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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.99
ECOL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
80% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. ECOL: 3.99 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 3.99

Equity to Asset 0.79
ECOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. ECOL: 0.79 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.79

0.13
0.79
Interest Coverage 63.93
ECOL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
81% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 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: 8
Z-Score: 11.29
M-Score: -2.37
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.32
ECOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. ECOL: 26.32 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -77.61   Max: 26.32
Current: 26.32

-77.61
26.32
Net-margin (%) 15.99
ECOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. ECOL: 15.99 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -72.03   Max: 43.22
Current: 15.99

-72.03
43.22
ROE (%) 13.89
ECOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. ECOL: 13.89 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -222.04   Max: 45.36
Current: 13.89

-222.04
45.36
ROA (%) 10.70
ECOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. ECOL: 10.70 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -42.85   Max: 30.31
Current: 10.7

-42.85
30.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 41.92
ECOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. ECOL: 41.92 )
ECOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -242.11   Max: 41.92
Current: 41.92

-242.11
41.92
Revenue Growth (%) 23.20
ECOL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. ECOL: 23.20 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 43.8
Current: 23.2

-30.7
43.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 28.90
ECOL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ECOL: 28.90 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -9.8   Max: 34.6
Current: 28.9

-9.8
34.6
EPS Growth (%) 35.60
ECOL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. ECOL: 35.60 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 247.6
Current: 35.6

-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

Q2 2013

ECOL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 214,000 sh (+54.85%)
Chuck Royce 49,705 sh (+4.63%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2013

ECOL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 7,700 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 19,957 sh (New)
Jim Simons 320,953 sh (+49.98%)
First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 49,705 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
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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
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Q1 2014

ECOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 111,076 sh (+139.88%)
Jim Simons 620,151 sh (+40.54%)
Robert Bruce 25,300 sh (unchged)
First Pacific Advisors 500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 159,705 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
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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 2014-03-31 Add 139.88%0.04%$33.25 - $38.5 $ 45.2624%111076
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 132.02%0.02%$28.88 - $38.48 $ 45.2631%46304
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.02%$27.49 - $30.77 $ 45.2654%19957
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$25.17 - $29.38 $ 45.2665%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -82.86%0.11%$21.18 - $24.57 $ 45.26104%14972
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 40.54%0.03%$16.6 - $22.49 $ 45.26142%89931
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.12%$17.76 - $21.6 $ 45.26148%63988
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.20
ECOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 131.30 vs. ECOL: 24.20 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.41   Max: 34.9
Current: 24.2

6.41
34.9
P/B 4.20
ECOL's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. ECOL: 4.20 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 7.22
Current: 4.2

1.77
7.22
P/S 4.16
ECOL's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ECOL: 4.16 )
ECOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 5.7
Current: 4.16

1.13
5.7
PFCF 28.70
ECOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 28.70 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.31   Max: 474.5
Current: 28.7

5.31
474.5
EV-to-EBIT 15.86
ECOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.47 vs. ECOL: 15.86 )
ECOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 24.6
Current: 15.86

8.1
24.6
PEG 1.10
ECOL's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 1.10 )
ECOL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.75
Current: 1.1

0.62
6.75
Shiller P/E 37.60
ECOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 37.60 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.22   Max: 47.88
Current: 37.6

13.22
47.88
Current Ratio 3.98
ECOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. ECOL: 3.98 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 3.98

0.37
4.23
Quick Ratio 3.98
ECOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ECOL: 3.98 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.23
Current: 3.98

0.37
4.23

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.59
ECOL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
64% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ECOL: 1.59 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 5.45
Current: 1.59

1.41
5.45
Dividend Payout 0.39
ECOL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
93% of the 197 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
66% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 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) 1.34
ECOL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
69% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. ECOL: 1.34 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 4.56
Current: 1.34

1.18
4.56
Share Buyback Rate -0.90
ECOL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 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/Net Cash 70.70
ECOL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 70.70 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 58   Max: 161.31
Current: 70.7

58
161.31
Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.70
ECOL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 21.70 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 17.76   Max: 1093.5
Current: 21.7

17.76
1093.5
Price/Tangible Book 5.40
ECOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ECOL: 5.40 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.31
Current: 5.4

0.4
10.31
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.00
ECOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 2.00 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 14
Current: 2

0.92
14
Price/Median PS Value 1.50
ECOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. ECOL: 1.50 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 2.01
Current: 1.5

0.06
2.01
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.10
ECOL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 1.10 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 3.34
Current: 1.1

0.06
3.34
Price/Graham Number 2.50
ECOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ECOL: 2.50 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 3.85
Current: 2.5

0.31
3.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
ECOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. ECOL: 6.30 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 12.3
Current: 6.3

4.1
12.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 23.13
ECOL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ECOL: 23.13 )
ECOL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.6   Max: 24.3
Current: 23.13

-1.6
24.3

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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Traded in other countries:AFH.Germany
US Ecology was most recently incorporated as a Delaware corporation in May 1987. The Company formerly known as American Ecology Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides radioactive, hazardous, PCB and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste broker / aggregators. The Company's wholly-owned main operating subsidiaries are US Ecology Nevada, Inc., a Delaware corporation (USEN); US Ecology Washington, Inc., a Delaware corporation (USEW); US Ecology Texas, Inc., a Delaware corporation (USET); US Ecology Idaho, Inc., a Delaware corporation (USEI) and US Ecology Field Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (USEFS). It operates within two business segments: Operating Disposal Facilities and Non-Operating Disposal Facilities. The Operating Disposal Facilities are currently accepting hazardous, PCB, industrial and low-level radioactive waste (LLRW), naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive materials (NORM/NARM) and low-activity radioactive material (LARM). The Operating Disposal Facilities segment includes its RCRA permitted waste treatment and disposal facilities in Beatty, Nevada; Grand View, Idaho; and Robstown, Texas, and its AEA permitted disposal facility in Richland, Washington. The Non-Operating Disposal Facilities segment includes its closed hazardous waste disposal, processing, and deep-well injection facilities located in Sheffield, Illinois; Bruneau, Idaho; and Winona, Texas. The main hazardous waste and PCB disposal competitors are Clean Harbors, Inc., Waste Control Specialists, LLC and Waste Management, Inc. The Company's main radioactive material disposal competitors are Energy Solutions and Waste Control Specialists, LLC. The Company's 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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