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Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$116.65 USD


+0.25 (0.21%)

Updated Apr 20, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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Bottom 20% (203 out of 254)

Industry: Waste Removal Services

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Company Summary

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services across the U.S. and Canada. The company offers non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary.

It serves over six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production (E&P) customers in 41 states in the U.S. and six provinces in Canada. In addition, the company ...

General Information

Waste Connections, Inc.



Phone: 905-532-7510

Fax: 905-532-7580



Industry Waste Removal Services
Sector Business Services
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 3/31/2021
Next EPS Date 4/28/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.67
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 3.02
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 12.20
Next EPS Report Date 4/28/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 116.40
52 Week High 117.41
52 Week Low 83.10
Beta 0.68
20 Day Moving Average 978,445.88
Target Price Consensus 118.11


% Price Change
4 Week 13.52
12 Week 13.42
YTD 13.48
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 6.13
12 Week 4.10
YTD 2.38
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 262.50
Market Capitalization (millions) 30,654.53
Short Ratio 1.00
Last Split Date 6/19/2017
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.45%
Annual Dividend $0.52
Payout Ratio 0.23
Change in Payout Ratio -0.04
Last Dividend Payout / Amount NA / $0.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 38.66
Trailing 12 Months 44.07
PEG Ratio 3.17
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -1.45%
vs. Previous Quarter -5.56%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 2.66%
vs. Previous Quarter 0.63%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 4.47
Price/Cash Flow 21.08
Price / Sales 5.63
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 10.42
9/30/20 10.43
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 5.00
9/30/20 5.04
Current Ratio
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 1.37
9/30/20 1.40
Quick Ratio
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 1.37
9/30/20 1.40
Operating Margin
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 12.78
9/30/20 12.91
Net Margin
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 3.76
9/30/20 3.83
Pre-Tax Margin
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 4.66
9/30/20 4.79
Book Value
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 26.11
9/30/20 25.36
Inventory Turnover
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 NA
9/30/20 NA
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 0.69
9/30/20 0.71
Debt to Capital
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 40.83
9/30/20 41.38