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

Waste Connections Inc. (WCN): $137.50

-0.95 (-0.69%)

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WCN Price/Volume Stats

Current price $137.50 52-week high $148.20
Prev. close $138.45 52-week low $113.50
Day low $136.07 Volume 306,842
Day high $138.62 Avg. volume 908,707
50-day MA $139.48 Dividend yield 0.74%
200-day MA $137.10 Market Cap 35.41B

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  • WCN scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 91.55% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WCN is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • WCN ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 15th percentile.

WCN Stock Summary

  • WCN has a higher market value than 93.59% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $35,329,030,866.
  • WCN's current price/earnings ratio is 41.41, which is higher than 84.87% of US stocks with positive earnings.
  • The volatility of WASTE CONNECTIONS INC's share price is greater than that of merely 0.5% 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, WBD, FWONA, MPC, and TRV.
  • 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/sales ratio is 4.8; this is 336.36% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • WCN's price/earnings ratio has moved up 26 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WCN.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WCN 2023-05-19 4.8 5.0 42.4 33.1
WCN 2023-05-18 4.8 5.0 42.1 32.9
WCN 2023-05-17 4.9 5.0 42.4 33.1
WCN 2023-05-16 4.9 5.1 42.9 33.5
WCN 2023-05-15 5.0 5.1 43.4 33.7
WCN 2023-05-12 5.0 5.1 43.4 33.8

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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Latest WCN News From Around the Web

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Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) ("Waste Connections" or the "Company") today announced that all of the nominees listed in the Company's 2023 management information circular and proxy statement (the "proxy statement") for the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 19, 2023 (the "Meeting"), and nominated at the Meeting, were elected as directors of the Company. Each director will serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until his or her successor is duly elected or appoin

Yahoo | May 19, 2023

Why Investors Should Retain Waste Connections (WCN) Stock Now

Waste Connections (WCN) has a steady dividend as well as a share repurchase policy.

Yahoo | May 19, 2023

Possible Bearish Signals With Waste Connections Insiders Disposing Stock \

In the last year, many Waste Connections, Inc. ( NYSE:WCN ) insiders sold a substantial stake in the company which may...

Yahoo | May 17, 2023

Is Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) A Risky Investment?

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Yahoo | May 13, 2023

Gabelli Funds to Host 9th Annual Waste & Sustainability Symposium at the Harvard Club, New York, NY

RYE, N.Y., May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gabelli Funds, LLC, is hosting our 9th Annual Waste Management Symposium at The Harvard Club in New York, NY on May 11th. The conference will draw companies with a focus on the themes of waste, water treatment, and the environment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with management in a one-on-one setting. Agenda 7:50 Gabelli Waste & Sustainability Team Tony Bancroft & Hanna Howard 8:00 Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE) Andrew Littlefair,

Yahoo | May 9, 2023

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WCN Price Returns

1-mo -1.01%
3-mo 3.23%
6-mo -4.13%
1-year N/A
3-year 48.79%
5-year 84.81%
YTD 4.11%
2022 -2.02%
2021 33.30%
2020 13.80%
2019 23.19%
2018 5.47%

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