Why Clean Harbors Will Rebound in 2013


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, environmental services provider Clean Harbors has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Clean Harbors facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Norwell, Mass. (1980)

Market Cap

$2.8 billion


Environmental and facilities services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Alan McKim
Vice Chairman/COO James Rutledge

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$534.7 million / $809.4 million


Veolia Environnement

Waste Management

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

On CAPS, 94% of the 327 members who have rated Clean Harbors believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A few weeks ago, one of those Fools, RSue, succinctly summed up the Clean Harbors bull case for our community: "They are a dominant player in the environmental clean-up and toxic waste management field. Unfortunately, managing the human fouling of the earth's natural eco-systems will be an ongoing worldwide problem and need."

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Clean Harbors and Waste Management. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Veolia Environnement and Waste Management. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't 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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