StockCall Scrutinizes Heckmann and EnergySolutions: Evolving Prospects for the
Waste Management Sector
LONDON, February 13, 2013
LONDON, February 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Waste Management industry is a growing one with a current market cap of
over $155 billion. It has a composite value of $1003.7 as of now,and the
sector offers a return on equity of roughly 6%. The price to earnings ratio of
the overall sector is about 42,which shows it to be moderately overvalued. The
sector has recently been challenged by lowered prospects in other industries
on which it depends,for example,the oil and gas industry slowdown.
However,sector fundamentals are good for a downturn economy. Heckmann
Corporation (NYSE:HEK) and EnergySolutions Inc. (NYSE:ES) are prominent
companies operating in this industry. StockCall reviewed the solar industry
and chose Heckmann and EnergySolutions for its technical coverage. These free
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Prospects for Heckmann's Oilfield Water Services
Heckmann offers total water solutions to segments of the oil industry. It
principally operates in providing these services to shale oil and gas
exploration. Its HWR (Heckman Water Resources) services deliver and dispose of
water used in the industry, as well as trucking and handling of fluids.
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Despite various acquisitions in recent years - like those of the Appalachian
Water Services LLC and a merger with Badlands Power Fuels LLC - Heckmann has
had a struggling year mainly due to slowdown in drilling and exploration
activity within the sector. Recent channel checks have forced a few analysts
to downgrade the company, although quite a few others do see good to bright
prospects in mid- to long-term. The optimistic angle comes from recent
announcements from the oil and gas sector to increase capital spending in 2013
to the tune of 5%. This will have a long-term positive effect on HEK's water
EnergySolutions Gains on Acquisition News
Last month, EnergySolutions stock gained significantly following news that it
has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Energy Capital Partners II.
The transaction is valued at roughly $1.1 billion, which equates to around
$3.75 per share. At the time of the agreement, it was decided that ES would be
free to request proposals from other parties interested in acquiring it.
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The news of this acquisition has been in the air for a while now.
Shareholders have had mixed feelings about the acquisition bid. Many think
that this deal is a bargain for Energy Capital. However, "for our
shareholders, this transaction offers compelling value, representing a
substantial premium to our share price over recent months," stated David
Lockwood, CEO and President of EnergySolutions. "For our company, this
transaction enables us to continue to execute on our strategic plan by
providing the investment capital to expand and to grow our business. With over
$7 billion of capital commitments under management, Energy Capital is one of
the largest energy-focused private equity firms in the world, with extensive
knowledge and deep relationships across the energy and utility sectors."
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