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Ecology & Environment

Nasdaq:EEI
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet unattractive dividend payer.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
EEI
Nasdaq
$67M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Commercial Services
Company description

Ecology & Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to governments, industries, multinational corporations, organizations, and private companies worldwide. The last earnings update was 14 days ago. More info.


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EEI Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2%
NasdaqGM:EEI
-0%
US Commercial Services
-0.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
36.2%
NasdaqGM:EEI
28.6%
US Commercial Services
28.2%
US Market
EEI Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Ecology & Environment (EEI) 2% 2.3% 2% 36.2% 47.5% 70.7%
US Commercial Services -0% 0.2% 4% 28.6% 47.5% 82.4%
US Market -0.1% 2.6% 10.5% 28.2% 40.7% 53.7%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • EEI outperformed the Commercial Services industry which returned 28.6% over the past year.
  • EEI outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 28.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
EEI
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Ecology & Environment undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Ecology & Environment to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Ecology & Environment.

NasdaqGM:EEI Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Dividend Discount Model
Dividend Per Share Company Filings (2019-11-02) in USD $ .400000
Payout Ratio Company Filings (2019-11-02) -1359.5%
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 6.1%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 1.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGM:EEI
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 1.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 5.4%
Commercial Services Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.67
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.668 (1 + (1- 21%) (9.02%))
0.793
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.8
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 1.74% + (0.8 * 5.44%)
6.09%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGM:EEI using Dividend Discount Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Ecology & Environment is arrived at by discounting future dividends to their present value. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate (e.g. Banks/ Insurance firms).

If the firm does not pay the majority of its earnings out as a dividend this method will often arrive at a value significantly lower than the share price.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

NasdaqGM:EEI Gordon Growth Model
Calculation Result
Value per share = Expected dividends per share / (Discount Rate - Perpetual growth rate)
= $0.4 / (6.09% - 1.74%)
$8.85
NasdaqGM:EEI Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $8.85
Current discount Discount to share price of $15.45
= -1 x ($15.45 - $8.85) / $8.85
-74.6%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Ecology & Environment is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Ecology & Environment's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Ecology & Environment's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-11-02) in USD $-0.45
NasdaqGM:EEI Share Price ** NasdaqGM (2019-12-30) in USD $15.45
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 51 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 26.44x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,922 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.87x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Ecology & Environment.

NasdaqGM:EEI PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGM:EEI Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 15.45 ÷ -0.45

-34.04x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Ecology & Environment is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Commercial Services industry average.
  • Ecology & Environment is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Ecology & Environment's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -34.04x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 34 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 1.44x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,040 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.56x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Ecology & Environment, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Ecology & Environment's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-11-02) in USD $7.21
NasdaqGM:EEI Share Price * NasdaqGM (2019-12-30) in USD $15.45
United States of America Commercial Services Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 85 Publicly-Listed Commercial Services Companies 2.05x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,092 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.81x
NasdaqGM:EEI PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGM:EEI Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 15.45 ÷ 7.21

2.14x

* Primary Listing of Ecology & Environment.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Ecology & Environment is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Commercial Services industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Commercial Services industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Ecology & Environment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is Ecology & Environment expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Ecology & Environment has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

Show me the analysis anyway

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
17.5%
Expected Commercial Services industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Ecology & Environment expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare Ecology & Environment's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare Ecology & Environment's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare Ecology & Environment's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 17.5%
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.4%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGM:EEI Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-11-02 89 -1 -2
2019-07-31 89 2 -1
2019-04-27 86 -3 -2
2019-01-26 85 -3 -1
2018-10-27 86 0 -1
2018-07-31 91 4 0
2018-04-28 90 7 2
2018-01-27 93 7 2
2017-10-28 97 7 3
2017-07-31 96 4 3
2017-04-29 100 5 1
2017-01-28 101 5 1

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if Ecology & Environment is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if Ecology & Environment is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Ecology & Environment Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:EEI Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-11-02 -0.45
2019-07-31 -0.13
2019-04-27 -0.44
2019-01-26 -0.19
2018-10-27 -0.24
2018-07-31 -0.07
2018-04-28 0.50
2018-01-27 0.54
2017-10-28 0.59
2017-07-31 0.66
2017-04-29 0.31
2017-01-28 0.30

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Ecology & Environment will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine Ecology & Environment's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. Ecology & Environment's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Commercial Services companies here
  3. Ecology & Environment's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Ecology & Environment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has Ecology & Environment performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Ecology & Environment's growth in the last year to its industry (Commercial Services).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Ecology & Environment does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare Ecology & Environment's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare Ecology & Environment's 1-year growth to the US Commercial Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
Ecology & Environment's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Ecology & Environment Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGM:EEI Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-11-02 88.97 -1.96 37.54
2019-07-31 88.51 -0.55 37.52
2019-04-27 86.39 -1.91 38.40
2019-01-26 85.29 -0.81 38.64
2018-10-27 86.33 -1.02 38.68
2018-07-31 90.68 -0.31 39.26
2018-04-28 90.06 2.14 37.23
2018-01-27 93.44 2.32 37.34
2017-10-28 96.87 2.52 37.67
2017-07-31 96.08 2.82 38.14
2017-04-29 99.99 1.35 40.09
2017-01-28 101.15 1.27 41.23
2016-10-29 101.07 1.11 42.40
2016-07-31 98.25 0.74 40.97
2016-04-30 115.04 1.26 45.16
2016-01-30 120.22 2.88 44.53
2015-10-31 123.81 3.21 45.07
2015-07-31 126.94 3.40 46.93
2015-05-02 124.91 1.83 48.16
2015-01-31 126.02 -0.28 51.25
2014-11-01 126.87 -0.92 52.93
2014-07-31 128.43 -1.38 54.48
2014-04-30 125.08 -4.57 55.47
2014-01-31 125.79 -4.69 55.92
2013-10-31 132.86 -1.99 57.15
2013-07-31 134.94 -2.13 58.61
2013-04-30 142.11 0.77 58.07
2013-01-31 145.90 1.26 59.25

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ecology & Environment has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ecology & Environment has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Commercial Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if Ecology & Environment improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Commercial Services industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Ecology & Environment has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is Ecology & Environment's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Ecology & Environment's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Ecology & Environment is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Ecology & Environment's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Ecology & Environment's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 170.6x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Ecology & Environment Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NasdaqGM:EEI Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-11-02 32.20 0.24 11.60
2019-07-31 33.78 0.34 14.92
2019-04-27 33.98 0.68 11.19
2019-01-26 35.92 0.30 12.53
2018-10-27 36.26 0.09 14.13
2018-07-31 36.45 0.11 14.99
2018-04-28 39.25 0.13 16.60
2018-01-27 39.85 0.56 18.90
2017-10-28 40.43 0.46 17.35
2017-07-31 38.73 0.82 14.36
2017-04-29 37.24 0.95 12.86
2017-01-28 37.02 0.92 13.00
2016-10-29 38.84 0.78 12.17
2016-07-31 37.91 0.77 11.40
2016-04-30 38.47 1.01 9.74
2016-01-30 38.13 1.19 11.77
2015-10-31 40.21 0.92 10.84
2015-07-31 40.49 1.62 10.14
2015-05-02 41.51 2.50 6.85
2015-01-31 39.93 2.11 7.32
2014-11-01 42.30 3.74 7.76
2014-07-31 41.79 2.41 8.30
2014-04-30 43.70 1.83 8.37
2014-01-31 43.49 2.87 9.54
2013-10-31 46.18 7.98 10.95
2013-07-31 46.64 6.98 10.91
2013-04-30 52.41 7.10 13.43
2013-01-31 53.20 7.54 12.81
  • Ecology & Environment's level of debt (0.8%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (8.8% vs 0.8% today).
  • Operating cash flow is negative therefore debt is not well covered.
  • Ecology & Environment is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Ecology & Environment has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is Ecology & Environment's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.59%
Current annual income from Ecology & Environment dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Ecology & Environment shares you are expected to receive $52 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Ecology & Environment's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.39%).
  • Ecology & Environment's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.65%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGM:EEI Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Commercial Services Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 38 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1962 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGM:EEI Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-07-24 0.400 2.918
2019-06-17 0.400 3.693
2019-03-07 0.400 3.651
2018-07-19 0.400 3.235
2018-06-12 0.400 3.100
2018-01-31 0.400 3.330
2017-07-20 0.400 3.512
2017-06-13 0.400 3.182
2017-01-17 0.400 3.821
2016-07-18 0.400 4.029
2016-06-14 0.480 4.634
2016-03-15 0.480 4.503
2015-07-17 0.480 4.491
2015-06-16 0.480 4.656
2015-01-16 0.480 5.159
2014-07-18 0.480 5.008
2014-06-23 0.480 4.641
2014-01-17 0.480 4.516
2013-07-22 0.480 4.305
2013-06-21 0.480 4.583
2012-11-05 0.480 3.887
2012-07-03 0.480 3.952
2012-06-14 0.480 4.164
2011-10-24 0.480 3.092
2011-07-08 0.480 2.973
2011-06-14 0.440 2.568
2010-10-25 0.440 2.757
2009-04-24 0.400 2.876

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
  • No dividend growth in 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Ecology & Environment's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • The company is paying a dividend however it is incurring a loss.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Ecology & Environment afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Ecology & Environment has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of Ecology & Environment's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Marshall Heinberg
COMPENSATION $260,776
AGE 62
TENURE AS CEO 1 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Marshall A. Heinberg, also known as Marc, BS (Hons), JD has been Director of ChannelAdvisor Corporation since December 2019. He is a Director of Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd since October 14, 2018. He serves as Acting Principal Executive Officer of of Ecology & Environment, Inc. since December 2018 and also serves as its Chairman and has been its Director since April 26, 2017. He served as an Interim Executive Chairman of Ecology & Environment, Inc. since September 18, 2018. He founded MAH Associates, LLC, a strategic consulting firm in July 2012 and served as its Managing Director. Mr. Heinberg has been Senior Capital Markets Advisor of Burford Capital Ltd. since September 30, 2015. Mr. Heinberg served as Head of U.S. Investment Banking Department at CIBC World Markets Corp. from 2001 until 2008 and was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the investment banking departments that he managed including all aspects of recruiting, retaining and determining compensation for personnel. Mr. Heinberg began his investment banking career in 1987 in the Corporate Finance Division of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., which was acquired by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) in 1997. He served as the Head of Investment and Corporate Banking Operations at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. until August 2012. Mr. Heinberg's transaction experience includes, public and private financings, exclusive sale and strategic advisory assignments. He served as Senior Managing Director of Investment Banking at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. Over the course of his career, Mr. Heinberg was responsible for various industry sectors including environmental, industrial growth, technology and telecommunications. Mr. Heinberg served as a Senior Managing Director of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., from January 2008 to June 2012. Mr. Heinberg was also responsible for managing CIBC’s mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, financial sponsor and merchant banking activity in the United States. Mr. Heinberg has extensive experience working with both leading growth companies as well as financial sponsors. Mr. Heinberg has worked on several financing and merger and acquisition transactions with many of the leading environmental engineering and consulting firms. During his career, he worked with many leading growth companies. He served as Chairman of Ecology & Environment, Inc. from April 2017 to September 18, 2018. He served as a non-executive Director of Image Entertainment, Inc. from August 2010 to October 3, 2012. Mr. Heinberg has been a Non Executive Director of Universal Biosensors Inc. since January 11, 2010.. Mr. Heinberg served as a Director of National Financial Partners Corp. (alternate name NFP Corp.) from May 24, 2012 to July 1, 2013. Mr. Heinberg practiced corporate law for approximately four years. Mr. Heinberg is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Economics and holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School.

CEO Compensation
  • Marshall's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Marshall's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Ecology & Environment management team in years:

1.1
Average Tenure
63.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Ecology & Environment management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Marshall Heinberg

TITLE
Executive Chairman & Acting Principal Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$261K
AGE
62
TENURE
1 yrs

Frank J. Silvestro

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
82

Ronald Frank

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
AGE
81

Todd Musterait

TITLE
President of United States Operations
COMPENSATION
$230K
AGE
48
TENURE
1.2 yrs

Tim Grady

TITLE
President

Peter Sorci

TITLE
Acting CFO & Chief Accounting Officer
AGE
59
TENURE
1.6 yrs

Fred J. McKosky

TITLE
Senior VP & Technical Operations Director
COMPENSATION
$229K
AGE
65

Colleen Mullaney-Westfall

TITLE
Corporate Secretary
TENURE
0.3 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Ecology & Environment board of directors in years:

6.3
Average Tenure
64.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Ecology & Environment board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Marshall Heinberg

TITLE
Executive Chairman & Acting Principal Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$261K
AGE
62
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Frank J. Silvestro

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
COMPENSATION
$100K
AGE
82
TENURE
49.8 yrs

Ronald Frank

TITLE
Co-Founder & Director
AGE
81
TENURE
49.8 yrs

Mike El-Hillow

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$60K
AGE
67
TENURE
2.6 yrs

Michael Gross

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
59
TENURE
9.9 yrs

Justin Jacobs

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$50K
AGE
44
TENURE
2.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess Ecology & Environment's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Ecology & Environment has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is Ecology & Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEI) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?

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With An ROE Of 6.72%, Can Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) Catch Up To The Industry?

and want to learn about Return on Equity using a real-life example. … Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) delivered a less impressive 6.72% ROE over the past year, compared to the 12.30% return generated by its industry. … Check out our latest analysis for Ecology & Environment

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Should Income Investors Buy Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) Before Its Ex-Dividend?

Important news for shareholders and potential investors in Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI): The dividend payment of US$0.20 per share will be distributed into shareholder on 10 August 2018, and the stock will begin trading ex-dividend at an earlier date, 27 July 2018. … Is this future income stream a compelling catalyst for dividend investors to think about the stock as an investment today? … Let's take a look at Ecology & Environment's most recent financial data to examine its dividend characteristics in more detail.

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Why Ecology & Environment Inc's (NASDAQ:EEI) Investor Composition Impacts Your Returns

In this article, I will take a quick look at Ecology & Environment Inc’s (NASDAQ:EEI) recent ownership structure – an unconventional investing subject, but an important one. … The implications of these institutions’ actions can either benefit or hinder individual investors, so it is important to understand the ownership composition of your stock investment. … Therefore, it is beneficial for us to examine EEI's ownership structure in more detail.

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Does Ecology & Environment Inc's (NASDAQ:EEI) Recent Track Record Look Strong?

When Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) released its most recent earnings update (28 April 2018), I compared it against two factor: its historical earnings track record, and the performance of its industry peers on average. … How EEI fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry … EEI's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 28 April 2018) of US$2.12m has

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Why Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) Is An Attractive Investment

I've been keeping an eye on Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. … Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe EEI has a lot to offer. … that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past

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April Top Services Dividend Stock

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Has Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) Improved Earnings Growth In Recent Times?

When Ecology & Environment Inc (NASDAQ:EEI) announced its most recent earnings (27 January 2018), I compared it against two factor: its historical earnings track record, and the performance of its industry peers on average. … For Ecology & Environment, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is US$2.21M, which, in comparison to the previous year's level, has increased by a substantial 73.85%. … Since these values are relatively myopic, I have estimated an annualized five-year value for Ecology & Environment's earnings, which stands at US$1.45M This shows that, generally, Ecology & Environment has been able to increasingly grow its profits over the past few years as well.

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Company Info

Description

Ecology & Environment, Inc., an environmental consulting firm, provides professional services to governments, industries, multinational corporations, organizations, and private companies worldwide. It offers various energy development services, such as feasibility studies, siting analyses, and critical flaw analyses; environmental/biological surveys and assessments; federal, state, and local agency consultation and permitting applications; national environmental policy act compliance; geographic information systems data management and mapping; community outreach, stakeholder engagement, and tribal consultation; and environmental monitoring services. The company also provides environmental risk advisory and project siting support services; pipeline services, including route selection, evaluation of alternatives, field surveys, regulatory compliance and permit support, preparation of environmental monitoring and restoration plans, and environmental inspection; and services related to environmental liabilities from hazardous waste sites, which include due diligence, site and risk assessment, preliminary assessment/site inspection, remedial investigation and feasibility study, corrective/remedial action planning, remedial design, construction oversight, and brownfield and property redevelopment. In addition, it offers real property master planning, military programming, geospatial data and systems support, database management, encroachment planning, and water resources planning services; and planning/NEPA and other non-SAR works, as well as helps clients in building community resilience, emergency management planning, and disaster preparedness and recovery with focus on planning, adaptation, and mitigating impacts of sea level rise and climate change. Further, the company provides species management, stream and shoreline habitat restoration, bank stabilization, fish passage, and other services. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Lancaster, New York.

Details
Name: Ecology & Environment, Inc.
EEI
Exchange: NasdaqGM
Founded: 1970
$66,898,515
4,330,001
Website: http://www.ene.com
Address: Ecology & Environment, Inc.
368 Pleasant View Drive,
Lancaster,
New York, 14086,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGM EEI Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Market US USD 09. Mar 1987
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
696
Ecology & Environment employees.
Industry
Environmental and Facilities Services
Commercial Services
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/12/31 23:35
End of day share price update: 2019/12/30 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/12/17
Last earnings reported: 2019/11/02
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/07/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.