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TAG: earnings

Timing is everything: Tips for strategizing an exit

June 6, 2014By

Right now your phone probably is ringing with every “business broker” and “deal guy” saying they have a deal for you. Sound familiar? Are you ready to sell? The industry has been buzzing as word spread about a mega deal between ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. and the Brickman Group. The fact is activity is picking up and so are business valuations.... read more

Scotts LawnService sales leap 7% in 4Q, 5% in 2013

November 18, 2013By

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., based in Marysville, Ohio, reported its fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings improved 39 percent to $2.79 per share due to the company’s strong second half performance in the core U.S. lawn and garden business, including a 7 percent sales increase from Scotts LawnService in the fourth quarter. Versus its $84.5 million sales during the fourth quarter a... read more

ServiceMaster first quarter revenue dips

May 16, 2013By

The ServiceMaster Co. has released its preliminary unaudited first-quarter 2013 results. Unlike last year, this spring’s cool, wet weather did not bode well for the company’s TruGreen and Terminix brands. ServiceMaster reported operating revenue of $608 million, a decrease of 7.1 percent compared with the same period in 2012. It had first-quarter 2013 operating income of $20 million, down 63.2... read more