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

Waste Management Inc. (WM): $166.63

-1.55 (-0.92%)

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WM POWR Grades

  • WM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 95.5% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WM is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 179 days.
  • WM ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 46th percentile.

WM Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $66,220,514,900, WASTE MANAGEMENT INC has a greater market value than 97.13% of US stocks.
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT INC's stock had its IPO on September 30, 1991, making it an older stock than 84.31% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WM is more volatile than only 7.42% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to WASTE MANAGEMENT INC, a group of peers worth examining would be RSG, MPC, CP, CB, and ENB.
  • 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 price/sales ratio is 3.6; this is 227.27% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • WM's price/earnings ratio has moved up 4.5 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 2022-09-26 3.6 9.5 31.9 26.0
WM 2022-09-23 3.6 9.5 32.0 26.1
WM 2022-09-22 3.6 9.6 32.2 26.2
WM 2022-09-21 3.7 9.7 32.6 26.5
WM 2022-09-20 3.7 9.8 32.7 26.6
WM 2022-09-19 3.7 9.8 32.9 26.8

WM Growth Metrics

    The 3 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 1.71%.
  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 42.47%.
  • The 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 42.47%.
Over the past 15 months, WM's revenue has gone up $3,430,000,000.

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
2022-06-30 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
2021-06-30 16,516 3,945 1,600
2021-03-31 15,601 3,758 1,556

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 $166.63 52-week high $175.98
Prev. close $168.18 52-week low $138.58
Day low $166.43 Volume 1,190,500
Day high $168.19 Avg. volume 1,821,431
50-day MA $169.27 Dividend yield 1.56%
200-day MA $158.23 Market Cap 68.87B

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.

Institutional shareholders may be less affected by Waste Management, Inc.'s (NYSE:WM) pullback last week after a year of 8.6% returns

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Yahoo | October 3, 2022

Setting Our Sights for 2023

In our view, the best stocks right now are positioned to take advantage of the economy's problems, namely inflation, rising interest rates, and slowing growth.

John Jagerson and Wade Hansen on InvestorPlace | September 30, 2022

WM Sets Date for Third Quarter Earnings Release Conference Call

HOUSTON, September 30, 2022--WM (NYSE: WM) announced that it will release third quarter 2022 financial results before the opening of the market on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Following the release, WM will host its investor conference call at 10 a.m. ET.

Yahoo | September 30, 2022

Waste Management, Inc.'s (NYSE:WM) Positive Expectations are Priced In

Considering the yearly trajectory of the US dollar compared to the stock market, not many would argue that the cash is trash. However, when the stock market turns sour, trash can be cash – as evident from garbage operators such as Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) outperforming in such an environment.

Yahoo | September 29, 2022

Waste Management (WM) Gains 9.6% in 3 Months: Here's How

Waste Management (WM) has a steady dividend as well as a share repurchase policy.

Yahoo | September 28, 2022

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WM Price Returns

1-mo -1.13%
3-mo 9.49%
6-mo 1.69%
1-year 11.88%
3-year 51.64%
5-year 139.47%
YTD 1.05%
2021 43.82%
2020 5.46%
2019 30.45%
2018 5.32%
2017 24.46%

WM Dividends

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