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Clean Harbors

NYSE:CLH
Snowflake Description

Acceptable track record with limited growth.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
CLH
NYSE
$4B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. The last earnings update was 11 days ago. More info.


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CLH Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.1%
NYSE:CLH
1.8%
US Commercial Services
1.6%
US Market
1 Year Returns
23.4%
NYSE:CLH
15.5%
US Commercial Services
12.4%
US Market
CLH Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Clean Harbors (CLH) 2.1% -0.1% 6.6% 23.4% 54% 16.9%
US Commercial Services 1.8% 2.5% -3.9% 15.5% 83% 120.2%
US Market 1.6% 2.3% -2.2% 12.4% 55.2% 105.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • CLH outperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned 15.5% over the past year.
  • CLH outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 12.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility
CLH
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

CLH Value

 Is Clean Harbors undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Clean Harbors to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Clean Harbors.

NYSE:CLH Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 3%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:CLH
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 3%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 7.1%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.67
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.672 (1 + (1- 21%) (43.84%))
0.905
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.9
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.95% + (0.905 * 7.05%)
9.33%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:CLH using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Clean Harbors is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We use analyst's estimates of cash flows going forward 5 years for the 1st stage, the 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:CLH DCF 1st Stage: Next 5 year cash flow forecast
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) 187.26 181.90 175.10 168.55 162.25
Source Analyst x5 Analyst x2 Est @ -3.74% Est @ -3.74% Est @ -3.74%
Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.33%)
171.28 152.18 133.99 117.97 103.87
Present value of next 5 years cash flows $679.30
NYSE:CLH DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2023 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $162.25 × (1 + 2.95%) ÷ (9.33% – 2.95%)
$2,618.32
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)5
= $2,618.32 ÷ (1 + 9.33%)5
$1,676.22
NYSE:CLH Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 5 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $679.30 + $1,676.22
$2,355.52
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $2,355.52 / 56.01
$42.06
NYSE:CLH Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $42.06
Current discount Discount to share price of $66.13
= -1 x ($66.13 - $42.06) / $42.06
-57.2%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Clean Harbors is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Clean Harbors's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Clean Harbors's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $2.37
NYSE:CLH Share Price ** NYSE (2018-11-09) in USD $66.13
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 54 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 20.71x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,971 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.17x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Clean Harbors.

NYSE:CLH PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:CLH Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 66.13 ÷ 2.37

27.95x

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  • Clean Harbors is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Commercial Services industry average.
  • Clean Harbors is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Clean Harbors's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 27.95x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts
14.9%per year
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 40 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.32x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.27x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:CLH PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 27.95x ÷ 14.9%

1.87x

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  • Clean Harbors is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Clean Harbors's assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $21.38
NYSE:CLH Share Price * NYSE (2018-11-09) in USD $66.13
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 85 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 2.18x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 4,972 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.88x
NYSE:CLH PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:CLH Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 66.13 ÷ 21.38

3.09x

* Primary Listing of Clean Harbors.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Clean Harbors is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Clean Harbors's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Clean Harbors has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH Future Performance

 How is Clean Harbors expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
14.9%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Clean Harbors expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Clean Harbors's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 3%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Clean Harbors's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
  • Clean Harbors's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:CLH Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 10 Analysts 14.9%
NYSE:CLH Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 10 Analysts 3.7%
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.8%
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.2%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.4%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:CLH Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31 3,747 1
2021-12-31 3,612 1
2020-12-31 3,550 410 100 7
2019-12-31 3,431 381 84 10
2018-12-31 3,268 348 58 10
NYSE:CLH Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 3,190 311 133
2018-06-30 3,102 298 114
2018-03-31 3,006 280 110
2017-12-31 2,945 286 101
2017-09-30 2,890 302 4
2017-06-30 2,863 257 -18
2017-03-31 2,808 277 -40
2016-12-31 2,755 260 -40
2016-09-30 2,776 266 -27
2016-06-30 2,940 323 24
2016-03-31 3,179 351 30
2015-12-31 3,275 396 44

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Clean Harbors's earnings are expected to grow by 14.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Clean Harbors's revenue is expected to grow by 3.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Clean Harbors Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:CLH Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 1.79 2.00 1.65 3.00
2019-12-31 1.51 1.55 1.38 7.00
2018-12-31 1.04 1.17 0.94 7.00
NYSE:CLH Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 2.37
2018-06-30 2.02
2018-03-31 1.93
2017-12-31 1.77
2017-09-30 0.07
2017-06-30 -0.32
2017-03-31 -0.70
2016-12-31 -0.69
2016-09-30 -0.46
2016-06-30 0.41
2016-03-31 0.52
2015-12-31 0.76

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Clean Harbors is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess Clean Harbors's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Clean Harbors has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH Past Performance

  How has Clean Harbors performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Clean Harbors's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Clean Harbors's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Clean Harbors's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (3381.2% vs 3.6%)
  • Clean Harbors's earnings growth has exceeded the US Commercial Services industry average in the past year (3381.2% vs 20.8%).
Earnings and Revenue History
Clean Harbors's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Clean Harbors Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:CLH Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 3,189.50 133.40 475.08
2018-06-30 3,102.17 114.37 467.42
2018-03-31 3,005.82 109.50 454.12
2017-12-31 2,944.98 100.74 451.75
2017-09-30 2,889.69 3.83 435.58
2017-06-30 2,863.36 -18.48 433.28
2017-03-31 2,808.08 -40.40 428.05
2016-12-31 2,755.23 -39.87 420.32
2016-09-30 2,776.16 -26.59 415.02
2016-06-30 2,940.00 23.89 397.58
2016-03-31 3,178.72 30.32 410.93
2015-12-31 3,275.14 44.10 414.16
2015-09-30 3,407.12 70.91 425.17
2015-06-30 3,365.22 -62.65 431.36
2015-03-31 3,287.47 -44.38 426.67
2014-12-31 3,401.64 -28.33 437.92
2014-09-30 3,436.04 -28.90 436.63
2014-06-30 3,492.11 99.79 451.39
2014-03-31 3,494.16 94.02 458.27
2013-12-31 3,509.66 95.57 470.48
2013-09-30 3,189.19 130.64 434.47
2013-06-30 2,815.46 107.64 380.35
2013-03-31 2,478.05 108.16 324.53
2012-12-31 2,187.91 129.67 266.82
2012-09-30 2,174.83 106.03 271.78
2012-06-30 2,197.08 130.81 277.14
2012-03-31 2,121.20 136.54 268.60
2011-12-31 1,984.14 127.25 252.64

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Clean Harbors has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Clean Harbors used its assets less efficiently than the US Commercial Services industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Clean Harbors's use of capital has not improved over the past 3 years (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Clean Harbors's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Clean Harbors has a total score of 3/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH Health

 How is Clean Harbors's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Clean Harbors's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Clean Harbors is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Clean Harbors's long term commitments exceed its cash and other short term assets.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Clean Harbors's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is not covered by short term assets, assets are 0.7x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Clean Harbors Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NYSE:CLH Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 1,197.32 1,623.69 252.88
2018-06-30 1,161.05 1,628.73 233.93
2018-03-31 1,145.53 1,629.26 224.14
2017-12-31 1,188.20 1,629.54 357.58
2017-09-30 1,128.35 1,629.97 361.66
2017-06-30 1,100.94 1,734.30 446.37
2017-03-31 1,063.63 1,633.97 297.37
2016-12-31 1,084.24 1,633.27 307.00
2016-09-30 1,100.95 1,632.58 257.86
2016-06-30 1,116.34 1,631.88 352.92
2016-03-31 1,116.57 1,631.60 355.35
2015-12-31 1,096.28 1,382.54 184.71
2015-09-30 1,122.72 1,395.01 179.19
2015-06-30 1,173.44 1,395.05 173.62
2015-03-31 1,162.85 1,395.12 233.74
2014-12-31 1,262.87 1,380.68 246.88
2014-09-30 1,320.55 1,396.00 258.02
2014-06-30 1,498.72 1,396.54 278.64
2014-03-31 1,445.64 1,402.03 249.22
2013-12-31 1,475.64 1,402.76 322.51
2013-09-30 1,476.12 1,403.64 260.42
2013-06-30 1,414.72 1,405.06 273.82
2013-03-31 1,423.47 1,406.47 233.01
2012-12-31 1,432.07 1,407.97 241.61
2012-09-30 1,006.76 809.41 534.73
2012-06-30 960.90 534.29 306.46
2012-03-31 951.28 536.60 246.52
2011-12-31 900.99 538.89 260.83
  • Clean Harbors's level of debt (135.6%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (95.1% vs 135.6% today).
  • Debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.2%, less than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are not well covered by earnings (EBIT is 2.2x annual interest expense, ideally 3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Clean Harbors's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Clean Harbors has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH Dividends

 What is Clean Harbors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from Clean Harbors dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Clean Harbors shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate Clean Harbors's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Clean Harbors's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:CLH Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 10 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 43 Stocks 1.8%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1977 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.5%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:CLH Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-12-31
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 0.00 3.00
2019-12-31 0.00 3.00
2018-12-31 0.00 3.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Clean Harbors has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Clean Harbors's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Clean Harbors's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Clean Harbors has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Clean Harbors's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Clean Harbors's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Clean Harbors afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Clean Harbors has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH Management

 What is the CEO of Clean Harbors's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Alan McKim
COMPENSATION $3,037,020
AGE 63
TENURE AS CEO 38.8 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Alan S. McKim founded Clean Harbors, Inc. in 1980 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1980 and President since September 2016. Mr. Mckim serves as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. He is the Chairman of Clean Harbors Inc, Chief Executive Officer of Clean Harbors Inc and President of Clean Harbors Inc at Clean Harbors Industrial Services Canada, Inc. Mr. Mckim served as the President of Clean Harbors Inc. since 1980. He serves as a Director of Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. He serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University. He serves as a director of most of the Clean Harbors' subsidiaries. Mr. McKim holds an MBA from Ohio Northeastern University and holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Mr. McKim holds an MBA from Northeastern University's D'Amore - McKim School of Business.

CEO Compensation
  • Alan's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
  • Alan's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Clean Harbors management team in years:

2.8
Average Tenure
50
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Clean Harbors management team is about average.
Management Team

Alan McKim

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
63
TENURE
38.8 yrs

Mike Battles

TITLE
Executive VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
50
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Eric Gerstenberg

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
49
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Brian Weber

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
50

David Vergo

TITLE
President of Safety-Kleen
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
48
TENURE
2.1 yrs

Eric Dugas

TITLE
Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
39
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Sharon Gabriel

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
TENURE
0.1 yrs

Jim Buckley

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Investor Relations
TENURE
5.6 yrs

Michael McDonald

TITLE
General Counsel
AGE
52

Robby Speights

TITLE
Executive VP & Chief Sales Officer
TENURE
0.8 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Clean Harbors board of directors in years:

9.3
Average Tenure
67
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Clean Harbors board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Tom Shields

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$205K
AGE
71
TENURE
19.8 yrs

Alan McKim

TITLE
Founder
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
63
TENURE
38.8 yrs

Andrea Robertson

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$214K
AGE
61
TENURE
14.4 yrs

Edward Galante

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$202K
AGE
67
TENURE
8.2 yrs

John Welch

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$196K
AGE
61
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Gene Banucci

TITLE
Lead Director
COMPENSATION
$215K
AGE
74
TENURE
2.4 yrs

John Preston

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
68
TENURE
23.8 yrs

Rod Marlin

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
70
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Lauren States

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$190K
AGE
61
TENURE
2.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
09. Nov 18 Sell Michael Battles Individual 09. Nov 18 09. Nov 18 -2,000 $65.20 $-130,400.00
07. Nov 18 Sell Alan McKim Individual 05. Nov 18 06. Nov 18 -50,000 $64.26 $-3,208,325.02
01. Nov 18 Sell Andrea Robertson Individual 01. Nov 18 01. Nov 18 -1,500 $68.31 $-102,465.00
24. Sep 18 Sell Brian Weber Individual 24. Sep 18 24. Sep 18 -1,304 $69.83 $-91,058.32
07. Sep 18 Sell Michael Twohig Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 -4,211 $69.65 $-293,296.15
07. Sep 18 Sell Eric Kraus Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 -1,100 $69.65 $-76,615.00
07. Sep 18 Sell Grace Elizabeth Cowan Individual 06. Sep 18 06. Sep 18 -424 $70.62 $-29,942.88
04. Sep 18 Sell David Parry Individual 31. Aug 18 31. Aug 18 -4,579 $68.76 $-314,852.04
04. Sep 18 Sell Michael Battles Individual 04. Sep 18 04. Sep 18 -6,000 $69.46 $-416,760.00
08. Aug 18 Sell David Parry Individual 07. Aug 18 07. Aug 18 -3,026 $61.93 $-187,400.18
07. Aug 18 Sell David Vergo Individual 06. Aug 18 06. Aug 18 -2,384 $62.22 $-148,332.48
03. Aug 18 Sell Andrea Robertson Individual 02. Aug 18 02. Aug 18 -2,000 $63.62 $-127,240.00
25. Jun 18 Sell Eric Gerstenberg Individual 25. Jun 18 25. Jun 18 -8,000 $55.19 $-441,520.00
06. Jun 18 Sell Michael Twohig Individual 05. Jun 18 05. Jun 18 -2,836 $53.43 $-151,527.48
04. Jun 18 Sell Mark Bouldin Individual 04. Jun 18 04. Jun 18 -433 $53.25 $-23,057.25
25. May 18 Sell Eric Dugas Individual 24. May 18 24. May 18 -900 $52.76 $-47,484.00
16. May 18 Sell Alan McKim Individual 14. May 18 14. May 18 -100,000 $52.11 $-5,211,000.00
08. May 18 Sell Mark Bouldin Individual 07. May 18 07. May 18 -2,519 $51.40 $-129,476.60
22. Mar 18 Sell Alan McKim Individual 21. Mar 18 22. Mar 18 -42,666 $51.49 $-2,195,000.34
08. Mar 18 Sell John Preston Individual 06. Mar 18 06. Mar 18 -5,000 $50.93 $-254,650.00
07. Mar 18 Sell Mark Bouldin Individual 02. Mar 18 02. Mar 18 -703 $47.62 $-33,476.86
28. Dec 17 Sell Eric Gerstenberg Individual 27. Dec 17 27. Dec 17 -7,150 $52.77 $-377,305.50
28. Dec 17 Sell Brian Weber Individual 28. Dec 17 28. Dec 17 -1,870 $53.00 $-99,110.00
27. Dec 17 Sell Eric Gerstenberg Individual 26. Dec 17 26. Dec 17 -5,143 $53.04 $-272,784.72
21. Dec 17 Sell Mark Bouldin Individual 20. Dec 17 20. Dec 17 -325 $52.62 $-17,101.50
04. Dec 17 Sell Eric Dugas Individual 01. Dec 17 01. Dec 17 -1,139 $53.26 $-60,663.14
13. Nov 17 Sell David Vergo Individual 09. Nov 17 09. Nov 17 -1,097 $54.00 $-59,238.00
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Management checks
We assess Clean Harbors's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Clean Harbors has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

CLH News

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CLH Company Info

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Description

Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. It operates through Technical Services; Industrial and Field Services; Safety-Kleen; and Oil, Gas and Lodging Services segments. The company’s Technical Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at its incinerator, landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities. Its Industrial and Field Services segment offers industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, daylighting, production servicing, decoking, pigging, and material processing to refineries, chemical plants, oil sands facilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. This segment also provides environmental cleanup services consisting of tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, and spill cleanup. The company’s Safety-Kleen segment offers parts cleaning, containerized waste, used oil collection, and vacuum services, as well as other environmental services and products, such as degreasers, glass and floor cleaners, hand cleaners, absorbents, windshield washer fluids, mats, and spill kits. This segment also manufactures, formulates, packages, blends, distributes, and markets lubricants. Its Oil, Gas and Lodging Services segment provides surface rental, seismic support, and directional boring services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration, and power generation. This segment also offers lodges and remote workforce accommodation facilities, including open lodges, as well as operator and drill camps in Western Canada; and manufactures modular units and wastewater processing plants. The company operates through a network of approximately 465 service locations in 49 states, 9 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Clean Harbors, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is based in Norwell, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Clean Harbors, Inc.
CLH
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1980
$3,703,642,789
56,005,486
Website: http://www.cleanharbors.com
Address: Clean Harbors, Inc.
42 Longwater Drive,
Norwell,
Massachusetts, 02061,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE CLH Common Stock New York Stock Exchange US USD 24. Nov 1987
DB CH6 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 24. Nov 1987
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
12,700
Clean Harbors employees.
Industry
Environmental and Facilities Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2018/11/11 21:04
End of day share price update: 2018/11/09 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2018/11/07
Last earnings filing: 2018/10/31
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


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