Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc, through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and used oil collection services to small and mid-sized customers in the industrial and vehicle maintenance sectors in North America. It operates through two segments, Environmental Services and Oil Business. The Environmental Services segment offers parts cleaning, containerized waste management, wastewater vacuum, antifreeze recycling, emergency and spill response, and industrial and field services. The Oil Business segment engages in the collection of used oil, the sale of recycled fuel oil, and used oil filter removal and disposal activities, as well as the re-refining of used oil into lubricant base oil and other products. The company also collects and disposes wastewater. As of December 31, 2022, it operated through 105 branches serving approximately 104,000 customer locations. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of Heritage-crystal Clean, Inc.
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High margins render the company resilient under dire circumstances, hence able to drive competitors out or acquire them. ROE and ROA measure the average flow generated by each invested dollar. Their marginal value is a forecast of future growth, and it is considered by Buffett and Munger the most important single indicator.
The average Net Margin over the past 5 years is +6.65%.
The trend of Net Margin over the past 5 years is +1.35%.
The average ROA over the past 5 years is +9.12%.
The trend of ROA over the past 5 years is +1.37%.
The average ROE over the past 5 years is +10.45%.
The trend of ROE over the past 5 years is +2.18%.
Being debt the number one cause of investment losses and company death, the ratio Debt/FCF is of utmost importance to guarantee safety. On the other hand the Graham’s stability measures the drawdown of earnings, hence indicating the reliability of the flow generated by the company.
The Debt/FCF trailing twelve month is 2.04.
The trend of Debt/FCF over the past 5 years is -0.20.
Graham’s Stability measure stands at 0.52.
Growth can be dangerous when forecasting, simply projecting the current growth is in general wrong. A company passes through multiple phases, from being young and unprofitable, to the first periods of profitability and high growth, until it arrives at a period of regime with limited growth. Identifying in which phase the company is in may help forecasting.
The Revenue CAGR over the past 5 years is +14.15%.
The trend of Revenue growth rate over the past 5 years is +2.16%.
The Earnings CAGR over the past 5 years is +24.69%.
The trend of Earnings growth rate over the past 5 years is -29.86%.
The Equity CAGR over the past 5 years is +12.77%.
The trend of Equity growth rate over the past 5 years is +1.4%.
The FCF CAGR over the past 5 years is +7.74%.
The trend of FCF growth rate over the past 5 years is -3.47%.