$0.17 EPS Expected for Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL) to report $0.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for Rollins’ earnings. Rollins posted earnings of $0.16 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 6.3%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, January 22nd.

On average, analysts expect that Rollins will report full year earnings of $0.73 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $0.73. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.79 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.78 to $0.80. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Rollins.

Rollins (NYSE:ROL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22. The firm had revenue of $556.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $547.92 million. Rollins had a return on equity of 31.20% and a net margin of 10.42%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 EPS.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on Rollins in a report on Tuesday, October 8th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus raised Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $28.50 to $34.00 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Rollins from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.18.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Rollins by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,551,964 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $701,329,000 after purchasing an additional 276,470 shares in the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its stake in Rollins by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 12,660,262 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $454,124,000 after purchasing an additional 1,827,992 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Rollins by 42.2% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 10,962,173 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $393,213,000 after purchasing an additional 3,252,015 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. increased its stake in Rollins by 59.9% during the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,959,282 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $142,019,000 after purchasing an additional 1,482,695 shares in the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. increased its stake in Rollins by 23,289.7% during the 2nd quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,841,847 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $89,513,000 after purchasing an additional 2,829,697 shares in the last quarter. 42.41% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:ROL traded down $0.20 on Friday, hitting $38.68. 702,296 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,332,779. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 54.48 and a beta of 0.34. Rollins has a 52 week low of $31.36 and a 52 week high of $43.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.79. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $35.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.96.

The firm also recently announced a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 10th. Investors of record on Monday, November 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.155 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 7th. Rollins’s payout ratio is 59.15%.

Rollins Company Profile

Rollins, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides pest and termite control services to residential and commercial customers. It offers protection against termite damage, rodents, and insects to homes and businesses, including hotels, food service establishments, food manufacturers, retailers, and transportation companies.

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