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
Slightly overvalued with imperfect balance sheet.
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 has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Commercial Services
1 Year Return
US Commercial Services
Return vs Industry: ECOL underperformed the US Commercial Services industry which returned 7.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ECOL underperformed the US Market which returned 13.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is US Ecology's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
6 days ago | Simply Wall StUS Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StUS Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Share Prices Have Dropped 38% In The Last Year
1 month ago | Simply Wall StKey Things To Understand About US Ecology's (NASDAQ:ECOL) CEO Pay Cheque
Is US Ecology undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: ECOL ($33.74) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($42.57)
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's PB Ratio (1.5x) is in line with the US Commercial Services industry average.
How is US Ecology forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: ECOL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: ECOL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: ECOL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ECOL's revenue (5.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ECOL's revenue (5.5% 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%).
How has US Ecology performed over the past 5 years?
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 43.4% 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 (-8.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ECOL has a negative Return on Equity (-43.64%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is US Ecology's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($375.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($151.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: ECOL's short term assets ($375.1M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($1.1B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ECOL's debt to equity ratio (130%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: ECOL's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 145.6% to 130% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: ECOL's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (11.5%).
Interest Coverage: ECOL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is US Ecology current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ECOL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ECOL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ECOL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ECOL's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: ECOL is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ECOL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Feeler (50 yo)
Mr. Jeffrey R. Feeler, also known as Jeff, CPA has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at US Ecology, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Feeler has been President & Director of NRC Group Holdings Corp. si ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD2.32M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.00M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman of the Board||7.33yrs||US$2.32m||0.24% |
|Executive VP||7.92yrs||US$1.15m||0.095% |
|Executive VP & COO||3.83yrs||US$1.23m||0.14% |
|Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing||7.33yrs||US$1.20m||0.10% |
|Executive Vice President of Regulatory Compliance & Safety||5.67yrs||US$898.83k||0.050% |
|VP, Compliance Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Human Resources||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: ECOL's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman of the Board||7.33yrs||US$2.32m||0.24% |
|Independent Director||2.58yrs||US$154.16k||0.020% |
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||0.018% |
|Independent Director||3.17yrs||US$137.16k||0.022% |
|Independent Director||0.25yr||no data||no data|
|Lead Independent Director||5.33yrs||US$138.41k||0.034% |
|Independent Director||5.33yrs||US$145.28k||0.037% |
|Independent Director||10.67yrs||US$162.91k||0.037% |
|Independent Director||1.17yrs||US$100.34k||0.013% |
Experienced Board: ECOL's board of directors are considered experienced (3.2 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: ECOL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold 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 41.1%.
US Ecology, Inc.'s company bio, 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
- Market Cap: US$1.051b
- Shares outstanding: 31.14m
- Website: https://www.usecology.com
Number of Employees
- US Ecology, Inc.
- 101 South Capitol Boulevard
- Suite 1000
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ECOL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||May 1984|
|3ER||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||May 1984|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/09/20 05:58|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/09/18 00:00|
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