Clean Harbors Inc

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CLH : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$54.25 up 0.47 | 0.87%
Today's Range: 53.1 - 54.28
Avg. Daily Volume: 388000.0
03/28/17 - 3:58 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLEAN HARBORS INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. CLEAN HARBORS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.66 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 1.09% 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 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)692.11713.04
EBITDA ($mil)102.44101.96
EBIT ($mil)28.4430.35
Net Income ($mil)-12.710.57

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)307.0184.71
Total Assets ($mil)3681.923431.43
Total Debt ($mil)1633.271382.54
Equity ($mil)1084.241096.28

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin28.2426.66
EBITDA Margin14.814.29
Operating Margin4.114.26
Sales Turnover0.750.95
Return on Assets-1.081.28
Return on Equity-3.674.02
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio2.171.78
Interest Expense23.0519.81
Interest Coverage1.231.53

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)57.357.59
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share18.9219.04
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume390164.0426698.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.91 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.93 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.74. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, CLEAN HARBORS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CLH NM Peers 32.61   CLH 12.17 Peers 15.96

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

CLH's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


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.

CLH is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLH 45.95 Peers 29.04   CLH NA Peers 1.38

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

CLH is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Neutral. 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.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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CLH 2.91 Peers 4.74   CLH -190.78 Peers 57.03

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.

CLH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CLH is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CLH 1.15 Peers 2.43   CLH -15.88 Peers 10.24

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.

CLH is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CLH significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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