Friday, March 16, 2012

Brave New World of Asset Disposition

Earlier this week I wrote about my growing discomfort with Apple (AAPL:  Nasdaq) and its dismal environmental track record.  I am not alone in my criticism of Apple.  Even Chinese groups have grown impatient with pollution by companies producing for Apple. In comparison with other technology leaders Apple appears at the end of several lists and never among the leaders.  Apple turned out a 25.8% profit margin over the last twelve months, an exemplary performance that I suspect has been achieved on the shoulders of
 taxpayers and the general public who have to pay for the environmental impact of manufacturing and electronic waste.
                                         
The environmental cost shifting matter can be discussed at a later time.  Today, I think it worthwhile to look at the companies who are confronting head on the environmental issues presented by e-waste.  There is a building sector of information technology asset disposition (ITAD)  -  a fancy term for electronics recycling.  I have found fifteen independent ITAD service providers that are generating profits in cleaning up after electronics producers.  The group has been added to Crystal Equity Research’s Mothers of Invention Index in a new group called eCycling.

I will be writing about the group in the next few posts. Here are the names for the eager beavers:

Apto Solutions
Asset Recovery
Cascade
CloudBlue
Converge
EPC
HOBI
Insight
Intechra
PlanITROI
Redentech
ROUND 2
Sims Recycling
TechTurn
U.S. Micro


Neither the author of the Small Cap Strategist web log, Crystal Equity Research nor its affiliates have a beneficial interest in the companies mentioned herein.

1 comment:

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

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