US Ecology Company Profile (NASDAQ:ECOL)

About US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)

US Ecology logoUS Ecology, Inc. is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company offers treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a range of field and industrial services. The Company operates in two business segments: Environmental Services, and Field & Industrial Services. Its Environmental Services segment provides a range of hazardous material management services, including transportation, recycling, treatment and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at Company-owned landfill, wastewater and other treatment facilities. The Company's Field & Industrial Services segment provides packaging and collection of hazardous waste and total waste management solutions at customer sites and through its transfer facilities. Its services include on-site management, waste characterization, transportation and disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Waste Management
  • Sub-Industry: Environmental & Facilities Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ECOL
  • CUSIP: 91732J10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.1 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 21,813,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $48.91
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $48.81
  • 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $54.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 34.49
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 24.32
  • P/E Growth: 3.72
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $474.58 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.31
  • Book Value: $13.00 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.87
  • Annual Dividend: $0.72
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
  • EBIDTA: $107.07 million
  • Net Margins: 6.87%
  • Return on Equity: 12.57%
  • Return on Assets: 4.31%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.00%
  • Current Ratio: 1.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.89%
  • Average Volume: 79,524 shs.
  • Beta: 0.95
  • Short Ratio: 9.11

Frequently Asked Questions for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)

What is US Ecology's stock symbol?

US Ecology trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ECOL."

How often does US Ecology pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for US Ecology?

US Ecology declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 21st will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 19th. View US Ecology's Dividend History.

How were US Ecology's earnings last quarter?

US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $110.23 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.90 million. US Ecology had a net margin of 6.87% and a return on equity of 12.57%. US Ecology's revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. View US Ecology's Earnings History.

When will US Ecology make its next earnings announcement?

US Ecology is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for US Ecology.

What guidance has US Ecology issued on next quarter's earnings?

US Ecology issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.69-1.93 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.79.

Where is US Ecology's stock going? Where will US Ecology's stock price be in 2017?

3 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for US Ecology's stock. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect US Ecology's stock price to reach $48.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for US Ecology.

What are analysts saying about US Ecology stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about US Ecology stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "US Ecology, Inc., formerly known as American Ecology Corporation, provides radioactive, PCB, hazardous, and non-hazardous waste services to commercial and government customers throughout the United States. The Company operates through its subsidiaries and provides its services to steel mills, medical and academic institutions, refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities and the nuclear power industry. Its subsidiaries include US Ecology Nevada, Inc., US Ecology Washington, Inc., US Ecology Texas, Inc., US Ecology Idaho, Inc., and US Ecology Field Services, Inc. The Company operates through two business segments: operating disposal facilities and non-operating disposal facilities. US Ecology, Inc. is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. " (5/2/2017)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We believe the company’s lighting business likely outperformed end market weighted growth, given a heavy SKU mix in retail and Industrial canopy lighting markets where we believe recent weakness has been concentrated. The Atlas integration is on track, with revenue exceeding our forecast, and we expect improving momentum in 2018 as cross channel selling gains traction. We reiterate our But rating and $13 target. F3Q17 results reflected strong performance in weak markets. LSI reported F3Q17 Rev/adj-EPS/Adj-EBITDA of $78.1m/$0.01/$2.8m vs our 81.3m/$0.03/$3.1m estimates. Gross margins were essentially inline at 23.9% [excluding $312k restructuring costs] vs our 24% estimate, and reflect the heavy weight of commodity and component cost escalation including steel aluminum, copper, and drivers. Modest revenue weakness was partially offset by tight SG&A controls, coming in $0.8m below our model. Organic growth came in at 1% excluding $6.7m from Atlas." (4/28/2017)

Who are some of US Ecology's key competitors?

Who owns US Ecology stock?

US Ecology's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.90%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.24%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.75%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK (4.45%), Bares Capital Management Inc. (3.85%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.82%). Company insiders that own US Ecology stock include Katina Dorton, Simon G Bell, Stephen A Romano and Steven D Welling. View Institutional Ownership Trends for US Ecology.

Who sold US Ecology stock? Who is selling US Ecology stock?

US Ecology's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including River Road Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Morgan Stanley, Sheets Smith Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Bruce & Co. Inc. and NEXT Financial Group Inc. View Insider Buying and Selling for US Ecology.

Who bought US Ecology stock? Who is buying US Ecology stock?

US Ecology's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, First Trust Advisors LP, State Street Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp DE and Nicholas Company Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for US Ecology.

How do I buy US Ecology stock?

Shares of US Ecology can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of US Ecology stock cost?

One share of US Ecology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $50.35.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $48.00 (4.67% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/1/2017Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$51.00 -> $55.00HighView Rating Details
4/28/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
3/3/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingSell$41.00N/AView Rating Details
5/3/2016Imperial CapitalDowngradeOutperform -> In-Line$44.00 -> $48.50N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price Target$52.00 -> $44.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Earnings by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Earnings History by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.30$0.23$109.90 million$110.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.45$0.36$119.67 million$117.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q3$0.56$0.47$137.42 million$124.82 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.41$0.37$122.16 million$122.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.28$0.32$111.86 million$113.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415$0.47$0.36$131.70 million$138.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.60$0.50$143.05 million$148.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.44$0.40$149.00 million$139.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.36$0.35$137.58 million$136.65 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.36$0.42$149.30 million$157.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.48$0.65$157.70 million$170.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.40$0.51$57.77 million$66.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2014Q114$0.34$0.44$46.93 million$53.35 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.50$0.52$56.71 million$59.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.46$0.53$48.90 million$53.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2013Q2 2013$0.37$0.44$47.20 million$45.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.25$0.32$39.75 million$42.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.31$0.33$42.70 million$50.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2012Q312$0.28$0.44$37.70 million$45.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.21$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012$0.18$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.24$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011$0.28$0.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.21$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.17$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2011$0.09$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.78
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q2 20171$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q3 20171$0.56$0.56$0.56
Q4 20171$0.54$0.54$0.54
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Most Recent Dividend:4/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:1.43%
Payout Ratio:45.86% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
41.38% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
34.78% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)

Dividend History by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.26%
Insider Trades by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/12/2016Katina DortonDirectorBuy1,330$44.33$58,958.90View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell4,000$47.05$188,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell4,000$48.26$193,040.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Steven D WellingEVPSell7,522$52.07$391,670.54View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Simon G BellEVPSell12,000$51.28$615,360.00View SEC Filing  
7/13/2015Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell5,000$46.27$231,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell5,000$47.44$237,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015Steven D WellingEVPSell15,264$45.80$699,091.20View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Jeffrey R FeelerCEOSell17,511$46.15$808,132.65View SEC Filing  
5/12/2015Steven D WellingEVPSell6,683$45.88$306,616.04View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Jeffrey R FeelerCEOSell6,585$46.56$306,597.60View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$44.47$444,700.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$45.68$456,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$43.99$439,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$44.94$449,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/14/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$49.08$490,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell10,000$49.04$490,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2014Simon G BellEVPSell8,977$49.89$447,862.53View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014Simon BellEVPSell18,320$48.28$884,489.60View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014Victor BarnhartDirectorSell2,000$47.57$95,140.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Steven WellingEVPSell20,000$47.08$941,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Jeffrey R FeelerCEOSell17,000$28.51$484,670.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Steven D WellingSVPSell12,133$28.44$345,062.52View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Steven D WellingSVPSell17,000$29.14$495,380.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012James R BaumgardnerDirectorSell2,000$23.19$46,380.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell12,998$23.07$299,863.86View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Latest Headlines for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
DateHeadline logoETFs with exposure to US Ecology, Inc. : May 23, 2017 - May 23 at 4:37 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. :ECOL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 4:41 PM logo$0.38 Earnings Per Share Expected for US Ecology Inc (ECOL) This Quarter - May 8 at 9:50 AM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.09 - May 6 at 12:07 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences - May 5 at 5:05 PM logoHere's Why US Ecology Soared on First-Quarter 2017 Earnings Last Week - May 4 at 9:50 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers US Ecology Inc (ECOL) to Hold - May 2 at 9:40 PM logoUS Ecology upgraded to Buy at Stifel - May 1 at 11:52 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Upgrades US Ecology Inc (ECOL) to "Buy" - May 1 at 10:25 AM logoEdited Transcript of ECOL earnings conference call or presentation 28-Apr-17 2:00pm GMT - May 1 at 5:56 AM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.04 - April 29 at 3:35 PM logoUS Ecology’s Earnings Reflect a Still-Challenging Market, but Signs of Optimism Abound - April 29 at 11:07 AM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Receives Buy Rating from Canaccord Genuity - April 29 at 1:01 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - April 28 at 10:58 PM logoInvestor Network: US Ecology, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - April 28 at 5:57 PM logoBRIEF-US Ecology Q1 adjusted EPS C$0.23 excluding items - April 28 at 5:13 AM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Issues Earnings Results - April 27 at 11:20 PM logoUS Ecology misses 1Q profit forecasts - April 27 at 7:21 PM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 27 at 6:40 PM logoUS Ecology Announces First Quarter 2017 Results - April 27 at 5:27 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ECOL) : April 27, 2017 - April 27 at 5:27 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ECOL-US : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 11:56 PM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy - April 25 at 7:55 PM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect US Ecology (ECOL) Stock Price - April 23 at 3:13 PM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Earning Positive Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 20 at 9:24 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. : ECOL-US: Dividend Analysis : April 21st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 20, 2017 - April 20 at 4:59 PM logoUS Ecology Announces Schedule for Its First Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - April 19 at 12:23 PM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $108.1 Million - April 19 at 11:58 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: RMR Group, US Ecology and Pentair - April 17 at 4:30 PM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.25 - April 17 at 1:48 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect US Ecology Inc (ECOL) Will Announce Earnings of $0.28 Per Share - April 17 at 9:28 AM logoSomewhat Negative News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact US Ecology (ECOL) Stock Price - April 14 at 3:26 PM logoUS Ecology Inc Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.18 (ECOL) - April 3 at 6:12 PM logoUS ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits - March 29 at 11:41 AM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - March 29 at 9:26 AM logoUS Ecology Inc (ECOL) Short Interest Update - March 13 at 8:23 AM logoUS ECOLOGY, INC. Financials - March 3 at 4:55 PM logoUS ECOLOGY, INC. Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 27 at 7:32 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - February 19 at 4:28 PM logoEdited Transcript of ECOL earnings conference call or presentation 17-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT - February 18 at 9:54 AM logoUS Ecology Earnings: Weaker Than Expected Due to Industrial Sector Sluggishness - February 17 at 12:21 PM logoQ4 2016 US Ecology Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology misses Street 4Q forecasts - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology misses Street 4Q forecasts - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology misses Street 4Q forecasts - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results - February 16 at 8:56 PM logoUS Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call - February 9 at 5:28 PM logoAt 7% CAGR, Emergency Spill Response Market Potentially Worth $33.68 Billion by 2022 Led by Ports & Harbors Vertical - February 7 at 6:04 PM logoEmergency Spill Response Market by Type, Services, Spill Material, Vertical - Global Forecast to 2022 - February 3 at 10:15 PM



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