Advanced Disposal Services Inc. (ADSW) and Republic Services Inc. (NYSE:RSG) Comparison side by side

As Waste Management businesses, Advanced Disposal Services Inc. (NYSE:ADSW) and Republic Services Inc. (NYSE:RSG), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Disposal Services Inc. 29 1.81 N/A 0.01 2296.43
Republic Services Inc. 80 2.79 N/A 3.17 26.52

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation of Advanced Disposal Services Inc. and Republic Services Inc. Republic Services Inc. has higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Disposal Services Inc. Business that presently has a higher price-to-earnings ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Advanced Disposal Services Inc. is thus presently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides Advanced Disposal Services Inc. and Republic Services Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Disposal Services Inc. 0.00% 0.1% 0%
Republic Services Inc. 0.00% 13.1% 4.8%


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Advanced Disposal Services Inc. are 0.6 and 0.6 respectively. Its competitor Republic Services Inc.’s Current Ratio is 0.4 and its Quick Ratio is 0.4. Advanced Disposal Services Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Republic Services Inc.

Analyst Ratings

In next table is shown Advanced Disposal Services Inc. and Republic Services Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Disposal Services Inc. 0 1 1 2.50
Republic Services Inc. 0 3 0 2.00

Advanced Disposal Services Inc. has an average price target of $30.67, and a -4.66% downside potential. Republic Services Inc. on the other hand boasts of a $84.67 average price target and a -3.23% potential downside. The data provided earlier shows that Republic Services Inc. appears more favorable than Advanced Disposal Services Inc., based on analyst opinion.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 0% of Advanced Disposal Services Inc. shares and 97% of Republic Services Inc. shares. Advanced Disposal Services Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 0.8%. Comparatively, Republic Services Inc. has 0.2% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Advanced Disposal Services Inc. -0.5% 0.5% 20.01% 20.5% 37.51% 34.29%
Republic Services Inc. 1.81% 6.26% 8.82% 12.43% 23.97% 16.56%

For the past year Advanced Disposal Services Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than Republic Services Inc.


Republic Services Inc. beats Advanced Disposal Services Inc. on 8 of the 12 factors.

Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. It is involved in the curbside collection of residential refuse from small carts or containers into collection vehicles for transport to a disposal/recycling site. The company also supplies commercial and industrial customers with waste containers; rents or sells compactors to large waste generators; and provides roll-off containers, as well as waste collection, transportation, and disposal services to construction and demolition sites. In addition, it offers landfill disposal services; and manages or operates recycling facilities that collect, process, and sell old corrugated cardboard, old newspaper, mixed paper, aluminum, glass, and other materials, as well as provides customer services. Further, the company engages in trucking activities; and landfill gas-to-energy operations at municipal solid waste landfills, as well as manages third-party owned landfills. It serves approximately 2.8 million residential customers; 200,000 commercial and industrial customers; and 800 municipalities in the Southeast, Midwest, and Eastern regions of the United States, as well as the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The company was formerly known as ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. in January 2016. Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, disposal, and energy services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The companyÂ’s collection services include curbside collection of waste; supply of waste containers; and renting of compactors. It is also involved in the processing and sale of old corrugated cardboard, old newspapers, aluminum, glass, and other materials; and provision of landfill services. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated through 333 collection operations, 204 transfer stations, 192 active landfills, 64 recycling centers, and 10 salt water disposal wells, as well as 7 treatment, recovery, and disposal facilities in 39 states and Puerto Rico. It also operates 71 landfill gas and renewable energy projects. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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