Switch to:

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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
ECOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. ECOL: 0.03 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.03

Equity to Asset 0.27
ECOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. ECOL: 0.27 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.27

0.13
0.79
Interest Coverage 63.93
ECOL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. ECOL: 63.93 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: 63.93

3.09
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.64
M-Score: -0.86
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.65
ECOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ECOL: 19.65 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -77.61   Max: 26.32
Current: 19.65

-77.61
26.32
Net-margin (%) 11.09
ECOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. ECOL: 11.09 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -72.03   Max: 43.22
Current: 11.09

-72.03
43.22
ROE (%) 17.79
ECOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. ECOL: 17.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -109.86   Max: 53.23
Current: 17.79

-109.86
53.23
ROA (%) 7.30
ECOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ECOL: 7.30 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.29   Max: 32.55
Current: 7.3

-36.29
32.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.09
ECOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. ECOL: 35.09 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -484.22   Max: 45.44
Current: 35.09

-484.22
45.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.20
ECOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ECOL: 23.20 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 43.6
Current: 23.2

-30.7
43.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 28.90
ECOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ECOL: 28.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 34.6
Current: 28.9

-9.8
34.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 35.60
ECOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ECOL: 35.60 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 87.9
Current: 35.6

-13.3
87.9
» ECOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

» Details

Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ECOL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 8,376 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 159,705 sh (+221.31%)
Joel Greenblatt 46,304 sh (+132.02%)
Jim Simons 441,253 sh (+37.48%)
First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
» More
Q1 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 111,076 sh (+139.88%)
Jim Simons 620,151 sh (+40.54%)
Chuck Royce 159,705 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
Q2 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors Sold Out
Jim Simons 609,144 sh (-1.77%)
Chuck Royce 122,705 sh (-23.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 34,405 sh (-69.03%)
» More
Q3 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 720,453 sh (+18.27%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 110,305 sh (-10.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,873 sh (-30.61%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ECOL

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -30.61%0.01%$41.97 - $51.12 $ 39.15-14%23873
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -69.03%0.04%$35.74 - $50.57 $ 39.15-15%34405
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 139.88%0.04%$33.25 - $38.5 $ 39.157%111076
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 132.02%0.02%$28.88 - $38.48 $ 39.1513%46304
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$27.49 - $30.77 $ 39.1533%19957
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$25.17 - $29.38 $ 39.1543%0
Robert Bruce 2012-12-31 Reduce -49.4%0.28%$21.18 - $24.57 $ 39.1576%25300
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -82.86%0.11%$21.18 - $24.57 $ 39.1576%14972
Robert Bruce 2012-09-30 Reduce -26.46%0.13%$17.47 - $21.58 $ 39.15105%50000
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 40.54%0.03%$16.6 - $22.49 $ 39.15109%89931
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.12%$17.76 - $21.6 $ 39.15114%63988
Premium More recent guru trades are included for Premium Members only!!
Premium More recent guru trades are included for USA Subscribe Members only!!
» Interactive Charts

Peter Lynch Chart ( What is Peter Lynch Charts )

Top Ranked Articles about US Ecology Inc

Horsehead Seems to Be Pabrai's Most Active Investment… But Why?
On Dec.11, Mohnish Pabrai added Horsehead Holding Corp. (ZINC). It was the 13th time he added the stock during 2013, which makes me feel that Pabrai is making a bet that zinc is about to get a lot more valuable. So let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity. Read more...

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.30
ECOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 214.60 vs. ECOL: 21.30 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.41   Max: 34.83
Current: 21.3

6.41
34.83
P/B 3.39
ECOL's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. ECOL: 3.39 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 7.22
Current: 3.39

2.59
7.22
P/S 2.36
ECOL's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ECOL: 2.36 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 5.7
Current: 2.36

1.59
5.7
PFCF 31.83
ECOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 31.83 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.05   Max: 474.5
Current: 31.83

8.05
474.5
EV-to-EBIT 18.18
ECOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.19 vs. ECOL: 18.18 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 26.3
Current: 18.18

8.1
26.3
PEG 0.95
ECOL's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 0.95 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.75
Current: 0.95

0.62
6.75
Shiller P/E 31.34
ECOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 31.34 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.22   Max: 47.88
Current: 31.34

13.22
47.88
Current Ratio 1.93
ECOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ECOL: 1.93 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.93

0.37
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.93
ECOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. ECOL: 1.93 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.93

0.37
4.23

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.84
ECOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ECOL: 1.84 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.84

1.41
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.39
ECOL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
85% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 0.39 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.5
Current: 0.39

0.16
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) -9.10
ECOL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. ECOL: -9.10 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 33.9
Current: -9.1

0
33.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.59
ECOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
67% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. ECOL: 1.59 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.56
Current: 1.59

1.18
4.56
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
ECOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. ECOL: -0.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -25.1
Current: -0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.65
ECOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.92 vs. ECOL: 1.65 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 10.87
Current: 1.65

0.92
10.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
ECOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. ECOL: 0.88 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 1.99
Current: 0.88

0.05
1.99
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.85
ECOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 0.85 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 3.34
Current: 0.85

0.29
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
ECOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ECOL: 5.50 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 12.3
Current: 5.5

3.8
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 28.71
ECOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. ECOL: 28.71 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 28.7
Current: 28.71

-1.9
28.7

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
Compare:WM, RSG, SRCL, CLH, UMICY » details
Traded in other countries:AFH.Germany,
US Ecology Inc was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in May 1987 as American Ecology Corporation. The Company through its subsidiaries provides radioactive, Polychlorinated biphenyl, hazardous and industrial waste management services to commercial and government entities such as refineries and chemical production facilities, electric utilities, manufacturers, steel mills and medical and academic institutions. The Company operates in two segments; Operating Disposal Facilities and Non-Operating Disposal Facilities. The Operating Disposal Facilities are currently accepting hazardous, PCB, industrial and low-level radioactive waste regulated under the federal Atomic Energy Act, (LLRW), naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive materials (NORM/NARM) and low-activity radioactive material (LARM). The Operating Disposal Facilities segment includes Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 ("RCRA") permitted waste treatment and disposal facilities near Beatty, Nevada; Grand View, Idaho; Detroit, Michigan; and Robstown, Texas, and its AEA permitted disposal facility in Richland, Washington. The Non-Operating Disposal Facilities segment includes closed hazardous waste disposal, processing, and deep-well injection facilities located in Sheffield, Illinois; Bruneau, Idaho; and Winona, Texas. The Company faces competition from large and small companies in each of the commercial markets it serves. Its primary hazardous waste and PCB disposal competitors include Clean Harbors, Inc.; The Environmental Quality Company; Heritage Environmental; Waste Control Specialists, LLC; and Waste Management, Inc., and its primary radioactive material disposal competitors includes Energy Solutions, Inc. and Waste Control Specialists, LLC. The Companys hazardous, industrial, non-hazardous and radioactive materials business is subject to extensive federal and state environmental, health, safety, and transportation laws, regulations, permits and licenses.
» More Articles for ECOL

Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Oct 22 2014 
US Ecology Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.18 per Share Oct 15 2014 
A Good Investment in the Waste Industry? Oct 06 2014 
You Should Feel Protected With This Stock in Your Portfolio Aug 29 2014 
Small Pick, Big Opportunities: US Ecology Inc. Mar 28 2014 
A Waste Management Giant and Its Recipe for Success Mar 26 2014 
Investors Should Not Fear, Protect Your Portfolio with ADT Mar 24 2014 
Horsehead Seems to Be Pabrai's Most Active Investment… But Why? Dec 26 2013 
The Industrial Sector Offers Great Value, Dividend Growth and Income Jul 03 2013 
How to Screen for Hidden Champions Mar 23 2012 

More From Other Websites
US ECOLOGY, INC. Financials Nov 14 2014
US ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial... Nov 12 2014
10-Q for US Ecology, Inc. Nov 09 2014
US ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report Nov 07 2014
US Ecology Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 9:00 am ET today Nov 06 2014
US ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition Nov 06 2014
US Ecology beats Street 3Q forecasts Nov 05 2014
US Ecology beats Street 3Q forecasts Nov 05 2014
US Ecology Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results Nov 05 2014
US Ecology Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results Nov 05 2014
Q3 2014 US Ecology Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close Nov 05 2014
US Ecology downgraded by Stifel Nov 04 2014
Weekly Review Spots Lesser-Known Leaders In Bases Oct 23 2014
US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Oct 22 2014
US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Oct 22 2014
Ex-Dividends To Watch: 3 Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Tomorrow: FCO, FAX, ECOL Oct 16 2014
Infosys Ltd. (INFY) in Focus: Stock Adds 5.7% in Session Oct 13 2014
US Ecology Set to Join the S&P SmallCap 600 Oct 09 2014
US Ecology Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.18 per Share Oct 01 2014
US ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits Sep 16 2014

Personalized Checklist

Checklist has been moved to "Checklist" tab.

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK