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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.01
CWST's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. CWST: 0.01 )
CWST' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.06
Current: 0.01

0
0.06
Equity to Asset -0.01
CWST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. CWST: -0.01 )
CWST' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.01   Max: 0.53
Current: -0.01

-0.01
0.53
Interest Coverage 0.31
CWST's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. CWST: 0.31 )
CWST' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.78
Current: 0.31

0.3
3.78
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -0.16
M-Score: -2.94
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 2.39
CWST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.02 vs. CWST: 2.39 )
CWST' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3.51   Max: 13.13
Current: 2.39

-3.51
13.13
Net-margin (%) -4.64
CWST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. CWST: -4.64 )
CWST' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.16   Max: 8.25
Current: -4.64

-21.16
8.25
ROA (%) -3.55
CWST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CWST: -3.55 )
CWST' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -14.79   Max: 5.56
Current: -3.55

-14.79
5.56
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 2.95
CWST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. CWST: 2.95 )
CWST' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.98   Max: 15.65
Current: 2.95

-3.98
15.65
Revenue Growth (%) -11.20
CWST's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CWST: -11.20 )
CWST' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.2   Max: 20.6
Current: -11.2

-11.2
20.6
EBITDA Growth (%) -13.60
CWST's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CWST: -13.60 )
CWST' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -25.4   Max: 19.7
Current: -13.6

-25.4
19.7
EPS Growth (%) 60.60
CWST's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. CWST: 60.60 )
CWST' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -61.3   Max: 108.6
Current: 60.6

-61.3
108.6
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CWST Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 51,076 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 180,081 sh (-5.26%)
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CWST Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 140,671 sh (+175.42%)
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CWST Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Jim Simons 129,742 sh (-7.77%)
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CWST Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/S 0.39
CWST's P/S is ranked higher than
91% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CWST: 0.39 )
CWST' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.89
Current: 0.39

0.03
0.89
EV-to-EBIT 58.66
CWST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.85 vs. CWST: 58.66 )
CWST' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.2   Max: 61.6
Current: 58.66

14.2
61.6
Current Ratio 0.79
CWST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CWST: 0.79 )
CWST' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2
Current: 0.79

0.5
2
Quick Ratio 0.75
CWST's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. CWST: 0.75 )
CWST' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 1.87
Current: 0.75

0.49
1.87

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
CWST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CWST: 0.90 )
CWST' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 5.05
Current: 0.9

0.22
5.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.70
CWST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. CWST: 1.70 )
CWST' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 7
Current: 1.7

1.6
7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -18.63
CWST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.53 vs. CWST: -18.63 )
CWST' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -87   Max: 6.7
Current: -18.63

-87
6.7

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
Compare:WM, RSG, SRCL, CLH, UMICY » details
Traded in other countries:WA3.Germany
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. was founded in 1975. It is a Delaware Corporation. The Company is a vertically-integrated solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company. It provides resource management expertise and services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, in the areas of solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling and organics services. It operates in six states: Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Pennsylvania, with its headquarters being located in Rutland, Vermont. It manages its solid waste operations on a geographic basis through two regional operating segments, the Eastern and Western regions, each of which includes a full range of solid waste services, and its larger-scale recycling operations and commodity brokerage operations through its Recycling segment. Its solid waste operations comprise a full range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, MRFs and disposal facilities. A majority of its commercial and industrial collection services are performed under one to three-year service agreements, with prices and fees determined by such factors as collection frequency, type of equipment and containers furnished, type, volume and weight of solid waste collected, distance to the disposal or processing facility and cost of disposal or processing. Its residential collection and disposal services are performed either on a subscription basis (with no underlying contract) by individuals, or through contracts with municipalities, homeowner associations, apartment building owners or mobile home park operators. Its transfer stations receive, compact and transfer solid waste collected mainly by its various residential and commercial collection operations, for transport to disposal facilities by larger vehicles. Its MRFs receive, sort, bale and resell recyclable materials originating from the MSW stream, including newsprint, cardboard, office paper, containers and bottles. It operates five MRFs in geographic areas served by its collection divisions. It disposes of solid waste at its landfills and at its waste-to-energy facility. The Company's competitors include Waste Management, Inc., Republic Services, Inc. and Waste Connections, Inc. The Company is subject to extensive and evolving federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

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