Why We Think US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Could Be Worth Looking At

US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of ECOL, it is a company with strong financial health as well as an optimistic future outlook. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, read the full report on US Ecology here.

Reasonable growth potential with adequate balance sheet

ECOL is financially robust, with ample cash on hand and short-term investments to meet upcoming liabilities. This implies that ECOL manages its cash and cost levels well, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. ECOL’s has produced operating cash levels of 0.22x total debt over the past year, which implies that ECOL’s management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NasdaqGS:ECOL Past and Future Earnings, August 21st 2019
NasdaqGS:ECOL Past and Future Earnings, August 21st 2019

Next Steps:

For US Ecology, I’ve compiled three fundamental factors you should further research:

  1. Historical Performance: What has ECOL’s returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  2. Valuation: What is ECOL worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether ECOL is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of ECOL? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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