In many cases in the industrial sector, companies do not have the means to strictly adhere to sustainable measures. That’s where Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq:HCCI) comes in; they provide parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and oil collection services to customers in the industrial and vehicle maintenance sectors in the United States and Canada. Ultimately, their goal is to help businesses run cleaner and more efficiently by offering cost-effective solutions that lower the number of harmful chemicals that leak into the environment.
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When we look to compare Heritage-Crystal Clean to these two enterprises, we see that Heritage-Crystal Clean has stronger earnings per share, price-to-earnings, profitability, and debt-to-equity than both. Moreover, they also use their equity more effectively, with a 21% return on it. Overall, they have an enterprise value of over USD 1 billion and they have impressive margins, which has helped them maintain favorable earnings metrics.