US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL): Price and Financial Metrics

US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL): $47.99

-0.02 (-0.04%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where ECOL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 73.17% of US stocks.
  • ECOL's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • ECOL ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 2nd percentile.

ECOL Stock Summary

  • ECOL's went public 32.03 years ago, making it older than 84.38% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 278.99, US Ecology Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about 97.87% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Of note is the ratio of US Ecology Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 85.61% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ECOL, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are SMPL, GLT, FDP, JBI, and FLS.
  • Visit ECOL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

ECOL Valuation Summary

  • ECOL's price/sales ratio is 1.2; this is 63.64% lower than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, ECOL's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 36.5.
  • Over the past 243 months, ECOL's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ECOL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ECOL 2021-09-03 1.2 1.8 -12.2 -27.1
ECOL 2021-09-02 1.2 1.9 -12.4 -27.5
ECOL 2021-09-01 1.2 1.8 -12.4 -27.4
ECOL 2021-08-31 1.2 1.9 -12.4 -27.4
ECOL 2021-08-30 1.2 1.8 -12.4 -27.4
ECOL 2021-08-27 1.2 1.9 -12.4 -27.4

ECOL Growth Metrics

    Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 15.92%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 1.65%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at 47.33%.
ECOL's revenue has moved up $63,953,000 over the prior 15 months.

The table below shows ECOL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 988.001 116.319 5.337
2021-09-30 967.648 100.943 -90.636
2021-06-30 948.608 91.694 -91.049
2021-03-31 921.753 97.263 -92.069
2020-12-31 933.854 107.146 -389.359
2020-09-30 924.048 98.858 -300.414

ECOL's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • ECOL has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 59.27% of graded US stocks.
  • ECOL's asset turnover comes in at 0.511 -- ranking 10th of 14 Almost Nothing stocks.
  • PESI, SRCL, and HCCI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with ECOL.

The table below shows ECOL's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.511 0.250 -0.046
2021-03-31 0.488 0.257 -0.044
2020-12-31 0.484 0.262 -0.234
2020-09-30 0.456 0.267 -0.173
2020-06-30 0.476 0.281 -0.190
2020-03-31 0.515 0.296 -0.207

ECOL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ECOL, see our ECOL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $44.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.7 (Moderate Buy)

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ECOL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $47.99 52-week high $48.09
Prev. close $48.01 52-week low $26.26
Day low $47.99 Volume 1,055,400
Day high $48.01 Avg. volume 886,240
50-day MA $47.66 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $37.42 Market Cap 1.50B

US Ecology, Inc. (ECOL) Company Bio

US Ecology Inc. is a provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities. The Company addresses the waste management needs of its customers, offering treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous and radioactive waste, as well as a wide range of complementary field and industrial services. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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Below are the latest news stories about US Ecology Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ECOL as an investment opportunity.

US Ecology (ECOL) Q4 Earnings Lag Estimates

US Ecology (ECOL) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -48% and 5.97%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

US Ecology Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: ECOL) (“US Ecology” or “the Company”) today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2021. FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS COMPARED TO PRIOR YEAR: Total revenue increases 8% to $261.4 millionWaste Solutions Base Business grows 9% on improving underlying fundamentalsWaste Solutions Event Business rebounds with 15% growth Field Services segment revenue declines 4% due to difficult comparison to prior

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

US Ecology (ECOL) to Report Q4 Results: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

US Ecology (ECOL) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

US Ecology Holdings, Inc. -- Moody's places US Ecology's ratings under review for upgrade on proposed acquisition by Republic Services, Inc.

Rating Action: Moody's places US Ecology's ratings under review for upgrade on proposed acquisition by Republic Services, Inc.Global Credit Research - 09 Feb 2022New York, February 09, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") placed the ratings of US Ecology Holdings, Inc. ("US ECOL") on review for upgrade following an announcement today by Republic Services, Inc. ("Republic") that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire US ECOL. For provisional ratings, this announcement provides certain regulatory disclosures in relation to the provisional rating assigned, and in relation to a definitive rating that may be assigned subsequent to the final issuance of the debt, in each case where the transaction structure and terms have not changed prior to the assignment of the def...

Yahoo | February 10, 2022

Republic Services is said in talks to purchase US Ecology

Republic Services Inc.(NYSE:RSG) is said in advanced discussions to buy rival US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL). A deal could be announced as soon as this week, according to a Bloomberg report. The report didn't include the price for a potential transaction. US Ecology has a market cap of about $850M and...

Seeking Alpha | February 9, 2022

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ECOL Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 0.17%
6-mo 50.63%
1-year 27.19%
3-year -18.23%
5-year -4.18%
YTD 50.25%
2021 -12.08%
2020 -37.05%
2019 -6.98%
2018 24.97%
2017 5.25%

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