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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 0.22
CLH's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
62% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. CLH: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
CLH' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.09 Max: 4.73
Current: 0.22
0
4.73
Equity-to-Asset 0.30
CLH's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.45 vs. CLH: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CLH' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.01  Med: 0.32 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.3
-0.01
0.5
Debt-to-Equity 1.45
CLH's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
84% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. CLH: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
CLH' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.21  Med: 1.19 Max: 45.96
Current: 1.45
-52.21
45.96
Debt-to-EBITDA 3.71
CLH's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
59% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CLH: 3.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
CLH' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 2.49 Max: 4.3
Current: 3.71
0.35
4.3
Interest Coverage 1.37
CLH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
95% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.64 vs. CLH: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CLH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 4.54 Max: 8
Current: 1.37
0.82
8
Piotroski F-Score: 9
Altman Z-Score: 2.00
Beneish M-Score: -2.88
WACC vs ROIC
1.64%
0.80%
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 % 4.21
CLH's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
62% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. CLH: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CLH' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.51  Med: 8.32 Max: 12.24
Current: 4.21
2.51
12.24
Net Margin % 0.13
CLH's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. CLH: 0.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CLH' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.45  Med: 4.05 Max: 7.54
Current: 0.13
-1.45
7.54
ROE % 0.35
CLH's ROE % is ranked lower than
71% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. CLH: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CLH' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.66  Med: 9.08 Max: 23.39
Current: 0.35
-3.66
23.39
ROA % 0.10
CLH's ROA % is ranked lower than
64% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. CLH: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CLH' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.12  Med: 3.79 Max: 8.69
Current: 0.1
-1.12
8.69
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 8.03
CLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 10.70 vs. CLH: 8.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CLH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 13.3 Max: 32.23
Current: 8.03
5.1
32.23
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -6.10
CLH's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CLH: -6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CLH' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 7.1 Max: 32
Current: -6.1
-6.1
32
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -6.30
CLH's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. CLH: -6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CLH' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.8  Med: 12.8 Max: 176.9
Current: -6.3
-65.8
176.9
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CLH Guru Trades in Q4 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management    NAICS: 562211    SIC: 9511
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Traded in other countries:CH6.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Clean Harbors Inc along with its subsidiaries, provides environmental, energy and industrial services. It operates in six segments, Technical Services, Industrial Services, Field Services, Safety-Kleen, Oil and Gas Field Services, and Lodging Services.

Clean Harbors' disposal assets include incinerators, landfills, and transfer stations, which together represent one of the largest integrated hazardous waste disposal networks in North America. In addition, the company operates three service segments--industrial and field services, oil and gas, and used oil collection through Safety-Kleen. The company serves customers in the United States and Canada.

Guru Investment Theses on Clean Harbors Inc

Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc. - Mar 07, 2016

Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) is a provider of environmental, energy, and industrial services, including hazardous waste disposal for companies. The rapid deterioration of oil prices during the period caused Clean Harbors’ re-refining business to suffer. However, we believe the company’s hazardous waste disposal business is its greatest asset. It is extremely difficult for companies to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and to obtain permitting for new hazardous waste incinerators, giving Clean Harbors a competitive advantage. This business has benefitted from a steady increase in the types of waste classified by the EPA as hazardous. Given the industry’s limited capacity and Clean Harbors’ dominant position in this space, the company has been able to consistently raise prices. We believe investors are too focused on the short-term movement of crude oil prices and not focused enough on the long-term growth potential of this company. We consequently increased our position in the stock.



From Meridian Growth Fund Semi-Annual Letter to Shareholders 2016.



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Meridian Funds Comments on Clean Harbors Inc. - Mar 08, 2016

Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE:CLH) provides a variety of environmental remediation and industrial waste management services. The business has high regulatory barriers to entry and roughly three fourths of revenues are recurring in nature. Clean Harbors came across our contrarian screens due to tough comparisons in its comparatively volatile event-driven business and a poorly timed oil recycling acquisition. While our investment thesis largely played out as these businesses have improved, the company has suffered due to significant declines in its oil and gas related businesses. We continue to hold Clean Harbors’ shares due to the defensive nature of its core business and an attractive valuation that ascribes little value to the most energy exposed areas. We expect earnings growth to resume late in 2016 and see this as a potential catalyst for the stock.



From Meridian Contrarian Fund Semi-Annual Shareholder Letter 2016.



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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 749.27
CLH's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. CLH: 749.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
CLH' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.65  Med: 26.52 Max: 807.71
Current: 749.27
13.65
807.71
Forward PE Ratio 50.76
CLH's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.33 vs. CLH: 50.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 749.27
CLH's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 25.15 vs. CLH: 749.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
CLH' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.14  Med: 26.45 Max: 807.71
Current: 749.27
14.14
807.71
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 31.14
CLH's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
89% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.39 vs. CLH: 31.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
CLH' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.64  Med: 22.55 Max: 361.13
Current: 31.14
11.64
361.13
PB Ratio 2.68
CLH's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. CLH: 2.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CLH' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.94  Med: 2.76 Max: 7.17
Current: 2.68
1.94
7.17
PS Ratio 1.03
CLH's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CLH: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CLH' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.17 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.03
0.7
1.87
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 23.40
CLH's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
91% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 15.68 vs. CLH: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CLH' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.6  Med: 35.25 Max: 144.18
Current: 23.4
15.6
144.18
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.94
CLH's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.26 vs. CLH: 9.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CLH' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 11.1 Max: 23.91
Current: 9.94
5.81
23.91
EV-to-EBIT 28.10
CLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.01 vs. CLH: 28.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CLH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.4  Med: 17.4 Max: 53.9
Current: 28.1
8.4
53.9
EV-to-EBITDA 9.67
CLH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.39 vs. CLH: 9.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CLH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 9.7 Max: 14.1
Current: 9.67
5.8
14.1
EV-to-Revenue 1.46
CLH's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
59% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CLH: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
CLH' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.4 Max: 2
Current: 1.46
0.8
2
PEG Ratio 459.75
CLH's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CLH: 459.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
CLH' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.86  Med: 1.37 Max: 464.2
Current: 459.75
0.86
464.2
Shiller PE Ratio 42.50
CLH's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 33.58 vs. CLH: 42.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
CLH' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.86  Med: 50.51 Max: 1538
Current: 42.5
27.86
1538
Current Ratio 2.19
CLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. CLH: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CLH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.53
Current: 2.19
0.62
3.53
Quick Ratio 1.86
CLH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. CLH: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CLH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.45 Max: 3.38
Current: 1.86
0.58
3.38
Days Inventory 31.73
CLH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
54% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 27.14 vs. CLH: 31.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CLH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.66  Med: 20.07 Max: 31.73
Current: 31.73
11.66
31.73
Days Sales Outstanding 67.16
CLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
51% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 64.73 vs. CLH: 67.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CLH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 55.28  Med: 69.96 Max: 97.6
Current: 67.16
55.28
97.6
Days Payable 40.15
CLH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 56.16 vs. CLH: 40.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CLH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.93  Med: 44.01 Max: 61.1
Current: 40.15
36.93
61.1

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 0.10
CLH's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
99% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. CLH: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
CLH' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 0.1
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.90
CLH's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -6.30 vs. CLH: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CLH' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: -3.9 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.9
-21.6
1.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 17.43
CLH's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. CLH: 17.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CLH' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 5.22 Max: 218.33
Current: 17.43
0.81
218.33
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.70
CLH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CLH: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
CLH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.74 Max: 5.68
Current: 1.7
0.24
5.68
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 69.93
CLH's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 7 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. CLH: 69.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
CLH' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.97  Med: 2.6 Max: 75.35
Current: 69.93
1.97
75.35
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
CLH's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CLH: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CLH' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.65 Max: 1.46
Current: 0.89
0.06
1.46
Price-to-Graham-Number 24.06
CLH's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. CLH: 24.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
CLH' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 2.58 Max: 25.92
Current: 24.06
0.34
25.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.55
CLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
54% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. CLH: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CLH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 5.8 Max: 11.9
Current: 3.55
1.9
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 4.63
CLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
59% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.55 vs. CLH: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
CLH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 20 Max: 26
Current: 4.63
3.4
26

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,889.69
EPS (TTM) $ 0.07
Beta1.02
Short Percentage of Float4.55%
52-Week Range $49.42 - 61.62
Shares Outstanding (Mil)56.93

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2,910 3,093
EPS ($) 0.56 1.02
EPS without NRI ($) 0.56 1.02
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
175.88%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 99
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyY
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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