Republic Services (NYSE: RSG ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 25. 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 Republic Services's revenues will increase 1.3% and EPS will shrink -16.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.09 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Last quarter, Republic Services reported revenue of $2.00 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.98 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.46. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q1 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 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 38.8%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.0%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.91.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 492 members out of 518 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 187 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 179 give Republic Services a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Republic Services is outperform, with an average price target of $35.57.
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