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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Interest Coverage

: 4.63 (As of Mar. 2023)
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Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income by its Interest Expense. Waste Connections's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $317 Mil. Waste Connections's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2023 was $-68 Mil. Waste Connections's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was 4.63. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

The historical rank and industry rank for Waste Connections's Interest Coverage or its related term are showing as below:

WCN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.18   Med: 6.24   Max: 7.01
Current: 5.67


WCN's Interest Coverage is ranked worse than
55.83% of 163 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 6.90 vs WCN: 5.67

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


Waste Connections Interest Coverage Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Connections's Interest Coverage 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
Interest Coverage
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.45 6.11 5.41 6.58 6.23

Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
Interest Coverage 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 6.67 7.40 6.65 4.80 4.63

Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Connections's Interest Coverage, along with its competitors' market caps and Interest Coverage 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 Interest Coverage Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Connections's Interest Coverage distribution charts can be found below:

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



Waste Connections Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income /Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt.


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Waste Connections's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022, Waste Connections's Interest Expense was $-202 Mil. Its Operating Income was $1,260 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $7,056 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (A: Dec. 2022 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2022 )
=-1*1260.42/-202.331
=6.23

Waste Connections's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Mar. 2023, Waste Connections's Interest Expense was $-68 Mil. Its Operating Income was $317 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $7,091 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2023 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2023 )
=-1*316.554/-68.353
=4.63

* 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.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


Waste Connections  (NYSE:WCN) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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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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