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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
WM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. WM: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.01
0.01
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.26
WM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WM: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.26
0.19
0.45
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.25
M-Score: -2.65
WACC vs ROIC
6.14%
12.26%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 17.45
WM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. WM: 17.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.72  Med: 15.59 Max: 16.93
Current: 17.45
7.72
16.93
Net-margin (%) 8.14
WM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. WM: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 8.28 Max: 9.27
Current: 8.14
0.7
9.27
ROE (%) 19.52
WM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. WM: 19.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WM' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 17.45 Max: 22.43
Current: 19.52
1.63
22.43
ROA (%) 5.08
WM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. WM: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 5.09 Max: 5.9
Current: 5.08
0.43
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.83
WM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. WM: 20.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.63  Med: 17.25 Max: 19.99
Current: 20.83
8.63
19.99
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
WM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. WM: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.3  Med: 1.80 Max: 8.4
Current: 1.9
-57.3
8.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
WM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. WM: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.2  Med: 4.30 Max: 18.7
Current: 4
-60.2
18.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
WM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. WM: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WM' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.7  Med: 0.10 Max: 26
Current: 11
-55.7
26
» WM's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-18)


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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

WM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

David Dreman 3,708 sh (+9.64%)
Mario Gabelli 1,252,399 sh (+0.23%)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 5,380 sh (-3.58%)
John Buckingham 158,326 sh (-3.72%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 135,458 sh (-4.53%)
Jeff Auxier 5,180 sh (-7.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 534,478 sh (-39.84%)
Jim Simons 730,505 sh (-52.04%)
NWQ Managers 6,002 sh (-67.16%)
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Q2 2015

WM Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ray Dalio 69,713 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,155 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 280,138 sh (+106.81%)
Mario Gabelli 1,488,499 sh (+18.85%)
Jim Simons 815,300 sh (+11.61%)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,180 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers Sold Out
John Buckingham 157,331 sh (-0.63%)
David Dreman 3,620 sh (-2.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 44,395 sh (-91.69%)
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Q3 2015

WM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 243,153 sh (+2555.96%)
Joel Greenblatt 86,432 sh (+94.69%)
John Buckingham 158,680 sh (+0.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 280,138 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,180 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 1,325,499 sh (-10.95%)
Ray Dalio 57,513 sh (-17.50%)
David Dreman 2,564 sh (-29.17%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 136,706 sh (-51.20%)
Jim Simons 262,300 sh (-67.83%)
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Q4 2015

WM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 1,308,099 sh (-1.31%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.50
WM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. WM: 22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WM' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.92  Med: 17.35 Max: 218.81
Current: 22.5
10.92
218.81
Forward P/E 17.24
WM's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.18 vs. WM: 17.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.60
WM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.65 vs. WM: 22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WM' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.92  Med: 17.34 Max: 215
Current: 22.6
10.92
215
P/B 4.48
WM's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. WM: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 2.86 Max: 4.64
Current: 4.48
1.85
4.64
P/S 1.83
WM's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. WM: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.38 Max: 1.9
Current: 1.83
0.89
1.9
PFCF 19.12
WM's PFCF is ranked lower than
62% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.84 vs. WM: 19.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WM' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.45 Max: 22.69
Current: 19.12
9.61
22.69
POCF 9.66
WM's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. WM: 9.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.54  Med: 7.46 Max: 11.37
Current: 9.66
4.54
11.37
EV-to-EBIT 14.13
WM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
64% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 16.46 vs. WM: 14.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.9  Med: 13.50 Max: 29.2
Current: 14.13
8.9
29.2
EV-to-EBITDA 9.15
WM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. WM: 9.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.8  Med: 8.20 Max: 13.6
Current: 9.15
5.8
13.6
PEG 45.20
WM's PEG is ranked lower than
98% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. WM: 45.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WM' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.88 Max: 237.4
Current: 45.2
1.2
237.4
Shiller P/E 25.65
WM's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. WM: 25.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WM' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.79  Med: 21.10 Max: 105.72
Current: 25.65
14.79
105.72
Current Ratio 0.98
WM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WM: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.98
0.59
1.76
Quick Ratio 0.94
WM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WM: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.94
0.56
1.76
Days Inventory 4.49
WM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.28 vs. WM: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 5.57 Max: 7.05
Current: 4.49
4
7.05
Days Sales Outstanding 43.57
WM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 65.50 vs. WM: 43.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.89  Med: 44.43 Max: 49.05
Current: 43.57
39.89
49.05
Days Payable 29.25
WM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
64% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 38.22 vs. WM: 29.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.5  Med: 30.21 Max: 35.81
Current: 29.25
28.5
35.81

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.93
WM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. WM: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WM' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.15  Med: 3.32 Max: 4.73
Current: 2.93
2.15
4.73
Dividend Payout 0.66
WM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WM: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WM' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.66
0.03
1.01
Dividend Growth (3y) 3.30
WM's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. WM: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
WM' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7.50 Max: 344.8
Current: 3.3
0
344.8
Forward Dividend Yield 2.93
WM's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
58% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. WM: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.79
WM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. WM: 3.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WM' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.77  Med: 4.28 Max: 6.09
Current: 3.79
2.77
6.09
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
WM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. WM: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -148.3  Med: 1.80 Max: 4.3
Current: 0.4
-148.3
4.3

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.56
WM's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WM: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
WM' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.26 Max: 24.56
Current: 1.56
0.74
24.56
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 4.20
WM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
90% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WM: 4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.33
WM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. WM: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.32
Current: 1.33
0.3
2.32
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.10
WM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WM: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 7.40 Max: 11.2
Current: 7.1
3.4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.52
WM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. WM: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 9.80 Max: 18.1
Current: 4.52
1.8
18.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $13152
EPS $ 2.33
Beta0.77
Short Percentage of Float2.35%
52-Week Range $45.86 - 55.93
Shares Outstanding(Mil)446.50

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue(Mil) 13,030 13,420 13,684 14,217
EPS($) 2.58 2.81 3.05 3.30
EPS without NRI($) 2.58 2.81 3.05 3.30

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Business Description

Industry: Waste Management » Waste Management
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Traded in other countries:UWS.Germany,
Waste Management Inc was incorporated in Oklahoma in 1987 under the name USA Waste Services, Inc. and was reincorporated as a Delaware company in 1995. In a 1998 merger, the Illinois-based waste services company formerly known as Waste Management, Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and changed its name to Waste Management Holdings, Inc. (WM Holdings). At the same time, its parent holding company changed its name from USA Waste Services to Waste Management, Inc. The Company is the provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services. It partners with its residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers and the communities it serves to manage and reduce waste at each stage from collection to disposal, while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. Through its subsidiaries, it is also a developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Wheelabrator business provided waste-to-energy services and managed waste-to-energy facilities and independent power production plants. The Company owns or operates 252 landfill sites. The Company competes with governmental, quasi-governmental and private sources in all aspects of its operations.
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