CWST Stock Overview
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$69.70|
|52 Week High||US$92.75|
|52 Week Low||US$62.47|
|1 Month Change||-17.59%|
|3 Month Change||-2.71%|
|1 Year Change||3.86%|
|3 Year Change||84.00%|
|5 Year Change||397.15%|
|Change since IPO||213.26%|
Recent News & Updates
Should You Think About Buying Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) Now?
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Casella has been a long-term value creator in the garbage collection and recycling market in the North Eastern parts of the U.S. I like the business and its track record, but valuations have gone a bit too far here. Despite Casella's continued bolt-on dealmaking and rosy future prospects, I am allocating resources elsewhere.
|CWST||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: CWST exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned -4.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWST exceeded the US Market which returned -13.2% over the past year.
|CWST Average Weekly Movement||4.4%|
|Commercial Services Industry Average Movement||7.4%|
|Market Average Movement||7.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.9%|
Stable Share Price: CWST is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CWST's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, and disposal facilities.
Casella Waste Systems Fundamentals Summary
|CWST fundamental statistics|
Is CWST overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|CWST income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$617.72m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.79|
|Net Profit Margin||4.39%|
How did CWST perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Casella Waste Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 0/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CWST ($69.7) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($59.92)
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 Price-To-Earnings Ratio (87.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (21.8x).
PE vs Market: CWST is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (87.8x) compared to the US market (14.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWST is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWST is overvalued based on its Price-To-Book Ratio (8.3x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.7x).
How is Casella Waste Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWST's forecast earnings growth (22.1% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: CWST's earnings (22.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CWST's revenue (8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWST's revenue (8% 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 low in 3 years time (12.4%).
How has Casella Waste Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWST has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CWST's current net profit margins (4.4%) are lower than last year (12.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWST has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 56.1% 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 (-56.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Commercial Services industry average (30.2%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CWST's Return on Equity (9.4%) is considered low.
How is Casella Waste Systems's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($134.0M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($143.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($134.0M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($728.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CWST's net debt to equity ratio (118%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CWST had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: CWST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (33.3%).
Interest Coverage: CWST's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (4.1x coverage).
What is Casella Waste Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as CWST has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Casella (70 yo)
Mr. John W. Casella has been the Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. since 1993 and also serves as its Secretary. Mr. Casella has been Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Management...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD4.23M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.91M).
Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: CWST's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CWST's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 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 not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc.'s 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
- Implied Market Cap: US$3.599b
- Shares outstanding: 51.64m
- Website: https://www.casella.com
Number of Employees
- Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
- 25 Green Hill Lane
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/25 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/05/25 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.