Rollins: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, July 24th. Rollins, Inc., through its subsidiary, Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc., provides essential pest control services. The Company also provides protection against termite damage, rodents, and insects. Rollins serves customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rollins Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.25 per share on revenues of $354.04 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 36.20.

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 $0.24 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.84, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,021 1,074 1,137 1,205 1,271
Diluted EPS ($) 0.46 0.56 0.61 0.69 0.76

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 334.87 340.18 306.39 299.71
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.22 0.16 0.16

Past Performance:
Rollins has beat analyst estimates time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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