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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
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history
Cash to Debt 0.03
CVA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
92% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CVA: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CVA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.23 Max: N/A
Current: 0.03
Equity to Asset 0.15
CVA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. CVA: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CVA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.22 Max: 0.3
Current: 0.15
0.13
0.3
Interest Coverage 9.92
CVA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.80 vs. CVA: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CVA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.18 Max: 17.08
Current: 9.92
1.39
17.08
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.74
M-Score: -2.55
WACC vs ROIC
1.86%
1.23%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.22
CVA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. CVA: 7.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CVA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.56  Med: 14.50 Max: 22.44
Current: 7.22
8.56
22.44
Net-margin (%) -0.85
CVA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. CVA: -0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CVA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.55  Med: 7.14 Max: 13.27
Current: -0.85
-0.55
13.27
ROE (%) -2.00
CVA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. CVA: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CVA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.92  Med: 11.17 Max: 19.81
Current: -2
-0.92
19.81
ROA (%) -0.33
CVA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. CVA: -0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CVA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 2.42 Max: 4.83
Current: -0.33
-0.2
4.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.11
CVA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. CVA: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CVA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 9.13 Max: 17.36
Current: 0.11
0.5
17.36
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
CVA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CVA: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CVA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.5  Med: 6.80 Max: 84.2
Current: 3.4
-34.5
84.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -15.00
CVA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. CVA: -15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CVA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 13
Current: -15
0
13
» CVA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-17)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

CVA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 321,141 sh (+1798.33%)
Third Avenue Management 4,299,290 sh (+5.41%)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Murray Stahl 37,607 sh (-3.89%)
Mario Gabelli 233,000 sh (-4.12%)
Jim Simons 2,524,916 sh (-10.28%)
Martin Whitman 3,606,707 sh (-39.44%)
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Q2 2015

CVA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Murray Stahl 41,807 sh (+11.17%)
Mario Gabelli 233,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 3,606,707 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Third Avenue Management 4,269,638 sh (-0.69%)
Jim Simons 2,435,416 sh (-3.54%)
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Q3 2015

CVA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 2,696,400 sh (+10.72%)
Third Avenue Management 4,294,744 sh (+0.59%)
Mario Gabelli 233,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 3,606,707 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 37,681 sh (-9.87%)
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Q4 2015

CVA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 233,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 3,606,707 sh (unchged)
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Guru Investment Theses on Covanta Holding Corp

Third Avenue Management Comments on Covanta - Dec 10, 2015

Covanta (NYSE:CVA) is a leader in providing waste to energy services. Covanta processes approximately 5% of the solid waste generation in the US annually and uses this waste to generate 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) of baseload electricity annually through 41 Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities in North America. The company also recycles 500,000 tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals annually.

Covanta shares weakened in 2015 due to the delayed start-up of the new Durham York EfW facility in Canada, as well as lower metals and electricity prices. Here too, these impacts caused short term earnings estimates to be revised modestly lower. We believe that these issues are short term in nature as the Durham York facility is set to begin operations in early 2016. Although metals and electricity prices are near cyclical lows and are likely to remain depressed in the near-term, two-thirds of Covanta’s revenue is derived from waste processing services where volume and pricing continues to grow and nearly half of Covanta’s electricity generation is contracted at above market rates through 2016, which provides significant earnings stability.

We remain confident in Covanta’s ability to compound EBITDA at a 10% compound annual growth rate as the NYC waste transfer contract continues to ramp up, the Durham York facility begins operations in 2016 and the Dublin facility is completed in 2018. In addition continued cost improvements, the recently announced joint venture in Australia, a new metals processing facility and five acquisitions of small environmental service companies will contribute to continued earnings growth. In the meantime the 6% dividend yield provides us with downside protection, and the ability to be patient.

From Third Avenue Management (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value Fund fourth quarter 2015 portfolio manager commentary.

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Third Avenue Management Comments on Covanta Guru stock highlight
Covanta (NYSE:CVA) is a leader in providing waste to energy services. Covanta processes approximately 5% of the solid waste generation in the US annually and uses this waste to generate 10 million megawatt hours (MWh) of baseload electricity annually through 41 Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities in North America. The company also recycles 500,000 tons of ferrous and non-ferrous metals annually. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 55.87
CVA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. CVA: 55.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.75
CVA's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CVA: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CVA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 2.87 Max: 4.78
Current: 2.75
1.61
4.78
P/S 1.04
CVA's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CVA: 1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CVA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.69 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.04
1.04
3.11
POCF 7.49
CVA's POCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.48 vs. CVA: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CVA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.76  Med: 7.59 Max: 51.86
Current: 7.49
4.76
51.86
EV-to-EBIT 1373.20
CVA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.63 vs. CVA: 1373.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CVA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -106.1  Med: 22.30 Max: 1640.3
Current: 1373.2
-106.1
1640.3
EV-to-EBITDA 20.11
CVA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.78 vs. CVA: 20.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CVA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.6  Med: 12.30 Max: 33.8
Current: 20.11
7.6
33.8
Shiller P/E 19.85
CVA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
61% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.76 vs. CVA: 19.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CVA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.81  Med: 32.80 Max: 1738
Current: 19.85
19.81
1738
Current Ratio 1.98
CVA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CVA: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CVA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.98
0.87
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.98
CVA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CVA: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CVA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.84
Current: 1.98
0.87
2.84
Days Sales Outstanding 66.44
CVA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 68.27 vs. CVA: 66.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CVA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.52  Med: 64.27 Max: 88.18
Current: 66.44
57.52
88.18
Days Payable 16.48
CVA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
81% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. CVA: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CVA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.91  Med: 8.30 Max: 13.06
Current: 16.48
7.91
13.06

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 7.67
CVA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CVA: 7.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CVA' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 3.70 Max: 7.68
Current: 7.67
0.43
7.68
Dividend Payout 4.03
CVA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. CVA: 4.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CVA' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.75 Max: 5
Current: 4.03
0.08
5
Dividend Growth (3y) 42.10
CVA's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
93% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CVA: 42.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
CVA' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 42.1
Current: 42.1
0
42.1
Forward Dividend Yield 7.68
CVA's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. CVA: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.68
CVA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
91% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. CVA: 7.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CVA' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 3.70 Max: 7.68
Current: 7.68
0.43
7.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.70
CVA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. CVA: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CVA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.2  Med: -6.10 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.7
-70.2
5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 6.06
CVA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. CVA: 6.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CVA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 3.82 Max: 42.02
Current: 6.06
2
42.02
Price/Projected FCF 0.79
CVA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. CVA: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CVA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.90 Max: 4.72
Current: 0.79
0.52
4.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.62
CVA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. CVA: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CVA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.98 Max: 2.92
Current: 0.62
0.02
2.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 0.10
CVA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CVA: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CVA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.50 Max: 7.5
Current: 0.1
0.1
7.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.43
CVA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.91 vs. CVA: -0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CVA' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 4.95 Max: 15.4
Current: -0.43
-2.4
15.4

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1648
EPS $ -0.12
Beta0.38
Short Percentage of Float9.59%
52-Week Range $12.48 - 23.04
Shares Outstanding(Mil)133.17

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 1,637 1,674 1,718 1,809
EPS($) 0.21 0.19 0.23 0.57
EPS without NRI($) 0.21 0.19 0.23 0.57

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
Compare:WM, RSG, SRCL, CLH, UMICY » details
Traded in other countries:C3K.Germany,
Covanta Holding Corp was incorporated in Delaware on April 16, 1992. The Company conducts its operations through subsidiaries which are engaged predominantly in the businesses of waste and energy services. The Company is an owners and operators of infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy (known as energy-from-waste or EfW), as well as other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. Energy-from-waste serves two markets as both a sustainable waste management solution that is environmentally superior to landfilling and as a source of clean energy that reduces overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy-from-waste is also considered renewable under the laws of many states and under federal law. It is engaged in waste and energy services operations located in the United States and Canada. It holds equity interests in energy-from-waste facilities in China and Italy. The Company currently operates EfW projects in 16 states and one Canadian province, and is constructing an EfW project in a second Canadian province. These projects are capable of providing waste services and generating electricity or steam, if properly operated and maintained, for several decades. The Company's business activities in the United States are pervasively regulated according to federal, state and local environmental laws.
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