Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Results

Casella provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States.

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Results

March 4, 2009

RUTLAND, VT, Mar 04, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported financial results for the third quarter of its 2009 fiscal year.

Third Quarter Financial Results

For the quarter ended January 31, 2009, the company reported revenues of $121.2 million, down $19.7 million, or 14.0 percent below the same quarter last year. Accounting for 73.6 percent of the decline of overall revenues, recycling revenues were down $14.5 million over the same quarter last year, primarily as the result of lower commodity prices.

Solid waste revenues were down 7.7 percent from the same quarter last year; core pricing was up 2.5 percent (excluding revenue losses from fuel, oil, and environmental fees), and core volumes were down 3.6 percent (excluding revenues losses due to the ramp-down of landfill volumes at the Pine Tree landfill in Hampden, Maine as it approaches the end of life, the planned closure of the Colebrook, NH landfill in early August 2008, and the idling of a C&D processing facility in October 2008).

The company's net loss applicable to common shareholders was ($3.8) million, or ($0.15) per common share, compared to a net loss of ($4.6) million, or ($0.18) per share for the same quarter last year. Reported results for the 2009 quarter include a pre-tax environmental remediation charge of $2.8 million ($0.07 per share after taxes), and reported results for the 2008 quarter include pre-tax management reorganization charges of $1.2 million ($0.03 per share after taxes).

Operating income for the quarter was $1.9 million, down $5.5 million from the same quarter last year. Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter was $11.4 million, compared to $16.1 million for the same quarter last year. The company's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, environmental remediation charge, and development project charge (EBITDA*) were $21.7 million, down $4.7 million from the same quarter last year. The company's free cash flow* in the quarter was $0.2 million, compared to $0.5 million in the same quarter last year.

Lower year-over-year operating performance was mainly driven by significantly lower commodity pricing, lower shipped commodity volumes, and one-time costs incurred in the recycling business associated with the global commodity market collapse and the commissioning of two new Zero-Sort Recycling(TM) facilities. Other negative factors during the quarter that impacted operating performance include lower hauling and transfer volumes, the ramp-down of landfill volumes at the Pine Tree landfill, and a negative variance from the planned closure of the Colebrook landfill. These factors were partially offset by higher hauling and landfill pricing, the ramp-up of the new landfill gas-to-energy facilities at the Hyland and Clinton landfills, and cost cutting initiatives.

During the third quarter, the recycling operations incurred approximately $4.0 million of one-time costs associated with impacts from the global commodity collapse in November 2008, including temporary commodity warehousing and inventory costs and higher than market revenue shares to municipal partners due to contractual obligations that calculate revenue shares based on lagging average commodity prices; and the upgrade of the Philadelphia and Boston materials recycling facilities to Zero-Sort Recycling(TM).

During the quarter ended January 31, 2009, the company recorded an environmental remediation charge of $2.8 million related to a scrap yard and transfer station owned by the company. The company expects the majority of these funds to be spent in fiscal 2011.

Nine Month Financial Results

For the nine months ended January 31, 2009, the company reported revenues of $436.6 million, down $3.3 million, or 0.8 percent below the same period last year. The company's net income per common share for the nine month period was $0.02, compared to $0.00 per common share for the same period last year. Reported results for the nine months ended January 31, 2009, include a pre-tax environmental remediation charge of $2.8 million ($0.07 per share after taxes), and reported results for the same period last year include pre-tax management reorganization charges of $1.2 million ($0.03 per share after taxes).

Operating income for the nine month period was $33.5 million, down $3.6 million from the same period last year. Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine month period was $50.6 million, down $0.8 million compared to the same period last year. EBITDA was $92.3 million for the nine month period, down $3.9 million from the same period last year. The company's free cash flow for nine months period was $4.6 million, up $5.2 million over the same period last year.

Business Update

"Our team rose to the challenges presented by the rapid collapse of the commodities markets and the decline in the regional economy during an extremely challenging third quarter," John W. Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems, said.

"The global financial collapse combined with a widening worldwide recession caused a significant downturn in commodity pricing from October 2008 through the end of the quarter," Casella said. "And, while the majority of our residential and commercial solid waste business is recession resistant, we saw lower solid waste volumes in more economically sensitive markets."

"We are making intelligent choices during this downturn that I believe will significantly strengthen the company now and in the future," Casella said. "We are 18 months into a comprehensive effort to improve all aspects of our operating structure and daily business practices, and we are successfully implementing programs that reduce costs, improve asset utilization, and improve services to our customers."

Fiscal 2009 Outlook

The company has taken a number of steps to offset the impacts of the global economic slowdown that have resulted in lower commodity prices and lower solid waste volumes. The company is increasing pricing where supported by the market, flexing operations to volumes, and reducing capital spending plans to enable the company to meet its free cash flow guidance for the fiscal year.

Actions include:

Increased solid waste pricing, resulting in an estimated $6.0 million annualized benefit; Increased recycling tipping and processing fees to offset deterioration in commodity revenues, resulting in an estimated $9.6 million annualized benefit; Reduced the company's workforce by roughly 9.1 percent since February 1, 2008, mainly as a result of reducing labor to match lower volumes, fleet optimization, and reorganizing nine operating divisions into four new market areas, all resulting in an estimated $10.5 million annualized benefit; Outsourced long-haul transportation in Vermont market, reducing operating costs and on-going capital requirements, resulting in an estimated $0.8 million annualized benefit; Froze new hiring, eliminated fiscal year 2009 merit-based pay increases, suspended the company 401(k) matching contribution, and eliminated fiscal year 2009 management performance bonuses; and Reduced capital expenditures by approximately $16.0 million from the company's projected fiscal year 2009 capital plan.

The following updated fiscal year 2009 guidance reflects continued weakness in commodity pricing and softening of economic conditions through the remainder of the fiscal year. The company has updated its guidance for fiscal year 2009 to the following ranges:

Revenues between $540.0 million and $560.0 million; Reported free cash flow remaining constant at the original range of $8.0 million to $14.0 million; EBITDA between $115.0 million and $117.0 million; and Capital expenditures between $57.0 million and $61.0 million.

*Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), we also disclose free cash flow and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, environmental remediation charge, and development project charge (EBITDA), which are non-GAAP measures.

These measures are provided because we understand that certain investors use this information when analyzing the financial position of companies in the solid waste industry, including us. Historically, these measures have been key in comparing operating efficiency of publicly traded companies in the solid waste industry, and assist investors in measuring our ability to meet capital expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts, and working capital requirements. For these reasons we utilize these non-GAAP metrics to measure our performance at all levels. Free cash flow and EBITDA are not intended to replace "Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities," which is the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Moreover, these measures do not necessarily indicate whether cash flow will be sufficient for such items as capital expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts, or working capital, or to react to changes in our industry or to the economy generally. Because these measures are not calculated by all companies in the same fashion, they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services primarily in the eastern United States.

For further information, contact Ned Coletta, director of investor relations at (802) 772-2239, or visit the Company's website at http://www.casella.com.

The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (877) 545-1489 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems' website at http://www.casella.com and follow the appropriate link to the webcast. A replay of the call will be available on the company's website, or by calling 719-457-0820 or 888-203-1112 (conference code #3497148), until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such by the context of the statements, including words such as the company "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "may," "will," "would," "intends," "estimates" and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. We cannot guarantee that we actually will achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements made. Such forward-looking statements, and all phases of our operations, involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in our forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include or relate to, among other things: current economic conditions have adversely affected our revenues and our operating margin and will impact our efforts to refinance our senior credit facility; the impact of the current economic environment on our operating performance could cause us to be in default of certain financial covenants under the existing senior credit facility; we may be unable to reduce costs or increase revenues sufficiently to achieve estimated EBITDA and other targets; landfill operations and permit status may be affected by factors outside our control; we may be required to incur capital expenditures in excess of our estimates; fluctuations in the commodity pricing of our recyclables may make it more difficult for us to predict our results of operations or meet our estimates; and we may incur environmental charges or asset impairments in the future. There are a number of other important risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These additional risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those detailed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2008. We do not necessarily intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                Unaudited
                 (In thousands, except amounts per share)
                                 Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                 January    January    January    January
                                   31,        31,        31,        31,
                                  2008       2009       2008       2009
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Revenues                        $ 140,879  $ 121,151  $ 439,889  $ 436,593
Operating expenses:
 Cost of operations                96,156     85,480    288,680    293,650
 General and administration        18,285     13,934     55,051     50,673
 Depreciation and amortization     19,026     17,033     59,071     56,008
 Environmental remediation
  charge                                -      2,823          -      2,823
 Development project charge             -        (20)         -        (20)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                  133,467    119,250    402,802    403,134
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Operating income                    7,412      1,901     37,087     33,459
Other expense/(income), net:
 Interest expense, net (1)         10,448      9,595     31,847     29,822
 Loss (income) from equity
  method investments                  907       (263)     4,545      1,911
 Other income                         (56)      (396)    (2,417)      (549)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
                                   11,299      8,936     33,975     31,184
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations before income taxes
 and discontinued operations       (3,887)    (7,035)     3,112      2,275
Provision (benefit) for income
 taxes                                576     (3,218)     1,291      1,805
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Income (loss) from continuing
 operations before discontinued
 operations                        (4,463)    (3,817)     1,821        470
Discontinued Operations:
 Loss from discontinued
  operations, net of income
  taxes (2)                          (141)         -     (1,416)       (11)
 Loss on disposal of
  discontinued operations, net
  of income taxes (2)                   -          -       (437)       (34)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net income (loss) available to
 common stockholders            $  (4,604) $  (3,817) $     (32) $     425
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Common stock and common stock
 equivalent shares outstanding,
 assuming full dilution            25,415     25,606     25,362     25,632
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
Net income (loss) per common
 share                          $   (0.18) $   (0.15) $       -  $    0.02
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
EBITDA (3)                      $  26,438  $  21,737  $  96,158  $  92,270
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                Unaudited
                              (In thousands)
                                                     April 30,  January 31,
                       ASSETS                           2008       2009
                                                     ---------- -----------
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash and cash equivalents                          $    2,814 $     2,982
  Restricted cash                                            95          96
  Accounts receivable - trade, net of allowance for
   doubtful accounts                                     62,233      54,791
  Other current assets                                   30,343      32,344
                                                     ---------- -----------
Total current assets                                     95,485      90,213
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated
 depreciation                                           488,028     499,875
Goodwill                                                179,716     181,338
Intangible assets, net                                    2,608       2,771
Restricted cash                                          13,563      13,990
Investments in unconsolidated entities                   44,617      41,464
Other non-current assets                                 12,070      15,501
                                                     ---------- -----------
Total assets                                         $  836,087 $   845,152
                                                     ========== ===========
        LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Current maturities of long-term debt               $    2,758 $     1,676
  Current maturities of financing lease obligations           -       1,402
  Accounts payable                                       51,731      35,866
  Other accrued liabilities                              58,335      45,024
                                                     ---------- -----------
Total current liabilities                               112,824      83,968
Long-term debt, less current maturities                 559,227     566,181
Financing lease obligations                                   -      12,647
Other long-term liabilities                              39,354      47,564
Stockholders' equity                                    124,682     134,792
                                                     ---------- -----------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity           $  836,087 $   845,152
                                                     ========== ===========
                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                Unaudited
                              (In thousands)
                                                      Nine Months Ended
                                                  ------------------------
                                                  January 31,  January 31,
                                                      2008         2009
                                                  -----------  -----------
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income (loss)                                 $       (32) $       425
Loss from discontinued operations, net                  1,416           11
Loss on disposal of discontinued operations, net          437           34
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)
 to net cash provided by operating activities -
  Gain on sale of equipment                               (54)        (274)
  Depreciation and amortization                        59,071       56,008
  Depletion of landfill operating lease
   obligations                                          4,815        5,018
  Environmental remediation charge                          -        2,823
  Income from assets under contractual obligation      (1,463)        (114)
  Preferred stock dividend                              1,038            -
  Amortization of premium on senior notes                (464)        (501)
  Maine Energy settlement                              (2,142)           -
  Loss from equity method investments                   4,545        1,911
  Stock-based compensation                              1,022        1,383
  Excess tax benefit on the exercise of stock
   options                                               (111)        (157)
  Deferred income taxes                                (1,311)       1,494
  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of
   effects of acquisitions and divestitures           (15,359)     (17,428)
                                                  -----------  -----------
                                                       49,587       50,163
                                                  -----------  -----------
   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities           51,408       50,633
                                                  -----------  -----------
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                     (745)      (2,196)
  Additions to property, plant and equipment
                                    - growth          (14,281)     (10,165)
                                    - maintenance     (44,834)     (39,415)
  Payments on landfill operating lease contracts       (6,735)      (4,401)
  Proceeds from divestitures                            2,154          670
  Other                                                 3,343       (1,465)
                                                  -----------  -----------
   Net Cash Used In Investing Activities              (61,098)     (56,972)
                                                  -----------  -----------
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
  Proceeds from long-term borrowings                  260,700      105,400
  Principal payments on long-term debt               (186,585)    (100,559)
  Redemption of Series A redeemable, convertible
   preferred stock                                    (75,056)           -
  Proceeds from exercise of stock options               1,216        1,462
  Excess tax benefit on the exercise of stock
   options                                                111          157
                                                  -----------  -----------
   Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities              386        6,460
                                                  -----------  -----------
Cash Provided by (Used in) Discontinued
 Operations                                              (164)          47
                                                  -----------  -----------
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash
 equivalents                                           (9,468)         168
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period         12,366        2,814
                                                  -----------  -----------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period          $     2,898  $     2,982
                                                  ===========  ===========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
                                Unaudited
                              (In thousands)
Note 1: The Company's Series A redeemable, convertible preferred stock
("Series A preferred") contained a mandatory redemption provision effective
August 11, 2007.  As the Company did not anticipate that the Series A
preferred would be converted to Class A Common Stock by the redemption
date, the Company reflected the redemption value of the Series A preferred
as a current liability.  Consistent with this presentation, the Company
recorded the Series A preferred dividend as interest expense in the three
and six months ended October 31, 2007.  The Series A preferred was redeemed
effective August 11, 2007 at an aggregate redemption price of $75,056.
Note 2: The Company divested its Buffalo, N.Y. transfer station, hauling
operation and related equipment during the quarter ended October 31, 2007.
The transaction required discontinued operations treatment under SFAS No.
144, therefore the operating results of these operations have been
reclassified from continuing to discontinued operations for the nine months
ended January 31, 2008.  For the nine months ended January 31, 2008, the
Company recorded a loss from discontinued operations (net of tax) of
($810).  For the nine months ended January 31, 2008, the Company recorded a
loss on disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) of ($437).
The Company terminated its operation of MTS Environmental, a soils
processing operation in the quarter ended April 30, 2008.  The transaction
required discontinued operations treatment under SFAS No. 144, therefore
the operating results of this operation have been reclassified from
continuing to discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended
January 31, 2008.  For the three and nine months ended January 31, 2008,
the Company recorded a loss from discontinued operations (net of tax) of
($163) and ($813), respectively.
The Company divested its FCR Greenville operation in the quarter ended July
31, 2008.  The transaction required discontinued operations treatment under
SFAS No. 144, therefore the operating results of this operation have been
reclassified from continuing to discontinued operations for the three and
nine months ended January 31, 2008.  For the three and nine months ended
January 31, 2008 and 2009, the Company recorded a gain /(loss) from
discontinued operations (net of tax) of $22, $0, $207 and ($11),
respectively.  For the nine months ended January 31, 2009, the Company
recorded a loss on disposal of discontinued operations (net of tax) of
($34).
Note 3: Non - GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), we also disclose earnings
before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, environmental
remediation charge and development project charge (EBITDA) and free cash
flow, which are non-GAAP measures.
These measures are provided because we understand that certain investors
use this information when analyzing the financial position of the solid
waste industry, including us. Historically, these measures have been key in
comparing operating efficiency of publicly traded companies within the
industry, and assist investors in measuring our ability to meet capital
expenditures, payments on landfill operating lease contracts and working
capital requirements. For these reasons, we utilize these non-GAAP metrics
to measure our performance at all levels. EBITDA and free cash flow are not
intended to replace "Net cash provided by operating activities," which is
the most comparable GAAP financial measure. Moreover, these measures do not
necessarily indicate whether cash flow will be sufficient for such items as
working capital, payments on landfill operating lease contracts or capital
expenditures, or to react to changes in our industry or to the economy
generally. Because these measures are not calculated by all companies in
the same fashion, they may not be comparable to similarly titled measures
reported by other companies.
  Following is a reconciliation of EBITDA to Net Cash Provided by
   Operating Activities:
                                 Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                 January    January    January    January
                                   31,        31,        31,        31,
                                  2008       2009       2008       2009
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Net Cash Provided by Operating
 Activities                     $  16,098  $  11,416  $  51,408  $  50,633
Changes in assets and
 liabilities, net of effects
 of acquisitions and
 divestitures                        (630)     3,267     15,359     17,428
Deferred income taxes               2,002      3,153      1,311     (1,494)
Stock-based compensation             (517)      (429)    (1,022)    (1,383)
Excess tax benefit on the
 exercise of stock options             95          -        111        157
Provision (benefit) for income
 taxes                                576     (3,218)     1,291      1,805
Interest expense, net              10,448      9,595     31,847     29,822
Preferred stock dividend                -          -     (1,038)         -
Amortization of premium on
 senior notes                         157        170        464        501
Depletion of landfill operating
 lease obligations                 (1,467)    (1,498)    (4,815)    (5,018)
Development project charge              -        (20)         -        (20)
Income from assets under
 contractual obligation                96          -      1,463        114
Gain (loss) on sale of
 equipment                           (364)      (303)        54        274
Other income, net                     (56)      (396)      (275)      (549)
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
EBITDA                          $  26,438  $  21,737  $  96,158  $  92,270
                                =========  =========  =========  =========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                                Unaudited
                              (In thousands)
 Following is a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Cash Provided by
  Operating Activities:
                                    Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
                                    ------------------  ------------------
                                    January   January   January   January
                                      31,       31,       31,       31,
                                      2008      2009      2008      2009
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
EBITDA                              $ 26,438  $ 21,737  $ 96,158  $ 92,270
Add (deduct):  Cash interest          (7,715)   (5,519)  (26,870)  (25,982)
               Capital expenditures  (16,125)  (11,384)  (59,115)  (49,580)
               Cash taxes                (81)     (103)   (1,851)     (361)
               Depletion of
                landfill operating
                lease obligations      1,467     1,498     4,815     5,018
               Change in working
                capital, adjusted
                for non-cash items    (3,479)   (5,991)  (13,783)  (16,769)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
FREE CASH FLOW                           505       238      (646)    4,596
Add (deduct):  Capital expenditures   16,125    11,384    59,115    49,580
               Other                    (532)     (206)   (7,061)   (3,543)
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Net Cash Provided by Operating
 Activities                         $ 16,098  $ 11,416  $ 51,408  $ 50,633
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========
               CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES
                                (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)
Amounts of the Company's total revenues attributable to services provided
  are as follows:
                              Three Months Ended      Nine Months Ended
                                  January 31,             January 31,
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                               2008        2009        2008        2009
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Collection                  $   64,649  $   60,700  $  202,981  $  202,122
Landfill / disposal
 facilities                     23,979      23,186      82,147      83,095
Transfer                         5,606       6,269      20,644      24,189
Recycling                       46,645      30,996     134,117     127,187
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Total revenues              $  140,879  $  121,151  $  439,889  $  436,593
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
Components of revenue growth for the three months ended January 31, 2009
 compared to the three months ended January 31, 2008:
                                                                Percentage
                                                                ----------
Solid Waste Operations (1)  Price                                      2.0%
                            Volume                                    -8.0%
                            Commodity price and volume                -1.7%
                                                                ----------
Total growth - Solid Waste Operations                                 -7.7%
                                                                ==========
FCR  Operations (1)         Price                                    -30.8%
                            Volume                                    -7.4%
                                                                ----------
Total growth - FCR Operations                                        -38.2%
                                                                ==========
Rollover effect of acquisitions (2)                                    0.7%
Total revenue growth (2)                                             -14.0%
(1) - Calculated as a percentage of segment revenues.
(2) - Calculated as a percentage of total revenues.
Solid Waste Internalization Rates by Region:
                               Three Months Ended      Nine Months Ended
                                  January 31,             January 31,
                            ----------------------  ----------------------
                             2008 (1)      2009      2008 (1)       2009
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
North Eastern region              61.4%       64.8%       59.8%       65.3%
South Eastern region              31.6%       35.7%       34.0%       34.7%
Central region                    80.1%       77.6%       79.3%       79.3%
Western region                    62.2%       66.4%       61.0%       65.8%
Solid Waste internalization       62.6%       64.3%       61.9%       64.0%
(1)  Internalization rates for the three and nine months ended January 31,
     2008 have been revised to exclude the activity associated with MTS
     Environmental.  The Company terminated operations at MTS Environmental
     during the quarter ended April 30, 2008. The South Eastern region
     prior year amounts have also been revised.
              CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                         SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES
                                (Unaudited)
                              (In thousands)
US GreenFiber Financial Statistics (as reported):
                              Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                 January 31,           January 31,
                             --------------------  --------------------
                               2008       2009       2008       2009
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Revenues                     $  44,432  $  36,424  $ 119,926  $ 102,153
Net (loss) income                 (618)       525     (6,027)    (3,822)
Cash flow from
 operations                      1,615     10,863      7,344      9,391
Net working capital
 changes                          (810)     7,713      4,570      4,693
EBITDA                       $   2,425  $   3,150  $   2,774  $   4,698
As a percentage of
 revenue:
Net (loss) income                 -1.4%       1.4%      -5.0%      -3.7%
EBITDA                             5.5%       8.6%       2.3%       4.6%
Components of Growth versus Maintenance Capital Expenditures (1):
                              Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
                                 January 31,           January 31,
                             --------------------  --------------------
                               2008       2009       2008       2009
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Growth Capital Expenditures:
  Landfill Development       $   5,502  $       -  $  10,625  $    6,642
  MRF Equipment Upgrades           443        856        771       1,310
  Other                            371      1,078      2,885       2,213
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Growth Capital
 Expenditures                    6,316      1,934     14,281      10,165
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Maintenance Capital
 Expenditures:
  Vehicles, Machinery /
  Equipment and Containers       1,366      3,887      9,517      12,945
  Landfill Construction &
   Equipment                     5,019      4,518     25,741      22,724
  Facilities                     3,044        635      8,297       2,290
  Other                            380        410      1,279       1,456
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Maintenance Capital
 Expenditures                    9,809      9,450     44,834      39,415
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
                             ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------
Total Capital Expenditures   $  16,125  $  11,384  $  59,115  $   49,580
                             =========  =========  =========  ==========
(1) The Company's capital expenditures are broadly defined as pertaining to
    either growth or maintenance activities.  Growth capital expenditures
    are defined as costs related to development of new airspace, permit
    expansions, new recycling contracts along with incremental costs of
    equipment and infrastructure added to further such activities.  Growth
    capital expenditures include the cost of equipment added directly as a
    result of new business as well as expenditures associated with
    increasing infrastructure to increase throughput at transfer stations
    and recycling facilities.  Growth capital expenditures also include
    those outlays associated with acquiring landfill operating leases,
    which do not meet the operating lease payment definition, but which
    were included as a commitment in the successful bid.  Maintenance
    capital expenditures are defined as landfill cell construction costs
    not related to expansion airspace, costs for normal permit renewals
    and replacement costs for equipment due to age or obsolescence.

SOURCE: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.



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