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