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How to buy Advanced Disposal Services stock

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Advanced Disposal Services, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Advanced Disposal Services shares (ADSW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Advanced Disposal Services employs 6,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Advanced Disposal Services

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Advanced Disposal Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ADSW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Advanced Disposal Services reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Advanced Disposal Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Advanced Disposal Services. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Advanced Disposal Services share price

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Advanced Disposal Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-13.
52-week rangeUSD$28.55 - USD$33.12
50-day moving average USD$30.2727
200-day moving average USD$30.5339
Wall St. target priceUSD$30.15
PE ratio 10100
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.003

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Is it a good time to buy Advanced Disposal Services stock?

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Is Advanced Disposal Services under- or over-valued?

Valuing Advanced Disposal Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Advanced Disposal Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Advanced Disposal Services's P/E ratio

Advanced Disposal Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10100x. In other words, Advanced Disposal Services shares trade at around 10100x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Advanced Disposal Services's PEG ratio

Advanced Disposal Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.66. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Advanced Disposal Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Advanced Disposal Services's EBITDA

Advanced Disposal Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$400.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Advanced Disposal Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Advanced Disposal Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$564.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.96%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0.02%
Book value $10.426
Market capitalisation USD$2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Advanced Disposal Services shares

There are currently 11.6 million Advanced Disposal Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Advanced Disposal Services's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 11.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Advanced Disposal Services shares can be evaluated.

Advanced Disposal Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Advanced Disposal Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Advanced Disposal Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Advanced Disposal Services shares traded daily (recently around 653113.2361189). Advanced Disposal Services's SIR currently stands at 17.83. In other words for every 100,000 Advanced Disposal Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 17830 shares are currently held short.

However Advanced Disposal Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Advanced Disposal Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Advanced Disposal Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Advanced Disposal Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Advanced Disposal Services shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1579% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Advanced Disposal Services shares, roughly 158 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Advanced Disposal Services.

Find out more about how you can short Advanced Disposal Services stock.

Advanced Disposal Services share dividends

We're not expecting Advanced Disposal Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Advanced Disposal Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Advanced Disposal Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.55 up to $33.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Advanced Disposal Services's is 0.2661. This would suggest that Advanced Disposal Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Advanced Disposal Services overview

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. The company is involved in the curbside collection of residential refuse from small carts or containers into collection vehicles for transport to a disposal/recycling site. It also supplies commercial and industrial customers with waste containers; rents or sells compactors to large waste generators; and provides roll-off containers, as well as waste collection, transportation, and disposal services to construction and demolition sites. In addition, the company offers landfill disposal services; and manages or operates recycling facilities that collect, process, and sell old corrugated cardboard, old newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum, glass, and other materials, as well as provides customer services. Further, it engages in trucking activities; and landfill gas-to-energy operations at municipal solid waste landfills, as well as manages third-party owned landfills. The company serves approximately 2.7 million residential customers; 200,000 commercial and industrial customers; and 800 municipalities in the Southeast, Midwest, and Eastern regions of the United States, as well as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. As of December 31, 2019, it owned or operated 95 collection operations, 73 transfer stations, 41 active solid waste landfills, and 3 recycling facilities in 16 states and the Bahamas. The company was formerly known as ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. in January 2016. Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

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