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, Disposal & Recycling Services
  • Sub-Industry: Environmental & Facilities Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ECOL
  • CUSIP: 91732J10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.10454 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 21,825,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $49.42
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $49.64
  • 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $55.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.07
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 25.37
  • P/E Growth: 3.53
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $478.29 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.34
  • Book Value: $13.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.89
  • Annual Dividend: $0.72
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
  • EBIDTA: $106.7 million
  • Net Margins: 5.86%
  • Return on Equity: 11.37%
  • Return on Assets: 4.11%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.96%
  • Current Ratio: 1.91%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.91%
  • Average Volume: 65,677 shs.
  • Beta: 0.69
  • 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, July 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share on Friday, July 28th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 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, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.38. The business earned $126.06 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.38 million. US Ecology had a return on equity of 11.37% and a net margin of 5.86%. US Ecology's revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 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, October, 25th 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, 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for US Ecology's stock. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect US Ecology's stock price to reach $53.75 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)

Are investors shorting US Ecology?

US Ecology saw a increase in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,059,033 shares, an increase of 47.9% from the July 31st total of 715,818 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 64,870 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 16.3 days. Currently, 4.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of US Ecology's key competitors?

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

Who owns US Ecology stock?

US Ecology's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.80%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.41%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK (4.77%), Franklin Resources Inc. (4.73%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.56%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.81%). Company insiders that own US Ecology stock include Eric L Gerratt, Katina Dorton and Stephen A Romano. 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, First Trust Advisors LP, Sheets Smith Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Franklin Resources Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Voya Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold US Ecology stock in the last year include Eric L Gerratt and Stephen A Romano. View Insider Buying and Selling for US Ecology.

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

US Ecology's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Macquarie Group Ltd., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GW&K Investment Management LLC, Nicholas Company Inc., Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Vanguard Group Inc. and State Street Corp. 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.

What is US Ecology's stock price today?

One share of US Ecology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $51.25.

MarketBeat Community Rating for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  125 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  143 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  268
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.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $53.75 (4.88% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/8/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$60.00LowView Rating Details
7/30/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$60.00MediumView Rating Details
6/29/2017BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$54.00HighView 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 9/22/2015 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
10/25/2017N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.38$0.38$128.38 million$126.06 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $1.87
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q2 20171$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q3 20171$0.62$0.62$0.62
Q4 20171$0.57$0.57$0.57
Q1 20181$0.37$0.37$0.37
Q3 20181$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q4 20181$0.60$0.60$0.60
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Most Recent Dividend:7/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:1.40%
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 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: 85.63%
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
8/25/2017Eric L GerrattCFOSell19,936$46.80$933,004.80View SEC Filing  
8/25/2017Katina DortonDirectorBuy600$47.16$28,296.00View SEC Filing  
8/1/2017Stephen A RomanoDirectorSell3,000$52.05$156,150.00View SEC Filing  
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 logoUS Ecology, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ECOL-US : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 5:57 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 13 at 6:38 AM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) & Waste Connections (WCN) Critical Analysis - September 10 at 6:06 AM logoHurricane Cleanup Could Make These Stocks Stealthy Winners, Analysts Say - September 8 at 11:35 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Given Buy Rating at Canaccord Genuity - September 8 at 1:54 PM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) and Casella Waste Systems (CWST) Head-To-Head Comparison - September 7 at 4:22 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ECOL) : September 6, 2017 - September 6 at 12:43 AM logoFinancial Comparison: Waste Connections (WCN) versus US Ecology (ECOL) - September 2 at 4:10 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ECOL-US : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 6:29 PM logoEric L. Gerratt Sells 19,936 Shares of US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Stock - August 28 at 4:22 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Short Interest Update - August 28 at 1:20 AM logoKatina Dorton Acquires 600 Shares of US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Stock - August 25 at 8:52 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. : ECOL-US: Dividend Analysis : July 21st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 25, 2017 - August 25 at 7:45 PM logoReviewing US Ecology (ECOL) and Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) - August 24 at 12:20 AM logoHead-To-Head Comparison: US Ecology (ECOL) and Casella Waste Systems (CWST) - August 23 at 6:24 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell" - August 22 at 8:46 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - August 19 at 6:50 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about US Ecology Inc. - August 14 at 6:30 PM logoHead to Head Review: US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) vs. Sharps Compliance Corp (SMED) - August 14 at 2:36 PM logo$136.00 Million in Sales Expected for US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) This Quarter - August 12 at 12:28 PM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA - August 11 at 5:38 AM logoUS Ecology (ECOL) Presents At Canaccord Genuity 37th Annual Growth Conference - Slideshow - August 11 at 5:38 AM logoCanaccord Genuity Reiterates "Buy" Rating for US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) - August 9 at 8:32 PM logoCovanta Holding Corporation (CVA) versus US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Head-To-Head Comparison - August 9 at 6:02 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. to Present at the Canaccord Genuity 37th Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday August 9th - August 3 at 5:08 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ECOL-US : August 3, 2017 - August 3 at 5:08 PM logoInsider Selling: US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Director Sells 3,000 Shares of Stock - August 3 at 4:34 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. :ECOL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 2, 2017 - August 2 at 6:59 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Raised by Analyst - August 2 at 10:38 AM logoEquities Analysts Issue Forecasts for US Ecology, Inc.'s Q3 2017 Earnings (NASDAQ:ECOL) - August 1 at 8:02 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Earns "Buy" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus - July 30 at 8:38 AM logoUS Ecology Earnings Reflect a Business Environment that's Slowly Improving - July 29 at 5:19 PM logoUS Ecology Earnings Reflect a Business Environment that's Slowly Improving - July 29 at 11:47 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - July 29 at 1:12 AM logoEdited Transcript of ECOL earnings conference call or presentation 28-Jul-17 2:00pm GMT - July 29 at 1:12 AM logoUS Ecology meets 2Q profit forecasts - July 27 at 11:42 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - July 27 at 9:40 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS - July 27 at 9:08 PM logoUS Ecology Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 27 at 6:39 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 25 at 9:59 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $129.30 Million - July 23 at 8:32 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.38 Per Share - July 21 at 4:34 PM logoThe Best Stock in Idaho: US Ecology - July 20 at 8:33 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus - July 19 at 1:15 PM logoUS Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - July 19 at 8:15 AM logoUS Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - July 18 at 7:43 PM logoBRIEF-US Ecology says appointed Ronald Keating to board - July 17 at 11:17 AM logoUS Ecology, Inc. Announces Appointment of Ronald C. Keating to Its Board of Directors - July 17 at 11:17 AM logoComparing US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) and Vertex Energy (VTNR) - July 12 at 7:38 AM logoPerma-Fix Environmental Services (PESI) versus US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Critical Analysis - July 10 at 7:47 AM



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