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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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.04
CVA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
55% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. CVA: 0.04 )
CVA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.19
CVA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CVA: 0.19 )
CVA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.19

0.13
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.69
CVA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. CVA: 1.69 )
CVA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.69

1.39
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.08
M-Score: -2.83
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.50
CVA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. CVA: 8.50 )
CVA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.79   Max: 22.44
Current: 8.5

9.79
22.44
Net-margin (%) -0.30
CVA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CVA: -0.30 )
CVA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -162.66   Max: 13.27
Current: -0.3

-162.66
13.27
ROE (%) -0.59
CVA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CVA: -0.59 )
CVA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -0.72   Max: 19.81
Current: -0.59

-0.72
19.81
ROA (%) -0.11
CVA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CVA: -0.11 )
CVA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.16   Max: 4.83
Current: -0.11

-0.16
4.83
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 5.04
CVA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.11 vs. CVA: 5.04 )
CVA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 14.04
Current: 5.04

5.5
14.04
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.60
CVA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. CVA: 6.60 )
CVA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.5   Max: 84.2
Current: 6.6

-34.5
84.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.20
CVA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CVA: 14.20 )
CVA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.2
Current: 14.2

0
14.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 22.60
CVA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. CVA: 22.60 )
CVA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.2   Max: 37.3
Current: 22.6

-40.2
37.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CVA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 75,950 sh (New)
Murray Stahl 47,389 sh (+58.87%)
Third Avenue Management 6,622,428 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 243,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 5,956,007 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q2 2014

CVA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 1,572,716 sh (New)
Third Avenue Management 6,622,428 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 243,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 5,956,007 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 39,113 sh (-17.46%)
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Q3 2014

CVA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 854,135 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,228,016 sh (+41.67%)
Mario Gabelli 243,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 5,956,007 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 6,522,428 sh (-1.51%)
Murray Stahl 38,348 sh (-1.96%)
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Q4 2014

CVA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Pioneer Investments 294,068 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,814,216 sh (+26.31%)
Murray Stahl 39,130 sh (+2.04%)
Mario Gabelli 243,000 sh (unchged)
Martin Whitman 5,956,007 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 4,078,528 sh (-37.47%)
Joel Greenblatt 16,917 sh (-98.02%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CVA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Third Avenue Management 2014-12-31 Reduce -37.47%1.09%$20.83 - $25.1 $ 21.67-4%4078528
Joel Greenblatt 2014-12-31 Reduce -98.02%0.18%$20.83 - $25.1 $ 21.67-4%16917
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 New Buy0.18%$20.39 - $21.56 $ 21.674%854135
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$17.16 - $21.63 $ 21.6717%0
Martin Whitman 2013-10-31 Reduce -17.2%1.12%$17.26 - $21.79 $ 21.674%5956007
Third Avenue Management 2013-09-30 Reduce -16.01%0.5%$19.97 - $21.79 $ 21.673%6622428
John Keeley 2013-06-30 New Buy0.45%$19.2 - $20.77 $ 21.678%1117314
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$18.42 - $20.15 $ 21.6712%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -33.52%0.04%$15.34 - $16.97 $ 21.6735%58213
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 75.11%0.05%$13.49 - $16.69 $ 21.6752%87566
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.08%$13.02 - $15.49 $ 21.6753%50007
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$13.02 - $15.49 $ 21.6753%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0046%$13.02 - $15.49 $ 21.6753%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 100.80
CVA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 192.70 vs. CVA: 100.80 )
CVA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.68   Max: 293.69
Current: 100.8

8.68
293.69
Forward P/E 39.37
CVA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 39.37 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 103.20
CVA's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 103.20 )
CVA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 15.5   Max: 119.38
Current: 103.2

15.5
119.38
P/B 3.63
CVA's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CVA: 3.63 )
CVA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 4.78
Current: 3.63

1.61
4.78
P/S 1.69
CVA's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CVA: 1.69 )
CVA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.69

0.98
5.45
PFCF 24.63
CVA's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 24.63 )
CVA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.27   Max: 28.49
Current: 24.63

6.27
28.49
POCF 8.95
CVA's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.39 vs. CVA: 8.95 )
CVA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.76   Max: 13.2
Current: 8.95

4.76
13.2
EV-to-EBIT 30.02
CVA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 42.44 vs. CVA: 30.02 )
CVA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.6   Max: 58.9
Current: 30.02

15.6
58.9
PEG 25.80
CVA's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 25.80 )
CVA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 87.12
Current: 25.8

3.15
87.12
Shiller P/E 32.46
CVA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 32.46 )
CVA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.79   Max: 192.67
Current: 32.46

14.79
192.67
Current Ratio 1.62
CVA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. CVA: 1.62 )
CVA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.62

0.86
2.84
Quick Ratio 1.62
CVA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CVA: 1.62 )
CVA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 2.84
Current: 1.62

0.86
2.84
Days Sales Outstanding 65.54
CVA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 116.78 vs. CVA: 65.54 )
CVA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 56.87   Max: 88.18
Current: 65.54

56.87
88.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.97
CVA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. CVA: 3.97 )
CVA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.18
Current: 3.97

0.43
4.18
Dividend Payout 4.03
CVA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 4.03 )
CVA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 9
Current: 4.03

0.08
9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.00
CVA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
79% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. CVA: 4.00 )
CVA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 4.18
Current: 4

0.43
4.18
Share Buyback Rate 5.30
CVA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
98% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. CVA: 5.30 )
CVA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.3   Max: -70.2
Current: 5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 16.29
CVA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. CVA: 16.29 )
CVA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2   Max: 42.02
Current: 16.29

2
42.02
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.86
CVA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 0.86 )
CVA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.87
Current: 0.86

0.52
2.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
CVA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. CVA: 0.99 )
CVA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 2.91
Current: 0.99

0.02
2.91
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 9.03
CVA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 9.03 )
CVA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 38.39
Current: 9.03

0.81
38.39
Price/Graham Number 9.22
CVA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CVA: 9.22 )
CVA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 9.03
Current: 9.22

0.93
9.03
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.30
CVA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CVA: 3.30 )
CVA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 6.4
Current: 3.3

1.7
6.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.78
CVA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. CVA: 18.78 )
CVA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 19.7
Current: 18.78

-0.6
19.7

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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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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