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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.02
SRCL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SRCL: 0.02 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02

Equity to Asset 0.41
SRCL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SRCL: 0.41 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.41

0.31
0.88
Interest Coverage 9.70
SRCL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. SRCL: 9.70 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 13.02
Current: 9.7

1.6
13.02
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.87
M-Score: -2.41
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 (%) 22.59
SRCL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. SRCL: 22.59 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.19   Max: 28.22
Current: 22.59

-20.19
28.22
Net-margin (%) 13.17
SRCL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SRCL: 13.17 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -21.13   Max: 15.14
Current: 13.17

-21.13
15.14
ROE (%) 18.08
SRCL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SRCL: 18.08 )
SRCL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.13   Max: 23.18
Current: 18.08

-9.13
23.18
ROA (%) 7.86
SRCL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. SRCL: 7.86 )
SRCL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -6.1   Max: 10.14
Current: 7.86

-6.1
10.14
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 91.94
SRCL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.14 vs. SRCL: 91.94 )
SRCL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.09   Max: 115.38
Current: 91.94

-28.09
115.38
Revenue Growth (%) 14.00
SRCL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SRCL: 14.00 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 55.6
Current: 14

6.9
55.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 13.50
SRCL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SRCL: 13.50 )
SRCL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.7   Max: 108
Current: 13.5

8.7
108
EPS Growth (%) 14.20
SRCL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SRCL: 14.20 )
SRCL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 82.4
Current: 14.2

2.5
82.4
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SRCL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 364,620 sh (+95.28%)
Pioneer Investments 70,152 sh (+14.25%)
David Rolfe 1,471,528 sh (+9.34%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 374,176 sh (-0.14%)
Jeremy Grantham 56,300 sh (-13.78%)
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Q4 2013

SRCL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 8,803 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,241 sh (New)
Bill Frels 5,157 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 22,501 sh (New)
Jim Simons 494,420 sh (+35.6%)
David Rolfe 1,602,436 sh (+8.9%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 53,800 sh (-4.44%)
Pioneer Investments 59,104 sh (-15.75%)
Ron Baron 302,268 sh (-19.22%)
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Q1 2014

SRCL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 1,937 sh (New)
David Rolfe 2,217,344 sh (+38.37%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 56,790 sh (-3.92%)
Ron Baron 280,863 sh (-7.08%)
Bill Frels 3,957 sh (-23.27%)
Jim Simons 361,342 sh (-26.92%)
Jeremy Grantham 34,000 sh (-36.8%)
Steven Cohen 9,440 sh (-58.05%)
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Q2 2014

SRCL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 33,515 sh (New)
Jim Simons 599,020 sh (+65.78%)
David Rolfe 2,393,147 sh (+7.93%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Ron Baron 279,736 sh (-0.4%)
Jeremy Grantham 31,800 sh (-6.47%)
Bill Frels 2,901 sh (-26.69%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SRCL

(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 2014-06-30 New Buy0.05%$109.33 - $118.9 $ 123.738%33515
Ray Dalio 2014-06-30 Sold Out $109.33 - $118.9 $ 123.738%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$111.96 - $120.09 $ 123.737%0
Ray Dalio 2014-03-31 New Buy$111.96 - $120.09 $ 123.737%1937
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$113.69 - $120.97 $ 123.736%8803
Meridian Funds 2013-06-30 Add 41.33%0.58%$104.13 - $113.01 $ 123.7314%496200
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Reduce -21.15%0.06%$93.28 - $106.18 $ 123.7327%373209
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.7%$89.06 - $95.76 $ 123.7334%0
Meridian Funds 2012-12-31 Add 46.54%0.41%$89.06 - $95.76 $ 123.7334%351100
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-09-30 Reduce -50.98%0.87%$88.88 - $94.52 $ 123.7334%1093473
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 New Buy0.78%$88.88 - $94.52 $ 123.7334%239600
Andreas Halvorsen 2012-03-31 New Buy1.5%$76.72 - $89.27 $ 123.7355%2267373
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Guru Investment Theses on Stericycle Inc

David Rolfe Comments on Stericycle - Apr 18, 2014

Stericycle (SRCL) alone operates globally and generates close to $2 billion in annual revenues. Despite Stericycle's strong business performance during the recently reported quarter, the stock detracted from performance, partially driven by headlines of rumored regulatory action related to one of the Company's incinerators. We believe the issue is not meaningful to results and we would be willing to add to shares on pullbacks related to this. Stericycle's stock trades in the mid to high-­‐teens EBITDA range, but the company routinely purchases smaller competitors for just 3X-­‐6X EBITDA. This accretion is a byproduct of Stericycle's competitive positioning and we believe it paves a multi-­‐year runway for double-­‐digit growth.

From David Rolfe (Trades, Portfolio)'s Wedgewood Partners first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Stericycle (SRCL) alone operates globally and generates close to $2 billion in annual revenues. Despite Stericycle's strong business performance during the recently reported quarter, the stock detracted from performance, partially driven by headlines of rumored regulatory action related to one of the Company's incinerators. We believe the issue is not meaningful to results and we would be willing to add to shares on pullbacks related to this. Stericycle's stock trades in the mid to high-­‐teens EBITDA range, but the company routinely purchases smaller competitors for just 3X-­‐6X EBITDA. This accretion is a byproduct of Stericycle's competitive positioning and we believe it paves a multi-­‐year runway for double-­‐digit growth. Read more...
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 33.50
SRCL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
74% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 85.00 vs. SRCL: 33.50 )
SRCL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 24.13   Max: 46.31
Current: 33.5

24.13
46.31
P/B 5.72
SRCL's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SRCL: 5.72 )
SRCL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.91   Max: 7.87
Current: 5.72

3.91
7.87
P/S 4.62
SRCL's P/S is ranked higher than
52% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. SRCL: 4.62 )
SRCL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.63   Max: 5.97
Current: 4.62

3.63
5.97
PFCF 27.76
SRCL's PFCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SRCL: 27.76 )
SRCL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 18.18   Max: 49.72
Current: 27.76

18.18
49.72
EV-to-EBIT 22.18
SRCL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
78% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.31 vs. SRCL: 22.18 )
SRCL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 14.7   Max: 27.2
Current: 22.18

14.7
27.2
PEG 2.28
SRCL's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SRCL: 2.28 )
SRCL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 3.06
Current: 2.28

0.85
3.06
Shiller P/E 42.50
SRCL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SRCL: 42.50 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 36.23   Max: 72.62
Current: 42.5

36.23
72.62
Current Ratio 1.16
SRCL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SRCL: 1.16 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.85
Current: 1.16

0.8
4.85
Quick Ratio 1.16
SRCL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SRCL: 1.16 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 4.77
Current: 1.16

0.8
4.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.86
SRCL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. SRCL: 1.86 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 38.25
Current: 1.86

1.66
38.25
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
SRCL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SRCL: 1.04 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.3
Current: 1.04

0.36
1.3
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.33
SRCL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SRCL: 2.33 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 4.06
Current: 2.33

1.12
4.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.50
SRCL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
76% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SRCL: 4.50 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.7   Max: 6.8
Current: 4.5

3.7
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.33
SRCL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
84% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. SRCL: 16.33 )
SRCL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 12.8   Max: 31.1
Current: 16.33

12.8
31.1

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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Traded in other countries:SY9.Germany
Stericycle, Inc was incorporated in 1989. The Company is in the business of managing regulated waste and providing related and complementary services. The Company operates in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The regulated waste services include medical waste disposal, its Steri-Safe medical waste and compliance program, its Clinical Services program, its Bio Systems reusable sharps disposal management services, pharmaceutical waste disposal, and hazardous waste disposal. In addition to its regulated waste services, it offers regulated returns and recall management services, patient communications services, and medical safety products. Its regulated returns and recall management services help pharmacies and manufacturers handle the return of unused and expired pharmaceuticals. Through ExpertRECALL, it manages all aspects of a product recall or withdrawal for pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer product manufacturers in a manner compliant with applicable regulations. The Company also provides communications services to healthcare providers to improve office productivity and communications with patients. It operates integrated national regulated waste management networks in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Its networks include a total of 219 processing or combined processing and collection sites and 141 additional transfer, collection or combined transfer and collection sites. Its regulated waste processing technologies include autoclaving, its proprietary electro-thermal-deactivation system ('ETD'), chemical treatment and incineration. The Company serves approximately 541,000 customers, of which approximately 16,500 are large-quantity generators, such as hospitals, blood banks and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and approximately 254,500 are small-quantity generators, such as outpatient clinics, medical and dental offices, long-term and sub-acute care facilities, veterinary offices, municipalities and retail pharmacies. The Company is subject to substantial and dynamic regulations enacted and enforced by the U.S. government and by the governments of the foreign jurisdictions in which it conduct regulated waste operations.

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