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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 258.80
CLH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CLH: 258.80 )
CLH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 258.8
Current: 258.8

0
258.8
Equity to Asset 0.35
CLH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CLH: 0.35 )
CLH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.35

-0.01
0.5
Interest Coverage 2.80
CLH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. CLH: 2.80 )
CLH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 8
Current: 2.8

0.51
8
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.23
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
5.60%
2.51%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.29
CLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CLH: 3.29 )
CLH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.67   Max: 12.24
Current: 3.29

-0.67
12.24
Net-margin (%) -0.83
CLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CLH: -0.83 )
CLH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.05   Max: 7.54
Current: -0.83

-8.05
7.54
ROE (%) -2.02
CLH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CLH: -2.02 )
CLH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -111.56   Max: 40.44
Current: -2.02

-111.56
40.44
ROA (%) -0.74
CLH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CLH: -0.74 )
CLH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -8.41   Max: 8.69
Current: -0.74

-8.41
8.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.02
CLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. CLH: 6.02 )
CLH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.16   Max: 32.38
Current: 6.02

-1.16
32.38
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.90
CLH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CLH: 20.90 )
CLH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.2   Max: 32
Current: 20.9

-5.2
32
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 11.50
CLH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CLH: 11.50 )
CLH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 29.5
Current: 11.5

3.9
29.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -13.30
CLH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CLH: -13.30 )
CLH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -36.5   Max: 50.1
Current: -13.3

-36.5
50.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CLH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 94,325 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 3,574,570 sh (+60.24%)
Ron Baron 1,405,803 sh (-10.43%)
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Q2 2014

CLH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Caxton Associates 60,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 7,302 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 438,144 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 3,162,379 sh (-11.53%)
Ron Baron 1,150,000 sh (-18.2%)
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Q3 2014

CLH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Third Avenue Management 114,083 sh (New)
Jim Simons 44,002 sh (+502.6%)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
RS Investment Management 2,952,640 sh (-6.63%)
Ron Baron 1,050,000 sh (-8.7%)
Steven Cohen 141,991 sh (-67.59%)
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Q4 2014

CLH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 10,441 sh (New)
Jim Simons 213,502 sh (+385.21%)
Third Avenue Management 114,107 sh (+0.02%)
Ron Baron 1,050,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management 2,134,746 sh (-27.7%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CLH

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 New Buy0.13%$54.28 - $63.35 $ 56.96-3%114083
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$52.7 - $63.82 $ 56.96-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.08%$46.08 - $60.01 $ 56.964%94325
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Add 33.57%0.12%$50.3 - $59.32 $ 56.964%1536067
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Guru Investment Theses on Clean Harbors Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc - Dec 17, 2014

Clean Harbors (CLH) underperformed during the quarter due to concerns around falling lube oil prices, exposure to the Canadian energy sector, and struggles by one of its publicly traded competitors. We believe the declines in lube oil prices are a normal seasonal occurrence that may reverse in future periods. We also believe that Clean Harbors is well positioned to execute through a period of weak demand from its energy customers and that the struggles felt by its competitors are unlikely to impact Clean Harbors. We have maintained our position through this period of volatility and continue to believe that many of the company’s assets are irreplaceable.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Growth Fund 3Q 2014 Commentary.

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Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors - Sep 08, 2014

Clean Harbors (CLH) provides a variety of environmental remediation and industrial waste management services. After being a laggard in the first quarter, during which time we also added to the position, the stock reacted strongly to both stabilizing business trends and the announcement that an activist investor was involved in the security. We remain attracted to the company’s large barriers to entry and pricing power in their core businesses and the recovery that we believe is on track in some of the company’s more cyclical businesses. We took advantage of the strength in the quarter to trim some of the position.

From Meridian Funds (Trades, Portfolio)’ Meridian Growth Fund Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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Baron Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc - Jul 22, 2014

Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH), and Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN), are two examples of classic growth stocks in the portfolio. Clean Harbors is a leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services. In addition to its market leadership position, it has many attributes we like, including a stable and recurring revenue base, and high barriers to entry created by permitting and regulatory hurdles and the high capital cost of waste management facilities. … We have held these two stocks for seven and five years, respectively, during which periods our investments have more than doubled.



From Baron Funds' Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter.



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Top Ranked Articles about Clean Harbors Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc
Clean Harbors (CLH) underperformed during the quarter due to concerns around falling lube oil prices, exposure to the Canadian energy sector, and struggles by one of its publicly traded competitors. We believe the declines in lube oil prices are a normal seasonal occurrence that may reverse in future periods. We also believe that Clean Harbors is well positioned to execute through a period of weak demand from its energy customers and that the struggles felt by its competitors are unlikely to impact Clean Harbors. We have maintained our position through this period of volatility and continue to believe that many of the company’s assets are irreplaceable. Read more...
Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors (CLH) provides a variety of environmental remediation and industrial waste management services. After being a laggard in the first quarter, during which time we also added to the position, the stock reacted strongly to both stabilizing business trends and the announcement that an activist investor was involved in the security. We remain attracted to the company’s large barriers to entry and pricing power in their core businesses and the recovery that we believe is on track in some of the company’s more cyclical businesses. We took advantage of the strength in the quarter to trim some of the position. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc
Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH), and Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN), are two examples of classic growth stocks in the portfolio. Clean Harbors is a leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services. In addition to its market leadership position, it has many attributes we like, including a stable and recurring revenue base, and high barriers to entry created by permitting and regulatory hurdles and the high capital cost of waste management facilities. … We have held these two stocks for seven and five years, respectively, during which periods our investments have more than doubled. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 22.32
CLH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLH: 22.32 )
N/A
P/B 2.70
CLH's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CLH: 2.70 )
CLH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.94   Max: 50.33
Current: 2.7

1.94
50.33
P/S 1.00
CLH's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CLH: 1.00 )
CLH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.87
Current: 1

0.18
1.87
PFCF 65.50
CLH's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLH: 65.50 )
CLH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.13   Max: 141.03
Current: 65.5

7.13
141.03
POCF 10.41
CLH's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. CLH: 10.41 )
CLH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.36   Max: 23.92
Current: 10.41

2.36
23.92
EV-to-EBIT 38.11
CLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.44 vs. CLH: 38.11 )
CLH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 28.7
Current: 38.11

7.4
28.7
Shiller P/E 35.90
CLH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLH: 35.90 )
CLH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.12   Max: 887.88
Current: 35.9

25.12
887.88
Current Ratio 1.90
CLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CLH: 1.90 )
CLH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.53
Current: 1.9

0.62
3.53
Quick Ratio 1.61
CLH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CLH: 1.61 )
CLH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.38
Current: 1.61

0.58
3.38
Days Inventory 24.09
CLH's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.22 vs. CLH: 24.09 )
CLH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.78   Max: 27.57
Current: 24.09

6.78
27.57
Days Sales Outstanding 59.78
CLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 116.78 vs. CLH: 59.78 )
CLH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 60.26   Max: 145.09
Current: 59.78

60.26
145.09

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 12.20
CLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. CLH: 12.20 )
CLH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 131.3
Current: 12.2

0.8
131.3
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.64
CLH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CLH: 1.64 )
CLH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 5.68
Current: 1.64

0.55
5.68
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
CLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CLH: 0.89 )
CLH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.5
Current: 0.89

0.06
1.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.60
CLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CLH: 2.60 )
CLH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 13.4
Current: 2.6

3.5
13.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.07
CLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CLH: 18.07 )
CLH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1416.7   Max: 26.7
Current: 18.07

-1416.7
26.7

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
Compare:WM, RSG, SRCL, UMICY, VE » details
Traded in other countries:CH6.Germany,
Clean Harbors, Inc. was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1980. The Company is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services and hazardous waste management services throughout Canada. The Company operates in five reportable segments: Technical Services, Oil Re-refining and Recycling, SK Environmental Services, Industrial and Field Services, Oil and Gas Field Service. The Technical Services segment provides hazardous material management services including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at Company-owned incineration, landfill, waste water and other treatment facilities. Oil Re-refining and Recycling segment processes used oil into quality base and blended lubricating oils. Processing into base and blended lubricating oils takes place in its three owned and operated re-refineries and recycling of oil into recycled fuel oil takes place in one of the Company's used oil terminals. SK Environmental Services segment provides environmental services such as parts cleaning, containerized waste services, oil collection, and other complementary products and services, including vacuum services, allied products and other environmental services, Industrial and Field Services provides industrial and specialty services such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, catalyst handling, decoking, material processing, and industrial lodging services to refineries, chemical plants, oil sands facilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. Oil and Gas Field Services provides fluid handling, fluid hauling, production servicing, surface rentals, seismic services, and directional boring services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration and production, and power generation. The Company serves a customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500, across the chemical, energy, manufacturing and additional markets, as well as numerous government agencies. Philip Services Corp., or "PSC," Veolia Environmental Services, or "Veolia," and Waste Management, Inc., or "WM," are the principal national firms with which the Company competes. The Company is subject to federal and state environmental laws in the United States.
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