Us Ecology Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Us Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. US Ecology, Inc. provides disposal, treatment, transportation, packaging, and remediation services for generators of hazardous, non-hazardous, and low-level radioactive waste. The Company’s customers include the chemical, petroleum, steel, and pharmaceutical industries as well as universities and hospitals.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Us Ecology Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $38.40 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.58.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.36 to a profit $0.39. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.55, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Us Ecology has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 175.83 132.52 104.84 154.92 169.14
Diluted EPS ($) 1.18 0.77 0.69 1.01 1.40

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 41.57 33.01 39.98 45.74 50.41
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 0.25 0.35 0.47 0.33

Past Performance:
Us Ecology has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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