Progressive Waste Solutions (NYSE: BIN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Progressive Waste Solutions's revenues will expand 6.3% and EPS will decrease -18.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $475.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.26.
Last quarter, Progressive Waste Solutions reported revenue of $491.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $490.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.28. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q3 were 15% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.0%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.8%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.6%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 82 members out of 84 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among 33 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Progressive Waste Solutions a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Progressive Waste Solutions is outperform, with an average price target of $24.04.
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