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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.03
WM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. WM: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.14
Current: 0.03
0.01
0.14
Equity to Asset 0.26
WM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WM: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.28 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.26
0.19
0.45
Interest Coverage 4.88
WM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
73% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. WM: 4.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.72  Med: 3.68 Max: 4.91
Current: 4.88
1.72
4.91
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.23
M-Score: -2.77
WACC vs ROIC
2.33%
11.78%
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 (%) 16.72
WM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. WM: 16.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.72  Med: 14.91 Max: 19.89
Current: 16.72
7.72
19.89
Net-margin (%) 7.50
WM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. WM: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.84  Med: 6.91 Max: 9.27
Current: 7.5
-7.84
9.27
ROE (%) 17.93
WM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.99 vs. WM: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -35.23  Med: 15.19 Max: 22.43
Current: 17.93
-35.23
22.43
ROA (%) 4.69
WM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. WM: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -7.89  Med: 4.18 Max: 5.9
Current: 4.69
-7.89
5.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.85
WM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. WM: 19.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 14.39 Max: 94.25
Current: 19.85
0.02
94.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
WM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 113 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 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -57.3  Med: 1.90 Max: 38.3
Current: 1.9
-57.3
38.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
WM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. WM: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -60.2  Med: 4.00 Max: 18.7
Current: 4
-60.2
18.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.00
WM's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. WM: 11.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -55.7  Med: 0.10 Max: 26
Current: 11
-55.7
26
» WM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

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%)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 19,857 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

David Dreman 3,708 sh (+9.64%)
Mario Gabelli 1,252,399 sh (+0.23%)
Bill Gates 18,633,672 sh (unchged)
Ken Fisher Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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%)
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

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 280,138 sh (+106.81%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 32.50
WM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. WM: 32.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.92  Med: 17.35 Max: 218.81
Current: 32.5
10.92
218.81
Forward P/E 18.05
WM's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 17.64 vs. WM: 18.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.60
WM's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.70 vs. WM: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WM' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.92  Med: 17.33 Max: 215
Current: 32.6
10.92
215
P/B 4.34
WM's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. WM: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.85  Med: 2.84 Max: 4.55
Current: 4.34
1.85
4.55
P/S 1.76
WM's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. WM: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.37 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.76
0.89
1.87
PFCF 18.07
WM's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. WM: 18.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
WM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.61  Med: 15.41 Max: 22.69
Current: 18.07
9.61
22.69
POCF 9.40
WM's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9.50 vs. WM: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
WM' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.54  Med: 7.43 Max: 11.37
Current: 9.4
4.54
11.37
EV-to-EBIT 14.35
WM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 18.52 vs. WM: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.9  Med: 13.30 Max: 29.2
Current: 14.35
8.9
29.2
PEG 65.20
WM's PEG is ranked lower than
97% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. WM: 65.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
WM' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.18  Med: 2.87 Max: 807.33
Current: 65.2
1.18
807.33
Shiller P/E 28.38
WM's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 29.60 vs. WM: 28.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WM' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.51  Med: 18.88 Max: 45.32
Current: 28.38
11.51
45.32
Current Ratio 1.03
WM's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. WM: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.59  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.76
Current: 1.03
0.59
1.76
Quick Ratio 0.99
WM's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. WM: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.90 Max: 1.76
Current: 0.99
0.56
1.76
Days Inventory 5.01
WM's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
78% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 24.62 vs. WM: 5.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WM' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.72  Med: 4.51 Max: 7.05
Current: 5.01
3.72
7.05
Days Sales Outstanding 43.00
WM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 64.36 vs. WM: 43.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WM' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 10.07  Med: 44.99 Max: 72.68
Current: 43
10.07
72.68

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.97
WM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. WM: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
WM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.32 Max: 4.73
Current: 2.97
1.89
4.73
Dividend Payout 0.70
WM's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
77% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.34 vs. WM: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
WM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.01
Current: 0.7
0.03
1.01
Dividend growth (3y) 3.30
WM's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
51% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. WM: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
WM' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 7.00 Max: 344.8
Current: 3.3
0
344.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.83
WM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
74% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. WM: 3.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
WM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.44  Med: 4.28 Max: 6.09
Current: 3.83
2.44
6.09
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
WM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: -5.20 vs. WM: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
WM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 4.3  Med: 1.60 Max: -148.3
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 4.71
WM's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
91% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. WM: 4.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.00
WM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WM: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 7.50 Max: 11.2
Current: 7
3.4
11.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.60
WM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Waste Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. WM: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 10.20 Max: 18.3
Current: 3.6
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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