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Waste Management, Inc. (WM)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$118.68 USD


+3.16 (2.74%)

Updated Mar 5, 2021 04:00 PM ET

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B Value C Growth C Momentum C VGM

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Bottom 32% (173 out of 254)

Industry: Waste Removal Services

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Company Summary

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Waste Management Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, as well as disposal services to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.

Waste Management provides collection services that include picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from the point of generation to a transfer station, disposal site or material recovery facility (MRF). The ...

General Information

Waste Management, Inc.



Phone: 713-512-6200

Fax: 713-512-6299



Industry Waste Removal Services
Sector Business Services
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 12/31/2020
Next EPS Date 5/5/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.99
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 4.64
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 11.10
Next EPS Report Date 5/5/2021

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 115.52
52 Week High 125.56
52 Week Low 85.34
Beta 0.76
20 Day Moving Average 2,265,926.75
Target Price Consensus 123.91


% Price Change
4 Week 4.95
12 Week 3.25
YTD 0.64
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 5.77
12 Week -1.42
YTD -2.37
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 423.15
Market Capitalization (millions) 50,219.80
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.84%
Annual Dividend $2.18
Payout Ratio 0.54
Change in Payout Ratio 0.02
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 12/3/2020 / $0.55

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 25.57
Trailing 12 Months 29.45
PEG Ratio 2.30
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year -5.04%
vs. Previous Quarter 3.67%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 5.75%
vs. Previous Quarter 5.34%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 6.73
Price/Cash Flow 14.38
Price / Sales 3.30
12/31/20 24.26
9/30/20 24.96
6/30/20 25.84
12/31/20 6.35
9/30/20 6.54
6/30/20 6.54
Current Ratio
12/31/20 1.00
9/30/20 1.20
6/30/20 0.88
Quick Ratio
12/31/20 0.96
9/30/20 1.15
6/30/20 0.86
Operating Margin
12/31/20 11.26
9/30/20 11.60
6/30/20 11.76
Net Margin
12/31/20 9.83
9/30/20 10.03
6/30/20 10.66
Pre-Tax Margin
12/31/20 12.44
9/30/20 12.52
6/30/20 13.08
Book Value
12/31/20 17.64
9/30/20 16.93
6/30/20 16.32
Inventory Turnover
12/31/20 78.66
9/30/20 80.13
6/30/20 82.53
12/31/20 1.78
9/30/20 1.43
6/30/20 1.39
Debt to Capital
12/31/20 64.01
9/30/20 58.90
6/30/20 58.20