Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results and Important Strategic Achievements at Two Landfills; Updates Guidance for the Year

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 2012 Results and Important Strategic Achievements at Two Landfills; Updates Guidance for the Year

February 29, 2012

RUTLAND, VT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/29/12 -- Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically-integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2012, and provided updated guidance for its 2012 fiscal year.

Highlights for the quarter included:

  • Revenue growth of 2.6 percent over the same quarter last year.
  • Overall solid waste pricing growth of 0.8 percent was primarily driven by collection pricing growth of 2.1 percent as a percentage of collection revenues.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* was $22.2 million for the quarter, down $0.2 million from same quarter last year.

For the quarter ended January 31, 2012, revenues were $114.6 million, up $3.0 million or 2.6 percent from the same quarter last year. Operating income was $4.4 million for the quarter, down $1.9 million from the same quarter last year. The company's net loss attributable to common shareholders was ($24.6) million, or ($0.92) per common share for the quarter, compared to a net loss of ($6.4) million, or ($0.24) per share for the same quarter last year.

US GreenFiber LLC incurred a ($10.2) million non-cash goodwill impairment charge during the quarter. The company's 50 percent share of this charge was recorded as a ($5.1) million pre-tax charge to loss from equity method investments. The company also recognized a ($10.7) million non-cash impairment of equity method investment charge during the quarter to write down the book value of its investment in US GreenFiber.

"Most of the core fundamentals of the business were positive in the quarter, with higher collection pricing, improving landfill volumes, and continued customer adoption of Zero-Sort® Recycling services driving higher recycling volumes," said John W. Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems. "However, lower energy prices and weaker recycling commodity prices were a significant offset to our fundamental strengths."

"As a result of the sharp drop in natural gas prices in the late fall, energy prices fell over $30 per megawatt hour at our waste-to-energy facility, leading to a $1.4 million decline in operating income year-over-year," Casella said. "Recycling commodity prices also declined last quarter, with commodity prices down 13 percent year-over-year and down 25 percent from our second quarter to third quarter. While our hedging strategies worked as expected and absorbed much of the pricing pressure, the lower prices negatively impacted operating income by $0.7 million year-over-year. Commodity prices have rebounded from the December lows, but we still expect pricing comparisons to remain negative for the next 2 to 3 quarters."

"Over the past couple of months we have completed important long-term strategic initiatives," Casella said. "These accomplishments include:

  • "On February 8, 2012, the Massachusetts DEP issued a permit to increase the annual limit at the Southbridge Sanitary Landfill to 300,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste (MSW) from the previous annual limit of 180,960 tons per year. Also, in January we started to sell electricity from our newly constructed 1.6 megawatt per hour landfill gas-to-energy facility at the site.
  • "On February 22, 2012, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reissued an opinion dismissing an appeal filed by several 10-citizen groups contesting the 2008 Site Assignment for Southbridge Sanitary Landfill. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court dismissed the appeal on its merits and stated that their decision brings final resolution to the case.
  • "On January 17, 2012, the Town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire voters approved a zoning change and resultant settlement of on-going litigation, allowing an expansion of approximately 1.5 million tons at our North Country Environmental Services landfill. This expansion capacity nearly doubles the remaining airspace at the facility."

Fiscal 2012 Outlook
Due to the negative impact of drastically lower energy prices and protracted weakness in special waste landfill volumes, the company adjusted its fiscal year guidance in the following categories:

  • Revenues between $476.0 million and $482.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA* between $100.0 million and $103.0 million.
  • Free Cash Flow* between $0.0 million and $3.0 million.

*Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to disclosing financial results prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (GAAP), the company also discloses earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for accretion, depletion of landfill operating lease obligations, gain on sale of assets, development project charge write-off, as well as legal settlement charge (Adjusted EBITDA) which is a non-GAAP measure. The company also discloses Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures attributable to growth and maintenance, less payments on landfill operating leases, less assets acquired through financing leases, plus proceeds from the sales of assets and property and equipment, plus contributions from non-controlling interest holder, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to net income (loss), while Free Cash Flow is reconciled to net cash provided by operating activities.

The company presents Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow because it considers them important supplemental measures of its performance and believes they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of the company's results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to further understand the company's "core operating performance." The company believes its "core operating performance" represents its on-going performance in the ordinary course of operations. The company believes that providing Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow to investors, in addition to corresponding income statement and cash flow statement measures, affords investors the benefit of viewing its performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and understanding how the core business and its results of operations may look in the future. The company further believes that providing this information allows its investors greater transparency and a better understanding of its core financial performance. In addition, the instruments governing the company's indebtedness use EBITDA (with additional adjustments) to measure its compliance with covenants such as interest coverage, leverage and debt incurrence.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with or an alternative for GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from Adjusted EBITDA or Free Cash Flow presented by other companies.

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste management services consisting of collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in the northeastern United States. For further information, contact Ned Coletta, vice president of finance and investor relations at (802) 772-2239, or Ed Johnson, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2241, or visit the company's website at http://www.casella.com.

Conference call to discuss quarter
The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Individuals interested in participating in the call should dial (877) 548-9590 or (720) 545-0037 at least 10 minutes before start time. The call will also be webcast; to listen, participants should visit Casella Waste Systems' website at http://ir.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 (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 (Conference ID 52843471) until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

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 "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "may," "will," "would," "intend," "estimate," "guidance" 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, expectations or guidance 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 that have adversely affected and may continue to adversely affect our revenues and our operating margin; we may be unable to reduce costs or increase pricing or volumes sufficiently to achieve estimated Adjusted 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 energy pricing or 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, 2011.

We undertake no obligation 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

              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

                  (In thousands, except amounts per share)



                            Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended

                         ------------------------  ------------------------

                         January 31,  January 31,  January 31,  January 31,

                             2012         2011         2012         2011

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------



Revenues                 $   114,578  $   111,627  $   371,637  $   356,515



Operating expenses:

    Cost of operations        81,398       76,933      253,248      237,584

    General and

     administration           13,933       14,832       46,202       46,446

    Depreciation and

     amortization             14,827       13,573       44,394       44,776

    Legal settlement               -            -        1,359            -

    Development project

     charge                        -            -          131            -

    Gain on sale of

     assets                        -            -            -       (3,502)

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

                             110,158      105,338      345,334      325,304

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------



Operating income               4,420        6,289       26,303       31,211



  Other

   expense/(income),

   net:

  Interest expense, net       11,508       11,648       33,865       35,032

  Loss (gain) from

   equity method

   investments                 6,383         (102)      10,163        2,536

  Impairment of equity

   method investment          10,680            -       10,680            -

  Loss on debt

   modification                    -          115            -          115

  Other income                  (117)         (78)        (549)        (490)

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

                              28,454       11,583       54,159       37,193

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------



Loss from continuing

 operations before

 income taxes and

 discontinued operations     (24,034)      (5,294)     (27,856)      (5,982)

Provision for income

 taxes                           601        1,079        1,330        2,139

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------



Loss from continuing

 operations before

 discontinued operations     (24,635)      (6,373)     (29,186)      (8,121)



Discontinued operations:

  Income (loss) from

   discontinued

   operations, net of

   income taxes (1)                -        1,376            -         (316)

  (Loss) gain on

   disposal of

   discontinued

   operations, net of

   income taxes (1)                -       (1,368)         725       (1,984)

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------



Net loss attributable to

 common stockholders     $   (24,635) $    (6,365) $   (28,461) $   (10,421)

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========





Common stock and common

 stock equivalent shares

 outstanding, assuming

 full dilution                26,822       26,115       26,715       26,026

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========



Net loss per common

 share attributable to

 common stockholders     $     (0.92) $     (0.24) $     (1.07) $     (0.40)

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========



Adjusted EBITDA (2)      $    22,175  $    22,408  $    81,369  $    80,985

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========












                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

                               (In thousands)



                                                  January 31,    April 30,

                     ASSETS                           2012          2011

                                                 ------------- -------------



CURRENT ASSETS:

    Cash and cash equivalents                    $       1,131 $       1,817

    Restricted cash                                         76            76

    Accounts receivable - trade, net of

     allowance for doubtful accounts                    48,032        54,914

    Other current assets                                15,556        15,598

                                                 ------------- -------------

Total current assets                                    64,795        72,405



Property, plant and equipment, net of

 accumulated depreciation                              461,904       453,361

Goodwill                                               101,773       101,204

Intangible assets, net                                   3,139         2,455

Restricted assets                                          400           334

Notes receivable - related party/employee                  721         1,297

Investments in unconsolidated entities                  21,753        38,263

Other non-current assets                                19,884        21,262

                                                 ------------- -------------



Total assets                                     $     674,369 $     690,581

                                                 ============= =============



      LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



CURRENT LIABILITIES:

    Current maturities of long-term debt and

     capital leases                              $       1,213 $       1,217

    Current maturities of financing lease

     obligations                                           332           316

    Accounts payable                                    45,252        42,499

    Other accrued liabilities                           37,393        39,889

                                                 ------------- -------------

Total current liabilities                               84,190        83,921



Long-term debt and capital leases, less current

 maturities                                            470,837       461,418

Financing lease obligations, less current

 maturities                                              1,904         2,156

Other long-term liabilities                             51,078        49,099



  Total Casella Waste Systems, Inc. and

   Subsidiaries stockholders' equity                    64,916        93,987

  Noncontrolling interest                                1,444             -

                                                 ------------- -------------

Total stockholders' equity                              66,360        93,987



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity       $     674,369 $     690,581

                                                 ============= =============










                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                               (In thousands)

                                                       Nine Months Ended

                                                   ------------------------

                                                   January 31,  January 31,

                                                       2012         2011

                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net loss attributable to common stockholders       $   (28,461) $   (10,421)

Loss from discontinued operations, net of income

 taxes                                                       -          316

(Gain) loss on disposal of discontinued operations,

 net of income taxes                                      (725)       1,984

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash

 provided by operating activities -

  Gain on sale of assets                                     -       (3,502)

  Gain on sale of property and equipment                  (902)        (399)

  Depreciation and amortization                         44,394       44,776

  Depletion of landfill operating lease obligations      6,570        6,013

  Interest accretion on landfill and environmental

   remediation liabilities                               2,613        2,487

  Development project charge                               131            -

  Amortization of premium on senior subordinated

   notes                                                     -         (584)

  Amortization of discount on term loan and second

   lien notes                                              712          683

  Loss from equity method investments                   10,163        2,536

  Impairment of equity method investment                10,680            -

  Loss on debt modification                                  -          115

  Stock-based compensation                               1,307        2,052

  Excess tax benefit on the vesting of share based

   awards                                                 (254)        (122)

  Deferred income taxes                                  1,548        1,827

  Changes in assets and liabilities, net of effects

   of acquisitions and divestitures                      1,966       (1,903)

    Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities           49,742       45,858

                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

  Acquisitions, net of cash acquired                    (2,102)           -

  Additions to property, plant and equipment

   attributable to acquisitions                           (168)           -

  Additions to property, plant and equipment

    - growth                                            (9,833)      (1,175)

    - maintenance                                      (39,279)     (40,268)

  Payments on landfill operating lease contracts        (6,052)      (4,977)

  Proceeds from sale of assets                               -        7,533

  Proceeds from sale of property and equipment           1,337          631

  Investments in unconsolidated entities                (4,146)           -

                                                   -----------  -----------

    Net Cash Used In Investing Activities              (60,243)     (38,256)

                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

  Proceeds from long-term borrowings                   127,900      134,100

  Principal payments on long-term debt                (119,433)    (136,349)

  Payments of financing costs                             (142)        (340)

  Proceeds from exercise of share based awards             337          412

  Excess tax benefit on the vesting of share based

   awards                                                  254          122

  Contributions from noncontrolling interest holder        174            -

                                                   -----------  -----------

    Net Cash Provided By (Used In) Financing

     Activities                                          9,090       (2,055)

                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash Provided By (Used In) Discontinued Operations         725       (2,051)

                                                   -----------  -----------

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                 (686)       3,496

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period           1,817        2,035

                                                   -----------  -----------

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period           $     1,131  $     5,531

                                                   ===========  ===========



Supplemental Disclosures:

Cash interest                                      $    31,952  $    32,124

Cash income taxes, net of refunds                  $     5,314  $       142








                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

            NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

                               (In thousands)

Note 1: Discontinued Operations
On January 23, 2011, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement and related agreements to sell non-integrated recycling assets and select intellectual property assets to a new company (the "Purchaser") formed by Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. and Intersection LLC for $130,400 in gross proceeds. Pursuant to these agreements, we divested non-integrated recycling assets located outside our core operating regions of New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and northern Pennsylvania, including 17 Material Recovery Facilities ("MRFs"), one transfer station and certain related intellectual property assets. Following the transaction, we retained four integrated MRFs located in our core operating regions. As a part of the disposition, we also entered into a ten-year commodities marketing agreement with the Purchaser to market 100% of the tonnage from three of our remaining integrated MRFs.

We completed the transaction on March 1, 2011 for $134,195 in gross cash proceeds. This included an estimated $3,795 working capital and other purchase price adjustment, which was subject to further adjustment, as defined in the purchase and sale agreement. The final working capital adjustment, along with additional legal expenses related to the transaction, of $646 was recorded to gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

In the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, we recorded an additional working capital adjustment of $79 to gain (loss) on disposal of discontinued operations, net of income taxes, which related to our subsequent collection of receivable balances that were released to us for collection by the Purchaser.

During the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, we also completed the sale of the assets of the Trilogy Glass business for cash proceeds of $1,840.

The operating results of these operations, which relate only to prior fiscal year periods, have been reclassified from continuing to discontinued operations in the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements. Revenues and loss before income tax provision attributable to discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended January 31, 2011 were $20,159, $1,369, $56,122, and ($323), respectively.

We allocate interest expense to discontinued operations. We have also eliminated certain immaterial inter-company activity associated with discontinued operations.

Note 2: 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, adjusted for accretion, depletion of landfill operating lease obligations, gain on sale of assets, development project charge write-off, as well as legal settlement charges (Adjusted EBITDA) which is a non-GAAP measure. We also disclose Free Cash Flow, which is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less capital expenditures attributable to growth and maintenance, less payments on landfill operating leases, less assets acquired through financing leases, plus proceeds from the sale of assets and property and equipment, plus contributions from the noncontrolling interest holder, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA is reconciled to net income (loss), while Free Cash Flow is reconciled to net cash provided by operating activities.

We present Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow because we consider them important supplemental measures of our performance and believe they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of our results. Management uses these non-GAAP measures to further understand our "core operating performance." We believe our "core operating performance" represents our on-going performance in the ordinary course of operations. We believe that providing Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow to investors, in addition to corresponding income statement and cash flow statement measures, provides investors the benefit of viewing our
performance using the same financial metrics that the management team uses in making many key decisions and understanding how the core business and its results of operations may look in the future. We further believe that providing this information allows our investors greater transparency and a better understanding of our core financial performance. In addition, the instruments governing our indebtedness use EBITDA (with additional adjustments) to measure our compliance with covenants such as interest coverage, leverage and debt incurrence.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, GAAP in the U.S. Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP in the U.S., and may be different from Adjusted EBITDA or Free Cash Flow presented by other companies.






Following is a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Loss Attributable

 to Common Stockholders:



                            Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended

                         ------------------------  ------------------------

                         January 31,  January 31,  January 31,  January 31,

                             2012         2011         2012         2011

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------





Net Loss Attributable to

 Common Stockholders     $   (24,635) $    (6,365) $   (28,461) $   (10,421)

  (Income) loss from

   discontinued

   operations, net of

   income taxes                    -       (1,376)           -          316

  Loss (gain) on

   disposal of

   discontinued

   operations, net of

   income taxes                    -        1,368         (725)       1,984

  Provision for income

   taxes                         601        1,079        1,330        2,139

  Interest expense, net       11,508       11,648       33,865       35,032

  Depreciation and

   amortization               14,827       13,573       44,394       44,776

  Other expense

   (income), net              16,946          (65)      20,293        2,161

  Legal settlement                 -            -        1,359            -

  Development project

   charge                          -            -          131            -

  Gain on sale of assets           -            -            -       (3,502)

  Depletion of landfill

   operating lease

   obligations                 2,055        1,714        6,570        6,013

  Interest accretion on

   landfill and

   environmental

   remediation

   liabilities                   873          832        2,613        2,487

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Adjusted EBITDA (2)      $    22,175  $    22,408  $    81,369  $    80,985

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========



Following is a

 reconciliation of Free

 Cash Flow to Net Cash

 Provided by Operating

 Activities:

                            Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended

                         ------------------------  ------------------------

                         January 31,  January 31,  January 31,  January 31,

                             2012         2011         2012         2011

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Net Cash Provided by

 Operating Activities    $     8,264  $    11,702  $    49,742  $    45,858

Capital expenditures -

 growth and maintenance      (13,310)     (10,669)     (49,112)     (41,443)

Payments on landfill

 operating lease

 contracts                    (2,738)      (2,727)      (6,052)      (4,977)

Proceeds from sale of

 assets and property and

 equipment                       167           76        1,337        8,164

Contributions from

 noncontrolling interest

 holder                          174            -          174            -

                         -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------

Free Cash Flow (2)       $    (7,443) $    (1,618) $    (3,911) $     7,602

                         ===========  ===========  ===========  ===========










                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                          SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES

                                (Unaudited)

                               (In thousands)

Amounts of our total revenues attributable to services provided for the

three and nine months ended January 31, 2012 and 2011 are as follows:



                                       Three Months Ended January 31,

                                 ------------------------------------------

                                               % of                  % of

                                              Total                 Total

                                    2012     Revenue      2011     Revenue

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

Collection                       $   48,875      42.7% $   48,068      43.1%

Disposal                             30,220      26.4%     26,889      24.1%

Power generation                      3,182       2.8%      3,891       3.5%

Processing and organics              12,231      10.7%     12,035      10.8%

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

  Solid waste operations             94,508      82.6%     90,883      81.5%

Major accounts                        9,198       7.9%      9,906       8.8%

Recycling                            10,872       9.5%     10,838       9.7%

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

Total revenues                   $  114,578     100.0% $  111,627     100.0%

                                 ========== =========  ========== =========



                                        Nine Months Ended January 31,

                                 ------------------------------------------

                                               % of                  % of

                                              Total                 Total

                                    2012     Revenue      2011     Revenue

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

Collection                       $  157,265      42.3% $  152,628      42.8%

Disposal                             96,645      26.0%     93,548      26.2%

Power generation                      9,415       2.5%      9,848       2.8%

Processing and organics              40,961      11.1%     38,255      10.7%

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

  Solid waste operations            304,286      81.9%    294,279      82.5%

Major accounts                       29,756       8.0%     30,447       8.6%

Recycling                            37,595      10.1%     31,789       8.9%

                                 ---------- ---------  ---------- ---------

Total revenues                   $  371,637     100.0% $  356,515     100.0%

                                 ========== =========  ========== =========





Components of revenue growth for the three months ended January 31, 2012

compared to the three months ended January 31, 2011 are as follows:



                                              % of    % of Solid     % of

                                            Related      Waste      Total

                                  Amount    Business  Operations   Company

                                ---------  ---------  ----------  ---------

Solid Waste Operations:

Collection                      $   1,013        2.1%        1.1%       0.9%

Disposal                             (318)      -1.2%       -0.3%      -0.3%

                                ---------             ----------  ---------

Solid Waste Yield                     695                    0.8%       0.6%



Collection                           (678)                  -0.8%      -0.6%

Disposal                            2,792                    3.1%       2.5%

Processing and organics                95                    0.1%       0.1%

                                ---------             ----------  ---------

Solid Waste Volume                  2,209                    2.4%       2.0%



Commodity price & volume             (631)                  -0.7%      -0.6%

Acquisitions & divestitures         1,329                    1.5%       1.2%

Closed landfill                        23                    0.0%       0.0%

                                ---------             ----------  ---------

Total Solid Waste                   3,625                    4.0%       3.2%

                                ---------             ==========  =========



Major Accounts                       (708)                             -0.6%

                                ---------                         =========



Recycling Operations:                                    % of

                                                       Recycling

                                                      Operations

                                                      ----------

Commodity price                    (1,404)                 -13.0%      -1.3%

Commodity volume                    1,438                   13.3%       1.3%

                                ---------             ----------  ---------

Total Recycling                        34                    0.3%       0.0%

                                ---------             ==========  =========



Total Company                   $   2,951                               2.6%

                                =========                         =========



Solid Waste Internalization

 Rates by Region:



                                  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended

                                      January 31,           January 31,

                                 --------------------  --------------------

                                    2012       2011       2012       2011

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Eastern region                        51.9%      58.0%      55.4%      54.4%

Western region                        77.5%      72.2%      76.8%      74.6%

Solid waste internalization           65.3%      65.6%      66.7%      65.2%










                CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                          SUPPLEMENTAL DATA TABLES

                                (Unaudited)

                               (In thousands)



GreenFiber Financial Statistics

 - as reported (1):



                                  Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended

                                      January 31,           January 31,

                                 --------------------  --------------------

                                    2012       2011       2012       2011

                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Revenues                         $  23,460  $  28,470  $  61,317  $  66,488

Net (loss) income                  (12,818)       205    (20,382)    (5,071)

Cash flow (used in) provided by

 operations                         (2,971)       434     (5,229)    (2,604)

Net working capital changes         (2,602)    (2,324)    (1,877)    (5,016)

Adjusted EBITDA                  $    (369) $   2,758  $  (3,352) $   2,412



As a percentage of revenues:



Net (loss) income                    -54.6%       0.7%     -33.2%      -7.6%

Adjusted EBITDA                       -1.6%       9.7%      -5.5%       3.6%



(1) We hold a 50% interest in US Green Fiber, LLC ("GreenFiber"), a joint

 venture that manufactures, markets and sells cellulose insulation made

 from recycled fiber.



Components of Growth and Maintenance Capital Expenditures (1):



                                   Three Months Ended    Nine Months Ended

                                      January 31,           January 31,

                                 --------------------- ---------------------

                                    2012       2011       2012       2011

                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Growth capital expenditures:

Landfill development             $      414 $      182 $      658 $      409

Landfill gas to energy project          208          -      1,367          -

MRF equipment upgrades                   97          -      3,104          -

Other                                 2,704          4      4,704        766

                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Total Growth Capital

 Expenditures                         3,423        186      9,833      1,175

                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------



Maintenance capital

 expenditures:

Vehicles, machinery / equipment

 and containers                  $    5,164 $    4,390 $   15,472 $   14,677

Landfill construction &

 equipment                            3,845      5,040     20,614     22,870

Facilities                              711        704      2,701      1,852

Other                                   167        349        492        869

                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------

Total Maintenance Capital

 Expenditures                         9,887     10,483     39,279     40,268

                                 ---------- ---------- ---------- ----------



Total Capital Expenditures       $   13,310 $   10,669 $   49,112 $   41,443

                                 ========== ========== ========== ==========



(1) Our capital expenditures are broadly defined as pertaining to either

 growth, maintenance or acquisition activities. Growth capital expenditures

 are defined as costs related to development of new airspace, permit

 expansions, and 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 organic business growth as well as expenditures associated with

 increasing infrastructure to increase throughput at transfer stations and

 recycling facilities. 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.

Contact Information

Ned Coletta

Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations

(802) 772-2239



Ed Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

(802) 772-2241



http://www.casella.com



Source: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

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