Covanta Holding Corporation Reports 2019 Second Quarter Results and Revises 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – 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 six months ended June 30, 2019.

Three Months Ended June 30

“During the second quarter, our team focused on executing our operating and strategic plans, with solid results,” said Covanta's President and CEO Stephen J. Jones. "Our plants are on track for another year of record production, we capitalized on a strong waste market to drive tip fee prices over 5%, and we advanced towards our goal of having four new plants in construction in the UK. While recent volatility in commodity prices is causing us to revise our 2019 financial guidance, our longer term targets are unchanged as they are not predicated on short-term commodity price movements. Rather, these targets reflect our ability to continue driving underlying organic growth while expanding our business through project development in both new and existing markets."

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

2019 Guidance

The Company revised 2019 Adjusted EBITDA guidance and reaffirmed 2019 Free Cash Flow guidance:

(In millions)

2019 Guidance Range

Conference Call Information

Covanta will host a conference call at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on Friday, July 26, 2019 to discuss its second 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

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

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

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.

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