Rollins, Inc. ROL reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2020 results.
Adjusted earnings of 13 cents per share came ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate as well as the year-ago figure by 18.2%. Revenues of $536.3 million beat the consensus mark by 1.7% and improved 6% year-over-year. Residential revenues recorded 11% year over year growth.
Notably, Rollins’ shares have gained 53.3% over the past year, outperforming the 42.7% rally of the industry it belongs to.
Other Quarterly Details
Earnings before income taxes ("EBIT") of $86.9 million increased 20.7% year over year. EBIT margin of 16.2% improved 197 basis points (bps) year over year.
Net income of $62.6 million increased 23.4% year over year. Net income margin of 11.7% improved 164 bps year over year. Sales, general and administrative expenses of $159.1 million increased 2.8% year over year.
Rollins, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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Rollins exited the fourth quarter with cash and cash equivalents balance of $98.5 million compared with the prior quarter’s $95.4 million. Long-term debt at the end of the quarter was $185.8 million compared with $154.4 million at the end of the prior quarter.
Currently, Rollins carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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Investors interested in the broader Zacks Business Services sector are keenly awaiting fourth-quarter 2020 earnings reports of key players like Waste Connections WCN, Waste Management WM and Republic Services RSG. While Waste Connections will release earnings on Feb 17, Waste Management and Republic Services will report the same on Feb 18 and Feb 22, respectively.
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