US Ecology IncFind Ratings Reports
US ECOLOGY INC's gross profit margin for the second 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. US ECOLOGY INC has strong liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.78 which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company managed to increase its liquidity from the same period a year ago, despite already having strong liquidity to begin with. This would indicate improved cash flow.
During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 7.48% 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||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Net Sales ($mil)||126.06||122.35|
|Net Income ($mil)||5.05||8.94|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||4.9||12.79|
|Total Assets ($mil)||789.45||778.25|
|Total Debt ($mil)||277.0||287.05|
|Profitability||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Gross Profit Margin||36.95||38.23|
|Return on Assets||3.55||4.37|
|Return on Equity||9.76||12.75|
|Debt||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Share Data||Q2 FY17||Q2 FY16|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||21.83||21.77|
|Div / share||0.18||0.18|
|Book value / share||13.16||12.27|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||65782.0||74821.0|
BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 33.55 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.88. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 3.80 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.10 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.13. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.
|ECOL 39.02||Peers 33.55||ECOL 16.31||Peers 19.88|
Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.
ECOL is trading at a 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.
ECOL is trading at a discount to its peers.
|ECOL 24.91||Peers 26.88||ECOL 2.92||Peers 1.46|
Average. An average price-to-projected earnings ratio can signify an industry neutral stock price and average future growth expectations.
ECOL is trading at a valuation on par with 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 3.80||Peers 6.13||ECOL -18.48||Peers 128.98|
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 significant 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 2.28||Peers 2.71||ECOL -8.44||Peers 14.68|
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.
ECOL is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
ECOL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth