Stericycle, Inc.’s ( SRCL Quick Quote SRCL - Free Report) fourth-quarter 2022 earnings matched the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues missed the same.
The stock declined 3% since the earnings release on Feb 23 as EPS guidance for 2023 was weak. The company expects adjusted EPS to be between $1.75 and $2.05, lower than the current Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.36.
The stock has declined 18.9% over the past year compared with the 0.7% decline of the
industry it belongs to.
Quarterly EPS came in at 60 cents and increased 57.9% year over year. Revenues of $670.4 million missed the consensus mark by 3.9% but increased 2% year over year. Organic revenues increased 5.7% year over year.
Revenues by Service
Regulated Waste and Compliance Services revenues declined 1.4% year over year on a reported basis but increased 2.8% on an organic basis to $449.3 million. Secure Information Destruction revenues increased 9.7% year over year on a reported basis and 12.2% organically to $221.1 million.
Revenues by Geography
Revenues from North America were $565.9 million, up 5.5% year over year on a reported basis and 7.6% organically. International revenues of $104.5 million declined 13.7% year over year on a reported basis and 2.6% organically.
Adjusted EBITDA was $117.6 million, up 27.4% from the year-ago quarter’s figure. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 17.5%, up from 14% in the prior-year quarter.
Adjusted operating income in the quarter amounted to $90.6 million, up 41.1% from the year-ago quarter’s levels. Adjusted operating margin was 13.5%, up from 9.8% in the prior-year quarter.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
Stericycle exited the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $56 million compared with $44 million at the end of the prior quarter. Long-term debt was $1.5 billion compared with $1.7 billion in the prior quarter.
SRCL generated $157.1 million of net cash from operating activities while capex was $26.2 million in the quarter. Free cash flow came in at $130.9 million in the reported quarter.
Stericycle expects 3-5% revenue growth organically. The company expects free cash flow to be between $175 million and $205 million. It anticipates capital expenditures between $125 million and $145 million.
Currently, Stericycle carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see
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