Charah Solutions (NYSE:CHRA) vs. Li-Cycle (NYSE:LICY) Head to Head Contrast

Charah Solutions (NYSE:CHRA) and Li-Cycle (NYSE:LICY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.


This table compares Charah Solutions and Li-Cycle’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Charah Solutions -15.30% -75.24% -4.52%
Li-Cycle N/A -291.66% -62.65%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Charah Solutions and Li-Cycle, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Charah Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
Li-Cycle 0 1 5 0 2.83

Li-Cycle has a consensus price target of $13.83, indicating a potential upside of 26.45%. Given Li-Cycle’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Li-Cycle is more favorable than Charah Solutions.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Charah Solutions and Li-Cycle’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Charah Solutions $232.38 million 0.65 -$55.86 million ($0.84) -5.38
Li-Cycle N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Li-Cycle has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Charah Solutions.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.8% of Charah Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.3% of Li-Cycle shares are held by institutional investors. 3.7% of Charah Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

About Charah Solutions

Charah Solutions, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of mission-critical environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry. It also offers on-site, essential services that enable clients to continue operations and provide necessary electric power to communities nationwide. The firm operates through the following Environmental Solutions, and Maintenance and Technical Services business segments. The Environmental Solutions segment includes remediation and compliance services. The Maintenance and Technical Services segment includes fossil services and nuclear services. The company was founded by Charles E. Price on January 30, 2018 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

About Li-Cycle

Peridot Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. It formed for the purpose of merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Peridot Acquisition Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.

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