Rollins (NYS: ROL) reported earnings on Oct. 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Rollins met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins grew across the board.
Rollins logged revenue of $340.2 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $338.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $323.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.22. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q3 were 10.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 49.9%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $304.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.77.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 92 members out of 99 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 25 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 24 give Rollins a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rollins is outperform, with an average price target of $25.00.
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