US Ecology Stock Analysis, Valuation (NASDAQ:ECOL)

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US Ecology
Updated on : Sep 20, 2017
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ECOL 51.3 (0%)
S&P 500 2508.2 (0%)
Closing Price On: Sep 20, 2017
stock rating
RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Industry :
Waste Removal Services
Sector :
Business Services
5 Quarter Revenue
Revenue Growth
2017-Q2
$million
%
YOY GROWTH
Compared to the industry
Operating Profit
Operating Margin:
13.6%
Sector Average:
8.3%
5 Quarter Net Profit
Net Margins
2017-Q2
%
LTM Margin
Compared to the industry
Debt/Equity Ratio
Debt:
277M
Debt/Equity Ratio:
 0.97
Compared to the industry
Cash Flow
Operating cash flow:
$10M
Net Income:
$5.1M
Dividend Yield
ECOL dividend yield:
1.4%
PROS      CONS
Operating Margins
High Debt Burden
FCF Margin
PE Valuation
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (0/5)
Relative Valuation
ECOL PS :
2.3
Industry PS :
1.6
Sector:   Business Services.   *PE adjusted for one time items.
Other Metrics
Return on Invested Capital:
6.6%
Return on Equity:
10.1%
Free Cash Flow Margin:
-0.3%
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US Ecology Stock Analysis

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View US Ecology stock analysis video. This is our analyst opinion covering the buy and sell arguments for ECOL stock.

US Ecology Inc Stock Rating 2.1/5

Our US Ecology stock opinion is based on fundamentals of the company. This US Ecology stock analysis is based on latest 2017 Q2 earnings. The stock price analysis takes into account the company's valuation metrics.

Should you buy ECOL stock?

  • US Ecology's average operating margin of 13.6% was exceptional.

Should you sell ECOL stock?

  • US Ecology has a debt/equity ratio of  0.97, which is worse than the average in the Business Services sector.
  • ECOL stock is trading at a PE ratio of 35.6, which is worse than the industry average multiple of 22.8.
  • The company has negative Free Cash Flows (FCF), with a negative FCF margin of -0.3%.

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