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

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN): $130.74

-0.97 (-0.74%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where WCN ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 86.13% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WCN is in Stability, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • WCN's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 14.79% of US stocks).

WCN Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $33,626,504,238, WASTE CONNECTIONS INC has a greater market value than 92.98% of US stocks.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 41.64, WASTE CONNECTIONS INC P/E ratio is greater than that of about 84.37% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • The volatility of WASTE CONNECTIONS INC's share price is greater than that of just 7.88% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WCN, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are RSG, ICLR, FWONA, WBD, and CBOE.
  • Visit WCN's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.wasteconnections.com.

WCN Valuation Summary

  • WCN's price/sales ratio is 4.8; this is 269.23% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, WCN's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.8.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WCN.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WCN 2023-01-24 4.8 4.8 41.3 33.3
WCN 2023-01-23 4.8 4.8 41.1 33.2
WCN 2023-01-20 4.7 4.8 41.0 33.1
WCN 2023-01-19 4.7 4.7 40.6 32.8
WCN 2023-01-18 4.7 4.8 40.8 33.0
WCN 2023-01-17 4.9 4.9 41.9 33.7

WCN Growth Metrics

    Its year over year price growth rate is now at 10.6%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 42.6%.
  • Its 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 378.34%.
WCN's revenue has moved up $1,578,198,000 over the prior 33 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
2022-09-30 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
2021-06-30 5,717.676 1,503.814 626.07

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)

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WCN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $130.74 52-week high $148.20
Prev. close $131.71 52-week low $113.50
Day low $129.88 Volume 1,037,100
Day high $132.40 Avg. volume 1,001,865
50-day MA $135.70 Dividend yield 0.78%
200-day MA $133.50 Market Cap 33.63B

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.

With EPS Growth And More, Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Makes An Interesting Case

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Yahoo | January 25, 2023

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S&P Dow Jones Indices announces the following index changes as a result of the annual S&P/TSX Canadian Dividend Aristocrats Index review. These changes will be effective prior to the open of trading on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Yahoo | January 24, 2023

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) Stock's Been Sliding But Fundamentals Look Decent: Will The Market Correct The Share Price In The Future?

With its stock down 2.7% over the past month, it is easy to disregard Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN). But if you pay...

Yahoo | January 21, 2023

Returns On Capital At Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Have Stalled

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an...

Yahoo | January 17, 2023

The total return for Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) investors has risen faster than earnings growth over the last five years

Generally speaking the aim of active stock picking is to find companies that provide returns that are superior to the...

Yahoo | January 13, 2023

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WCN Price Returns

1-mo -1.30%
3-mo -1.39%
6-mo -1.63%
1-year 8.39%
3-year 35.46%
5-year 84.53%
YTD -1.37%
2022 -2.02%
2021 33.30%
2020 13.80%
2019 23.19%
2018 5.47%

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