Clean Harbors Reports First-Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Clean Harbors, Inc. (“Clean Harbors”) (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014.

Revenues for the first quarter were $846.7 million compared with $862.2 million in the same period in 2013. Income from operations in the first quarter of 2014 was $29.9 million compared with $34.8 million in the same period of 2013.

First-quarter 2014 net income was $9.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with $10.5 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2013. First-quarter 2014 net income included $4.7 million of pre-tax integration and severance costs. First-quarter 2013 net income included pre-tax adjustments related to acquisition accounting of $13.6 million, as well as approximately $5.7 million in integration and severance costs.

Adjusted EBITDA (see description below) in the first quarter of 2014 was $102.0 million compared with $111.2 million in the same period of 2013.

Comments on the First Quarter

“We ended the first quarter with a strong finish, exceeding our revenue guidance and reporting Adjusted EBITDA in line with our expectations,” said Alan S. McKim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Adverse weather affected our business in the first two months of the quarter, but conditions began to normalize and we achieved improved results in many of our lines of business. Within our segments, we saw Technical Services deliver another solid quarter, achieving year-over-year growth as incineration utilization reached 91% and landfill volumes grew 25% on increased project work.”

“In our Industrial and Field Services segment, strength in our core Industrial business was offset by the negative translation impact of our Canadian operations into U.S. dollars,” McKim said. “The performance of our SK Environmental Services segment reflected the unfavorable weather, which caused abnormally high office closures, slowed customer demand and increased heating/maintenance costs. Our Oil Re-refining and Recycling segment rebounded from year-end and demonstrated improvement as the quarter progressed, including some pricing gains in March after a significant decline in base oil pricing in January. Our Oil and Gas Field Services segment performed as expected in the quarter despite softness in our seismic business and the unfavorable currency translation effect.”

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