Republic Services Inc.

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RSG : NYSE : Industrial Services
$68.76 | %
Today's Range: 68.4501 - 69.0
Avg. Daily Volume: 1717000.0
03/16/18 - 4:02 PM ET

Financial Analysis

REPUBLIC SERVICES INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown its sales and net income during the past quarter when compared with the same quarter a year ago, and although its growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, its revenue growth has not. REPUBLIC SERVICES INC has very weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.49 which clearly shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 3.47% from the same quarter last year. The key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)2560.02379.2
EBITDA ($mil)692.8664.2
EBIT ($mil)400.3393.2
Net Income ($mil)664.4189.5

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)83.367.8
Total Assets ($mil)21147.020629.6
Total Debt ($mil)8187.47658.9
Equity ($mil)7958.87691.3

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin37.7738.41
EBITDA Margin27.0627.91
Operating Margin15.6416.53
Sales Turnover0.470.46
Return on Assets6.042.96
Return on Equity16.067.96
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio0.550.71
Interest Expense86.082.0
Interest Coverage4.654.8

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)331.7339.4
Div / share0.350.32
Book value / share23.9922.66
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1690206.01220874.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 40.44 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.58. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.84 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.27 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 6.55. The price-to-sales ratio is similar to the S&P 500 average, but it is significantly below the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, REPUBLIC SERVICES INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RSG 17.99 Peers 40.44   RSG 11.84 Peers 15.10

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

RSG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

RSG is trading at a discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RSG 20.03 Peers 30.53   RSG NM Peers 1.54

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

RSG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

RSG's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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RSG 2.84 Peers 6.55   RSG 114.12 Peers 81.44

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

RSG is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

RSG is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.

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  Sales Growth
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RSG 2.25 Peers 2.86   RSG 6.96 Peers 12.55

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

RSG is trading at a discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

RSG significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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