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Market Cap

US$1.3b

Last Updated

2021/04/16 22:55 UTC

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Executive Summary

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, internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with moderate growth potential.


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Share Price & News

How has US Ecology's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ECOL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ECOL's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.4%

ECOL

1.0%

US Commercial Services

1.3%

US Market


1 Year Return

29.3%

ECOL

47.3%

US Commercial Services

53.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: ECOL underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 47.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ECOL underperformed the US Market which returned 53.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ECOLIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.4%1.0%1.3%
30 Day-4.2%7.7%3.3%
90 Day16.2%9.7%8.9%
1 Year29.3%29.3%49.2%47.3%56.6%53.9%
3 Year-22.3%-23.9%62.2%54.8%64.4%53.6%
5 Year5.9%0.8%129.9%111.2%120.4%95.7%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is US Ecology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is US Ecology undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

33.1%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ECOL ($42.37) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($63.37)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ECOL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


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 good value based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.4x).


Future Growth

How is US Ecology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

141.8%

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 (2%).

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 (5.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ECOL's revenue (5.8% 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 (6.1%).


Past Performance

How has US Ecology performed over the past 5 years?

-64.6%

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 64.6% 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 (-12.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ECOL has a negative Return on Equity (-64.68%), as it is currently unprofitable.


Financial Health

How is US Ecology's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($362.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($169.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($362.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ECOL's debt to equity ratio (132.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ECOL's debt to equity ratio has increased from 116.4% to 132.2% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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, even with free cash flow being positive and shrinking by 6% per year.


Dividend

What is US Ecology current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

1.33%

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.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ECOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ECOL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

7.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Jeff Feeler (50 yo)

7.92yrs

Tenure

US$2,315,328

Compensation

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 ($USD2.32M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.79M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: ECOL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: ECOL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: ECOL 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

US Ecology, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: US Ecology, Inc.
  • Ticker: ECOL
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1952
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Market Cap: US$1.319b
  • Shares outstanding: 31.15m
  • Website: https://www.usecology.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • US Ecology, Inc.
  • 101 South Capitol Boulevard
  • Suite 1000
  • Boise
  • Idaho
  • 83702
  • United States

Listings


Biography

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, internationally. It ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/04/16 22:55
End of Day Share Price2021/04/16 00:00
Earnings2020/12/31
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


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.