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HCCI

Heritage-Crystal CleanNasdaqGS:HCCI Stock Report

Last Price

US$29.55

Market Cap

US$714.8m

7D

-5.4%

1Y

30.9%

Updated

21 Jan, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
HCCI fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation4/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

HCCI Stock Overview

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and used oil collection services to small and mid-sized customers in the industrial and vehicle maintenance sectors in the United States and Canada.

Heritage-Crystal Clean Competitors

Waste Management

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Republic Services

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Stericycle

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Clean Harbors

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Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Heritage-Crystal Clean
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$29.55
52 Week HighUS$36.29
52 Week LowUS$20.09
Beta1.25
1 Month Change-4.55%
3 Month Change-10.99%
1 Year Change30.87%
3 Year Change9.69%
5 Year Change98.32%
Change since IPO108.24%

Recent News & Updates

Jan 11

Heritage-Crystal Clean: Undervalued And Yet Still Outperforming Its Peers

Heritage-Crystal Clean is an under-the-radar company, but its stock performance is notable, beating the S&P 500 for the last five years. Cash flows from operations have more than doubled thanks in part to higher base oil prices and several quarters of record EBITDA. The Company’s growing cash balance and pristine cash balance position the Company well for 2022. I rate Heritage-Crystal Clean as a BUY and explain why it deserves a small position in a prospective investor’s portfolio.

Dec 28
Heritage-Crystal Clean's (NASDAQ:HCCI) Returns On Capital Are Heading Higher

Heritage-Crystal Clean's (NASDAQ:HCCI) Returns On Capital Are Heading Higher

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Dec 01
Is Now The Time To Put Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) On Your Watchlist?

Is Now The Time To Put Heritage-Crystal Clean (NASDAQ:HCCI) On Your Watchlist?

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story...

Shareholder Returns

HCCIUS Commercial ServicesUS Market
7D-5.4%-4.7%-6.1%
1Y30.9%10.1%4.2%

Return vs Industry: HCCI exceeded the US Commercial Services industry which returned 11.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: HCCI exceeded the US Market which returned 6.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is HCCI's price volatile compared to industry and market?
HCCI volatility
HCCI Average Weekly Movement3.5%
Commercial Services Industry Average Movement6.0%
Market Average Movement6.7%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market15.6%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.4%

Stable Share Price: HCCI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 4% a week.

Volatility Over Time: HCCI's weekly volatility (4%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
20071,246Brian Recattohttps://www.crystal-clean.com

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and used oil collection services to small and mid-sized customers in the industrial and vehicle maintenance sectors in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business. The Environmental Services segment offers parts cleaning, containerized waste management, vacuum truck, antifreeze recycling, and field services.

Heritage-Crystal Clean Fundamentals Summary

How do Heritage-Crystal Clean's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
HCCI fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$714.77m
Earnings (TTM)US$48.17m
Revenue (TTM)US$477.87m

14.8x

P/E Ratio

1.5x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
HCCI income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$477.87m
Cost of RevenueUS$333.56m
Gross ProfitUS$144.31m
ExpensesUS$96.14m
EarningsUS$48.17m

Last Reported Earnings

Sep 11, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)1.99
Gross Margin30.20%
Net Profit Margin10.08%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did HCCI perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Heritage-Crystal Clean undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

38.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: HCCI ($29.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($48.29)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: HCCI is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.8x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (25.6x).

PE vs Market: HCCI is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.8x) compared to the US market (16.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: HCCI's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: HCCI is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.2x) compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (2.1x).


Future Growth

How is Heritage-Crystal Clean forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

-26.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: HCCI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.1% per year).

Earnings vs Market: HCCI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-26.1% per year).

High Growth Earnings: HCCI's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: HCCI's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (9.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: HCCI's revenue (4.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if HCCI's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


Past Performance

How has Heritage-Crystal Clean performed over the past 5 years?

13.2%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: HCCI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: HCCI's current net profit margins (10.1%) are higher than last year (1.2%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: HCCI's earnings have grown by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: HCCI's earnings growth over the past year (899.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (13.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: HCCI earnings growth over the past year (899.8%) exceeded the Commercial Services industry 35.3%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: HCCI's Return on Equity (14.9%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Heritage-Crystal Clean's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: HCCI's short term assets ($173.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($90.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: HCCI's short term assets ($173.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($92.1M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: HCCI is debt free.

Reducing Debt: HCCI has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 34.4%.

Debt Coverage: HCCI has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: HCCI has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Heritage-Crystal Clean current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HCCI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HCCI'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 HCCI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HCCI'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 HCCI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

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

6.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brian Recatto (56 yo)

4.92yrs

Tenure

US$830,944

Compensation

Mr. Brian J. Recatto has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. since February 01, 2017. Mr. Recatto has served as Chief Executive Officer and President at OMNI Ener...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brian's total compensation ($USD830.94K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.38M).

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


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: HCCI's management team is seasoned and experienced (6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: HCCI's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 13.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

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


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc
  • Ticker: HCCI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Environmental and Facilities Services
  • Sector: Commercial Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$714.769m
  • Shares outstanding: 24.19m
  • Website: https://www.crystal-clean.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc
  • 2175 Point Boulevard
  • Suite 375
  • Elgin
  • Illinois
  • 60123
  • United States

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/01/21 23:44
End of Day Share Price2022/01/21 00:00
Earnings2021/09/11
Annual Earnings2021/01/02


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.