Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2022 Financial Results

October 19, 2022

Hoffman Estates, IL, October 19, 2022 —  Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI), a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal, emergency and spill response, and industrial and field services, today announced results for the third quarter which ended September 10, 2022.

To view the financial results for the third quarter, please visit our financial releases page.

The company will host a conference call on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM Central Time, during which management will give a presentation focusing on the Company’s operations and financial results.

Interested parties can listen to the audio webcast available through our company website, https://crystal-clean.com/investor-relations/, and can participate on the call by dialing (888) 440-4149. After dialing the number, you will be required to provide the following passcode before being joined to the conference call: 8889427.

To register for the webcast of the conference call, visit https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/147949375

Third Quarter Review

Revenue for the third quarter of 2022 was $172.2 million compared to $123.2 million for the same quarter of 2021, an increase of 39.8%.

Overall operating margin during the quarter increased by $12.3 million or 31.6%, driven by growth in our Environmental Services segment and both growth and improved profitability in our Oil Business segment, compared to the third quarter of 2021. Our third quarter corporate SG&A expense was $18.6 million, or 10.8% of revenue, compared to $14.4 million, or 11.7% of revenue, for the third quarter of 2021.

Net income for the third quarter was $23.2 million compared to net income of $18.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Basic earnings per share were $0.98 compared $0.79 in the year-ago quarter.


Our Environmental Services segment includes parts cleaning, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal, wastewater vacuum, antifreeze recycling, emergency and spill response, and industrial and field services. Environmental Services revenue was $106.7 million during the quarter compared to $72.3 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2021. The 47.5% increase in revenue was mainly due to the increase in demand for our services compared to the prior year quarter and by revenue from acquisitions. We experienced revenue increases across all service lines in the segment when compared to the third quarter of 2021. The revenue increases were driven by improvement in both price and volume in all service lines. Environmental Services profit before corporate selling, general, and administrative expenses was $24.8 million, or 23.2% of revenue, compared to $17.3 million, or 23.9% of revenue, in the year-ago quarter. The decrease in operating margin percentage was mainly driven by higher transportation costs caused by extraordinarily high inflation and increased equipment rental costs. President and CEO Brian Recatto commented, “While our operating margin percentage was down slightly compared to last year, we are pleased that we were able to improve our operating margin percentage incrementally compared to the second quarter. The improvement was primarily the result of price actions initiated during the latter portion of the second quarter. While we face ongoing inflationary pressure in various parts of our Environmental Services segment, we continue to fight to preserve and improve our operating margin while consistently growing our revenue.”

The full 2022 third quarter results can be found on our financial releases page.