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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
WM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
50% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. WM: 0.14 )
WM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 0.14
Current: 0.14

0.01
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.27
WM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. WM: 0.27 )
WM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.44
Current: 0.27

0.19
0.44
Interest Coverage 4.88
WM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
53% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.41 vs. WM: 4.88 )
WM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 4.91
Current: 4.88

1.72
4.91
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 2.36
M-Score: -2.79
WACC vs ROIC
6.34%
11.46%
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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.43
WM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. WM: 16.43 )
WM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.72   Max: 19.89
Current: 16.43

7.72
19.89
Net-margin (%) 9.27
WM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. WM: 9.27 )
WM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.84   Max: 9.27
Current: 9.27

-7.84
9.27
ROE (%) 22.75
WM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. WM: 22.75 )
WM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.23   Max: 22.43
Current: 22.75

-35.23
22.43
ROA (%) 5.85
WM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. WM: 5.85 )
WM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.89   Max: 5.9
Current: 5.85

-7.89
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.35
WM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 226 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.81 vs. WM: 19.35 )
WM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.63   Max: 165.62
Current: 19.35

8.63
165.62
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
WM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. WM: 1.90 )
WM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.3   Max: 38.3
Current: 1.9

-57.3
38.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
WM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -4.40 vs. WM: 4.00 )
WM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.2   Max: 18.7
Current: 4

-60.2
18.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
WM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WM: 11.00 )
WM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.7   Max: 26
Current: 11

-55.7
26
» WM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

WM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 576,474 sh (+140.26%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 132,553 sh (+25.24%)
NWQ Managers 19,857 sh (+9.53%)
David Dreman 2,990 sh (+7.09%)
Mario Gabelli 1,256,617 sh (+3.19%)
Jim Simons 1,699,200 sh (+0.55%)
John Buckingham 163,541 sh (+0.52%)
Jeff Auxier 5,780 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio 27,900 sh (-67.89%)
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Q3 2014

WM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 35,400 sh (+26.88%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 152,114 sh (+14.76%)
Joel Greenblatt 621,320 sh (+7.78%)
David Dreman 3,089 sh (+3.31%)
Mario Gabelli 1,276,247 sh (+1.56%)
John Buckingham 164,945 sh (+0.86%)
NWQ Managers 19,857 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 5,580 sh (-3.46%)
Jim Simons 1,225,800 sh (-27.86%)
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Q4 2014

WM Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 4,850 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 888,421 sh (+42.99%)
Jim Simons 1,523,000 sh (+24.25%)
David Dreman 3,382 sh (+9.49%)
Jeff Auxier 5,580 sh (unchged)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham 164,437 sh (-0.31%)
Mario Gabelli 1,249,569 sh (-2.09%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 141,892 sh (-6.72%)
NWQ Managers 18,277 sh (-7.96%)
Ray Dalio 17,200 sh (-51.41%)
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Q1 2015

WM Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 135,458 sh (-4.53%)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.00
WM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 19.00 )
WM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 218.81
Current: 19

10.92
218.81
Forward P/E 19.38
WM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 19.38 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.00
WM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
86% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 19.00 )
WM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 215
Current: 19

10.92
215
P/B 4.20
WM's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. WM: 4.20 )
WM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.85   Max: 4.31
Current: 4.2

1.85
4.31
P/S 1.75
WM's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. WM: 1.75 )
WM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 1.83
Current: 1.75

0.89
1.83
PFCF 21.00
WM's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 21.00 )
WM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.61   Max: 27.03
Current: 21

9.61
27.03
POCF 10.58
WM's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 26.72 vs. WM: 10.58 )
WM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.54   Max: 11.01
Current: 10.58

4.54
11.01
EV-to-EBIT 14.13
WM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. WM: 14.13 )
WM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9   Max: 29.2
Current: 14.13

8.9
29.2
PEG 38.00
WM's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 38.00 )
WM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 807.33
Current: 38

1.18
807.33
Shiller P/E 27.80
WM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 27.80 )
WM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.57   Max: 212.36
Current: 27.8

11.57
212.36
Current Ratio 1.04
WM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WM: 1.04 )
WM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 1.14
Current: 1.04

0.59
1.14
Quick Ratio 1.01
WM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. WM: 1.01 )
WM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.14
Current: 1.01

0.56
1.14
Days Inventory 5.92
WM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
89% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 41.79 vs. WM: 5.92 )
WM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.72   Max: 7.05
Current: 5.92

3.72
7.05
Days Sales Outstanding 41.39
WM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
88% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 115.89 vs. WM: 41.39 )
WM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.07   Max: 72.68
Current: 41.39

10.07
72.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.87
WM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WM: 2.87 )
WM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 4.73
Current: 2.87

1.3
4.73
Dividend Payout 0.54
WM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 0.54 )
WM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.95
Current: 0.54

0.01
6.95
Dividend growth (3y) 3.30
WM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WM: 3.30 )
WM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 344.8
Current: 3.3

0
344.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.74
WM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
76% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. WM: 3.74 )
WM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 6.09
Current: 3.74

1.68
6.09
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
WM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -2.80 vs. WM: 0.40 )
WM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3   Max: -148.3
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
WM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
83% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WM: 1.60 )
WM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 24.55
Current: 1.6

0.92
24.55
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
WM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WM: 1.30 )
WM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1.75
Current: 1.3

0.18
1.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.10
WM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. WM: 7.10 )
WM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 11.2
Current: 7.1

3.4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.58
WM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. WM: 1.58 )
WM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 18.3
Current: 1.58

1.2
18.3

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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