About US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
US 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: Industrials
- Industry: Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services
- Sub-Industry: Environmental & Facilities Services
- Symbol: NASDAQ:ECOL
- CUSIP: 91732J10
- Web: www.usecology.com
- Market Cap: $1.17112 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 21,829,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $52.32
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $50.58
- 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $55.75
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 41.99
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.58
- P/E Growth: 6.03
- Annual Revenue: $478.29 million
- Price / Sales: 2.45
- Book Value: $13.16 per share
- Price / Book: 4.08
- Annual Dividend: $0.72
- Dividend Yield: 1.3%
- EBITDA: $106.7 million
- Net Margins: 4.01%
- Return on Equity: 7.10%
- Return on Assets: 2.59%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.96%
- Current Ratio: 1.91%
- Quick Ratio: 1.91%
- Average Volume: 65,855 shs.
- Beta: 0.66
- Short Ratio: 9.07
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, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 20th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, October 27th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. View US Ecology's Dividend History.
How were US Ecology's earnings last quarter?
US Ecology Inc (NASDAQ:ECOL) issued its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.38. The company earned $126.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $128.38 million. US Ecology had a net margin of 4.01% and a return on equity of 7.10%. US Ecology's revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. View US Ecology's Earnings History.
When will US Ecology make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has US Ecology issued on next quarter's earnings?
US Ecology issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, July, 27th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.69-1.93 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.73.
Where is US Ecology's stock going? Where will US Ecology's stock price be in 2017?
4 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for US Ecology's stock. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate US Ecology's share price to reach $53.75 in the next twelve months. 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. " (10/2/2017)
- 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)
Are investors shorting US Ecology?
US Ecology saw a decline in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 717,863 shares, a decline of 27.7% from the August 31st total of 993,353 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 59,204 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 12.1 days. Currently, 3.3% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of US Ecology's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to US Ecology include Advanced Disposal Services (ADSW), Covanta Holding Corporation (CVA), Renewi PLC (RWI), Casella Waste Systems (CWST), Biffa PLC (BIFF), Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI), Sharps Compliance Corp (SMED), Perma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI), Augean plc (AUG), Vertex Energy (VTNR), Marathon Patent Group (MARA) and Renewi PLC (SKS).
Who are US Ecology's key executives?
US Ecology's management team includes the folowing people:
- Jeffrey R. Feeler, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
- Eric L. Gerratt, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer
- Simon G. Bell, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
- Steven D. Welling, Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing
- Andrew Marshall, Executive Vice President - Regulatory Compliance and Safety
- Joe F. Colvin, Independent Director
- Katina Dorton, Independent Director
- Daniel Fox, Independent Director
- Ronald C. Keating, Independent Director
- Stephen A. Romano, Independent Director
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.
What is US Ecology's stock price today?
MarketBeat Community Rating for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about US Ecology and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
One share of US Ecology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.70.
Consensus Ratings for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.25)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$53.75 (0.09% upside)|Consensus Price Target History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Analysts' Ratings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
(Data available from 10/21/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|10/6/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$60.00||N/A|
|9/8/2017||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$60.00||Low|
|6/29/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Initiated Coverage||Market Perform||$54.00||High|
|3/3/2017||Barclays PLC||Reiterated Rating||Sell||$41.00||N/A|
|5/3/2016||Imperial Capital||Downgrade||Outperform -> In-Line||$44.00 -> $48.50||N/A|
|11/2/2015||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Lower Price Target||$52.00 -> $44.00||N/A|
Earnings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)Earnings History by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|7/27/2017||Q2 2017||$0.38||$0.38||$128.38 million||$126.06 million||View||N/A|
|4/27/2017||Q1 2017||$0.30||$0.23||$109.90 million||$110.23 million||View||N/A|
|2/16/2017||Q416||$0.45||$0.36||$119.67 million||$117.20 million||View||N/A|
|10/27/2016||Q3||$0.56||$0.47||$137.42 million||$124.82 million||View||N/A|
|7/28/2016||Q216||$0.41||$0.37||$122.16 million||$122.30 million||View||N/A|
|4/28/2016||Q116||$0.28||$0.32||$111.86 million||$113.30 million||View||N/A|
|2/18/2016||Q415||$0.47||$0.36||$131.70 million||$138.30 million||View||Listen|
|10/29/2015||Q315||$0.60||$0.50||$143.05 million||$148.40 million||View||Listen|
|8/5/2015||Q215||$0.44||$0.40||$149.00 million||$139.73 million||View||N/A|
|4/29/2015||Q115||$0.36||$0.35||$137.58 million||$136.65 million||View||N/A|
|2/26/2015||Q414||$0.36||$0.42||$149.30 million||$157.20 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2014||Q314||$0.48||$0.65||$157.70 million||$170.90 million||View||Listen|
|8/6/2014||Q214||$0.40||$0.51||$57.77 million||$66.00 million||View||Listen|
|5/5/2014||Q114||$0.34||$0.44||$46.93 million||$53.35 million||View||Listen|
|2/13/2014||Q413||$0.50||$0.52||$56.71 million||$59.40 million||View||Listen|
|10/29/2013||Q313||$0.46||$0.53||$48.90 million||$53.10 million||View||Listen|
|7/29/2013||Q2 2013||$0.37||$0.44||$47.20 million||$45.80 million||View||Listen|
|4/25/2013||Q1 2013||$0.25||$0.32||$39.75 million||$42.90 million||View||Listen|
|2/14/2013||Q4 2012||$0.31||$0.33||$42.70 million||$50.40 million||View||Listen|
|10/29/2012||Q312||$0.28||$0.44||$37.70 million||$45.70 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.87
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
|Payout Ratio:||56.25% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
40.45% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
35.64% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.30%Insider Trades by Quarter for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 85.63%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|8/25/2017||Eric L Gerratt||CFO||Sell||19,936||$46.80||$933,004.80|| |
|8/25/2017||Katina Dorton||Director||Buy||600||$47.16||$28,296.00|| |
|8/1/2017||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||3,000||$52.05||$156,150.00|| |
|9/12/2016||Katina Dorton||Director||Buy||1,330||$44.33||$58,958.90|| |
|10/12/2015||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||4,000||$47.05||$188,200.00|| |
|9/14/2015||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||4,000||$48.26||$193,040.00|| |
|8/18/2015||Steven D Welling||EVP||Sell||7,522||$52.07||$391,670.54|| |
|8/13/2015||Simon G Bell||EVP||Sell||12,000||$51.28||$615,360.00|| |
|7/13/2015||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||5,000||$46.27||$231,350.00|| |
|6/8/2015||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||5,000||$47.44||$237,200.00|| |
|5/13/2015||Steven D Welling||EVP||Sell||15,264||$45.80||$699,091.20|| |
|5/12/2015||Jeffrey R Feeler||CEO||Sell||17,511||$46.15||$808,132.65|| |
|5/12/2015||Steven D Welling||EVP||Sell||6,683||$45.88||$306,616.04|| |
|5/11/2015||Jeffrey R Feeler||CEO||Sell||6,585||$46.56||$306,597.60|| |
|11/10/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$44.47||$444,700.00|| |
|10/13/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$45.68||$456,800.00|| |
|9/8/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$43.99||$439,900.00|| |
|8/11/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$44.94||$449,400.00|| |
|7/14/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$49.08||$490,800.00|| |
|6/9/2014||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||10,000||$49.04||$490,400.00|| |
|5/29/2014||Simon G Bell||EVP||Sell||8,977||$49.89||$447,862.53|| |
|5/15/2014||Simon Bell||EVP||Sell||18,320||$48.28||$884,489.60|| |
|5/9/2014||Victor Barnhart||Director||Sell||2,000||$47.57||$95,140.00|| |
|5/8/2014||Steven Welling||EVP||Sell||20,000||$47.08||$941,600.00|| |
|6/11/2013||Jeffrey R Feeler||CEO||Sell||17,000||$28.51||$484,670.00|| |
|5/28/2013||Steven D Welling||SVP||Sell||12,133||$28.44||$345,062.52|| |
|5/21/2013||Steven D Welling||SVP||Sell||17,000||$29.14||$495,380.00|| |
|11/14/2012||James R Baumgardner||Director||Sell||2,000||$23.19||$46,380.00|| |
|11/13/2012||Stephen A Romano||Director||Sell||12,998||$23.07||$299,863.86|| |
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