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: Industrials
  • Industry: Waste Management, Disposal & Recycling Services
  • Sub-Industry: Environmental & Facilities Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ECOL
  • CUSIP: 91732J10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.17112 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 21,829,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $52.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $50.58
  • 52 Week Range: $38.00 - $55.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 41.99
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.58
  • P/E Growth: 6.03
Sales & Book Value:
  • 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?

US Ecology is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 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, 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?

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?

One share of US Ecology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.70.

MarketBeat Community Rating for US Ecology (NASDAQ ECOL)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  130 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  149 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  279
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 (0.09% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Price Target History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
Analysts' Ratings History for US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$60.00LowView 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 10/21/2015 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)
Next Dividend:10/27/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.72
Dividend Yield:1.34%
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)


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