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Waste Connections Inc

$ 94.81 -0.12 (-0.13%)
Volume: 686,578 Avg Vol (1m): 767,479
Market Cap $: 25.04 Bil Enterprise Value $: 28.69 Bil
P/E (TTM): 46.58 P/B: 3.81
Earnings Power Value -10.62
Net Current Asset Value -19.27
Tangible Book 1.47
Projected FCF 47.11
Median P/S Value 75.02
Graham Number 8.21
Peter Lynch Value 47.58
DCF (FCF Based) 0
DCF (Earnings Based) 0
1Y (-%)

Financial Strength : 6/10

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.
Current vs industry vs history
Cash-to-Debt 0.12
Cash-To-Debt ranked lower than
80.56% of 180 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 0.41, Min: 0.01
WCN: 0.12
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-To-Debt only.
Cash-To-Debt range over the past 10 years
Min: 0, Med: 0.01, Max: 0.57
Current: 0.12
0
0.57
Equity-to-Asset 0.51
Equity-to-Asset ranked higher than
60.80% of 176 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 1, Med: 0.45, Min: -4.19
WCN: 0.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
Equity-to-Asset range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.31, Med: 0.42, Max: 0.57
Current: 0.51
0.31
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 0.64
Debt-to-Equity ranked lower than
53.15% of 143 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 46.08, Med: 0.59, Min: 0.01
WCN: 0.64
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
Debt-to-Equity range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.5, Med: 0.87, Max: 1.63
Current: 0.64
0.5
1.63
Debt-to-EBITDA 2.74
Debt-to-EBITDA ranked higher than
53.91% of 128 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 272.87, Med: 3.42, Min: 0.05
WCN: 2.74
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
Debt-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.24, Med: 2.96, Max: 10.42
Current: 2.74
2.24
10.42
Interest Coverage 6.30
Interest Coverage ranked lower than
72.93% of 133 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 10000, Med: 13.33, Min: 0.07
WCN: 6.3
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
Interest Coverage range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.69, Med: 6.35, Max: 7.16
Current: 6.3
4.69
7.16
Piotroski F-Score 6
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9
Altman Z-Score 3.25
DISTRESS
GREY
SAFE
Beneish M-Score -2.69
Not Manipulator
Manipulator

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company's business will stay that way.
Current vs industry vs history
Operating Margin % 17.17
Operating Margin ranked higher than
72.47% of 178 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 2588.87, Med: 5.29, Min: -48200
WCN: 17.17
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin only.
Operating Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: 14.22, Med: 19.91, Max: 21.8
Current: 17.17
14.22
21.8
Net Margin % 10.89
Net Margin ranked higher than
78.65% of 178 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 2587.91, Med: 3.2, Min: -46200
WCN: 10.89
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin only.
Net Margin range over the past 10 years
Min: -4.52, Med: 10.19, Max: 12.46
Current: 10.89
-4.52
12.46
ROE % 8.55
ROE ranked higher than
58.48% of 171 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 47.06, Med: 6.88, Min: -501.17
WCN: 8.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE only.
ROE range over the past 10 years
Min: -4.96, Med: 9.53, Max: 12.06
Current: 8.55
-4.96
12.06
ROA % 4.45
ROA ranked higher than
70.65% of 184 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 117.15, Med: 2.33, Min: -2249.1
WCN: 4.45
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA only.
ROA range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.01, Med: 4.28, Max: 5.33
Current: 4.45
-2.01
5.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 16.65
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) ranked higher than
57.38% of 183 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 3832.66, Med: 8.78, Min: -64812.5
WCN: 16.65
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) only.
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -2.52, Med: 16.94, Max: 22.95
Current: 16.65
-2.52
22.95
3-Year Total Revenue Growth Rate 31.60
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate ranked higher than
67.32% of 153 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 290.4, Med: 1.1, Min: -100
WCN: 16.9
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -10.6, Med: 5.2, Max: 35.7
Current: 16.9
-10.6
35.7
3-Year Total EBITDA Growth Rate 92.90
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate ranked lower than
67.14% of 140 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 183.3, Med: 6.1, Min: -393.2
WCN: 71.4
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -17.9, Med: 1.2, Max: 145.5
Current: 71.4
-17.9
145.5

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Business Description

Industry Waste Management » Waste Management    NAICS : 221310    SIC : 4931
Compare NYSE:RSG XPAR:VIE XBRU:UMI HKSE:00371 HKSE:00257 NAS:SRCL XMAD:FCC OSL:TOM NYSE:CLH SZSE:300070 NYSE:DAR NYSE:WM ASX:CWY SZSE:002340 SHSE:603568 NYSE:ADSW SZSE:000826 NYSE:CVA SZSE:000035 NAS:CWST
Traded in other countries WAJ.Germany
Address 610 Applewood Crescent, 2nd Floor, Vaughan, ON, CAN, L4K 0E3
Waste Connections handles collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in secondary markets across the United States. In addition, the company owns intermodal facilities that operate waste-by-rail fleets to serve franchise markets in the Pacific Northwest. While the majority of the company's operations support the handling of nonhazardous municipal solid waste, the 2012 acquisition of R360 Environmental increased exposure to the oil and gas sector. Additionally, in 2016, Waste Connections combined with Canada's Progressive Waste.

Ratios

Current vs industry vs history
PE Ratio (TTM) 46.58
PE Ratio ranked lower than
70.00% of 120 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 248.73, Med: 22.75, Min: 0.19
WCN: 46.58
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 26.95, Med: 43.08, Max: 75.02
Current: 46.58
26.95
75.02
Forward PE Ratio 25.38
Forward P/E ranked lower than
63.64% of 22 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 1000, Med: 20.79, Min: 4.07
WCN: 25.38
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 46.58
PE without NRI ranked lower than
70.83% of 120 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 248.73, Med: 23.9, Min: 0.19
WCN: 46.58
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE without NRI only.
PE without NRI range over the past 10 years
Min: 26.95, Med: 43.08, Max: 75.02
Current: 46.58
26.95
75.02
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 24.21
Price-to-Owner-Earnings ranked lower than
67.21% of 61 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 537.86, Med: 16.08, Min: 0.14
WCN: 24.21
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
Price-to-Owner-Earnings range over the past 10 years
Min: 19.03, Med: 23.62, Max: 33.28
Current: 24.21
19.03
33.28
PB Ratio 3.81
PB Ratio ranked lower than
68.42% of 171 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 170, Med: 1.98, Min: 0.01
WCN: 3.81
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
PB Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 2.2, Med: 2.97, Max: 3.86
Current: 3.81
2.2
3.86
PS Ratio 5.05
PS Ratio ranked lower than
78.36% of 171 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 740, Med: 1.4, Min: 0.01
WCN: 5.05
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
PS Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 3.58, Med: 4.01, Max: 5.09
Current: 5.05
3.58
5.09
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.35
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
66.67% of 51 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 627.12, Med: 19.81, Min: 0.12
WCN: 28.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 22.96, Med: 26.26, Max: 35.9
Current: 28.35
22.96
35.9
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 17.37
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow ranked lower than
75.64% of 78 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 327.5, Med: 9.52, Min: 0.13
WCN: 17.37
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow range over the past 10 years
Min: 14.06, Med: 15.84, Max: 18.69
Current: 17.37
14.06
18.69
EV-to-EBIT 34.68
EV-to-EBIT ranked lower than
78.74% of 127 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 469.38, Med: 17.58, Min: 0.52
WCN: 34.68
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EV-to-EBIT range over the past 10 years
Min: -122.6, Med: 33.8, Max: 53.2
Current: 34.68
-122.6
53.2
EV-to-EBITDA 18.89
EV-to-EBITDA ranked lower than
64.03% of 139 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 109.08, Med: 13.04, Min: 0.52
WCN: 18.89
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EV-to-EBITDA range over the past 10 years
Min: 15.6, Med: 17.4, Max: 77.2
Current: 18.89
15.6
77.2
EV-to-Revenue 5.78
EV-to-Revenue ranked lower than
74.58% of 177 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 6796, Med: 1.97, Min: 0.07
WCN: 5.78
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
EV-to-Revenue range over the past 10 years
Min: 4.4, Med: 5.1, Max: 6.2
Current: 5.78
4.4
6.2
PEG Ratio 3.16
PEG Ratio ranked lower than
68.00% of 50 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 50.29, Med: 2, Min: 0.25
WCN: 3.16
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
PEG Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.63, Med: 2.62, Max: 28.81
Current: 3.16
1.63
28.81
Shiller PE Ratio 94.51
Shiller PE Ratio ranked lower than
89.29% of 28 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 729.78, Med: 37.39, Min: 0.97
WCN: 94.51
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
Shiller PE Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 66.74, Med: 81.71, Max: 94.99
Current: 94.51
66.74
94.99
Current Ratio 1.47
Current Ratio ranked higher than
59.54% of 173 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 345.79, Med: 1.28, Min: 0.01
WCN: 1.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
Current Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.6, Med: 0.89, Max: 2.69
Current: 1.47
0.6
2.69
Quick Ratio 1.47
Quick Ratio ranked higher than
68.79% of 173 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 330.57, Med: 1.09, Min: 0.01
WCN: 1.47
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
Quick Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.6, Med: 0.89, Max: 2.69
Current: 1.47
0.6
2.69
Days Sales Outstanding 43.94
Days Sales Outstanding ranked higher than
73.57% of 140 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 659.14, Med: 69.12, Min: 0.91
WCN: 43.94
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
Days Sales Outstanding range over the past 10 years
Min: 42.08, Med: 44.14, Max: 52.45
Current: 43.94
42.08
52.45
Days Payable 42.53
Days Payable ranked higher than
50.43% of 115 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 875.76, Med: 44.07, Min: 1
WCN: 42.53
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
Days Payable range over the past 10 years
Min: 35.71, Med: 43.06, Max: 49.71
Current: 42.53
35.71
49.71

Dividend & Buy Back

Current vs industry vs history
Dividend Yield % 0.65
Trailing Dividend Yield ranked lower than
84.29% of 140 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 32.61, Med: 1.85, Min: 0.11
WCN: 0.65
Ranked among companies with meaningful Trailing Dividend Yield only.
Trailing Dividend Yield range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.14, Med: 0.69, Max: 0.77
Current: 0.65
0.14
0.77
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.29
Dividend Payout Ratio ranked higher than
67.90% of 81 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 6.52, Med: 0.31, Min: 0.04
WCN: 0.29
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
Dividend Payout Ratio range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.18, Med: 0.23, Max: 0.29
Current: 0.29
0.18
0.29
Forward Dividend Yield % 0.67
Forward Dividend Yield ranked lower than
86.52% of 141 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 32.61, Med: 1.96, Min: 0.11
WCN: 0.67
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield-on-Cost (5-Year) % 0.65
Yield-on-Cost (5y) ranked lower than
87.91% of 182 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 1074.47, Med: 1.98, Min: 0.05
WCN: 0.65
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield-on-Cost (5y) only.
Yield-on-Cost (5y) range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.14, Med: 0.69, Max: 0.77
Current: 0.65
0.14
0.77
3-Year Share Buyback Rate -12.80
3-Year Share Buyback Rate ranked lower than
64.75% of 122 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 48.7, Med: -6.3, Min: -513.2
WCN: -12.8
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Share Buyback Rate only.
3-Year Share Buyback Rate range over the past 10 years
Min: -37.4, Med: -12.3, Max: 0.2
Current: -12.8
-37.4
0.2

Valuation & Return

Current vs industry vs history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 64.50
Price-to-Tangible-Book ranked lower than
94.04% of 151 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 446.6, Med: 2.46, Min: 0.01
WCN: 64.5
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
Price-to-Tangible-Book range over the past 10 years
Min: 33.7, Med: 70.1, Max: 850.87
Current: 64.5
33.7
850.87
Price-to-Projected-FCF 2.01
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF ranked lower than
69.49% of 59 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 34.88, Med: 1.37, Min: 0.07
WCN: 2.01
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.34, Med: 1.76, Max: 2.02
Current: 2.01
1.34
2.02
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.26
Price-to-Median-PS-Value ranked lower than
60.47% of 129 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 60, Med: 0.98, Min: 0.01
WCN: 1.26
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
Price-to-Median-PS-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 0.93, Med: 0.98, Max: 1.27
Current: 1.26
0.93
1.27
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.99
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value ranked lower than
100.00% of 29 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 4.52, Med: 1.57, Min: 0.4
WCN: 1.99
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value range over the past 10 years
Min: 1.76, Med: 2.18, Max: 8.9
Current: 1.99
1.76
8.9
Price-to-Graham-Number 11.55
Price-to-Graham-Number ranked lower than
95.74% of 94 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 25.97, Med: 1.69, Min: 0.11
WCN: 11.55
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
Price-to-Graham-Number range over the past 10 years
Min: 6.59, Med: 10.71, Max: 51.16
Current: 11.55
6.59
51.16
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) ranked lower than
54.35% of 184 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 192.31, Med: 3.71, Min: -909.09
WCN: 2.88
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) range over the past 10 years
Min: -0.9, Med: 2.9, Max: 3.5
Current: 2.88
-0.9
3.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 22.35
Forward Rate of Return ranked higher than
54.43% of 79 companies
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Max: 3431.95, Med: 9.49, Min: -12756.3
WCN: 22.35
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return only.
Forward Rate of Return range over the past 10 years
Min: -5.4, Med: 10.7, Max: 23.7
Current: 22.35
-5.4
23.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $ 5,027.45
EPS (TTM) $ 2.07
Beta 0.72
Volatility % 17.28
52-Week Range $ 70.28 - 95.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil) 263.68

Analyst Estimate

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score 6
Positive ROA Y
Positive CFROA Y
Higher ROA yoy N
CFROA > ROA Y
Lower Leverage yoy N
Higher Current Ratio yoy Y
Less Shares Outstanding yoy Y
Higher Gross Margin yoy N
Higher Asset Turnover yoy Y