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How to buy Republic Services stock
Learn how to easily invest in Republic Services stock.
Republic Services Inc is a waste management business based in the US. Republic Services shares (RSG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Republic Services employs 35,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Republic Services
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – RSG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- RSG shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is RSG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is RSG suitable for ethical investing?
- Are RSG shares over-valued?
- Republic Services's financials
- How volatile are RSG shares?
- Does Republic Services pay a dividend?
- Have RSG shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Republic Services stock price (NYSE: RSG)Use our graph to track the performance of RSG stocks over time.
Republic Services shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$127.99|
|52-week range||$87.28 - $145.50|
|50-day moving average||$135.20|
|200-day moving average||$120.81|
|Wall St. target price||$143.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.735 (1.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.79|
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Republic Services price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||-1.44%|
|1 month (2021-12-22)||-4.53%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||-3.96%|
|6 months (2021-07-22)||11.28%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||35.58%|
|2 years (2020-01-22)||35.68%|
|3 years (2019-01-22)||68.01%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||123.13%|
Is Republic Services stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Republic Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Republic Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Republic Services's P/E ratio
Republic Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Republic Services shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Republic Services's PEG ratio
Republic Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5045. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Republic Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Republic Services's EBITDA
Republic Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Republic Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Republic Services financials
|Revenue TTM||$10.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||19.08%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.48%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$41.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Republic Services's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Republic Services.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Republic Services's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Republic Services's overall score of 28.25 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Republic Services is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Republic Services's environmental score
Environmental score: 15.98/100
Republic Services's environmental score of 15.98 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Republic Services's social score
Social score: 11.45/100
Republic Services's social score of 11.45 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Republic Services's governance score
Governance score: 9.33/100
Republic Services's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Republic Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Republic Services's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Republic Services scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Republic Services hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.25|
|Total ESG percentile||39.68|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||3|
Republic Services share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 42.86% of net profits
Recently Republic Services has paid out, on average, around 42.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Republic Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Republic Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.735 per share.
While Republic Services's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Republic Services may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Republic Services's most recent dividend payout was on 13 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Republic Services's shares ever split?
Republic Services's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 March 2007. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Republic Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Republic Services shares which in turn could have impacted Republic Services's share price.
Republic Services share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Republic Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $87.2822 up to $145.4954. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Republic Services's is 0.7729. This would suggest that Republic Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Republic Services overview
Republic Services, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and environmental services in the United States. The company serves small-container, large-container, and municipal and residential customers. The company's collection services include curbside collection of material for transport to transfer stations, landfills, or recycling processing centers; supply of recycling and waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated containers, old newsprint, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill and transfer services. In addition, the company offers disposal of non-hazardous solid and liquid material and in-plant services, such as transportation and logistics. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated through 345 collection operations, 220 transfer stations, 186 active landfills, 76 recycling processing centers, 9 salt water disposal wells, and 7 deep injection wells, as well as 6 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 41 states.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Republic Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.166% of Republic Services shares are held by insiders and 95.874% by institutions. How many people work for Republic Services?
Latest data suggests 35,000 work at Republic Services. When does the fiscal year end for Republic Services?
Republic Services's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Republic Services based?
Republic Services's address is: 18500 North Allied Way, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85054-6164 What is Republic Services's ISIN number?
Republic Services's international securities identification number is: US7607591002 What is Republic Services's CUSIP number?
Republic Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 760759100
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