Republic Services, Inc. (RSG) Earnings: An Early Look

One thing to look for in this quarter’s report is any sign that Republic could decide to spin off its land and property assets as a real estate investment trust. That could save Republic on its tax bill and give investors greater income, but with Waste Management making a statement saying it wasn’t planning to convert in the immediate future, shares gave back most of their initial gains on the REIT speculation.

Republic’s recent results have suffered from municipal budget pressures and a decline in waste. But over the long haul, the trash hauler has plenty of potential to grow and thrive for the foreseeable future.

The article Republic Services Earnings: An Early Look originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Dan Caplinger.

Fool contributor Dan Caplinger has no position in any stocks mentioned. You can follow him on Twitter @DanCaplinger. The Motley Fool recommends Clean Energy Fuels, Republic Services, and Waste Management. The Motley Fool owns shares of Waste Management.

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