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

Waste Management Inc. (WM): $161.46

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WM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $161.46 52-week high $175.98
Prev. close $161.28 52-week low $138.89
Day low $160.22 Volume 449,296
Day high $161.88 Avg. volume 1,717,022
50-day MA $163.52 Dividend yield 1.74%
200-day MA $161.09 Market Cap 65.68B

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WM POWR Grades

  • WM scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 92.62% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WM is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 179 days.
  • WM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 39th percentile.

WM Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $66,156,532,567, WASTE MANAGEMENT INC has a greater market value than 96.82% of US stocks.
  • WM's went public 31.67 years ago, making it older than 85.03% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of WASTE MANAGEMENT INC's share price is greater than that of merely 1.34% 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 ENB, FDX, RSG, MPC, and CP.
  • 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

  • WM's EV/EBIT ratio is 24.5; this is 56.05% higher than that of the median Industrials stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, WM's price/earnings ratio has gone up 10.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for WM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
WM 2023-05-19 3.4 9.9 29.8 24.5
WM 2023-05-18 3.4 9.9 29.7 24.5
WM 2023-05-17 3.4 10.0 30.0 24.7
WM 2023-05-16 3.4 10.0 30.2 24.8
WM 2023-05-15 3.4 10.1 30.4 24.9
WM 2023-05-12 3.5 10.1 30.5 25.0

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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WM Price Returns

1-mo -2.76%
3-mo 9.00%
6-mo -3.34%
1-year N/A
3-year 59.19%
5-year 113.56%
YTD 3.40%
2022 -4.49%
2021 43.82%
2020 5.46%
2019 30.45%
2018 5.32%

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