- Thursday, October 24, 2019 -

COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION REPORTS 2019 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS AND AFFIRMS GUIDANCE

MORRISTOWN, N.J., October 24, 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 and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

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“Our third quarter results reflect solid operations and a strong waste market, which drove favorable year-over-year performance,” said Covanta's President and CEO Stephen J. Jones. "Waste processing and energy production are tracking toward record levels this year, and we continue to push waste pricing, with same store tip fees up 4% in the quarter. While this has been a challenging year from a commodity price perspective, we remain focused on the areas we control, and I am very proud of our continued operational performance, as well as our progress on key strategic initiatives."

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

2019 Guidance

The Company affirmed 2019 guidance for the following key metrics:

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Conference Call Information

Covanta will host a conference call at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on Friday, October 25, 2019 to discuss its third 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 21 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 forwardlooking statements. For additional information see the Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements at the end of the Exhibits.

Investor Contacts

Dan Mannes

1.862.345.5456

IR@covanta.com

 

Media Contact

James Regan

1.862.345.5216