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

Waste Management, Inc. (WM): $139.82

-1.04 (-0.74%)

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WM POWR Grades

  • WM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 92.4% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WM is in Quality, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • WM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 39th percentile.

WM Stock Summary

  • WM has a higher market value than 95.71% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $59,460,845,844.
  • Waste Management Inc's stock had its IPO on September 30, 1991, making it an older stock than 82.7% of US equities in our set.
  • The volatility of Waste Management Inc's share price is greater than that of only 13.78% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Waste Management Inc are RACE, NSC, PSA, APD, and EMR.
  • Visit WM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.wm.com.

WM Valuation Summary

  • WM's EV/EBIT ratio is 29.7; this is 19.76% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • WM's EV/EBIT ratio has moved up $5.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WM 2019-02-22 2.8 6.7 22.0 18.9
WM 2017-05-22 2.3 5.7 25.7 18.1
WM 2017-02-14 2.3 5.8 28.0 19.5
WM 2002-02-01 1.4 3.0 41.1 18.8
WM 2001-11-26 1.6 3.5 48.0 20.9
WM 2001-07-09 1.6 3.8 -672.6 24.3

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 $145.27 Average Broker Recommendation 1.72 (Moderate Buy)

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WM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $139.82 52-week high $144.54
Prev. close $140.86 52-week low $100.45
Day low $139.41 Volume 1,395,700
Day high $141.50 Avg. volume 1,788,390
50-day MA $138.53 Dividend yield 1.63%
200-day MA $122.05 Market Cap 59.02B

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Company Bio

Waste Management is a provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.

WM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$139.82$63.93 -55%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Waste Management Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Waste Management Inc ranked in the 34th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Waste Management Inc ended up being:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 5.89 -- which is good for besting 55.17% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • Waste Management Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 22.18% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

CNI, EVI, BMI, RSG, and AME can be thought of as valuation peers to WM, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest WM News From Around the Web

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Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a preeminent national consumer rights law firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of current and former employees of USA Waste-Management Resources, LLC ("WM").

Yahoo | June 14, 2021

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Yahoo | June 8, 2021

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) Management Presents at KeyBanc Industrials & Basic Materials Virtual Conference (Transcript)

Waste Management, Inc. (WM) KeyBanc Industrials & Basic Materials Virtual Conference June 1, 2021 2:00 PM ET Company Participants Tara Hemmer - Chief Sustainability Officer Mike Watson - Chief Customer Officer Conference Call Participants Sean Eastman - KeyBanc Capital Markets Presentation Sean Eastman Hello everyone and welcome to the KBCM...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | June 1, 2021

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WM Price Returns

1-mo -0.06%
3-mo 15.48%
6-mo 20.14%
1-year 34.72%
3-year 77.64%
5-year 147.14%
YTD 19.61%
2020 5.46%
2019 30.45%
2018 5.32%
2017 24.46%
2016 36.39%

WM Dividends

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