Stericycle is a global services company. We provide highly specialized solutions serving healthcare organizations and commercial businesses of every size and shape. Throughout the last 25 years, we have grown from a small start-up in medical waste management into a leader across a range of increasingly complex and highly regulated arenas, such as:

• Brand protection solutions

• Environmental & sustainable solutions

• Patient & customer communication solutions

• Regulated waste management & compliance solutions From the start we have challenged the status quo of what a business solution can be.

By identifying unmet needs, we have redefined and transformed multiple industries from a narrowly defined service category to a robust suite of solutions that customers need and want. Our success with this strategy has landed Stericycle among the Fortune 1000 list and Forbes 25 Most Innovative Companies. A publicly-traded company with $2.5 billion in 2014 revenue, our core purpose is to help customers fulfill their promise by providing solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and safeguard the environment. We offer:

• Regulated Medical Waste Disposal

• Industrial & Retail Hazardous Waste Management

• Pharmaceutical Returns & Disposal

• OSHA & HIPAA Compliance Training

• Product Returns, Recalls & Retrieval Services

• Patient Communication Services

• After Hours Answering

• Sharps Management Service

• Sustainability Solutions for Underperforming Assets

• Emergency Reponses for Spills & Hazardous Waste Contaminations

• Infection Control Products

• Mailback Kits for Specialty Wastes With more than 19,000 employees globally, Stericycle now conducts business in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. We continue exploring new opportunities that enhance and complement our compliance-based services around the globe.

Company Growth (employees)
Lake Forest, US
Size (employees)
25,472 (est)
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 189 other locations
Lake Forest, US (HQ)
28161 N Keith Dr

Stericycle Data and Metrics

Stericycle Financial Metrics

Stericycle's revenue was reported to be $3.6 b in 2016
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (Y, 2016)

3.6 b

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


Gross profit (Y, 2016)

1.6 b

Gross profit margin (Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

207.9 m

EBIT (Y, 2016)

433.8 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

7 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

44.2 m
Stericycle's current market capitalization is $7 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 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
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


62 m22.2 m55.6 m44.2 m

Accounts Receivable


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 b

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 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.4 x0.4 x0.5 x

Financial Leverage

2.2 x2.3 x2.6 x2.5 x
Numbers are in $, 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 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 m683.4 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2016


139.9 k

Financial Leverage

2.5 x

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