US ECOLOGY INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014 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 1.65 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 8.55% 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||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Net Sales ($mil)||157.17||59.36|
|Net Income ($mil)||8.68||9.21|
|Balance Sheet||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||22.97||73.94|
|Total Assets ($mil)||919.86||300.56|
|Total Debt ($mil)||394.65||0.0|
|Profitability||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.81||46.77|
|Return on Assets||4.15||10.69|
|Return on Equity||15.21||13.88|
|Debt||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Share Data||Q4 FY14||Q4 FY13|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||21.63||21.52|
|Div / share||0.18||0.18|
|Book value / share||11.62||10.76|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||140990.0||228910.0|
BUY. US ECOLOGY INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 27.14 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 20.65. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.23 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.85 and a discount versus the industry average of 5.56. The current price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average and above the industry average, indicating a premium. The valuation analysis reveals that, US ECOLOGY INC seems to be trading at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.
|ECOL 27.91||Peers 27.14||ECOL 14.89||Peers 14.23|
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.
Average. 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 valuation on par to its peers.
|ECOL 23.01||Peers 21.92||ECOL 5.81||Peers 1.13|
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 4.23||Peers 5.56||ECOL 2.32||Peers 261.89|
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 2.37||Peers 2.01||ECOL 122.45||Peers 5.68|
Premium. 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 premium 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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