Waste Management (WM) Competitors

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(As of 05/17/2024 ET)


Should you be buying Waste Management stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Waste Management include Republic Services (RSG), Waste Connections (WCN), Fiserv (FI), Thomson Reuters (TRI), Trane Technologies (TT), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), ARM (ARM), Marvell Technology (MRVL), Spotify Technology (SPOT), and NU (NU). These companies are all part of the "business services" sector.

Waste Management vs.

Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) and Waste Management (NYSE:WM) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their media sentiment, earnings, analyst recommendations, community ranking, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Waste Management has higher revenue and earnings than Republic Services. Republic Services is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Waste Management, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Republic Services$14.96B3.96$1.73B$5.7033.01
Waste Management$20.43B4.13$2.30B$6.1134.44

Republic Services has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Waste Management has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Waste Management has a net margin of 11.98% compared to Waste Management's net margin of 11.81%. Republic Services' return on equity of 38.61% beat Waste Management's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Republic Services11.81% 17.56% 6.00%
Waste Management 11.98%38.61%8.34%

Republic Services currently has a consensus price target of $201.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.82%. Waste Management has a consensus price target of $216.24, suggesting a potential upside of 2.75%. Given Waste Management's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Republic Services is more favorable than Waste Management.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Republic Services
0 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Waste Management
0 Sell rating(s)
10 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

In the previous week, Waste Management had 16 more articles in the media than Republic Services. MarketBeat recorded 25 mentions for Waste Management and 9 mentions for Republic Services. Waste Management's average media sentiment score of 1.45 beat Republic Services' score of 0.21 indicating that Republic Services is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Republic Services
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Waste Management
5 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)

57.7% of Republic Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of Waste Management shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Republic Services shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Waste Management shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Waste Management received 97 more outperform votes than Republic Services when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 66.86% of users gave Waste Management an outperform vote while only 64.95% of users gave Republic Services an outperform vote.

Republic ServicesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Waste ManagementOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Republic Services pays an annual dividend of $2.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Waste Management pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Republic Services pays out 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Waste Management pays out 49.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Republic Services has raised its dividend for 21 consecutive years and Waste Management has raised its dividend for 21 consecutive years.


Waste Management beats Republic Services on 16 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding WM and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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WM vs. The Competition

MetricWaste ManagementRefuse systems IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$84.40B$17.68B$6.84B$18.05B
Dividend Yield1.41%1.21%2.87%3.44%
P/E Ratio34.4454.4021.5126.22
Price / Sales4.137.641,094.0411.61
Price / Cash17.4914.0728.5719.45
Price / Book11.924.154.866.01
Net Income$2.30B$531.44M$116.69M$966.65M
7 Day Performance-0.50%3.43%1.66%1.85%
1 Month Performance1.60%2.66%5.59%6.59%
1 Year Performance27.26%9.84%9.42%23.69%

Waste Management Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Republic Services
4.7903 of 5 stars
+30.0%$59.25B$14.96B33.0141,000Positive News
Waste Connections
4.4346 of 5 stars
+20.2%$42.68B$8.19B53.9522,539Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
3.8934 of 5 stars
+27.1%$90.50B$19.09B28.9142,000Short Interest ↑
Analyst Revision
Thomson Reuters
3.9295 of 5 stars
+36.2%$75.76B$6.94B31.9825,600Positive News
Trane Technologies
4.1759 of 5 stars
+87.6%$75.36B$18.23B35.5740,000Positive News
Automatic Data Processing
4.8882 of 5 stars
+17.1%$100.34B$18.91B27.3663,000Short Interest ↓
Positive News
1.3636 of 5 stars
N/AN/A$106.50B$2.70B0.005,963Analyst Forecast
Short Interest ↓
High Trading Volume
Marvell Technology
4.6679 of 5 stars
+60.8%$58.61B$5.51B-62.676,577Analyst Downgrade
Insider Selling
News Coverage
Spotify Technology
4.033 of 5 stars
+99.9%$56.81B$13.84B-445.779,123Gap Up
2.2254 of 5 stars
+82.5%$55.35B$8.03B56.157,686Analyst Forecast

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This page (NYSE:WM) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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