StockCall Scrutinizes Heckmann and EnergySolutions: Evolving Prospects for the Waste Management Sector

Feb 13, 2013, 08:00 ET from

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 reports can be seen for free at

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. Download the free research on Heckmann Corporation by signing up now at  

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 sales service.

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. Register for today's free analysis on EnergySolutions Inc. at  

 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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