Waste Connections Earnings Perspective: Return On Invested Capital

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According to Benzinga Pro, during Q4, Waste Connections WCN earned $166.43 million, a 45.16% increase from the preceding quarter. Waste Connections also posted a total of $1.62 billion in sales, a 1.69% increase since Q3. Waste Connections earned $114.65 million, and sales totaled $1.60 billion in Q3.

What Is ROIC?

Earnings data without context is not clear and can difficult to base trading decisions on. Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) helps to filter signal from noise by measuring yearly pre-tax profit relative to invested capital by a business. Generally, a higher ROIC suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q4, Waste Connections posted an ROIC of 2.45%.

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

Return on Invested Capital is a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital invested by a business. Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in a company's ROIC. A higher ROIC is generally representative of successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. A low or negative ROIC suggests the opposite. In Q4, Waste Connections posted an ROIC of 2.45%.

Keep in mind, while ROIC is a good measure of a company's recent performance, it is not a highly reliable predictor of a company's earnings or sales in the near future.

For Waste Connections, the positive return on invested capital ratio of 2.45% suggests that management is allocating their capital effectively. Effective capital allocation is a positive indicator that a company will achieve more durable success and favorable long-term returns.

Analyst Predictions

Waste Connections reported Q4 earnings per share at $0.83/share, which did not meet analyst predictions of $1.04/share.

This article was generated by Benzinga's automated content engine and reviewed by an editor.

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