ECOL Stock Overview
US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and internationally.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$47.99|
|52 Week High||US$48.09|
|52 Week Low||US$26.26|
|1 Month Change||0.17%|
|3 Month Change||67.50%|
|1 Year Change||14.07%|
|3 Year Change||-19.30%|
|5 Year Change||-6.54%|
|Change since IPO||1,051.76%|
Recent News & Updates
|ECOL||US Commercial Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: ECOL exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 2.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ECOL exceeded the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.
|ECOL Average Weekly Movement||19.8%|
|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: ECOL is more volatile than 90% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 20% a week.
Volatility Over Time: ECOL's weekly volatility has increased from 10% to 20% over the past year.
About the Company
US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Waste Solutions, Field Services, and Energy Waste. The Waste Solutions segment offers specialty waste management services, including treatment, disposal, beneficial re-use, and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, and other specialty waste at company-owned treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, as well as wastewater treatment services.
US Ecology Fundamentals Summary
|ECOL fundamental statistics|
Is ECOL overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|ECOL income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$766.74m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.092|
|Net Profit Margin||-0.29%|
How did ECOL perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is US Ecology undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 1/6
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
PE vs Industry
PE vs Market
PB vs Industry
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ECOL ($47.99) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($59.38)
Significantly Below Fair Value: ECOL is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ECOL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Commercial Services industry average.
PE vs Market: ECOL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ECOL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ECOL is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.4x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (1.9x).
How is US Ecology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
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: ECOL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: ECOL is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: ECOL's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ECOL's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (8.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ECOL's revenue (5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: ECOL's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.2%).
How has US Ecology performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ECOL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: ECOL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ECOL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 45.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ECOL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: ECOL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Commercial Services industry (36%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ECOL has a negative Return on Equity (-0.46%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is US Ecology's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($360.4M) exceed its short term liabilities ($185.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($360.4M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.0B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ECOL's net debt to equity ratio (105.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ECOL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 97.1% to 116.9% over the past 5 years.
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: Whilst unprofitable ECOL has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if it maintains its current positive free cash flow level.
Forecast Cash Runway: ECOL is unprofitable but has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years, due to free cash flow being positive and growing by 3.2% per year.
What is US Ecology current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ECOL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ECOL'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 ECOL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ECOL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: ECOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ECOL 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
Jeff Feeler (51 yo)
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 has been President & Director of NRC Group Holdings Corp. si...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD2.71M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.07M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: ECOL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: ECOL'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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
US Ecology, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: US Ecology, Inc.
- Ticker: ECOL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1952
- Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
- Sector: Commercial Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.506b
- Shares outstanding: 31.37m
- Website: https://www.usecology.com
Number of Employees
- US Ecology, Inc.
- 101 South Capitol Boulevard
- Suite 1000
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/05/02 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/04/29 00:00|
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