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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Net-Net Working Capital

: $-35.92 (As of Mar. 2023)
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In calculating the Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC), Benjamin Graham assumed that a company's accounts receivable is only worth 75% its value, its inventory is only worth 50% of its value, but its liabilities have to be paid in full. In addition, Graham believed that preferred stock belongs on the liability side of the balance sheet, not as part of capital and surplus. This is a conservative way of estimating the company's value.

Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was $-35.92.

The industry rank for Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital or its related term are showing as below:

WCN's Price-to-Net-Net-Working-Capital is not ranked *
in the Waste Management industry.
Industry Median: 7.30
* Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Net-Working-Capital only.

Waste Connections Net-Net Working Capital Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Waste Connections Annual Data
Trend Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22
Net-Net Working Capital
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -20.51 -22.69 -22.92 -26.94 -36.14

Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
Net-Net Working Capital Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -30.04 -30.09 -32.61 -36.14 -35.92

Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital, along with its competitors' market caps and Net-Net Working Capital data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Waste Connections Net-Net Working Capital Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Net-Net Working Capital's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



Waste Connections Net-Net Working Capital Calculation

Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC) per share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Net-Net Working Capital(A: Dec. 2022 )
=(Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities+0.75 * Accounts Receivable+0.5 * Total Inventories-Total Liabilities
-Preferred Stock-Minority Interest)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(78.637+0.75 * 833.862+0.5 * 55.188-10020.959
-0-4.946)/257.146
=-36.14

Waste Connections's Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC) per share for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as

Net-Net Working Capital(Q: Mar. 2023 )
=(Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities+0.75 * Accounts Receivable+0.5 * Total Inventories-Total Liabilities
-Preferred Stock-Minority Interest)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(133.86+0.75 * 814.68+0.5 * 0-9988.13
-0-4.969)/257.487
=-35.92

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In calculating the Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC), Benjamin Graham assumed that a company's accounts receivable is only worth 75% its value, its inventory is only worth 50% of its value, but its liabilities have to be paid in full.

In addition, Graham believed that preferred stock belongs on the liability side of the balance sheet, not as part of capital and surplus. In "Security Analysis", preferred stock is dubbed "an imperfect creditorship position" that is best placed on the balance sheet alongside funded debt.

This is a conservative way of estimating the company's value.


Waste Connections  (NYSE:WCN) Net-Net Working Capital Explanation

One research study, covering the years 1970 through 1983 showed that portfolios picked at the beginning of each year, and held for one year, returned 29.4 percent, on average, over the 13-year period, compared to 11.5 percent for the S&P 500 Index. Other studies of Graham's strategy produced similar results.

Benjamin Graham looked for companies whose market values were less than two-thirds of their net-net value. They are collected under our Net-Net screener.


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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Business Description

Waste Connections logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6220 Highway 7, Suite 600, Woodbridge, Vaughan, ON, CAN, L4H 4G3
Waste Connections is the third-largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste and recycling services in the North America, operating 97 active landfills (12 are exploration and production waste landfills and 14 are nonmunicipal waste landfills), 142 transfer stations, and 71 recycling operations. The firm serves residential, commercial, industrial, and energy end markets. Waste Connections entered the Canadian market with its 2016 merger with Progressive Waste. In 2021, 14% of consolidated revenue was generated from the firm's Canadian segment.
Executives
Andrea E. Bertone director C/O CORP. SECRETARY, PEABODY ENERGY CORP, 701 MARKET STREET, ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Robert Michael Cloninger officer: SR VP, Deputy General Counsel 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Susan Netherton officer: VP People, Training & Devlpmnt 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Jason Craft officer: Sr Vice President-Operations 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Elise Lipman Jordan director 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Eric Hansen officer: Senior Vice President and CIO 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Mary Anne Whitney officer: Sr Vice President - Finance 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Michael W Harlan director C/O WASTE CONNECTIONS, INC., 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT, SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6 L4K 0C3
Patrick James Shea officer: Sr. VP, General Counsel & Sec 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Matthew Stephen Black officer: Sr. Vice President - Tax 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Edward E Guillet director C/O WASTE CONNECTIONS, INC, 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT, SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6 L4K 0C3
Worthing Jackman officer: EVP & CFO 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Darrell W Chambliss officer: EVP & COO 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
David M Hall officer: Sr. Vice President 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
James Little officer: Sr. Vice President Engineering 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380

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