Republic Services Q4 Profit Increases, beats estimates

Republic Services (RSG) revealed earnings for its fourth quarter that increased from last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company's bottom line came in at $313.1 million, or $0.98 per share. This compares with $235.5M, or $0.74 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Republic Services reported adjusted earnings of $325.5M or $1.02 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $1.01 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 14.8% to $2.95 billion from $2.57 billion last year.

Republic Services earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $313.1 Mln. vs. $235.5M. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.98 vs. $0.74 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $1.01
-Revenue (Q4): $2.95 Bln vs. $2.57 Bln last year.

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