Looking into Waste Connections's Return on Capital Employed


After pulling data from Benzinga Pro it seems like during Q2, Waste Connections WCN earned $266.79 million, a 11.92% increase from the preceding quarter. Waste Connections also posted a total of $1.53 billion in sales, a 9.89% increase since Q1. Waste Connections earned $238.37 million, and sales totaled $1.40 billion in Q1.

What Is ROCE?

Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Waste Connections's Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q2, Waste Connections posted an ROCE of 0.04%.

It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future.

Return on Capital Employed is an important measurement of efficiency and a useful tool when comparing companies that operate in the same industry. A relatively high ROCE indicates a company may be generating profits that can be reinvested into more capital, leading to higher returns and growing EPS for shareholders.

In Waste Connections's case, the positive ROCE ratio will be something investors pay attention to before making long-term financial decisions.

Analyst Predictions

Waste Connections reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.81/share, which beat analyst predictions of $0.77/share.

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