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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.55
VTNR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
62% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. VTNR: 0.55 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.55

Equity to Asset 0.58
VTNR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
76% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. VTNR: 0.58 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -21.24   Max: 0.7
Current: 0.58

-21.24
0.7
Interest Coverage 16.67
VTNR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. VTNR: 16.67 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 9999.99
Current: 16.67

9.8
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.37
M-Score: -2.29
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.35
VTNR's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. VTNR: 4.35 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -19895.74   Max: 4.35
Current: 4.35

-19895.74
4.35
Net-margin (%) 4.86
VTNR's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. VTNR: 4.86 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -26550   Max: 11.4
Current: 4.86

-26550
11.4
ROE (%) 21.21
VTNR's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. VTNR: 21.21 )
VTNR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -837.78   Max: 61.63
Current: 21.21

-837.78
61.63
ROA (%) 12.21
VTNR's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. VTNR: 12.21 )
VTNR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -500   Max: 182700
Current: 12.21

-500
182700
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 31.46
VTNR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.79 vs. VTNR: 31.46 )
VTNR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -2311.35   Max: 204.46
Current: 31.46

-2311.35
204.46
Revenue Growth (%) 24.90
VTNR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VTNR: 24.90 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 406.3
Current: 24.9

0
406.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 61.10
VTNR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VTNR: 61.10 )
VTNR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.6   Max: 91
Current: 61.1

-77.6
91
EPS Growth (%) 63.00
VTNR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. VTNR: 63.00 )
VTNR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -81.9   Max: 146.2
Current: 63

-81.9
146.2
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 24.10
VTNR's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 131.30 vs. VTNR: 24.10 )
VTNR' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 28.92
Current: 24.1

0.88
28.92
P/B 4.60
VTNR's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VTNR: 4.60 )
VTNR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 125
Current: 4.6

0.29
125
P/S 1.00
VTNR's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. VTNR: 1.00 )
VTNR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 4700
Current: 1

0.02
4700
PFCF 43.60
VTNR's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VTNR: 43.60 )
VTNR' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 378
Current: 43.6

0.57
378
EV-to-EBIT 27.50
VTNR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 34.47 vs. VTNR: 27.50 )
VTNR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 51.4
Current: 27.5

2.7
51.4
Current Ratio 1.40
VTNR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. VTNR: 1.40 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 21.32
Current: 1.4

0.02
21.32
Quick Ratio 0.99
VTNR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. VTNR: 0.99 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 21.32
Current: 0.99

0.01
21.32

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 9.50
VTNR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. VTNR: 9.50 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 72.67
Current: 9.5

1.69
72.67
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.40
VTNR's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VTNR: 4.40 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.83   Max: 4.27
Current: 4.4

1.83
4.27
Price/Median PS Value 2.80
VTNR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VTNR: 2.80 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 2540
Current: 2.8

0.05
2540
Price/Graham Number 3.00
VTNR's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VTNR: 3.00 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 4.64
Current: 3

0.5
4.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
VTNR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. VTNR: 3.50 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 36.7
Current: 3.5

1.9
36.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.10
VTNR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. VTNR: -0.10 )
VTNR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3717.5   Max: -0.1
Current: -0.1

-3717.5
-0.1

Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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Vertex Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation as incorporated on May 14, 2008. The Company provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste streams. It currently provides these services in approximately 13 states, with its primary focus in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. The Company's operations include are focused on recycling industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. It manages the transport, storage and delivery of the aggregated feedstock and product streams to end users. The Company has two divisions comprised of Black Oil and Refining and Marketing. Black Oil division aggregates used motor oil from third-party collectors and manages the delivery of this feedstock to third-party re-refining facilities, as well as fuel oil blenders, and burners of black oil. Refining and Marketing division aggregates used motor oil, petroleum distillates, transmix and other off-specification chemical products. These feedstock streams are purchased from pipeline operators, refineries, chemical processing facilities and third-party providers. The Company's competitors include Safety-Kleen, Inc., Rio Energy, Inc., Heckmann Corporation, Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., and FCC Environmental. Its operations are regulated by federal, state, county and, in some jurisdictions, city regulations.

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