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US Ecology director Stephen A. Romano sells 23 February 2018

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US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Director Stephen A. Romano sold 3,000 shares worth $US176,850 on February 21. The selling price was $US58.95.

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Stephen A. Romano (Reported Selling; trailing 12 months)
MonthNo. of SharesPrice, USDValue, USD
February 23, 20183,00058.95176,850
August 03, 20173,00052.05156,150
Total6,00055.5333,000

Original news release

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY STEPHEN A. ROMANO, DIRECTOR

Stephen A. Romano joined the Board of Directors in 2002. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in October 2001, Chief Executive Officer in March 2002 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2008, a position he held until May 2015. He was an employee of the Company for more than twenty (20) years prior to his retirement in December 2009. Mr. Romano is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency on nuclear waste matters. Mr. Romano previously worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and as an independent consultant on hazardous and radioactive waste management.

PermID: 34413232988

SECTION 2 US ECOLOGY INC. PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:ECOL):

2.1 US Ecology Inc. is placed 911/2,201 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NASDAQ stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 58.

2.2 Year-to-date

US Ecology climbs 12% in 2018, outperforming 82% of the market

US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL), has climbed $US5.92 (or 11.6%) year-to-date (YTD) in 2018 to close at $US56.75. This means the stock has outperformed 82% of NASDAQ-listed stocks in 2018. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which has risen 5.7% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 5.9%.

2.3 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 4 of the last 5 years. An investment in ECOL a year ago would have produced a return of 13.1%

ECOLCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Feb 22$US56.7572.0c11.51.413.1
1 Year ago$US50.8172.0c43.4245.4
2 Years ago$US35.4372.0c(22.8)1.6-21.2
3 Years ago$US45.8872.0c32.62.134.7
4 Years ago$US34.6072.0c43.3346.2

Close 5 years ago $US24.15.

2.4 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,130

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
ECOL.NASDAQ1,1291,0711,130
NASDAQ-100 Index9969731,263

2.5 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change for US Ecology was 11.5%. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 26.4% in the year, the relative price change was -14.9%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
ECOL7.116.711.5
Utility sector4.322.6
NASDAQ-100 Index-2.15.926.4

SECTION 3 US ECOLOGY INC. FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NASDAQ:ECOL):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Return on Equity deteriorated from 13.9% in 2013 to 12.2% in 2016, Operating Margin deteriorated from 25.3% in 2013 to 15.2% in 2016 and Revenue Growth deteriorated from 18.1% in 2013 to -15.2% in 2016.

ECOLRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016-15.233.115.212.2
201525.6-33.312.510
2014122.82.91615.2
201318.122.925.313.9

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 5 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged 25.5% for Total Revenue and 13.3% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)5-year Avg ($US M)5-year CAGR %
Total Revenue477.7372.125.5
EBITDA72.674.59.2
Operating Profit72.661.618.2
Net Profit34.331.213.3

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Net Profit Margin 5-year average is 10.3% and Return on Equity 5-year average is 14.8%.

DescriptionAnnual5-year Avg
EBITDA Margin15.223.7
Operating Profit Margin15.218.8
Net Profit Margin7.210.3
Return on Equity12.214.8
Return on Assets4.46.9
Return on Capital Employed10.214.1

3.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NASDAQ Market
Price/MAP501.1In Top Quartile
% Prem to 1-mo Vol Wtd Price6.3In Top Quartile
3-mo Price Change %16.68In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 US ECOLOGY INC. GLOBAL RANK (NASDAQ:ECOL):

4.1 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,504 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)1.3B7,426Top
Total Assets (US$)776.4M11,112Top
Revenue (US$)477.7M9,854Top
Net Profit (US$)34.3M9,247Top
Return on Equity %12.210,333Top
Net Profit Margin %7.214,723Second
Price Earnings36.715,449Second
Yield %1.215,976Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,14517,967Second
US$ Change (1Year) %12.917,557Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)837,888Top

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF US ECOLOGY INC.

Jeffrey R. Feeler, Chief Executive Officer & President

Eric L. Gerratt, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Katina Dorton, Director

Ronald (Ron) C. Keating, Director

Daniel Fox, Director

Joe F. Colvin, Director

Stephen A. Romano, Director

David M. Lusk, Director

Glenn A. Eisenberg, Director

Andrew Marshall, Executive Vice President

John T. Sahlberg, Senior Vice President

SECTION 6 US ECOLOGY INC. ACTIVITIES

US Ecology provides radioactive, hazardous, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and non-hazardous industrial waste management and recycling services to commercial and government entities, such as refineries and chemical production facilities, manufacturers, electric utilities, steel mills, medical and academic institutions and waste broker / aggregators. The Company operates through two business segments: operating disposal facilities and non-operating disposal facilities. Subsidiaries of company include US Ecology Nevada, Inc., US Ecology Washington, Inc., US Ecology Texas, Inc., US Ecology Idaho, Inc., and US Ecology Field Services, Inc.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 CHANGES IN BOARD OF DIRECTORS

05 February 2018

US Ecology appoints Glenn A. Eisenberg as director

US Ecology has appointed Glenn A. Eisenberg as Director. The appointment takes effect from Feb 05, 2018.

7.2 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

07 February 2018

US Ecology director Glenn A. Eisenberg awarded shares

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) director Glenn A. Eisenberg, was awarded 400 shares worth $US20,260 on February 02.

04 January 2018

US Ecology executive vice president of sales and marketing Steve Welling awarded shares

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) executive vice president of sales and marketing Steve Welling, was awarded 3,900 shares worth $US198,900 on January 02.

04 January 2018

US Ecology chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler awarded shares

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler, was awarded 8,800 shares worth $US448,800 on January 02.

04 January 2018

US Ecology chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler awarded Performance Stock Units

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler, has been awarded Performance Stock Units on 5,300 shares. The transaction date was January 02. The shares last traded at $US51.88.

04 January 2018

US Ecology executive vice president of operations and environmental services Simon Bell awarded Performance Stock Units

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) executive vice president of operations and environmental services Simon Bell, has been awarded Performance Stock Units on 2,400 shares. The transaction date was January 02. The shares last traded at $US51.88.

04 January 2018

US Ecology executive vice president of operations and environmental services Simon Bell awarded shares

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) executive vice president of operations and environmental services Simon Bell, was awarded 3,900 shares worth $US198,900 on January 02.

04 January 2018

US Ecology chief financial officer Eric L. Gerratt awarded shares

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) chief financial officer Eric L. Gerratt, was awarded 3,900 shares worth $US198,900 on January 02.

04 January 2018

US Ecology chief financial officer Eric L. Gerratt awarded Performance Stock Units

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) chief financial officer Eric L. Gerratt, has been awarded Performance Stock Units on 2,400 shares. The transaction date was January 02. The shares last traded at $US51.88.

04 January 2018

US Ecology executive vice president of sales and marketing Steve Welling awarded Performance Stock Units

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) executive vice president of sales and marketing Steve Welling, has been awarded Performance Stock Units on 2,400 shares. The transaction date was January 02. The shares last traded at $US51.88.

7.3 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

01 January 2018

Daniel Fox brings two-bagger value to US Ecology

Daniel Fox was appointed Director of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) eight years ago on January 01, 2010. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,577, for a capital gain of $US1,368 and dividend reinvested of $US209.

31 December 2017

Stephen A. Romano brings two-bagger value to US Ecology

Stephen A. Romano was appointed Director of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) eight years ago on December 31, 2009. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is $US2,577, for a capital gain of $US1,368 and dividend reinvested of $US209.

07 September 2017

Jeffrey R. Feeler starts fifth year as US Ecology CEO

Jeffrey R. Feeler was appointed CEO of US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) four years ago on September 07, 2013. The shares were up from $US27.1 to $US49.6 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 18.2%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,955, a gain of $US828 and dividend reinvested of $US127.

7.4 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

08 December 2017

US Ecology chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler sells

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Chief Executive Officer and President Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 571 shares worth $US29,121 on December 06. The selling price was $US51.0.

08 December 2017

US Ecology chief executive officer and president Jeffrey R. Feeler sells

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Chief Executive Officer and President Jeffrey R. Feeler sold 2,429 shares worth $US122,567 on December 07. The selling price was $US50.46.

28 August 2017

US Ecology chief financial officer, executive vice president and treasurer Eric L. Gerratt sells

US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Eric L. Gerratt sold 18,878 shares worth $US883,695 on August 24. The selling price was $US46.81.

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