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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
ECOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. ECOL: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ECOL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.49 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.34
ECOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
73% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. ECOL: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ECOL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.34
0.13
0.79
Interest Coverage 3.26
ECOL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
75% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. ECOL: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECOL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.07  Med: 63.81 Max: 9999.99
Current: 3.26
3.07
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.46
M-Score: -2.91
WACC vs ROIC
5.08%
6.70%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.43
ECOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.51 vs. ECOL: 13.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ECOL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.72  Med: 19.54 Max: 26.32
Current: 13.43
12.72
26.32
Net-margin (%) 5.05
ECOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. ECOL: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ECOL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 11.93 Max: 15.99
Current: 5.05
4.55
15.99
ROE (%) 10.75
ECOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ECOL: 10.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ECOL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.09  Med: 18.79 Max: 24.79
Current: 10.75
10.09
24.79
ROA (%) 3.29
ECOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. ECOL: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ECOL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.05  Med: 11.66 Max: 17.58
Current: 3.29
3.05
17.58
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.23
ECOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. ECOL: 26.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECOL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.34  Med: 36.33 Max: 42.49
Current: 26.23
23.34
42.49
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 41.00
ECOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ECOL: 41.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.5  Med: 8.30 Max: 43.7
Current: 41
-28.5
43.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.00
ECOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ECOL: 17.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7  Med: 23.40 Max: 40.5
Current: 17
-8.7
40.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.70
ECOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ECOL: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 0.00 Max: 247.7
Current: -5.7
-13.3
247.7
» ECOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-05)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

ECOL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 144,600 sh (-6.23%)
Jim Simons 268,900 sh (-16.54%)
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Q3 2015

ECOL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 162,108 sh (New)
Jim Simons 326,324 sh (+21.36%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 54,300 sh (-62.45%)
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Q4 2015

ECOL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 380,253 sh (+16.53%)
Joel Greenblatt 182,807 sh (+12.77%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 54,300 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2016

ECOL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 355,953 sh (-6.39%)
Joel Greenblatt 165,646 sh (-9.39%)
Chuck Royce 10,000 sh (-81.58%)
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Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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Traded in other countries:AFH.Germany,
US Ecology Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, PCB and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities.

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.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 36.20
ECOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
76% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.18 vs. ECOL: 36.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ECOL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.42  Med: 21.78 Max: 40.03
Current: 36.2
13.42
40.03
Forward P/E 20.75
ECOL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
58% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.01 vs. ECOL: 20.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 36.20
ECOL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
75% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. ECOL: 36.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ECOL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.39  Med: 21.74 Max: 40.03
Current: 36.2
13.39
40.03
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 25.10
ECOL's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
64% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.25 vs. ECOL: 25.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ECOL' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.77  Med: 20.57 Max: 290.65
Current: 25.1
9.77
290.65
P/B 3.79
ECOL's P/B is ranked lower than
84% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. ECOL: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ECOL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 3.91 Max: 7.33
Current: 3.79
2.6
7.33
P/S 1.84
ECOL's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ECOL: 1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ECOL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.19  Med: 2.57 Max: 5.68
Current: 1.84
1.19
5.68
PFCF 23.73
ECOL's PFCF is ranked lower than
64% of the 53 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. ECOL: 23.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ECOL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.49  Med: 24.24 Max: 512.97
Current: 23.73
8.49
512.97
POCF 12.53
ECOL's POCF is ranked lower than
68% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. ECOL: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ECOL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.47  Med: 13.48 Max: 21.95
Current: 12.53
6.47
21.95
EV-to-EBIT 17.40
ECOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.56 vs. ECOL: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECOL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.9  Med: 13.20 Max: 26.2
Current: 17.4
7.9
26.2
EV-to-EBITDA 11.42
ECOL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
52% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.01 vs. ECOL: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ECOL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.70 Max: 19.9
Current: 11.42
6
19.9
PEG 1.54
ECOL's PEG is ranked higher than
61% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ECOL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ECOL' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.40 Max: 102.82
Current: 1.54
0.62
102.82
Shiller P/E 36.53
ECOL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.97 vs. ECOL: 36.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ECOL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.71  Med: 28.57 Max: 64.63
Current: 36.53
16.71
64.63
Current Ratio 1.76
ECOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ECOL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECOL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.76
0.37
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.76
ECOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ECOL: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECOL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.66 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.76
0.37
4.23
Days Sales Outstanding 55.39
ECOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
60% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 66.90 vs. ECOL: 55.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECOL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.9  Med: 69.72 Max: 116.82
Current: 55.39
44.9
116.82
Days Payable 18.37
ECOL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 47.64 vs. ECOL: 18.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ECOL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.78  Med: 19.31 Max: 31.23
Current: 18.37
14.78
31.23

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.58
ECOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. ECOL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ECOL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.60 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.58
1.4
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.57
ECOL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
61% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ECOL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.60 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.57
0.3
2.5
Dividend Growth (3y) -7.20
ECOL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
65% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. ECOL: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
ECOL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 33.9
Current: -7.2
0
33.9
Forward Dividend Yield 1.58
ECOL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
68% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.54 vs. ECOL: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.49
ECOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. ECOL: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ECOL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 2.41 Max: 5.05
Current: 1.49
1.3
5.05
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -5.90
ECOL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. ECOL: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ECOL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.6  Med: -2.20 Max: 0.1
Current: -5.9
-19.6
0.1

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.54
ECOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. ECOL: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ECOL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.84 Max: 10.87
Current: 1.54
0.92
10.87
Price/Median PS Value 0.71
ECOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. ECOL: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ECOL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.82 Max: 2.1
Current: 0.71
0.06
2.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
ECOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ECOL: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ECOL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.13 Max: 3.34
Current: 1.7
0.29
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.70
ECOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ECOL: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECOL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 7.60 Max: 12.6
Current: 5.7
3.8
12.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.92
ECOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.03 vs. ECOL: 24.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ECOL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1  Med: 6.15 Max: 31
Current: 24.92
-1
31

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $539.7
EPS (TTM) $ 1.26
Beta0.48
Short Percentage of Float2.33%
52-Week Range $29.89 - 52.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.77

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 515 544
EPS ($) 1.90 2.20
EPS without NRI ($) 1.90 2.20
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
13.41%
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