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Waste Connections Profit Advances In Q4

Waste Connections (WCN) announced earnings for its fourth quarter that gained ground from last year.

The company said its bottom line totaled $137.05 million, or $0.52 per share. This was up from $120.29 million, or $0.46 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.49 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 50.5% to $1.58 billion. This was up from $1.05 billion last year.

Waste Connections earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $137.05 Mln. vs. $120.29 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 13.9%
-EPS (Q4): $0.52 vs. $0.46 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 13.0%
-Analysts Estimate: $0.49
-Revenue (Q4): $1.58 Bln vs. $1.05 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 50.5%

Full year revenue guidance: 4825 Bln

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