Clean Harbors Inc

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CLH : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$52.26 -0.49 | -0.93%
Today's Range: 52.21 - 53.04
Avg. Daily Volume: 345,700
07/27/16 - 11:24 AM ET

Financial Analysis


CLEAN HARBORS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. CLEAN HARBORS INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.82 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 3.97% 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 Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)636.08732.5
EBITDA ($mil)76.7280.58
EBIT ($mil)5.319.6
Net Income ($mil)-20.87-7.09


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)355.35233.74
Total Assets ($mil)3641.683546.04
Total Debt ($mil)1631.61395.12
Equity ($mil)1116.571162.85


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin27.0125.39
EBITDA Margin12.0611.0
Operating Margin0.841.31
Sales Turnover0.870.93
Return on Assets0.83-1.25
Return on Equity2.71-3.81
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio2.282.01
Debt/Capital0.590.55
Interest Expense20.3319.79
Interest Coverage0.260.49


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)57.5558.66
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.36-0.12
Book value / share19.419.82
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume353223.0517843.0

Valuation


HOLD. CLEAN HARBORS INC's P/E ratio indicates a significant premium compared to an average of 32.51 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.73 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.05. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLH 102.00 Peers 32.51   CLH 8.67 Peers 16.57

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

CLH is trading at a significant premium to 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.

CLH is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLH 38.97 Peers 25.92   CLH NM Peers 8.41

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.

CLH's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
CLH 2.73 Peers 5.05   CLH 170.27 Peers -23.37

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.

 

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

CLH is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
CLH 0.96 Peers 2.24   CLH -3.31 Peers 2.84

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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