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Issuer Ranking: Issuer Ranking: U.S. Environmental Services Companies, Strongest To Weakest Oct 09 Product Image

Issuer Ranking: Issuer Ranking: U.S. Environmental Services Companies, Strongest To Weakest Oct 09

  • Published: October 2009
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aquilex Holdings LLC
  • Clean Harbors Inc.
  • Republic Services Inc.
  • Synagro Technologies Inc.
  • United Site Services Inc.
  • Waste Connections Inc.
  • MORE

Abstract
More than half of the 12 entities that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services rates in the environmental services sector are mature and competitive U.S. solid waste companies, and the rest are other specialized participants. In general, we view the business risk characteristics of solid waste companies as favorable because of the essential nature of their services, their historical ability to generate relatively strong and reliable cash flows and above-average profit margins, and their considerable resilience to past economic swings in the residential and commercial segments. The sector's recession-resistant nature has appeared to serve some companies well during the economic weakness of the past few quarters, as these companies' earnings have only deteriorated fairly modestly for the most part. The extent...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc.
- Waste Management Inc.
- Clean Harbors Inc.
- Republic Services Inc.
- Casella Waste Systems Inc.
- Waste Connections Inc.
- Synagro Technologies Inc.
- Waste Services Inc.
- EnviroSolutions Holdings Inc.
- United Site Services Inc.
- WCA Waste Corp.
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- Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc.
- Waste Management Inc.
- Clean Harbors Inc.
- Republic Services Inc.
- Casella Waste Systems Inc.
- Waste Connections Inc.
- Synagro Technologies Inc.
- Waste Services Inc.
- EnviroSolutions Holdings Inc.
- United Site Services Inc.
- WCA Waste Corp.
- Aquilex Holdings LLC

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