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US Ecology Inc (ECOL) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018

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US Ecology Inc (ECOL) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. US Ecology Inc is active within the sphere of waste management in the United States. The company operates in two segments namely Environmental services and Field and industrial services. It generates a majority of revenue from the Environmental Services. US Ecology Inc has a market cap of $1.26 billion; its shares were traded at around $57.19 with a P/E ratio of 25.41 and P/S ratio of 2.20. The dividend yield of US Ecology Inc stocks is 1.25%. US Ecology Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 11.90% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated US Ecology Inc the business predictability rank of 3-star.


For the last quarter US Ecology Inc reported a revenue of $157.5 million, compared with the revenue of $133.7 million during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $565.9 million, an increase of 12.3% from last year. For the last five years US Ecology Inc had an average revenue growth rate of 16.6% a year.

The reported diluted earnings per share was $2.25 for the year, compared with the earnings per share of $1.18 in the previous year. Over the last five years US Ecology Inc had an EPS growth rate of 6.9% a year. The US Ecology Inc enjoyed an operating margin of 30.06%, compared with the operating margin of 13.62% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of US Ecology Inc is 18.19%. The profitability rank of the company is 8 (out of 10).

At the end of the fiscal year, US Ecology Inc has the cash and cash equivalents of $32.0 million, compared with $27.0 million in the previous year. The long term debt was $364.0 million, compared with $277.0 million in the previous year. The interest coverage to the debt is at a comfortable level of 14. US Ecology Inc has a financial strength rank of 5 (out of 10).

At the current stock price of $57.19, US Ecology Inc is traded at close to its historical median P/S valuation band of $60.05. The P/S ratio of the stock is 2.20, while the historical median P/S ratio is 2.34. The intrinsic value of the stock is $33.19 a share, according to GuruFocus DCF Calculator. The stock gained 7.69% during the past 12 months.

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