measurement and site survey of large government and commercial installations; integrated occupational safety and health services; consulting, engineering, project and waste management, environmental, decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) field, technical, and management personnel and services; nuclear services, including technology-based services comprising engineering, D&D, specialty, construction, logistics, transportation, processing, and disposal; and remediation of nuclear licensed and federal facilities, as well as cleanup of nuclear legacy sites. This segment also owns an equipment calibration and maintenance laboratory that services, maintains, calibrates, and sources health physics and industrial hygiene, as well as customized nuclear, environmental, and occupational safety and health instrumentation. The Medical segment is involved in the research and development of medical isotope production technology. The company’s Treatment and Services segments provide services to research institutions, commercial companies, public utilities, and governmental agencies through direct sales to customers or through intermediaries. Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/26 21:16
End of Day Share Price2020/02/26 00:00
Annual Earnings2018/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.