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Republic Services Is A Top-Tier Dividend Compounder

Aug. 01, 2023 2:06 PM ETRepublic Services, Inc. (RSG) Stock11 Comments


  • Republic Services is a top defensive dividend compounder with predictable earnings growth and strong pricing power.
  • The company's Q2 earnings beat expectations, with impressive revenue and margin growth, strong customer satisfaction, and strategic investments in waste-to-value capabilities.
  • RSG has a solid dividend track record, but its current valuation is fair, making it attractive for long-term investors, though waiting for a better entry point may be prudent.
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I have a love/hate relationship with Republic Services (NYSE:RSG). On the one hand, it's one of the best defensive dividend compounders on the market, which I will reiterate in this article. On the other hand, it's so hard

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Comments (11)

TruWealth profile picture
I dream of one day owning RSG and WM. But will have to wait for a better valuation…
ndardick profile picture
One man's garbage is ...
I always learn a lot reading your articles.
Leo Nelissen profile picture
@ndardick This may sound boring, but I use Google Maps a lot for fun. Just to discover cities I've never been to. I'm seeing WM and RSG trucks everywhere since I started researching these companies lol
ndardick profile picture
@Leo Nelissen That sounds like fun. We definitely need lots of garbage trucks to remove an increasing amount of garbage from our planet. Both WM and RSG are great companies that would probably survive WW III, but they both seem too expensive to add to my portfolio that is becoming increasingly focused on dividend yields as the overall stock market becomes increasingly pricey and dicey.
Leo Nelissen profile picture
@ndardick Yes. Bingo!

I need them to come down.
GDPPP profile picture
As always, nicely written article on a quality name like RSG. I first became a customer of Republic services back in 2013 and then switched onto WM. Having used both services, I feel RSG is a better run company, especially on the residential side of things as their service is prompt, allow pick up of bulk waste and they also are gentle with waste bins after the pick-up is done.

Now that I have been using their services again since Fall'21, have realized was a mistake not to have bought shares a decade ago. As they say, the second best time to buy a stock is 'NOW'. So I initiated 1/10th position to track the stock today and will make it the same weightage as my WM position, if/when it goes to $125-$130 range!!
Leo Nelissen profile picture
@GDPPP I love these comments!

Thank you for sharing your experiences with both companies with us!
@GDPPP I worked in RSG management from 2007 until retiring last year. It is a VERY WELL run company. Shares ARE pricey though. Being in the employee stock purchase plan means a huge tax hit if I ever sell. Lots of shares held with basis between $26 and $45.
jlmanfred profile picture
RSG is ideal choice along with WM at a better price per share. Thanks
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