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.
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.
- Add Republic Services to My Watchlist.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool recommends Republic Services. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.