Stericycle is a compliance company that specializes in collecting and disposing regulated substances, such as medical waste and sharps, pharmaceuticals, hazardous waste, and providing services for recalled and expired goods. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, offers regulated waste management services, sharps disposal containers to reduce the risk of needlesticks, healthcare compliance services, pharmaceutical disposal, and regulated returns management services for expired or recalled products through incineration processes. Stericycle serves healthcare facilities such as hospitals, blood banks, pharmaceutical manufacturers. The Company also serves myriad small businesses, which include outpatient clinics, medical and dental offices, abortion clinics, veterinary and animal hospitals, funeral homes, home healthcare agencies, body art studios, and long-term and sub-acute care facilities. Medical device manufacturers, consumer goods manufacturers, and retailers are also key customers.

Company Growth (employees)
Lake Forest, US
Size (employees)
25,000 (est)-1%
Stericycle was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, US

Stericycle Office Locations

Stericycle has offices in Lake Forest, Pensacola, Orlando, Richmond and in 197 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
28161 N Keith Dr
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Stericycle Data and Metrics

Stericycle Financial Metrics

Stericycle's revenue was reported to be $3.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 19% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

3.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.6 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

207.9 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

433.8 m

Market capitalization (19-Jul-2017)

6.5 b

Closing share price (19-Jul-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

44.2 m


6.5 b
Stericycle's current market capitalization is $6.5 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.1 b2.6 b3 b3.6 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.1 b1.4 b1.7 b2 b

Gross profit

1 b1.2 b1.3 b1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

(1.5 b)(1.7 b)(1.8 b)3.1 b


535.6 m556.3 m487.6 m433.8 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

(55.2 m)(66.1 m)(77.5 m)(97.8 m)

Interest income

294 k120 k224 k78 k

Pre tax profit

477.7 m487.6 m410.9 m328.1 m

Income tax expense

164.7 m159.4 m142.9 m120.2 m

Net Income

313.1 m328.1 m268 m207.9 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


62 m22.2 m55.6 m44.2 m

Accounts Receivable

9.2 m

Current Assets

535.1 m580.2 m761.8 m773.6 m


359 m


2.2 b2.4 b3.8 b3.6 b

Total Assets

3.9 b4.4 b7.1 b7 b

Accounts Payable

89.1 m114.6 m149.2 m152.9 m

Total Debt

1.4 b1.7 b3.2 b72.8 m

Current Liabilities

411 m461.5 m587.3 m542.9 m

Common Stock

855 k849 k849 k852 k

Additional Paid-in Capital

195.1 m289.2 m1.1 b1.2 b

Retained Earnings

1.6 b1.7 b1.9 b2 b

Total Equity

1.8 b1.9 b2.7 b2.8 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.8 x0.9 x1.2 x0 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.5 x0 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x2.3 x2.6 x2.5 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

313.1 m328.1 m268 m207.9 m

Depreciation and Amortization

61.3 m123.2 m

Accounts Receivable

(55 m)(43.1 m)

Accounts Payable

7 k4.6 m

Cash From Operating Activities

403.5 m(44.9 m)33.4 m547.2 m

Purchases of PP&E

(161.9 m)(63.9 m)

Capital Expenditures

(73.1 m)(136.2 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(235 m)(195.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(136 m)

Free Cash Flow

476.6 m411.1 m
USDY, 2016


15.1 x


11.9 x


15.9 x


139.9 k

Financial Leverage

2.5 x

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