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Casella Waste Systems, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Casella Waste Systems shares (CWST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Casella Waste Systems employs 2,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$763.8 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Casella Waste Systems's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$61.05, which is 12.30% up on its pre-crash value of USD$53.54 and 77.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$34.35.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Casella Waste Systems shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$710.48 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,200.85.
|Latest market close||USD$61.05|
|52-week range||USD$34.35 - USD$61.77|
|50-day moving average||USD$56.7763|
|200-day moving average||USD$52.2057|
|Wall St. target price||USD$62.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.708|
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|1 week (2020-11-23)||0.33%|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||13.08%|
|3 months (2020-08-28)||8.59%|
|6 months (2020-05-29)||19.82%|
|1 year (2019-11-29)||30.70%|
|2 years (2018-11-30)||86.98%|
|3 years (2017-11-30)||186.35%|
|5 years (2015-11-30)||800.44%|
Valuing Casella Waste Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Casella Waste Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Casella Waste Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 86x. In other words, Casella Waste Systems shares trade at around 86x 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.
Casella Waste Systems's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.52. 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 Casella Waste Systems's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Casella Waste Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$148.9 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Casella Waste Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$763.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$234.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||30.43%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 927,781 Casella Waste Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Casella Waste Systems's "short interest". This figure is 31.3% up from 706,445 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Casella Waste Systems shares can be evaluated.
Casella Waste Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Casella Waste Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Casella Waste Systems shares traded daily (recently around 323268.64111498). Casella Waste Systems's SIR currently stands at 2.87. In other words for every 100,000 Casella Waste Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2870 shares are currently held short.
However Casella Waste Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Casella Waste Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Casella Waste Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Casella Waste Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Casella Waste Systems shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0203% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Casella Waste Systems shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Casella Waste Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Casella Waste Systems stock.
We're not expecting Casella Waste Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Casella Waste Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.35 up to $61.77. 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 (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Casella Waste Systems's is 0.9288. This would suggest that Casella Waste Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a vertically-integrated solid waste services company in the northeastern United States. The company operates through Eastern Region, Western Region, Recycling, and Other segments. It offers resource management services primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling, and organics services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. The company provides a range of non-hazardous solid waste services, including collections, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, and disposal facilities. It also markets recyclable metals, aluminum, plastics, and paper and corrugated cardboard that are processed at its facilities, as well as recyclables purchased from third parties. In addition, the company is involved in commodity brokerage operations. As of January 31, 2020, it owned and/or operated 43 solid waste collection operations, 58 transfer stations, 20 recycling facilities, 8 Subtitle D landfills, 4 landfill gas-to-energy facilities, and 1 landfill permitted to accept construction and demolition materials. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Rutland, Vermont.
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