- Thursday, April 25, 2019 -

COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION REPORTS 2019 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS AND AFFIRMS 2019 GUIDANCE

MORRISTOWN, NJ, April 25, 2019 Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company"), a world leader in sustainable waste and energy solutions, reported financial results today for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

Key Highlights

  • Affirming 2019 guidance
  • Reached financial close on Rookery project in the UK
  • Began operations at Manhattan Marine Transfer Station

"The year is off to a strong start, both operationally and strategically, and we are affirming our full-year financial outlook today," said Covanta's President and CEO Stephen J. Jones. "On the strategic front, we are making steady progress in our partnership with the Green Investment Group, achieving another important milestone in Q1 with the Rookery project reaching financial close. With two of our four advanced UK development projects now in construction, we are well on our way towards our goal of generating $40 to $50 million in annual Free Cash Flow from this pipeline. Domestically, we commenced operations at the Manhattan Marine Transfer Station, continued execution of our fleet optimization program, and benefited from stronger waste disposal prices and profiled waste revenue. Through these and other efforts, Covanta is becoming a more efficient and profitable company, and I am pleased with our progress and excited about the opportunities."

More detail on our first quarter results can be found in the exhibits to this release and in our first quarter 2019 earnings presentation found in the Investor Relations section of the Covanta website at www.covanta.com.

2019 Guidance

The Company affirmed guidance for 2019 for the following key metrics:

Conference Call Information

Covanta will host a conference call at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on Friday, April 26, 2019 to discuss its first quarter results.

The conference call will begin with prepared remarks, which will be followed by a question and answer session. To participate, please dial 1-833-238-7947 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call. If calling outside of the United States, please dial 1-647-689-4195. Please request the “Covanta Holding Corporation Earnings Conference Call” when prompted by the conference call operator. The conference call will also be webcast live from the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website. A presentation will be made available during the call and will be found in the Investor Relations section of the Covanta website at www.covanta.com.

An archived webcast will be available two hours after the end of the conference call and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Covanta website at www.covanta.com.

About Covanta

Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste ("EfW") facilities safely convert approximately 22 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle over 600,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking” statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”) or in releases made by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), all as may be amended from time to time. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Covanta Holding Corporation and its subsidiaries (“Covanta”) or industry results, to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements. For additional information see the Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements at the end of the Exhibits.

Investor Contact

Dan Mannes 

1.862.345.5456

IR@covanta.com

Media Contact

James Regan

1.862.345.5216