Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Republic Services Earnings Are on Deck

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Checking expectations

Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 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 expand 1.1% and EPS will grow 7.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.00 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Republic Services logged revenue of $2.03 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.03 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.37. GAAP EPS of $0.35 for Q4 were 31% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.51 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 36.7%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.3%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $8.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.87.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 504 members out of 529 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 191 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 185 give Republic Services a green thumbs-up, and six 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 $33.00.

The rich are different than you and me: They might not notice the moneymaking stories right under our noses. In our new report, "Middle-Class Millionaire-Makers: 3 Stocks Wall Street's Too Rich to Notice," we give you three Peter Lynch-inspired buy-what-you-know stocks for the 99%. Click here for instant access to this free report.

Invest Smarter with The Motley Fool

Join Over 1 Million Premium Members Receiving…

  • New Stock Picks Each Month
  • Detailed Analysis of Companies
  • Model Portfolios
  • Live Streaming During Market Hours
  • And Much More
Get Started Now

Stocks Mentioned

Republic Services, Inc. Stock Quote
Republic Services, Inc.
RSG
$136.87 (2.04%) $2.73

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

Related Articles

Motley Fool Returns

Motley Fool Stock Advisor

Market-beating stocks from our award-winning service.

Stock Advisor Returns
356%
 
S&P 500 Returns
124%

Calculated by average return of all stock recommendations since inception of the Stock Advisor service in February of 2002. Returns as of 05/28/2022.

Discounted offers are only available to new members. Stock Advisor list price is $199 per year.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.