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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 0.04
ECOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. ECOL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.49 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.29
ECOL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. ECOL: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.50 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.29
0.13
0.79
Interest Coverage 6.79
ECOL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. ECOL: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.09  Med: 54.98 Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.79
3.09
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.26
M-Score: -1.92
WACC vs ROIC
7.51%
6.76%
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 (%) 12.08
ECOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. ECOL: 12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -77.61  Med: 18.04 Max: 26.32
Current: 12.08
-77.61
26.32
Net-margin (%) 4.97
ECOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ECOL: 4.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -72.03  Med: 11.93 Max: 43.22
Current: 4.97
-72.03
43.22
ROE (%) 12.09
ECOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. ECOL: 12.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -66.64  Med: 18.72 Max: 53.23
Current: 12.09
-66.64
53.23
ROA (%) 3.35
ECOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. ECOL: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.18  Med: 8.75 Max: 32.55
Current: 3.35
-11.18
32.55
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 25.08
ECOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.12 vs. ECOL: 25.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -213.78  Med: 34.64 Max: 59.13
Current: 25.08
-213.78
59.13
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 34.50
ECOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ECOL: 34.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.7  Med: 8.20 Max: 43.6
Current: 34.5
-30.7
43.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 23.30
ECOL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. ECOL: 23.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7  Med: 22.70 Max: 34.6
Current: 23.3
-8.7
34.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
ECOL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. ECOL: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.3  Med: 15.85 Max: 87.9
Current: 20.6
-13.3
87.9
» ECOL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2015

ECOL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce 154,200 sh (-22.71%)
Jim Simons 322,200 sh (-29.99%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 35.89
ECOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
74% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. ECOL: 35.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.11  Med: 21.09 Max: 37.33
Current: 35.89
7.11
37.33
Forward P/E 23.75
ECOL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. ECOL: 23.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 35.80
ECOL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 23.30 vs. ECOL: 35.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.46  Med: 21.04 Max: 37.33
Current: 35.8
7.46
37.33
P/B 4.30
ECOL's P/B is ranked lower than
82% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ECOL: 4.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ECOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.59  Med: 3.96 Max: 7.34
Current: 4.3
2.59
7.34
P/S 1.77
ECOL's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. ECOL: 1.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ECOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 2.68 Max: 5.7
Current: 1.77
1.59
5.7
PFCF 17.27
ECOL's PFCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.00 vs. ECOL: 17.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ECOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.51  Med: 24.06 Max: 474.5
Current: 17.27
8.51
474.5
POCF 10.64
ECOL's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. ECOL: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ECOL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.42  Med: 13.53 Max: 21.98
Current: 10.64
6.42
21.98
EV-to-EBIT 19.73
ECOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
58% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.17 vs. ECOL: 19.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ECOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1  Med: 13.70 Max: 26.3
Current: 19.73
8.1
26.3
PEG 1.53
ECOL's PEG is ranked higher than
54% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. ECOL: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
ECOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.28 Max: 67.23
Current: 1.53
0.62
67.23
Shiller P/E 39.13
ECOL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
73% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 26.27 vs. ECOL: 39.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.22  Med: 26.55 Max: 47.88
Current: 39.13
13.22
47.88
Current Ratio 1.74
ECOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. ECOL: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.50 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.74
0.37
4.23
Quick Ratio 1.74
ECOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ECOL: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 1.50 Max: 4.23
Current: 1.74
0.37
4.23
Days Sales Outstanding 55.17
ECOL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
58% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 72.59 vs. ECOL: 55.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 44.9  Med: 78.26 Max: 142.73
Current: 55.17
44.9
142.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.45
ECOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
67% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ECOL: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.63 Max: 5.45
Current: 1.45
1.4
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.52
ECOL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
67% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. ECOL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.64 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.52
0.3
2.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.32
ECOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ECOL: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 2.40 Max: 4.98
Current: 1.32
1.28
4.98
Share Buyback Rate -5.90
ECOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. ECOL: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1  Med: -2.40 Max: -25.1
Current: -5.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.75
ECOL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. ECOL: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.97 Max: 10.87
Current: 1.75
0.92
10.87
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 3.37
ECOL's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
80% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. ECOL: 3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
ECOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. ECOL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.79 Max: 2.02
Current: 0.67
0.06
2.02
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.45
ECOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ECOL: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.25
Current: 1.45
0.29
3.25
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.09
ECOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ECOL: 5.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 7.30 Max: 12.3
Current: 5.09
3.8
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 28.95
ECOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.71 vs. ECOL: 28.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ECOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.4  Med: 3.60 Max: 29.8
Current: 28.95
-1.4
29.8

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 589 622
EPS($) 1.87 2.11
EPS without NRI($) 1.87 2.11

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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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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