Waste Management Company Profile (NYSE:WM)

About Waste Management (NYSE:WM)

Waste Management logoWaste Management, Inc. (WM) is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services. The Company's segments include Solid Waste and Other. The Company's Solid Waste segment includes its solid waste business. The Other segment includes its Strategic Business Solutions (WMSBS) organization; its landfill gas-to-energy operations and third-party subcontract and administration services managed by its Energy and Environmental Services and WM Renewable Energy organizations; its recycling brokerage services, and its service offerings and solutions, such as portable self-storage and long distance moving services, fluorescent lamp recycling and interests it holds in oil and gas producing properties. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated 243 solid waste landfills and five secure hazardous waste landfills. Its recycling brokerage services involve managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Environmental Services & Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: Environmental & Facilities Services
  • Symbol: NYSE:WM
  • CUSIP: 94106L10
  • Web: www.wm.com
  • Market Cap: $34.204 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 440,035,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $77.52
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $74.71
  • 52 Week Range: $62.33 - $79.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.62
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.47
  • P/E Growth: 2.36
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $14.13 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.42
  • Book Value: $12.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 6.23
  • Annual Dividend: $1.70
  • Dividend Yield: 2.2%
  • EBITDA: $3.86 billion
  • Net Margins: 9.18%
  • Return on Equity: 25.07%
  • Return on Assets: 6.56%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.57%
  • Current Ratio: 0.84%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
  • Average Volume: 1.75 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.74
  • Short Ratio: 0.01

Frequently Asked Questions for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)

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 Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.425 per share on Friday, September 22nd. This represents a $1.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. View Waste Management's Dividend History.

How were Waste Management's earnings last quarter?

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81. The business had revenue of $3.68 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.62 billion. Waste Management had a return on equity of 25.07% and a net margin of 9.18%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. View Waste Management's Earnings History.

When will Waste Management make its next earnings announcement?

Waste Management is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Waste Management.

What guidance has Waste Management issued on next quarter's earnings?

Waste Management updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.14-3.18 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.18.

Where is Waste Management's stock going? Where will Waste Management's stock price be in 2017?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Waste Management's shares. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Waste Management's stock price to reach $78.89 in the next twelve months. 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:

  • Bradbury H. Anderson, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • James C. Fish Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Devina A. Rankin, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • James E. Trevathan Jr., Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Charles C. Boettcher, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
  • Barry H. Caldwell, Senior Vice President — Corporate Affairs and Chief People Officer
  • Jeff M. Harris, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • John J. Morris, Senior Vice President - Operations
  • Frank M. Clark Jr., Independent Director
  • Andres Ricardo Gluski Weilert, Independent Director

Who owns Waste Management stock?

Waste Management's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.55%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.40%), PGGM Investments (0.21%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.09%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%) and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%). 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, Patrick W Gross, Puneet Bhasin, Thomas H Weidemeyer and W Robert Reum. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Waste Management.

Who sold Waste Management stock? Who is selling Waste Management stock?

Waste Management's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., State Treasurer State of Michigan, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Park National Corp OH, LS Investment Advisors LLC, Viking Fund Management LLC, Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC and Hall Capital Management Co. Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Waste Management stock in the last year include Barry H Caldwell, Devina A Rankin, Frank M Clark, James C Fish Jr, James E Trevathan Jr, Jeff M Harris, John C Pope and Patrick W Gross. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management.

Who bought Waste Management stock? Who is buying Waste Management stock?

Waste Management's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Shell Asset Management Co., PGGM Investments, Exane Derivatives, Oakbrook Investments LLC, First National Bank of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services, Wendell David Associates Inc. and Bridges Investment Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Waste Management.

How do I buy Waste Management stock?

Shares of Waste Management can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Waste Management's stock price today?

One share of Waste Management stock can currently be purchased for approximately $77.73.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Waste Management (NYSE WM)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  236 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  262 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  498
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Waste Management and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Waste Management (NYSE:WM) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.44)
Consensus Price Target: $78.89 (1.49% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Price Target History for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Analysts' Ratings History for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/13/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$85.00N/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$80.00 -> $84.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Bank of America CorporationLower Price TargetBuy$85.00 -> $83.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$85.00 -> $80.00HighView Rating Details
7/5/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$77.00 -> $82.00LowView Rating Details
6/28/2017Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$80.00 -> $85.00LowView Rating Details
3/1/2017Barclays PLCDowngradeOverweight -> Equal Weight$70.00 -> $73.00N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral -> Neutral$72.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
11/1/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageSell$63.00N/AView Rating Details
8/25/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Neutral$69.00N/AView Rating Details
8/10/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$72.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016Imperial CapitalBoost Price TargetIn -> In-Line$62.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
3/22/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$60.00N/AView Rating Details
12/17/2015J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageNeutral$55.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Earnings by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Earnings History by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE WM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/24/2017$0.88N/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2017Q2 2017$0.81$0.81$3.62 billion$3.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.66$0.66$3.33 billion$3.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.77$0.75$3.42 billion$3.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/26/2016Q316$0.80$0.84$3.50 billion$3.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.71$0.74$3.40 billion$3.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.55$0.58$3.08 billion$3.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q415$0.68$0.71$3.30 billion$3.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.71$0.74$3.42 billion$3.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.63$0.67$3.33 billion$3.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.49$0.49$3.18 billion$3.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.61$0.67$3.52 billion$3.44 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.68$0.72$3.66 billion$3.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.59$0.60$3.61 billion$3.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.44$0.49$3.41 billion$3.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q413$0.60$0.56$3.58 billion$3.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.62$0.62$3.60 billion$3.62 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.55$0.54$3.55 billion$3.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.41$0.40$3.36 billion$3.34 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/14/2013Q4 2012$0.60$0.57$3.38 billion$3.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/31/2012$0.60$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.53$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.41$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.61$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.61$0.63ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.66$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.57$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.59$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.18
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.50
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.62$0.67$0.64
Q2 20174$0.78$0.82$0.80
Q3 20174$0.88$0.92$0.90
Q4 20174$0.81$0.86$0.83
Q1 20182$0.70$0.73$0.72
Q2 20182$0.87$0.89$0.88
Q3 20182$0.97$0.99$0.98
Q4 20182$0.90$0.94$0.92
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Most Recent Dividend:9/22/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.70
Dividend Yield:2.19%
Dividend Growth:12.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:58.42% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
53.46% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
49.13% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:13 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)

Dividend History by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE WM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.19%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 74.88%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Waste Management (NYSE:WM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/18/2017Patrick W GrossDirectorSell487$74.68$36,369.16View SEC Filing  
7/17/2017John C PopeDirectorSell453$74.38$33,694.14View SEC Filing  
5/30/2017James C Fish JrCEOSell3,500$72.19$252,665.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2017James C Fish JrCEOSell3,500$72.25$252,875.00View SEC Filing  
4/21/2017Barry H CaldwellSVPSell8,142$73.52$598,599.84View SEC Filing  
4/7/2017Barry H CaldwellSVPSell3,100$73.50$227,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Devina A RankinCFOSell131$72.42$9,487.02View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017James E Trevathan JrCOOSell49,314$73.07$3,603,373.98View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Devina A RankinVPSell2,070$72.73$150,551.10View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Jeff M HarrisVPSell28,490$72.76$2,072,932.40View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Barry H CaldwellSVPSell2,332$72.15$168,253.80View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Jeff M HarrisVPSell6,645$72.15$479,436.75View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Patrick W GrossDirectorSell466$69.26$32,275.16View SEC Filing  
1/18/2017Frank M ClarkDirectorSell433$69.59$30,132.47View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017John C PopeDirectorSell433$69.42$30,058.86View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016John J MorrisSVPSell12,738$66.75$850,261.50View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016James C Fish JrCFOSell7,400$66.59$492,766.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Puneet BhasinEVPSell11,236$65.81$739,441.16View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Mark E SchwartzVPSell70,496$65.89$4,644,981.44View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Don P CarpenterVPSell1,634$66.13$108,056.42View SEC Filing  
7/19/2016Thomas H WeidemeyerDirectorSell449$67.58$30,343.42View SEC Filing  
7/18/2016Frank M ClarkDirectorSell449$67.21$30,177.29View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016Jeff M. HarrisSVPSell15,800$61.04$964,432.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2016Don P CarpenterVPSell1,200$60.61$72,732.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Barry H CaldwellSVPSell15,234$62.00$944,508.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016Jeff M HarrisSVPSell62,927$60.07$3,780,024.89View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Don P CarpenterVPSell2,000$59.56$119,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016John J MorrisSVPSell33,914$59.57$2,020,256.98View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Puneet BhasinEVPSell23,565$59.59$1,404,238.35View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Don P CarpenterVPSell619$57.70$35,716.30View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016James C Fish JrCFOSell562$57.76$32,461.12View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Barry H CaldwellSVPSell12,785$56.02$716,215.70View SEC Filing  
2/22/2016Jeff M HarrisSVPSell24,662$55.78$1,375,646.36View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Don P CarpenterVPSell978$55.57$54,347.46View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016Puneet BhasinEVPSell2,693$55.64$149,838.52View SEC Filing  
1/20/2016Thomas H. WeidemeyerDirectorSell589$51.55$30,362.95View SEC Filing  
1/19/2016W Robert ReumDirectorSell994$52.44$52,125.36View SEC Filing  
11/4/2015Puneet BhasinEVPSell5,526$54.24$299,730.24View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015Barry H. CaldwellSVPSell4,262$52.04$221,794.48View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Mark E SchwartzVPSell4,983$52.05$259,365.15View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015James C Fish JrCFOSell54,143$51.92$2,811,104.56View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015W Robert ReumDirectorSell1,072$48.64$52,142.08View SEC Filing  
5/21/2015Jeff M HarrisSVPSell26,259$50.01$1,313,212.59View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Barry H CaldwellSVPSell45,039$54.65$2,461,381.35View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Mark E SchwartzVPSell30,400$54.27$1,649,808.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Don P CarpenterVPSell2,123$54.56$115,830.88View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015James E Trevathan JrEVPSell2,564$54.73$140,327.72View SEC Filing  
2/18/2015Puneet BhasinSVPSell1,330$54.75$72,817.50View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015W Robert ReumDirectorSell1,037$51.74$53,654.38View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Don P CarpenterVPSell1,000$48.49$48,490.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Puneet BhasinSVPSell48,323$48.57$2,347,048.11View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Jeff M HarrisSVPSell97,204$46.79$4,548,175.16View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Devina A RankinVPSell5,541$46.73$258,930.93View SEC Filing  
8/20/2014Jeff M HarrisSVPSell43,918$46.61$2,047,017.98View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Barry H CaldwellSVPSell30,049$46.04$1,383,455.96View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014John J MorrisSVPSell1,007$44.23$44,539.61View SEC Filing  
8/1/2014Don P CarpenterVPSell17,000$44.62$758,540.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2014Frank M ClarkDirectorSell702$44.34$31,126.68View SEC Filing  
7/16/2014W Robert ReumDirectorSell1,203$44.62$53,677.86View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014W Robert ReumDirectorSell1,194$43.09$51,449.46View SEC Filing  
11/12/2013Don CarpenterVPSell1,000$34.45$34,450.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013David A AardsmaInsiderSell16,356$44.22$723,262.32View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Devina A RankinVPSell6,150$42.52$261,498.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Mark A WeidmanInsiderSell13,357$42.28$564,733.96View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Puneet BhasinSVPSell26,250$42.00$1,102,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Mark E SchwartzVPSell2,685$41.14$110,460.90View SEC Filing  
3/22/2013Barry H CaldwellSVPSell8,565$38.00$325,470.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2012Grace CowanVPSell1,351$34.34$46,393.34View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012David A AardsmaInsiderSell15,540$34.96$543,278.40View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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