About Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It provides collection services, including picking up and transporting waste and recyclable materials from where it was generated to a transfer station, material recovery facility (MRF), or disposal site; and owns, develops, and operates landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States, as well as owns and operates transfer stations. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned or operated 244 solid waste landfills; 5 secure hazardous waste landfills; 90 MRFs; and 305 transfer stations. It also provides materials processing and commodities recycling services; recycling brokerage services, such as managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties; and other strategic business solutions. In addition, the company offers construction and remediation services; services related with the disposal of fly ash, and residue generated from the combustion of coal and other fuel stocks; in-plant services comprising full-service waste management solutions and consulting services; and specialized disposal services for oil and gas exploration and production operations. Further, it portable self-storage and long distance moving services; fluorescent bulb and universal waste mail-back services through LampTracker program; portable restroom services under the Port-o-Let name; and street and parking lot sweeping services, as well as holds interests in oil and gas producing properties. The company was formerly known as USA Waste Services, Inc. and changed its name to Waste Management, Inc. in 1998. Waste Management, Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Refuse systems
Sub-IndustryEnvironmental & Facilities Services
Trailing P/E Ratio25.86
Forward P/E Ratio20.71
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$14.49 billion
Price / Sales2.48
Cash Flow$6.5878 per share
Price / Cash12.64
Book Value$13.91 per share
Price / Book5.99
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.22
Net Income$1.95 billion
Return on Equity26.73%
Return on Assets7.14%
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Waste Management's stock symbol?
Waste Management trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WM."
How often does Waste Management pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waste Management?
Waste Management announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.465 per share on Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $1.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. View Waste Management's Dividend History.
How will Waste Management's stock buyback program work?
Waste Management announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, December 15th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,250,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter?
Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 20th. The business services provider reported $0.91 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.09. The business services provider had revenue of $3.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.57 billion. Waste Management had a return on equity of 26.73% and a net margin of 14.06%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.66 EPS. View Waste Management's Earnings History.
When is Waste Management's next earnings date?
What guidance has Waste Management issued on next quarter's earnings?
Waste Management issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, April, 20th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.97-4.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.00.
What price target have analysts set for WM?
9 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Waste Management's shares. Their forecasts range from $83.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect Waste Management's share price to reach $90.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Waste Management.
Who are some of Waste Management's key competitors?
Who are Waste Management's key executives?
Waste Management's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. James C. Fish Jr., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 56)
- Ms. Devina A. Rankin, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 42)
- Mr. James E. Trevathan Jr., Exec. VP & COO (Age 65)
- Mr. Jeff M. Harris, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 63)
- Mr. John J. Morris Jr., Sr. VP of Operations (Age 48)
Has Waste Management been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about WM stock has trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Waste Management earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 43.35 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Waste Management's major shareholders?
Waste Management's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.21%), Northern Trust Corp (1.20%), Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (0.64%), AGF Investments Inc. (0.62%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.58%) and Swiss National Bank (0.54%). Company insiders that own Waste Management stock include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, Don P Carpenter, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, James E Trevathan Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope, John J Morris, Mark E Schwartz, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist, Patrick W Gross, Puneet Bhasin and Thomas H Weidemeyer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waste Management.
Which major investors are selling Waste Management stock?
WM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Element Capital Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Valueinvest Asset Management S.A. and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Waste Management company stock in the last year include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, James C Fish Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope, John J Morris, Nikolaj H Sjoqvist and Patrick W Gross. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management.
Which major investors are buying Waste Management stock?
WM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., WBI Investments Inc., OLD Republic International Corp, OLD Republic International Corp, Chilton Investment Co. LLC and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management.
How do I buy shares of Waste Management?
Shares of WM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Waste Management's stock price today?
One share of WM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $83.27.
How big of a company is Waste Management?
Waste Management has a market capitalization of $36.37 billion and generates $14.49 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.95 billion in net income (profit) each year or $3.22 on an earnings per share basis. Waste Management employs 42,300 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Waste Management?
Waste Management's mailing address is 1001 FANNIN STREET, HOUSTON TX, 77002. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 713-512-6200 or via email at [email protected]
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