It's Showtime for US Ecology

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US Ecology (NAS: ECOL) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 1. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict US Ecology's revenues will grow 14.8% and EPS will contract -5.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $45.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.


Revenue details
Last quarter, US Ecology booked revenue of $42.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $33.0 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.29 for Q1 were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.25 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 35.9%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.5%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.6%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $189.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 505 members out of 519 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 135 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 133 give US Ecology a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on US Ecology is outperform, with an average price target of $25.50.

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