Waste Management Inc. (WM): Price and Financial Metrics

Waste Management Inc. (WM): $154.50

1.73 (+1.13%)

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WM POWR Grades

  • WM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 92.48% of US stocks.
  • WM's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 179 days.
  • WM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 29th percentile.

WM Stock Summary

  • WM has a market capitalization of $65,401,054,764 -- more than approximately 95.87% of US stocks.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 211.34, Waste Management Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 88.4% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WM is more volatile than only 8.76% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Waste Management Inc are RSG, AON, NTR, FDX, and AMOV.
  • WM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Waste Management Inc's official web site, go to www.wm.com.

WM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, WM's price/sales ratio is 129.41% higher, now standing at 3.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, WM's price/sales ratio has gone up 2.3.
  • Over the past 243 months, WM's price/earnings ratio has gone down 77.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WM 2021-08-26 3.9 8.8 40.4 31.5
WM 2021-08-25 3.9 8.8 40.2 31.4
WM 2021-08-24 3.9 8.7 40.1 31.3
WM 2021-08-23 3.9 8.7 39.9 31.2
WM 2021-08-20 3.9 8.8 40.3 31.4
WM 2021-08-19 3.9 8.7 39.9 31.2

WM Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 47.72%.
  • Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -73.68%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 0.73%.
Over the past 70 months, WM's revenue has gone up $4,834,000,000.

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

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 17,931 4,338 1,816
2021-09-30 17,320 4,100 1,748
2021-06-30 16,516 3,945 1,600
2021-03-31 15,601 3,758 1,556
2020-12-31 15,218 3,403 1,496
2020-09-30 14,997 3,672 1,505

WM'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.
  • WM has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 91.08% of graded US stocks.
  • WM's asset turnover comes in at 0.596 -- ranking 8th of 14 Almost Nothing stocks.
  • HCCI, CWST, and PESI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with WM.

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

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.596 0.385 0.094
2021-06-30 0.589 0.390 0.090
2021-03-31 0.568 0.389 0.092
2020-12-31 0.564 0.386 0.089
2020-09-30 0.564 0.390 0.091
2020-06-30 0.556 0.387 0.092

WM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WM, see our WM 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 $159.33 Average Broker Recommendation 1.69 (Moderate Buy)

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WM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $154.50 52-week high $170.18
Prev. close $152.77 52-week low $136.97
Day low $151.28 Volume 2,705,900
Day high $154.93 Avg. volume 2,025,133
50-day MA $158.65 Dividend yield 1.68%
200-day MA $156.17 Market Cap 64.15B

Waste Management Inc. (WM) Company Bio

Waste Management, Inc. is an U.S.-headquartered waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company operating in North America. Founded in 1968, the company is headquartered in the First City Tower in HoustonTexas. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest WM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Waste Management Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WM as an investment opportunity.

Trash Talk: Jim Cramer Speaks With Waste Management CEO

Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management told Jim Cramer on a recent episode of the Mad Money TV show that labor inflation is among the company's biggest challenges. The company saw 9% wage inflation last quarter, on top of an even bigger number in the preceding quarter.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Jim Cramer Talks Trash With Waste Management CEO

Automation trends are seen as key to fighting rising labor costs at the sanitation giant.

The Street | February 16, 2022

Waste Management And Remediation Services Global Market Report 2022

Major companies in the waste management and remediation services market include Waste Management Inc. , Suez Environnement SA, Republic Services, Waste Connections, Clean Harbors, Stericycle, Astellas Pharma Inc. Major companies in the waste management and remediation services market include Waste Management Inc. , Suez Environnement SA, Republic Services, Waste Connections, Clean Harbors, Stericycle, Astellas Pharma Inc.

GlobeNewswire | February 15, 2022

Waste Management Phoenix Open Scores

Friday At Stadium Course Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $8.2 million Yardage: 7,261; Par: 71 Second Round Sahith Theegala 66-64—130 Brooks Koepka…

WTOP | February 11, 2022

Waste Management's (NYSE:WM) investors will be pleased with their stellar 126% return over the last five years

The worst result, after buying shares in a company (assuming no leverage), would be if you lose all the money you put...

Yahoo | February 10, 2022

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WM Price Returns

1-mo -1.91%
3-mo N/A
6-mo -5.54%
1-year 11.32%
3-year 48.59%
5-year 139.33%
YTD -7.04%
2021 43.82%
2020 5.46%
2019 30.45%
2018 5.32%
2017 24.46%

WM Dividends

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