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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, Stericycle's revenues were $895.0 million, reflecting a marginal increase of 0.3% from $892.4 million in Q1 2017. Acquisitions contributed $7.1 million to revenues in the reported quarter, while divestitures reduced revenues by $10.8 million. On a constant currency basis, the Company's revenues decreased 1.0% compared to the year ago same period. The Company's revenue numbers exceeded analysts' estimates of $885.2 million.

During Q1 2018, Stericycle's gross profit was $358.5 million, down 2.8% from $368.7 million in Q1 2017. The Company's gross profit as a percentage of revenues was 40.1% versus 41.3% in the prior year's comparable quarter, given the expected impact of pricing of small quantity medical waste customers.

For Q1 2018, Stericycle's earnings totaled $21.0 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $53.4 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in Q1 2017. The Company's results for the reported quarter were impacted by certain non-recurring adjusted items, partially offset by the favorable impact of the US tax reform.

Stericycle's adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) jumped 11.0% to $1.21 compared to $1.09 in Q1 2017, as a result of the strong performance in the reported quarter and the favorable impact of the US tax reform. The Company's earnings surpassed Wall Street's estimates of $1.04 per share.

Segment Results

During Q1 2018, Stericycle's Regulated Waste and Compliance Services segment's revenues totaled $497.4 million, down 2.5% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's Secure Information Destruction Services segment's revenues rose 3.8% to $219.9 million. Stericycle's Communication and Related Services segment's revenues totaled $91.9 million, down 2.0% compared to the year ago corresponding period. For Q1 2018, Stericycle's Manufacturing and Industrial Services segment's revenues came in at $85.8 million, up 2.6% compared to Q1 2017, in part due to a strong international activity.

Cash Matters

During Q1 2018, Stericycle's cash flow from operations was $110.4 million, including $22.1 million of Business Transformation pre-tax charges, and down 34.4% from $168.3 million in Q1 2017.

For the reported quarter, the Company repurchased 151,900 shares of the mandatory preferred convertible for $7.4 million. At the end of Q1 2018, Stericycle had authorization to purchase an additional 2.5 million shares.

Outlook

For FY18, Stericycle is forecasting annual revenues to be in the range of $3.50 billion to $3.64 billion, using current foreign exchange rates. The Company is estimating Regulated Waste and Compliance Services segment's revenues to be in the band of $1.935 billion to $1.975 billion; Secure Information Destruction Services segment's revenues to be in the range of $875 million to $915 million; Communication and Related Services segment's revenues to be between $355 million to $385 million; and Manufacturing and Industrial Services segment's revenues to be in the band of $335 million to $365 million.

Stericycle is expecting adjusted EPS to be in the range of $4.45 to $4.85 for FY18. The Company is expecting cash from operations to be in the band of $510 million to $560 million.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 06, 2018 - At Wednesday's closing bell, Stericycle's stock rose 1.08%, ending the trading session at $63.75.

Volume traded for the day: 743.01 thousand shares.

After yesterday's close, Stericycle's market cap was at $5.41 billion.

The stock is part of the Industrial Goods sector, categorized under the Waste Management industry. This sector was up 1.0% at the end of the session.

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