Republic Services, Inc.

  • Why You Should Avoid The Waste Management Industry, For Now

    By Bob Ciura - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, VE, WM

    The waste management industry in the United States is a very concentrated one, with high barriers to entry and what Warren Buffett would call a wide economic moat. In short, it’s extremely hard for new entrants to swoop in and steal business from the established players.

    The two biggest publicly-traded waste management companies that take the bulk of the market are Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and Republic Services (NYSE: RSGmore »)

  • Trash Can Be Sexy

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: BIN, RSG, WM

    Let's face it--collecting trash isn't the sexiest of businesses, but boy does it bring in the cash. Billionaires have taken notice of this too, namely mega billionaire Bill Gates. His Gates Foundation Trust has been a long-time believer of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), and more recently took notice of Waste Management (NYSE: WM)

    The Gates Foundation Trust owns over 18.6 million shares of Waste Management, which is more »

  • This Company Keeps Its Healthcare Clients Safe

    By Mark Lin - July 21, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, WM

    It is easy to be skeptical of companies who do a lot of M&A or are in boring businesses such as waste disposal. This company will prove you wrong. Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL) is a medical waste disposal company providing its customers with regulated waste management and other related services such as regulated recall, returns management, and patient communication.

    Stellar financial track record validates attractive business

    Stericycle’s financial track more »

  • Paving the Way to Sustainable Earnings Growth

    By Wes Patoka - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, RSG, WMT, WM

    Large companies have been looking for ways to increase profitability in every way possible. Some are doing it by shaking up the types of product offerings, while others are making use of resources that were otherwise unproductive. The techniques great management teams use have been helping drive profits in big ways. 

    Increase margins

    International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has been slow to increase revenue recently, as uncertainty in healthcare costs more »

  • Making Profits From Trash

    By Victor Selva - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, RSG, VE

    For every action, there is a reaction, and every invention creates garbage. Ever wondered how trash is dealt with? Here are three companies engaged in waste management and recycling. Two are based out of the US. One is limited to the domestic market, Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), and another has an international profile, Covanta (NYSE: CVA). The third is based out of France and is present in the international market more »

  • Why Is This a Stable Alternative Energy Play?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) is a provider of disposal, collection and recycling services in North America. Most investors are likely familiar with the company’s green bins and trash-collection services. However, investors may be less aware of the significant recycling and energy recovery businesses the company is involved with. The company has reported that it can produce over 550 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 440,000 homes more »

  • ‘Trash Talk’ Now Mostly Positive

    By Howard Rothman - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, SRCL, WCN, WM

    Talking trash might get you into trouble on the basketball court, but in investment circles it might make you some money. That’s because the Big 3 waste service firms — Waste Management (NYSE: WM), Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) and Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) — are all riding a positive wave that I expect to continue.

    As the trio prepares to announce second quarter results at the end of July, the segment more »

  • Find Cash in Trash

    By Damian Illia - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, WCN, WM

    When I was little, my mom and grandma used to tell me that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH), Waste Connections (NYSE: WCN) and Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) are proof that they weren't wrong. These companies have built highly profitable, multi-billion-dollar businesses out of waste management. Let’s take a look at them and try to elucidate if they are good long-term more »

  • Could You Turn Trash Into Treasure With These Stocks?

    By Bob Ciura - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, VE, WM

    Garbage is big business. It might seem silly, but it’s true. The industry might seem more appropriate for a segment on Dirty Jobs, but there’s serious money to be made from trash. In fact, one of the major industry players, Waste Management (NYSE: WM), is a favorite among income investors for its market-beating yield.

    After considerable rallies, Waste Management and close peer Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) now trade more »

  • From Trash to Treasure, This Company Provides Stable Cash Flow

    By Nick Chiu - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    One man's trash is another man's treasure explains the profit model for Republic Services (NYSE: RSG). Republic Services, the second-largest provider of non-hazardous, integrated solid-waste management services in the United States as measured by revenue.

    Revenue and consolidation

    The solid-waste industry is a mature market, and Republic Services has a mature business and financial strategy to stay competitive. Republic Services generates stable revenue, as a large portion of more »

  • This Waste Disposal Company Looks Interesting After the Recent Acquisition

    By Anh HOANG - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, WM

    Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) has not been performing well on the market since the beginning of 2012. The stock's price has declined from around $64 per share at the beginning of 2012 to $54.80 per share at the time of writing. As of March 2013, Clean Harbors is in the portfolio of Ron Baron and Steven Cohen. Is it a good buy at its current price? Let’s more »

  • Dumpster Diving for Investment Ideas

    By Ryan Palmer - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WM

    Living in a country with a waste disposal system that is as effective as America's is a blessing indeed. In 20 years of taking out the garbage, I've noticed that the same name is on practically every dumpster: Waste Management (NYSE: WM). Here are some key points from what I was able to learn about Waste Management.

    How the money is made 

    Until the third quarter of 2012 more »

  • Solid Investments Backed by a Strong Vision

    By Nick Chiu - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: ECL, MSFT, RSG

    Bill Gates recently reclaimed his number one position as the world's richest person and extended his lead over Carlos Slim with $72.9 billion in net worth as of May 28, 2013. This lead was driven by several of Bill Gates' major holdings, including the ones controlled through his investment vehicle Cascade Investment LLC, such as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Ecolab (NYSE: ECL), and Republic Services (NYSE: RSG).

    As seen more »

  • Is This Stock Set to Shoot Up?

    By Ted Cooper - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Boring industries are generally the best place to find bargains. While high-flying stocks like Tesla Motors receive all the attention, companies with more mundane prospects often go neglected. Enterprising investors will find the neglected industries much more interesting than the highly touted, and overvalued, stocks of the day.

    For instance, the waste management industry has shown its maturity over the last decade; growth has slowed to a creep over the more »

  • Clean Harbors is a Safe Harbor for Long-Term Investment

    By Nick Chiu - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, RSG, WM

    Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH), with a market cap of $3.36 billion, is a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. After combining with Safety-Kleen, Clean Harbors now operates 5 segments, including Technical Services, Oil Re-refining and Recycling, Safety-Kleen Environmental Services, Industrial and Field Services and Oil and Gas Field Services.

    Integration of Safety-Kleen

    On May 1, 2013, Clean Harbors reported mixed earnings results for Q1, 2013 more »

  • Finding Treasure in a Pile of Trash

    By Ryan Guenette - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, VE, WCN, WM

    The second largest United States provider of solid waste services in North America, Republic Services Incorporated (NYSE: RSG) recently reported first quarter financial results on April 25. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, net income decreased from $142.8 million ($0.39 per share) to $124.9 million ($0.34 per share), representing a near 13% drop.

    Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings were $167.4 million ($0.46 per more »

  • One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

    By Wes Patoka - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, RSG, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) is the largest trash collection and recycler in the U.S. Waste Management owns the highest landfill acreage of any trash hauling company. With people consistently generating trash and recyclables, the industry of trash collection is evolving. Landfills are now providing commodities like natural gas, and these companies are harnessing it. U.S. cities are demanding more of their waste be recycled, and these management companies more »

  • The Good and the Bad of the Waste Management Industry

    By Zain Abbas - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste management companies reported mixed quarterly earnings with two of the three companies reporting an earnings beat. Since the release, these stocks have been up more than 5% till date as shown by the graph:

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    It will be interesting to note what the bears and bulls have to say about these companies:

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM), the largest waste management company by market cap, reported its earnings on April 24 more »

  • Waste Management Is An Ideal Pick For Income Investors

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has appreciated by more than 26% in the last six months, which is a little surprising -- not long ago, people were concerned about its stagnating revenue growth. However, its focus on growth projects have allowed the company to win over investors, and sent its shares spiking.

    Performance and Future Growth Prospects

    In the first quarter of 2013, revenue for Waste Management grew by 1.2% year more »

  • There's a Jewel to Be Found in Waste

    By Piyush Arora - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, WCN, WM

    Investing in income-growth stocks as a way to ride out market uncertainty has always been a good strategy. But investing in just any income-growth stock could be disastrous. For this kind of investing, a company needs to have a solid balance sheet, as well as ample and consistent cash flows to sustain its payouts. One such company that meets the criteria is Waste Management (NYSE: WM), and here are a more »

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