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Waste Management Debt-to-Equity

: 1.99 (As of Jun. 2022)
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Waste Management's Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $231 Mil. Waste Management's Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $14,046 Mil. Waste Management's Total Stockholders Equity for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $7,190 Mil. Waste Management's debt to equity for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 1.99.

A high debt to equity ratio generally means that a company has been aggressive in financing its growth with debt. This can result in volatile earnings as a result of the additional interest expense.

The historical rank and industry rank for Waste Management's Debt-to-Equity or its related term are showing as below:

WM' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17   Med: 1.56   Max: 3.44
Current: 1.99

During the past 13 years, the highest Debt-to-Equity Ratio of Waste Management was 3.44. The lowest was 0.17. And the median was 1.56.

WM's Debt-to-Equity is ranked worse than
90.16% of 193 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 0.63 vs WM: 1.99

Waste Management Debt-to-Equity Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Management's Debt-to-Equity 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
Debt-to-Equity
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.58 1.60 1.91 1.85 1.88

Waste Management Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
Debt-to-Equity 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 1.80 1.82 1.88 1.89 1.99

Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Management's Debt-to-Equity, along with its competitors' market caps and Debt-to-Equity 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 Debt-to-Equity Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Management's Debt-to-Equity distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Management's Debt-to-Equity falls into.



Waste Management Debt-to-Equity Calculation

Debt to Equity measures the financial leverage a company has.

Waste Management's Debt to Equity Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

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

* 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) Debt-to-Equity Explanation

In the calculation of Debt to Equity, we use the total of Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation divided by Total Stockholders Equity. In some calculations, Total Liabilities is used to for calculation.


Be Aware

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the leverage ratio when investing in high ROE % companies.


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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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