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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.06
ECOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ECOL: 0.06 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.27
ECOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. ECOL: 0.27 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.27

0.14
0.77
Interest Coverage 6.79
ECOL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
51% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. ECOL: 6.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.09   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.79

3.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.94
M-Score: -1.68
WACC vs ROIC
10.81%
10.07%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.19
ECOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. ECOL: 16.19 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -77.61   Max: 26.32
Current: 16.19

-77.61
26.32
Net-margin (%) 8.55
ECOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. ECOL: 8.55 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -72.03   Max: 43.22
Current: 8.55

-72.03
43.22
ROE (%) 15.79
ECOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. ECOL: 15.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -64.03   Max: 53.23
Current: 15.79

-64.03
53.23
ROA (%) 5.72
ECOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ECOL: 5.72 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.18   Max: 32.55
Current: 5.72

-11.18
32.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.82
ECOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. ECOL: 31.82 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -213.78   Max: 45.44
Current: 31.82

-213.78
45.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 34.50
ECOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. ECOL: 34.50 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 43.8
Current: 34.5

-30.7
43.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.30
ECOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -5.00 vs. ECOL: 23.30 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 34.6
Current: 23.3

-9.8
34.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
ECOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ECOL: 20.60 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 247.6
Current: 20.6

-13.3
247.6
» ECOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 111,076 sh (+139.88%)
Jim Simons 620,151 sh (+40.54%)
First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 159,705 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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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%)
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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%)
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Q4 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,000 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 199,505 sh (+80.87%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 460,200 sh (-36.12%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.90
ECOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 27.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.41   Max: 34.9
Current: 27.9

6.41
34.9
Forward P/E 23.58
ECOL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 23.58 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.90
ECOL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 27.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.61   Max: 34.96
Current: 27.9

6.61
34.96
P/B 4.23
ECOL's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. ECOL: 4.23 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 7.22
Current: 4.23

2.59
7.22
P/S 2.38
ECOL's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ECOL: 2.38 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.59   Max: 5.7
Current: 2.38

1.59
5.7
PFCF 24.71
ECOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 24.71 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.51   Max: 474.5
Current: 24.71

8.51
474.5
POCF 14.95
ECOL's POCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 27.65 vs. ECOL: 14.95 )
ECOL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.42   Max: 21.98
Current: 14.95

6.42
21.98
EV-to-EBIT 19.84
ECOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 67.10 vs. ECOL: 19.84 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 26.3
Current: 19.84

8.1
26.3
PEG 1.18
ECOL's PEG is ranked higher than
95% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 1.18 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.75
Current: 1.18

0.62
6.75
Shiller P/E 38.99
ECOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
82% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 38.99 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.22   Max: 47.05
Current: 38.99

13.22
47.05
Current Ratio 1.79
ECOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ECOL: 1.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.79

0.37
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.79
ECOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ECOL: 1.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 1.79

0.37
4.23
Days Sales Outstanding 94.24
ECOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 117.54 vs. ECOL: 94.24 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 44.9   Max: 142.73
Current: 94.24

44.9
142.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.46
ECOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. ECOL: 1.46 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.46

1.41
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.41
ECOL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 0.41 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 1.04
Current: 0.41

0.19
1.04
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.28
ECOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
68% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ECOL: 1.28 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.29   Max: 4.98
Current: 1.28

1.29
4.98
Share Buyback Rate -5.90
ECOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. ECOL: -5.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -25.1
Current: -5.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.85
ECOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 1.85 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 3.94
Current: 1.85

1.13
3.94
Price/Median PS Value 0.88
ECOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. ECOL: 0.88 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.43
Current: 0.88

0.06
1.43
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.12
ECOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ECOL: 1.12 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.12

0.36
3.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.00
ECOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ECOL: 5.00 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 12.3
Current: 5

3.8
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 29.95
ECOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
92% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. ECOL: 29.95 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 30.6
Current: 29.95

-1.9
30.6

Business Description

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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.
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