Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> April 8, 2016

Waste-Management Companies Offer Resilience in a Slow-Growth Economy

Michael E. Hoffman is an Analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.’s Equity Research Division. Prior to this, Mr. Hoffman was a Senior Equity Research Analyst at Wunderlich Securities Inc.’s Research Division until July 2014. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research from October 2008 to July 2012 at the firm. Earlier, Mr. Hoffman was the President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Research at Caris & Company, Inc. Before that, he served as a Deputy Director of Research, Head of Fixed Income Research and Group Head of Diversified Industrial Research at FBR Capital Markets & Co., covering pollution control, solid waste and homeland security companies. Previously, he served for 10 years at Credit Suisse AG Research Division as Research Analyst and Head of the Value Based Analysis group. Mr. Hoffman also spent a year at Robertson Stephens, Inc., rebuilding its pollution control practice, and five years at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Hoffman has been ranked number two by Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates and Reuters in pollution control and StarMine for earnings estimate accuracy. Mr. Hoffman has a MBA in finance and accounting from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BSE in mechanical engineering from Widener University. Profile
TWST: What is your coverage?

Mr. Hoffman: I cover the environmental services sector at Stifel as part of our Diversified Industrials Group. I break my coverage