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Casella Waste Systems NasdaqGS:CWST Stock Report

Last Price

US$70.54

Market Cap

US$3.6b

7D

2.4%

1Y

5.3%

Updated

26 May, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
CWST fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation0/6
Future Growth4/6
Past Performance2/6
Financial Health3/6
Dividends0/6

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.

Casella Waste Systems Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Casella Waste Systems
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$70.54
52 Week HighUS$92.75
52 Week LowUS$62.47
Beta1.02
1 Month Change-17.84%
3 Month Change-6.40%
1 Year Change5.35%
3 Year Change84.03%
5 Year Change381.83%
Change since IPO217.03%

Recent News & Updates

May 17
Should You Think About Buying Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) Now?

Should You Think About Buying Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CWST) Now?

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. ( NASDAQ:CWST ), is not the largest company out there, but it received a lot of attention...

May 03

Casella Waste Systems - Collecting Garbage?

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.

Shareholder Returns

CWSTUS Commercial ServicesUS Market
7D2.4%2.1%1.0%
1Y5.3%-4.7%-15.1%

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 -15.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CWST's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CWST volatility
CWST Average Weekly Movement4.3%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement7.4%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.8%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

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

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
19752,900John Casellahttps://www.casella.com

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

How do Casella Waste Systems's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CWST fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$3.64b
Earnings (TTM)US$40.98m
Revenue (TTM)US$933.71m

88.9x

P/E Ratio

3.9x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CWST income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$933.71m
Cost of RevenueUS$617.72m
Gross ProfitUS$315.99m
Other ExpensesUS$275.01m
EarningsUS$40.98m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.79
Gross Margin33.84%
Net Profit Margin4.39%
Debt/Equity Ratio121.1%

How did CWST perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Casella Waste Systems undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

0/6

Valuation Score 0/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


88.89x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CWST ($70.54) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($59.96)

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 (88.9x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (21.7x).

PE vs Market: CWST is poor value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (88.9x) compared to the US market (15.2x).


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 (8.4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.7x).


Future Growth

How is Casella Waste Systems forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?

Future Growth Score

4/6

Future Growth Score 4/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


22.1%

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 (13% 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 (8% 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%).


Past Performance

How has Casella Waste Systems performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

2/6

Past Performance Score 2/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


56.1%

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.


Financial Health

How is Casella Waste Systems's financial position?

Financial Health Score

3/6

Financial Health Score 3/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

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).


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Casella Waste Systems's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • 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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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

6.4yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

John Casella (70 yo)

29.33yrs

Tenure

US$4,233,954

Compensation

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 ($USD4.23M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.86M).

Compensation vs Earnings: John's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: CWST's management team is seasoned and experienced (6.4 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: CWST's board of directors are considered experienced (9.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Casella Waste Systems, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
  • Ticker: CWST
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1975
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$3.643b
  • Shares outstanding: 51.64m
  • Website: https://www.casella.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
  • 25 Green Hill Lane
  • Rutland
  • Vermont
  • 5701
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/26 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/26 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


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.