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Waste Connections Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Waste Connections (WCN) reported earnings for its first quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company's profit came in at $124.87 million, or $0.47 per share. This compares with $14.87 million, or $0.06 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Excluding items, Waste Connections reported adjusted earnings of $148.61 million or $0.56 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.55 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.6% to $1.14 billion from $1.09 billion last year.

Waste Connections earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $148.61 Mln. vs. $130.35 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.56 vs. $0.49 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.55
-Revenue (Q1): $1.14 Bln vs. $1.09 Bln last year.

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