Republic Services Inc

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RSG : NYSE : Industrial Goods
$57.36 | %
Today's Range: 57.16 - 57.59
Avg. Daily Volume: 1321800.0
01/20/17 - 4:01 PM ET

Financial Analysis

REPUBLIC SERVICES INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased. REPUBLIC SERVICES INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.64 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 2.05% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)2409.32344.0
EBITDA ($mil)697.2659.7
EBIT ($mil)419.2386.7
Net Income ($mil)85.7215.0

Balance Sheet Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)55.0102.5
Total Assets ($mil)20661.720791.8
Total Debt ($mil)7745.37561.0
Equity ($mil)7639.27799.8

Profitability Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Gross Profit Margin38.7138.56
EBITDA Margin28.9328.14
Operating Margin17.416.5
Sales Turnover0.450.44
Return on Assets2.883.02
Return on Equity7.798.05
Debt Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Current Ratio0.720.76
Interest Expense81.483.8
Interest Coverage5.154.61

Share Data Q3 FY16 Q3 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)340.8347.7
Div / share0.320.3
Book value / share22.4222.43
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1313728.01230336.0


BUY. REPUBLIC SERVICES INC's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 33.20 for the Commercial Services & Supplies industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.41. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.56 indicates valuation on par with the S&P 500 average of 2.83 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 4.79. The current price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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RSG 33.51 Peers 33.20   RSG 11.37 Peers 15.83

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

RSG is trading at a valuation on par with 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 significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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RSG 24.38 Peers 32.20   RSG 10.22 Peers 2.76

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 discount to its peers.


Premium. 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 trades at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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RSG 2.56 Peers 4.79   RSG -3.94 Peers 61.44

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.


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

However, RSG is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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RSG 2.10 Peers 2.37   RSG 2.70 Peers 7.54

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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