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Aug 19, 2022
Nelson: The 16 Most Important Steps To Understand The Stock Market
Image Source: Tim Green. We outline the '16 Most Important Steps to Understand the Stock Market.' We think it's important to take a read of these key stock market tenets when things are going great -- and perhaps even more important when things aren't going your way. This continues to be a working document.
Aug 10, 2022
Garbage Hauler Republic Services Beats Estimates, Raises Guidance
Image Shown: Shares of newsletter portfolio idea Republic Services have put up strong performance so far year-to-date in the face of volatile capital markets. There is a lot to like about Republic Services as the waste management firm is a tremendous free cash flow generator with ample pricing power. Management is incredibly shareholder friendly, as seen through recent per share dividend increases, and the company has been firing on all cylinders of late. We continue to like Republic Services in our newsletter portfolios. Our recently updated fair value estimate for RSG sits at $132 per share and the top end of our fair value estimate range sits at $158 per share of Republic Services.
May 18, 2022
Newsletter Portfolio Idea Republic Services Holding Up Quite Well in the Face of Major Headwinds
Image Shown: Shares of Republic Services Inc have held up quite well over the past several months while equity markets swooned lower. On May 5, Republic Services reported first quarter 2022 earnings that beat both consensus top- and bottom-line estimates. The waste management firm is benefiting from its immense pricing power and volume growth. We continue to like Republic Services as an idea in both the Dividend Growth Newsletter and ESG Newsletter portfolios. Shares of RSG yield ~1.4% as of this writing.
Feb 10, 2022
Dividend Growth and ESG Favorite Republic Services Is Buying U.S. Ecology
Image Shown: Republic Services Inc is one of our favorite waste management companies. On February 9, the company announced it was acquiring US Ecology Inc through an all-cash deal. US Ecology provides specialized waste management services and has an asset base that is nearly irreplaceable. We like the deal as it could generate meaningful cost saving and revenue synergies. Image Source: Republic Services Inc – February 2022 Infographic. On February 9, one of our favorite waste management companies, Republic Services announced a deal to acquire U.S. Ecology through an all-cash deal worth about $2.2 billion when including net debt considerations. Republic Services is paying $48 per share in cash to take over U.S. Ecology, which provides specialized waste management services. We like this deal as it will add nearly irreplaceable assets to Republic Services’ asset base and is expected to be immediately accretive to its adjusted earnings and free cash flow performance once the transaction closes.
Nov 1, 2021
Don’t Throw Out These Garbage Stocks
Image Source: Republic Services. We’re huge fans of the waste-hauling industry, and we nailed one of the best-performing ideas in Republic Services for the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio. Shares of Republic Services have advanced nearly 40% so far this year, and fundamental momentum has continued in its business, with the executive team raising both adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance and adjusted free cash flow guidance for 2021 when it reported third-quarter earnings. Shares yield ~1.4% at the time of this writing.
Oct 29, 2021
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week October 29
Let's take a look at companies that raised/lowered their dividend this week.
Aug 13, 2021
Dividend Growth Idea Republic Services Is a Stellar Enterprise
Image Source: Republic Services Inc – August 2021 IR Presentation. Republic Services recently posted second-quarter 2021 earnings that beat both consensus top- and bottom-line estimates, and its strong performance enabled the firm to raise its full-year guidance (again) for 2021. Furthermore, Republic Services announced it was increasing its quarterly dividend by 8% sequentially on July 29. Shares of RSG yield ~1.5% on a forward-looking basis as of this writing.
Jun 16, 2021
Dividend Growth Idea Republic Services’ Solid Long Term Outlook
Image Shown: An overview of Republic Services Inc’s expansive waste management operations across the US. We include shares of Republic Services as an idea in our Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio. Image Source: Republic Services Inc – May 2021 IR Presentation. The waste management business is highly appealing when it comes to finding potential dividend growth opportunities. Our favorite idea in the space, Republic Services, is included in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio. Shares of RSG yield ~1.5% as of this writing and have been on a nice upward trend during the past few months. The top end of our fair value estimate range sits at $125 per share (RSG trades at ~$110 per share at the time of this writing).
Jun 1, 2021
ICYMI -- Video: Exclusive 2020 -- Furthering the Financial Discipline
In this 40+ minute video jam-packed with must-watch content, Valuentum's President Brian Nelson talks about the Theory of Universal Valuation and how his work is furthering the financial discipline. Learn the pitfalls of factor investing and modern portfolio theory and how the efficient markets hypothesis holds little substance in the wake of COVID-19. He'll talk about what companies Valuentum likes and why, and which areas he's avoiding. This and more in Valuentum's 2020 Exclusive conference call.
May 13, 2021
Markets Back on Track – Seeking Net-Cash-Rich, Free Cash Flow Generators with Pricing Power!
Image Shown: The pricing action of ideas in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio May 13. Image Source: Seeking Alpha. We remain intensely focused on the cash-based sources of intrinsic value—net cash on the balance sheet and future expected free cash flow—when it comes to identifying price-to-fair-value-estimate mis-pricings as well as in assessing long-term dividend health. We think it may be tempting to rotate into some names where fair value estimate revisions have occurred, but the margin of safety around many energy/commodity producers and banking entities may be too large even for conservative investors. We expect most energy/commodity producers to continue to endure boom-and-bust cycles, and banking entities to do the same, as the latter act more like utilities this day and age. Once implicitly nationalized during the Great Financial Crisis, and used as an extension of government programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 crisis, outsize economic profit spreads may remain limited for banks/financials given the punitive regulatory environment. Facebook, of course, remains our top idea for long-term capital appreciation potential. Newmont Mining remains our favorite dividend growth-oriented “inflation hedge” followed by garbage hauler Republic Services and its CPI-indexed contracts. AT&T remains our favorite high yield dividend idea, boasting a free-cash-flow covered ~6.5% dividend yield, and we prefer only diversified exposure to the energy and banking sectors through the Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) and Financials Select Sector SPDR (XLF). We’ll be looking to deploy the ~10%-20% cash “positions” in the Best Ideas Newsletter portfolio and Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio in the coming months. The High Yield Dividend Newsletter remains “fully invested,” and Exclusive idea generation remains robust. If you haven’t already, please be sure to have a look at the video in this article to see how we assess the cash flow statement and balance sheet to uncover stocks with strong net cash positions and solid future free cash flows that handily cover expected cash dividend payments. We apply this laser-focus on financial statement analysis across our idea-generation suite of publishing products.
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