Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. More Details
Solid track record with mediocre balance sheet.
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 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.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: CWST exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 47.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CWST underperformed the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Casella Waste Systems's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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 ($67.14) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($42.94)
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 (36x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (34.4x).
PE vs Market: CWST is poor value based on its PE Ratio (36x) compared to the US market (22.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: CWST's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CWST is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (9.5x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).
How is Casella Waste Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CWST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.4% per year).
Earnings vs Market: CWST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: CWST's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CWST's revenue (7.7% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CWST's revenue (7.7% 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 (11.6%).
How has Casella Waste Systems performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CWST has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: CWST's current net profit margins (11.8%) are higher than last year (4.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CWST has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 59.5% per year.
Accelerating Growth: CWST's earnings growth over the past year (187.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (59.5% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: CWST earnings growth over the past year (187.6%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry -12.1%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst CWST's Return on Equity (25.16%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is Casella Waste Systems's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($247.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($131.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: CWST's short term assets ($247.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($700.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CWST's debt to equity ratio (144%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: CWST had negative shareholder equity 5 years ago, but is now positive and has therefore improved.
Debt Coverage: CWST's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (26.8%).
Interest Coverage: CWST's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (3x coverage).
What is Casella Waste Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate CWST's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if CWST's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of CWST's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
John Casella (69 yo)
Mr. John W. Casella has been the Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. since 1993 and also serves as its Secretary. Mr. Casella has been Chief Executive Officer of Casella Waste Management...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: John's total compensation ($USD2.72M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.13M).
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 (10.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: CWST's board of directors are considered experienced (7.2 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 7.5%.
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$3.276b
- Shares outstanding: 51.36m
- Website: https://www.casella.com
Number of Employees
- Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
- 25 Green Hill Lane
- United States
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 prima...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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