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Golf Clap for Rollins

Wednesday - 7/24/2013, 2:00am  ET

Rollins reported earnings on July 24. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Rollins met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. GAAP earnings per share grew.

Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Rollins reported revenue of $350.8 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $353.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.25. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.25 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.25 for Q2 were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.23 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 50.3%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $358.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.34 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.83.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 98 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Rollins a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rollins is outperform, with an average price target of $27.00.

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