US ECOLOGY INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. US ECOLOGY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.60 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.23% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Net Sales ($mil)||139.73||66.02|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.14||6.87|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||13.08||13.8|
|Total Assets ($mil)||863.07||905.39|
|Total Debt ($mil)||360.79||413.96|
|Profitability||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Gross Profit Margin||38.27||46.91|
|Return on Assets||3.47||3.94|
|Return on Equity||12.0||14.76|
|Debt||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Share Data||Q2 FY15||Q2 FY14|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||21.71||21.61|
|Div / share||0.18||0.18|
|Book value / share||11.52||11.21|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||132332.0||96418.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 29.48 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.80 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a discount versus the industry average of 4.29. The current price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is below the industry average, indicating a discount.
|ECOL 31.72||Peers 29.48||ECOL 9.37||Peers 13.56|
Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.
ECOL is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.
Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
ECOL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
|ECOL 20.75||Peers 21.03||ECOL 5.62||Peers 1.41|
Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.
ECOL is trading at a premium to its peers.
Premium. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
ECOL trades at a significant premium to its peers.
|ECOL 3.80||Peers 4.29||ECOL -22.91||Peers 103.41|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
ECOL is trading at a discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, ECOL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|ECOL 1.57||Peers 1.92||ECOL 160.72||Peers 5.16|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
ECOL is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.
ECOL has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
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