Why Heckmann Is Bound to Bounce Back


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, wastewater disposal specialist Heckmann (NYS: HEK) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Heckmann and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Heckmann facts

Headquarters (founded)

Coraopolis, Pa. (2007)

Market Cap

$631.5 million


Oil and gas equipment and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$290.5 million


CEO Mark Johnsurd (since November 2012)
COO Charles Gordon (since October 2010)

Return on Equity
(average, past 3 years)


Cash / Debt

$11.7 million / $269.5 million


Basic Energy Services (NYS: BAS)
Key Energy Services

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 520 members who have rated Heckmann believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, All-Star NHWeston102, succinctly summed up the Heckmann bull case for our community:

Under-the-radar water purification and waste cleaning company with lots of potential. Gas companies engaged in fracking use their services, and [Heckmann] will grow along with this unorthodox extraction process. Deep pockets and unique services, they're building an invaluable moat.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Heckmann and has the following options: long JAN 2014 $4.00 calls on Heckmann and short JAN 2014 $3.00 puts on Heckmann. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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