Waste Connections (WCN) Numbers Trimmed at Imperial Capital Post Q3

October 24, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Imperial Capital trimmed its price target on Waste Connections Inc. (NYSE: WCN) from $53 to $51.50 following Q3 results but maintained an Outperform rating.

Analyst Scott Levine comments, "WCN provided first-time guidance for 4Q13, including revenue ($477-480mn) and adjusted EBITDA ($162-163mn) targets that were a bit below our and consensus estimates. We are adjusting estimates accordingly, but are adopting the high end, and note that future acquisitions (and or a restart to share buybacks) offer potential for upside. WCN refrained from providing specific FY14 targets, but pointed to low-to-mid single digit organic growth in solid waste, and 12-15% growth in E&P waste, with 50bp of margin expansion, including a ~20bp hit from the Affordable Care Act. WCN raised its FY13 capex budget by $10mn (to $200mn) to capitalize on bonus depreciation; baseline capex should fall to $185mn in FY14 (though total spend could approach FY13 levels, assuming WCN proceeds with the development of a new E&P landfill in the Eagle Ford)."

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Shares of Waste Connections Inc. closed at $44.35 yesterday.

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