US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Good value with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has US Ecology's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AFH has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Commercial Services
1 Year Return
DE Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how AFH performed against the German Commercial Services industry.
Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how AFH performed against the German Market.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is US Ecology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is US Ecology undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AFH (€56.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€120.43)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AFH is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AFH is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (32.4x).
PE vs Market: AFH is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.8x) compared to the German market (20.6x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: AFH is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AFH is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.5x) compared to the DE Commercial Services industry average (3.2x).
How is US Ecology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AFH's forecast earnings growth (27.6% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).
Earnings vs Market: AFH's earnings (27.6% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (13.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AFH's revenue (19.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (4.8% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AFH's revenue (19.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AFH's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (10%).
How has US Ecology performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AFH has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: AFH's current net profit margins (8.2%) are lower than last year (12.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AFH's earnings have grown by 13.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: AFH's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: AFH had negative earnings growth (-24.5%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (6.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AFH's Return on Equity (13%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is US Ecology's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AFH's short term assets ($197.7M) exceed its short term liabilities ($97.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: AFH's short term assets ($197.7M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($517.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AFH's debt to equity ratio (92.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: AFH's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 165.1% to 92.1% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AFH's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (25.3%).
Interest Coverage: AFH's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (5.9x coverage).
Inventory Level: AFH has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: AFH's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.6x debt).
What is US Ecology's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: AFH's dividend (1.18%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.38%).
High Dividend: AFH's dividend (1.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.53%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: AFH's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: AFH's dividend payments have not increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (31.5%), AFH's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: AFH's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.3% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Feeler (49yo)
Mr. Jeffrey R. Feeler, also known as Jeff, CPA has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at US Ecology, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Feeler served as Acting President and Acting Chief Operating Office ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD1.96M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.50M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman of the Board||6.5yrs||US$1.96m||0.29% $3.6m|
|Executive VP||7.1yrs||US$1.00m||0.12% $1.5m|
|Executive VP & COO||3yrs||US$1.08m||0.19% $2.4m|
|Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing||6.5yrs||US$1.08m||0.13% $1.6m|
|Executive Vice President of Regulatory Compliance & Safety||4.8yrs||US$786.50k||0.060% $743.7k|
|VP, Compliance Officer||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AFH's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.5 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||6.5yrs||US$1.96m||0.29% $3.6m|
|Independent Director||17.8yrs||US$126.83k||0.057% $707.5k|
|Independent Director||11.5yrs||US$133.08k||0.038% $462.6k|
|Independent Director||1.8yrs||US$158.29k||0.014% $167.2k|
|Independent Director||2.3yrs||US$133.50k||0.017% $211.8k|
|Lead Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$157.33k||0.034% $418.0k|
|Independent Director||4.5yrs||US$151.33k||0.033% $407.2k|
|Independent Director||9.8yrs||US$158.67k||0.029% $359.0k|
|Director||0.3yrs||no data||0.0050% $61.3k|
Experienced Board: AFH's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
US Ecology, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: US Ecology, Inc.
- Ticker: AFH
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1952
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$1.374b
- Listing Market Cap: US$1.231b
- Shares outstanding: 22.08m
- Website: https://www.usecology.com
Number of Employees
- US Ecology, Inc.
- 101 S. Capitol Boulevard
- Suite 1000
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ECOL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 1984|
|AFH||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 1984|
US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through two segments, Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services. The Environmental Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous, non-hazardous, and radioactive waste at its landfill, wastewater, deep-well injection, and other treatment facilities. The Field & Industrial Services segment provides services, such as on-site management, waste characterization, transportation, and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste; and specialty field services comprising industrial cleaning and maintenance, remediation, lab packs, retail, transportation, emergency response, and other services to commercial and industrial facilities, and government entities. US Ecology, Inc. serves oil refineries, chemical production plants, steel mills, real estate developers, waste brokers/aggregators serving small manufacturers, and other industrial customers. The company was formerly known as American Ecology Corporation and changed its name to US Ecology, Inc. in February 2010. US Ecology, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2019/11/01 21:10|
|End of Day Share Price||2019/10/31 00:00|
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