Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States.
High growth potential with poor track record.
Share Price & News
How has Casella Waste Systems's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CWST has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: CWST exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 22.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWST exceeded the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Casella Waste Systems's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Casella Waste Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CWST ($54.89) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($46.8)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CWST is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CWST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (283.4x) compared to the Commercial Services industry average (26.6x).
PE vs Market: CWST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (283.4x) compared to the US market (18.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (6.2x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (23.7x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).
How is Casella Waste Systems 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: CWST's forecast earnings growth (45.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: CWST's earnings (45.7% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (14.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CWST's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWST's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: CWST's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (38%)
How has Casella Waste Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWST has a large one-off loss of $22.4M impacting its September 30 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: CWST's current net profit margins (1.2%) are lower than last year (6.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWST has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 26.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: CWST's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: CWST had negative earnings growth (-77.8%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (-0.6%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWST's Return on Equity (8%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Casella Waste Systems's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($113.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($127.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($113.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($698.0M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CWST's debt to equity ratio (466.7%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CWST had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Inventory Level: CWST has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: CWST's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: CWST is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: CWST is profitable, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Casella Waste Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CWST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Casella (68yo)
Mr. John W. Casella has been the Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. since 1993 and also serves as its Secretary. Mr. Casella has been Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Management ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD2.52M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.89M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|President & COO||7.2yrs||US$1.47m||0.68% $17.5m|
|Senior VP||7.2yrs||US$1.34m||0.31% $8.0m|
|VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer||7.1yrs||US$519.35k||0.11% $2.9m|
|Senior VP & General Counsel||13.8yrs||US$729.97k||0.024% $631.6k|
|Vice President of Communications||25.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Business Development & Special Waste||9.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||20.5yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Customer Service||14.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Director of Finance||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CWST's management team is seasoned and experienced (13.8 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||27.1yrs||US$165.00k||0.17% $4.4m|
|Independent Director||15.5yrs||US$130.00k||0.064% $1.7m|
|Vice Chairman||27.1yrs||no data||2.26% $58.5m|
|Lead Independent Director||4.3yrs||US$195.00k||0.042% $1.1m|
|Independent Director||4.4yrs||US$120.00k||0.083% $2.1m|
|Independent Director||12yrs||US$120.00k||0.070% $1.8m|
|Independent Director||16.9yrs||US$137.50k||0.20% $5.2m|
|Independent Director||0.2yrs||no data||0.0023% $58.4k|
|Independent Director||7.6yrs||US$120.00k||0.060% $1.5m|
Experienced Board: CWST's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CWST insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 8.3%.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
- Ticker: CWST
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1975
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Market Cap: US$2.585b
- Shares outstanding: 47.78m
- Website: https://www.casella.com
Number of Employees
- Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
- 25 Greens Hill Lane
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CWST||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Oct 1997|
|WA3||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Oct 1997|
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. The company operates through Eastern, Western, Recycling, and Other segments. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and disposal facilities. It also processes and markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard, as well as recyclables purchased from third-parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2019, it owned and/or operated 37 solid waste collection operations, 49 transfer stations, 18 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 4 landfill gas-to-energy facilities, and 1 landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials. Casella Waste Systems, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Rutland, Vermont.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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