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

Waste Management Inc. (WM): $206.80

1.01 (+0.49%)

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WM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $206.80 52-week high $209.78
Prev. close $205.79 52-week low $148.48
Day low $205.88 Volume 1,492,686
Day high $207.72 Avg. volume 1,749,242
50-day MA $188.77 Dividend yield 1.36%
200-day MA $170.28 Market Cap 83.05B

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WM POWR Grades

  • Stability is the dimension where WM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 95.44% of US stocks.
  • WM's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 26 weeks.
  • WM ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 4th percentile.

WM Stock Summary

  • WM has a higher market value than 96.55% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $71,907,496,982.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 431.05, 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 92.28% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WM is more volatile than merely 1.96% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to WASTE MANAGEMENT INC are AMX, RSG, ENB, MPC, and DEO.
  • 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 71.43% higher, now standing at 3.6.
  • WM's price/sales ratio has moved up 2.1 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 2023-12-29 3.6 10.4 31.2 24.9
WM 2023-12-28 3.6 10.3 31.1 24.8
WM 2023-12-27 3.6 10.3 31.0 24.8
WM 2023-12-26 3.5 10.3 31.0 24.8
WM 2023-12-22 3.5 10.3 30.9 24.7
WM 2023-12-21 3.5 10.2 30.8 24.7

WM Growth Metrics

    The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 26.02%.
  • Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 19.11%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 55.56%.
Over the past 52 months, WM's revenue has gone up $4,974,000,000.

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
2022-12-31 19,698 4,536 2,238
2022-09-30 19,441 4,478 2,245
2022-06-30 19,031 4,480 2,144
2022-03-31 18,480 4,476 1,908
2021-12-31 17,931 4,338 1,816
2021-09-30 17,320 4,100 1,748

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)

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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Waste Management (WM) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Yahoo | December 27, 2023

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Yahoo | December 20, 2023

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WM Price Returns

1-mo 9.88%
3-mo 19.49%
6-mo 33.74%
1-year 40.25%
3-year 83.13%
5-year 126.05%
YTD 15.47%
2023 16.20%
2022 -4.49%
2021 43.82%
2020 5.46%
2019 30.45%

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