Republic Services Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, April 25th. Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States. The Company provides solid waste collection services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers. Republic also operates transfer stations, landfills, and recycling facilities.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Republic Services Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.40 per share on revenues of $2.00 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.81.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.51 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.9, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Republic Services has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,685 8,199 8,107 8,193 8,118
Diluted EPS ($) 0.37 1.30 1.32 1.56 1.55

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 2,025 1,982 2,061 2,047 2,028
Diluted EPS ($) 0.51 0.38 0.40 0.42 0.35

Past Performance:
Republic Services has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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