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Waste Management Current Ratio

: 1.07 (As of Jun. 2022)
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The current ratio is a liquidity ratio that measures a company's ability to pay short-term obligations. It is calculated as a company's Total Current Assets divides by its Total Current Liabilities. Waste Management's current ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.07.

Waste Management has a current ratio of 1.07. It generally indicates good short-term financial strength.

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

WM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33   Med: 0.97   Max: 5.5
Current: 1.07

During the past 13 years, Waste Management's highest Current Ratio was 5.50. The lowest was 0.33. And the median was 0.97.

WM's Current Ratio is ranked worse than
72.52% of 222 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 1.47 vs WM: 1.07

Waste Management Current Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Management's Current Ratio 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
Current Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.83 0.85 1.97 1.00 0.75

Waste Management Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Current Ratio 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 0.88 0.78 0.75 0.80 1.07

Competitive Comparison

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Management's Current Ratio falls into.



Waste Management Current Ratio Calculation

The current ratio is mainly used to give an idea of the company's ability to pay back its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets.

Waste Management's Current Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021

Current Ratio (A: Dec. 2021 )=Total Current Assets (A: Dec. 2021 )/Total Current Liabilities (A: Dec. 2021 )
=3069/4082
=0.75

Waste Management's Current Ratio for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as

Current Ratio (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Total Current Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 )/Total Current Liabilities (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=3987/3722
=1.07

* 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.


Waste Management  (NYSE:WM) Current Ratio Explanation

The current ratio can give a sense of the efficiency of a company's operating cycle or its ability to turn its product into cash. Companies that have trouble getting paid on their receivables or have long inventory turnover can run into liquidity problems because they are unable to alleviate their obligations. Because business operations differ in each industry, it is always more useful to compare companies within the same industry.

Acceptable current ratios vary from industry to industry and are generally between 1 and 3 for healthy businesses.

The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations. A ratio under 1 suggests that the company would be unable to pay off its obligations if they came due at that point. While this shows the company is not in good financial health, it does not necessarily mean that it will go bankrupt - as there are many ways to access financing - but it is definitely not a good sign.

If all other things were equal, a creditor, who is expecting to be paid in the next 12 months, would consider a high current ratio to be better than a low current ratio, because a high current ratio means that the company is more likely to meet its liabilities which fall due in the next 12 months.


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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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