Waste Connections Inc. (WCN): Price and Financial Metrics

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN): $165.40

1.04 (-0.62%)

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WCN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $165.40 52-week high $171.49
Prev. close $166.44 52-week low $126.12
Day low $164.80 Volume 769,300
Day high $166.89 Avg. volume 1,027,245
50-day MA $155.25 Dividend yield 0.68%
200-day MA $142.29 Market Cap 42.62B

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  • WCN scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 85.5% of US stocks.
  • WCN's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 26 weeks.
  • WCN ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

WCN Stock Summary

  • WCN has a higher market value than 93.2% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $37,992,087,064.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 343.96, WASTE CONNECTIONS INC is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 90.52% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of WASTE CONNECTIONS INC's share price is greater than that of merely 0.65% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to WASTE CONNECTIONS INC are RSG, LVS, TRV, DPZ, and WBD.
  • WCN's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit WASTE CONNECTIONS INC's official web site, go to www.wasteconnections.com.

WCN Valuation Summary

  • WCN's price/earnings ratio is 46.3; this is 104.87% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, WCN's price/earnings ratio has gone up 28.9.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WCN.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WCN 2023-12-29 4.9 5.1 46.3 33.8
WCN 2023-12-28 4.9 5.1 46.2 33.7
WCN 2023-12-27 4.9 5.0 45.9 33.5
WCN 2023-12-26 4.9 5.0 46.0 33.6
WCN 2023-12-22 4.8 5.0 45.7 33.4
WCN 2023-12-21 4.8 5.0 45.7 33.4

WCN Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 378.34%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 169.77%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 16.47%.
WCN's revenue has moved up $1,715,412,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows WCN's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 7,211.859 2,022.492 835.662
2022-09-30 6,966.877 1,928.405 807.621
2022-06-30 6,684.177 1,823.429 685.09
2022-03-31 6,401.673 1,738.73 638.063
2021-12-31 6,151.361 1,698.229 618.047
2021-09-30 5,925.292 1,492.909 582.402

WCN's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • WCN has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 77.22% of graded US stocks.
  • WCN's asset turnover comes in at 0.42 -- ranking 13th of 14 Almost Nothing stocks.
  • CLH, CVA, and AES are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WCN.

The table below shows WCN's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.420 0.406 0.086
2021-06-30 0.408 0.405 0.093
2021-03-31 0.396 0.401 0.045
2020-12-31 0.391 0.398 0.041
2020-09-30 0.390 0.400 0.041
2020-06-30 0.396 0.402 0.041

WCN Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WCN, see our WCN price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $139.48 Average Broker Recommendation 1.37 (Strong Buy)

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN) Company Bio

Waste Connections is a North American integrated waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services, primarily of solid waste. It has operations in both the United States and Canada. Its headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas. It is the third largest waste management company in North America. Near the end of 2018, the company removed "Inc." from its corporate name. The company is now known simply as "Waste Connections". (Source:Wikipedia)

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Below are the latest news stories about WASTE CONNECTIONS INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WCN as an investment opportunity.

Waste Management Wonders: 3 Stocks Cleaning Up Profitably

While money doesn’t grow on trees, it can do so on trash, thus warranting a closer examination of top waste management stocks.

Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | December 29, 2023

Waste Connections (WCN) Fell -6% in Q3

TimesSquare Capital Management, an equity investment management company, released its “U.S. FOCUS Growth Strategy” third-quarter investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the third quarter, the strategy returned -2.04% (gross) and -2.29% (net) compared to -5.22% for the Russell Midcap Growth Index. This quarter’s best-performing small-to-mid-cap growth stocks have lower betas […]

Yahoo | December 25, 2023

Canada's Secure Energy to divest assets for C$1.15 bln on Competition Tribunal's ruling

Waste management firm Secure Energy Services said on Monday it will divest some assets in Western Canada for a total of C$1.15 billion ($847.21 million) to fulfill Competition Tribunal's conditions for its merger with Tervita. The latest deal with Waste Connections is expected to close in the first quarter of 2024 after regulatory approval. It has agreed to pay Secure C$1.075 billion in cash and about C$75 million in certain adjustments.

Yahoo | December 11, 2023


Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that its subsidiary, Waste Connections of Canada Inc., has entered into an agreement with Secure Energy Services Inc. (TSX: SES) ("Secure") to acquire a portfolio of 30 energy waste treatment and disposal facilities in Western Canada for an aggregate purchase price of CAD$1.075 billion plus certain adjustments as provided in the definitive purchase agreement.

Yahoo | December 11, 2023

Should You Invest in Waste Connections (WCN)?

ClearBridge Investments, an investment management company, released its “ClearBridge Select Strategy” third quarter 2023 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. Rising bond rates and the Federal Reserve’s shift to a more hawkish stance put pressure on stocks in the third quarter. The strategy underperformed its Russell 3000 Index in the third […]

Yahoo | December 8, 2023

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WCN Price Returns

1-mo 4.59%
3-mo 18.65%
6-mo N/A
1-year 24.22%
3-year 69.83%
5-year 102.47%
YTD 10.99%
2023 13.47%
2022 -2.02%
2021 33.30%
2020 13.80%
2019 23.19%

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