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Clean Harbors, Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Clean Harbors shares (CLH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Clean Harbors employs 14,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.2 billion.
|52-week range||USD$29.45 - USD$87.18|
|50-day moving average||USD$81.9865|
|200-day moving average||USD$68.5538|
|Wall St. target price||USD$85.1|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.139|
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Valuing Clean Harbors stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Clean Harbors's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Clean Harbors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Clean Harbors shares trade at around 41x 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.
Clean Harbors's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 188.43. 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 Clean Harbors's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Clean Harbors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$540.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Clean Harbors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||7.52%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.72%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.42%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$4.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 733,344 Clean Harbors shares held short by investors – that's known as Clean Harbors's "short interest". This figure is 8.9% up from 673,420 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Clean Harbors shares can be evaluated.
Clean Harbors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Clean Harbors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Clean Harbors shares traded daily (recently around 283144.4015444). Clean Harbors's SIR currently stands at 2.59. In other words for every 100,000 Clean Harbors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2590 shares are currently held short.
However Clean Harbors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Clean Harbors shares, or, against the total number of tradable Clean Harbors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Clean Harbors's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Clean Harbors shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0167% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Clean Harbors shares, roughly 17 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 Clean Harbors.
Find out more about how you can short Clean Harbors stock.
We're not expecting Clean Harbors to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Clean Harbors's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 July 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Clean Harbors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Clean Harbors shares which in turn could have impacted Clean Harbors's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Clean Harbors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.45 up to $87.18. 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 Clean Harbors's is 1.7919. This would suggest that Clean Harbors's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Clean Harbors, Inc. provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in North America. The company operates through two segments, Environmental Services and Safety-Kleen. The Environmental Services segment collects, transports, treats, and disposes hazardous and non-hazardous waste, such as resource recovery, physical treatment, fuel blending, incineration, landfill disposal, wastewater treatment, lab chemicals disposal, and explosives management services; and CleanPack services, which comprise collection, identification and categorization, specialized packaging, transportation, and disposal of laboratory chemicals and household hazardous waste. It also provides industrial maintenance and specialty industrial services, and utilizes specialty equipment and resources that performs field services. The Safety-Kleen segment offers specially designed parts washers; automotive and industrial cleaning products, such as degreasers, glass and floor cleaners, hand cleaners, absorbents, antifreeze, windshield washer fluids, mats, and spill kits; pickup and transportation services for hazardous and non-hazardous containerized waste for recycling or disposal; and vacuum services to remove solids, residual oily water and sludge, and other fluids from customers oil/water separators, sumps, and collection tanks, as well as remove and collect waste fluids found at metal fabricators, auto maintenance providers, and general manufacturers. This segment also manufactures, formulates, packages, distributes, and markets lubricants; and provides containerized waste, vac services, used motor oil collection, and contract blending and packaging services. Clean Harbors, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts.
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