Clean Harbors Inc

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CLH : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$53.59 | %
Today's Range: 53.38 - 53.79
Avg. Daily Volume: 438800.0
01/20/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

CLEAN HARBORS INC's gross profit margin for the third 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 1.51 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 1.93% 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 Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)729.52893.37
EBITDA ($mil)133.15168.01
EBIT ($mil)57.3296.37
Net Income ($mil)-10.2640.23

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)257.86179.19
Total Assets ($mil)3712.613599.86
Total Debt ($mil)1632.581395.01
Equity ($mil)1100.951122.72

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin32.5728.96
EBITDA Margin18.2518.8
Operating Margin7.8610.79
Sales Turnover0.750.95
Return on Assets-0.711.96
Return on Equity-2.416.31
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio1.951.72
Interest Expense23.2619.74
Interest Coverage2.464.88

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)57.3957.67
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share19.1819.47
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume429319.0304447.0


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 2.81 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.84 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.83. 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 33.23   CLH 11.64 Peers 15.92

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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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CLH 60.55 Peers 32.36   CLH NA Peers 2.74

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 2.81 Peers 4.83   CLH -138.01 Peers 61.27

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 1.11 Peers 2.39   CLH -18.52 Peers 7.51

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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