Financial Knowledge & Information Portal

Sharps Compliance (SMED) Company Profile

Updated Aug 5, 2020
Sharps Compliance has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Sharps Compliance Corp
Short Name:Sharps Compliance
Trading Ticker Symbol:SMED
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Texas, TX
Primary Industry Sector:Basic Industries
Seconday Sub-sector:Environmental Services
Main Business Areas: Basic Industries, Environmental Services, Industrials, Waste Management
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Sharps Compliance stock

Market and Trading Information for Sharps Compliance

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Sharps Compliance as of writing:
Current Share Price:$8.24
Previous Year's Closing Price:$4.22
Percentage Price Change (YTD):95.26%
Market Cap:$134.77 million
52-week Price Range:$3.46 - $8.25
Dividend Per Share:$0
EPS (TTM):0.04
Price-Earnings (Trailing):228.89
Price-Earnings (Forward):68.67

Company Profile and Business Description for Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Corp., incorporated on November 17, 1992, is a provider of waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. The Company's solutions include Sharps Recovery System, TakeAway Medication Recovery System, MedSafe, Route-Based Pickup Service, TakeAway Recycle System, ComplianceTRAC, Universal Waste Shipback Systems and Other Solutions. The Company's solutions facilitate the collection, containment, transportation and treatment of various types of healthcare-related materials, including hypodermic needles, lancets and other devices or objects used to puncture or lacerate the skin, or sharps, hazardous waste and unused consumer dispensed medications and over-the-counter drugs.

The Company serves customers in multiple markets, such as home healthcare, retail clinics and immunizing pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, professional offices (physicians, dentists and veterinarians), assisted living and long-term care facilities (assisted living, continuing care, long-term acute care, memory care and skilled nursing), government (federal, state and local), consumers, commercial and agriculture, as well as distributors to many of the aforementioned markets. It assists its customers in determining which of its solution offerings fit for the collection, containment, return transportation and treatment of medical waste, used healthcare materials, pharmaceutical waste, hazardous waste and unused dispensed medications. It provides tracking and reporting tools.

Sharps Recovery System

The Company's Sharps Recovery System is a solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste generated outside the hospital and healthcare facility setting. The Sharps Recovery System includes sealed, leak and puncture resistant sharps container in several sizes ranging from 1 quart to 28 gallons; the United States postal service (USPS)-approved shipping box with prepaid priority mail postage; absorbent material inside the container that holds approximately 150 milliliters of fluids; a bag for additional containment, and documentation and tracking manifest. The Sharps Recovery System is transported to its owned or contracted facilities for treatment. Upon treatment or conversion of the waste, it provides electronic proof of receipt and treatment documentation to the customer through its SharpsTracer system.

TakeAway Medication Recovery System

The Company's TakeAway Medication Recovery System is a solution that facilitates the disposal of unused medications (including controlled substances) from ultimate users and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants. The solution is designed for use in long-term care (on behalf of their patient), hospice and consumer markets. DEA Reverse Distribution solution is a collection, return and destruction solution for DEA registrants' expired or unused controlled substances. The system includes prepaid return transportation, materials to package for return, complete documentation of returned pharmaceuticals and proper disposal with online proof of destruction.


The Company's MedSafe is a solution for the collection, transportation and disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medications, including controlled substances from ultimate users. MedSafe is designed for use in retail pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospice, hospitals/clinics with on-site pharmacies, narcotic treatment facilities and licensed law enforcement.

Route-Based Pickup Service

The Company's Route-Based Pickup Service offers route-based medical and hazardous waste pickup services to customers and prospects that have facilities or branches, which generate medical, pharmaceutical or hazardous waste or where the route-based pickup service is preferred. This blended service of mailback and pickup customizes the right solution with each location.

TakeAway Recycle System

TakeAway Recycle System is a solution for the collection and recycling of single-use medical devices from surgical centers and other healthcare facilities. The system consists of containers designed for use in operating rooms or sterile processing departments. The containers are placed in a pre-paid return box for shipping to the Company's treatment facilities where devices are stripped to their basic components and sent to appropriate recycling facilities.


ComplianceTRAC is a Web-based version of the Company's compliance and training program. ComplianceTRAC is designed for worker safety. The program includes employee training for blood borne pathogens. The online program also provides access to a database of over a million safety data sheets, safety plans, regulatory information and facility self-audits.

Universal Waste Shipback Systems

The Company's Universal Waste Shipback Systems is used for the collection, transportation and recycling of light bulbs, batteries and other mercury-containing devices. The solution is marketed to existing and prospective customers as a complement to the Company's line of medical waste and unused medication management solutions.

Other Solutions

The Company offers a range of other solutions, including TakeAway Environmental Return System, SharpsTracer, Sharps Secure Needle Disposal System, Complete Needle Collection & Disposal System and Pitch-It IV Poles. It also includes Asset Return System, Sharps Medical Waste Management System (MWMS), and Spill Kit and Recovery System.

The Company competes with Stericycle.

9220 Kirby Dr Ste 500

ETFs Holding Sharps Compliance Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Sharps Compliance stocks in their respective portfolios. See Full List.

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
No. of
ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
Full List
VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETFThe Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.04%1515
Full List
IWCiShares Microcap ETFThe iShares Microcap ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of U.S. micro-cap stocks. The index selects the smallest 1000 stocks in the Russell 2000 Index. ...Full Details0.6%1452
Full List
VXFVanguard Extended Market VIPERs ETFThe Vanguard Extended Market ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted version of the S&P Total Market Index, excluding all S&P 500 stocks. ...Full Details0.08%1901
Full List

See Full List of ETFs holding Sharps Compliance stock in their respective portfolios.

Peer / Competitor Companies of Environmental Services Sector

Along with Sharps Compliance Corp, the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Environmental Services - Basic Industries sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Advanced Disposal (ADSW): Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., formerly ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., is an environmental services company providing non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services to customers in the Southeast, Midwest ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Avalon (AWX): Avalon Holdings Corporation (Avalon), incorporated on April 30, 1998, provides waste management services to industrial, commercial, municipal and governmental customers in northeastern and midwestern United States markets, captive landfill management ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Casella Waste (CWST): Casella Waste Systems, Inc., incorporated on March 1, 1993, is a solid waste services company. The Company provides resource management services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, primarily in ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Clean Harbors (CLH): Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. It operates through Technical Services; Industrial and Field Services; Safety-Kleen; and Oil, Gas and Lodg....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Perma-Fix Environmental (PESI): Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc., incorporated on December 19, 1990, is an environmental and environmental technology know-how company. The Company operates in three segments: The Treatment Segment (Treatment), the Services Segment ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Pope Resources (POPE): Pope Resources, A Delaware Limited Partnership manages timber resources in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Fee Timber, Timberland Investment Management, and Real Estate. The....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Republic (RSG): Republic Services, Inc., incorporated on December 20, 1996, is a provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling and energy services. The Companys segments include Group 1, Group 2 ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Stericycle (SRCL): Stericycle, Inc., incorporated on March 21, 1989, is a business-to-business services provider. The Company focuses on regulated and compliance solutions for healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses. The Companys segments include ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ US Ecology (ECOL): US Ecology, Inc., incorporated on March 23, 1987, is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Waste Connections (WCN): Waste Connections, Inc. provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the United States and Canada. The company operates through six segments: Southern, Western, Eastern, Canada, Central, and Exploration and Production (E&P). It offers collection services to residential, commercial, municipal, industrial, and E&P customers; landfill disposal services; and recycling ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Waste Management (WM): Waste Management, Inc. (WM), incorporated on April 28, 1995, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services. The Companys segments include ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

... See Full List of All Stocks of Environmental Services Sector.

Stock List of Other Basic Industries Sub-sectors

▶ Stocks of Agricultural Chemicals Sector

▶ Stocks of Aluminum Sector

▶ Stocks of Building Contractors - Nonresidential Sector

▶ Stocks of Containers and Packaging Sector

▶ Stocks of Electric Utilities Sector

▶ Stocks of Engineering and Construction Sector

▶ Stocks of Environmental Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Forest Products Sector

▶ Stocks of Home Furnishings Sector

▶ Stocks of Homebuilding Sector

▶ Stocks of Major Chemicals Sector

▶ Stocks of Metal Fabrications Sector

▶ Stocks of Military Government and Technical Sector

▶ Stocks of Mining Quarrying Minerals Sector

▶ Stocks of Miscellaneous Sector

▶ Stocks of Other Specialty Stores Sector

▶ Stocks of Package Goods and Cosmetics Sector

▶ Stocks of Packaging & Containers Sector

▶ Stocks of Paints and Coatings Sector

▶ Stocks of Paper Sector

▶ Stocks of Precious Metals Sector

▶ Stocks of Specialty Chemicals Sector

▶ Stocks of Steel and Iron Sector

▶ Stocks of Telecommunications Equipment Sector

▶ Stocks of Textiles Sector

▶ Stocks of Trading and Mining Sector

▶ Stocks of Water Supply Sector

Stock List of Other Top-level Sectors

▶ Stocks of Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Industries Sector

▶ Stocks of Basic Materials Sector

▶ Stocks of Capital Goods Sector

▶ Stocks of Communication Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Cyclical Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Defensive Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Discretionary Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Non-Durables Sector

▶ Stocks of Consumer Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Energy Sector

▶ Stocks of Finance Sector

▶ Stocks of Financial Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Health Care Sector

▶ Stocks of Healthcare Sector

▶ Stocks of Industrials Sector

▶ Stocks of Miscellaneous Sector

▶ Stocks of Public Utilities Sector

▶ Stocks of Real Estate Sector

▶ Stocks of Services Sector

▶ Stocks of Technology Sector

▶ Stocks of Transportation Sector

▶ Stocks of Utilities Sector