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Waste Management ROA %

: 7.91% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Waste Management's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $2,348 Mil. Waste Management's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $29,674 Mil. Therefore, Waste Management's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 7.91%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Waste Management's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

WM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43   Med: 5.82   Max: 9.13
Current: 7.33

During the past 13 years, Waste Management's highest ROA % was 9.13%. The lowest was 0.43%. And the median was 5.82%.

WM's ROA % is ranked better than
79.73% of 222 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 2.99 vs WM: 7.33

Waste Management ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Management's ROA % 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 Management Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.13 8.66 6.63 5.24 6.21

Waste Management Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROA % 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 4.83 7.44 6.99 7.04 7.91

Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Management's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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 Management ROA % Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Management's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Management's ROA % falls into.



Waste Management ROA % Calculation

Waste Management's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=1816/( (29345+29097)/ 2 )
=1816/29221
=6.21 %

Waste Management's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=2348/( (29219+30128)/ 2 )
=2348/29673.5
=7.91 %

* 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 the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Waste Management  (NYSE:WM) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=2348/29673.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(2348 / 20108)*(20108 / 29673.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=11.68 %*0.6776
=7.91 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Waste Management Business Description

Waste Management logo
Address
800 Capitol Street, Suite 3000, Houston, TX, USA, 77002
Waste Management ranks as the largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste services in the United States, operating approximately 268 active landfills and about 350 transfer stations (includes acquired Advanced Disposal landfills and transfer stations). The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial end markets and is also a leading recycler in North America.
Executives
Carrasco Rafael officer: SVP Operations 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Sylvester Maryrose director C/O 3700 WEST JUNEAU AVENUE MILWAUKEE WI 53208
Menke Sean E director C/O IHS INC. 15 INVERNESS WAY EAST ENGLEWOOD CO 80112
Plummer William B director C/O UNITED RENTALS INC / DE 100 FIRST STAMFORD PL STE 700 STAMFORD CT 06902
Watson Michael J. officer: Sr. VP-Chief Customer Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Batchelor Steve officer: Sr. Vice President Operations 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Oates-forney Tamla officer: Sr VP and Chief HR Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Hmmer Tara J. officer: SVP Operat Safety Envir Compl 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON X1 77002
Nagy Leslie K officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer 5 GREENWAY PLAZA, SUITE 100 HOUSTON TX 77046
Sjoqvist Nikolaj H officer: SVP, Chief Digital Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON X1 77002
Boettcher Charles C officer: Sr VP Chief Legal Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000 HOUSTON TX 77002
Shade Darren K officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer 1001 FANNIN HOUSTON TX 77002
Mazzarella Kathleen M director C/O GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO., INC 34 N. MERAMEC AVENUE CLAYTON MO 63105
Gluski Andres director 4300 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON VA 22203
Holt Victoria M director PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. ONE PPG PLACE PITTSBURGH PA 15272

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