Clean Harbors Inc

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CLH : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$56.38 -0.06 | -0.11%
Today's Range: 56.09 - 56.5
Avg. Daily Volume: 261700.0
07/21/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLEAN HARBORS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. CLEAN HARBORS 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 remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.74% 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 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)688.94636.08
EBITDA ($mil)82.5476.82
EBIT ($mil)7.835.41
Net Income ($mil)-21.39-20.87

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)297.37355.35
Total Assets ($mil)3645.653641.68
Total Debt ($mil)1633.971631.6
Equity ($mil)1063.631116.57

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin27.9227.01
EBITDA Margin11.9712.07
Operating Margin1.140.85
Sales Turnover0.770.87
Return on Assets-1.10.83
Return on Equity-3.792.71
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio2.172.28
Interest Expense22.8920.33
Interest Coverage0.340.27

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)57.1957.55
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share18.619.4
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume272200.0378436.0


HOLD. This stock’s P/E ratio is negative, making its value useless in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, only displaying that the company has negative earnings per share. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.00 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 3.04 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.90. 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 34.54   CLH 11.49 Peers 14.50

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 47.82 Peers 26.34   CLH NA Peers 1.53

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 3.00 Peers 4.90   CLH -234.61 Peers 50.70

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 1.13 Peers 2.46   CLH -11.66 Peers 14.53

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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