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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.40
VE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
66% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. VE: 0.40 )
VE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.4

0.11
0.42
Equity to Asset 0.23
VE's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
55% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. VE: 0.23 )
VE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 0.23
Current: 0.23

0.02
0.23
Interest Coverage 0.79
VE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. VE: 0.79 )
VE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 2.72
Current: 0.79

0.79
2.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.86
M-Score: -3.05
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 : 3/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 2.42
VE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. VE: 2.42 )
VE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.68   Max: 7.79
Current: 2.42

-2.68
7.79
Net-margin (%) 0.07
VE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.73 vs. VE: 0.07 )
VE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.73   Max: 2.94
Current: 0.07

-7.73
2.94
ROE (%) 0.18
VE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VE: 0.18 )
VE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -41.42   Max: 18.62
Current: 0.18

-41.42
18.62
ROA (%) 0.04
VE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. VE: 0.04 )
VE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.31   Max: 2.15
Current: 0.04

-5.31
2.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 10.07
VE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.59 vs. VE: 10.07 )
VE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -5   Max: 29.02
Current: 10.07

-5
29.02
Revenue Growth (%) -9.60
VE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VE: -9.60 )
VE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 7.7
Current: -9.6

-16.3
7.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -17.00
VE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. VE: -17.00 )
VE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 9.4
Current: -17

-23.3
9.4
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Ratios

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P/B 1.00
VE's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. VE: 1.00 )
VE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 6.09
Current: 1

0.53
6.09
P/S 0.40
VE's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. VE: 0.40 )
VE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.4

0.14
0.91
EV-to-EBIT 34.75
VE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
74% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 46.19 vs. VE: 34.75 )
VE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -32.7   Max: 35.1
Current: 34.75

-32.7
35.1
Shiller P/E 29.00
VE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VE: 29.00 )
VE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.37   Max: 193.09
Current: 29

5.37
193.09
Current Ratio 1.19
VE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VE: 1.19 )
VE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 1.19
Current: 1.19

0.94
1.19
Quick Ratio 1.16
VE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. VE: 1.16 )
VE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 1.16
Current: 1.16

0.86
1.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.40
VE's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
96% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. VE: 5.40 )
VE' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.31   Max: 16.4
Current: 5.4

1.31
16.4
Dividend growth (3y) -16.70
VE's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
60% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VE: -16.70 )
VE' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.1
Current: -16.7

0
24.1
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.43
VE's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
62% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. VE: 2.43 )
VE' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 7.23
Current: 2.43

0.58
7.23
Share Buyback Rate -2.80
VE's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. VE: -2.80 )
VE' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.1   Max: -18.6
Current: -2.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.25
VE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. VE: 4.25 )
VE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.43   Max: 3.43
Current: 4.25

Price/DCF (Projected) 0.67
VE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 43.92 vs. VE: 0.67 )
VE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 2.76
Current: 0.67

0.28
2.76
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
VE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VE: 1.04 )
VE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.64
Current: 1.04

0.57
2.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
VE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VE: 2.90 )
VE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 9.7
Current: 2.9

2.8
9.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -12.37
VE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.28 vs. VE: -12.37 )
VE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -12.4   Max: 30.6
Current: -12.37

-12.4
30.6

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
Compare:WM, RSG, SRCL, CLH, UMICY » details
Traded in other countries:VIE.France, 0NY8.UK, VVD.Germany, VVDH.Germany, VEOEF.USA,
Veolia Environnement SA was incorporated in 1995. The Company provides environmental management services. These services include water supply, treatment and recovery of municipal or industrial effluent, waste collection, processing and recycling, the supply of heating and cooling services and the optimization of industrial processes. The Company's operations are conducted through three divisions, each specializing in a single business sector: Veolia Eau (Water), Veolia Energie (Dalkia, Energy Services) and Veolia Propreté (Environmental Services). Veolia Eau designs, builds and manages water services and wastewater treatment and recovery services for local authorities and industrial customers on five continents. The focus of the Company's water business is water and wastewater management services for public authorities and industrial customers. Its activities include the management and operation of large-scale, customized drinking water plants, wastewater decontamination and recycling plants, drinking water distribution networks and wastewater collection networks. It also develops technological solutions and builds the infrastructure necessary to provide water services on behalf of public authorities and industrial and service sector customers. Veolia Propreté is involved in waste collection, recycling, processing, treatment, and handling of waste in all forms and at all stages of the waste cycle. It manages liquid and solid waste, non-hazardous and hazardous waste from collection to recovery, on behalf of both industrial and public-sector customers, such as local authorities. The Company conducts its energy service activities through Dalkia, a provider of energy services to companies and public authorities. Dalkia's core business focuses on optimizing the use of all sources of energy at customer sites, industrial production sites, service-sector sites and in all types of buildings. The Company's competitors include facilities-management companies, such as the American group, Johnson Control International (JCI), while others from the occupant services sector include Sodexo and Mitie.
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