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Waste Connections (Waste Connections) Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) : $94.53 (As of Jun. 16, 2024)


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What is Waste Connections Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)?

As of today (2024-06-16), Waste Connections's intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Earnings model is $94.53.

Note: Discounted Earnings model is only suitable for predictable companies (Business Predictability Rank higher than 1-Star). If the company's predictability rank is 1-Star or Not Rated, result may not be accurate due to the low predictability of business and the data will not be stored into our database.

Waste Connections's Predictability Rank is 4-Stars.

Margin of Safety (Earnings Based) using Discounted Earnings model for Waste Connections is -78.37%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Waste Connections's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) or its related term are showing as below:

WCN' s Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89   Med: 1.25   Max: 1.82
Current: 1.78

During the past 13 years, the highest Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Ratio of Waste Connections was 1.82. The lowest was 0.89. And the median was 1.25.

WCN's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked worse than
75% of 24 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 0.985 vs WCN: 1.78

Waste Connections Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Connections's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) 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 Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Chart

Waste Connections Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)
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Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 101.19 92.63 94.23 97.92 94.53

Competitive Comparison of Waste Connections's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Connections's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based), along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) 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's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) Distribution in the Waste Management Industry

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Connections's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Connections's Price-to-DCF (Earnings Based) falls into.



Waste Connections Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Calculation

This is the intrinsic value calculated from the Discounted Earnings model with default parameters. The calculation method is the same as Discounted Cash Flow model except earnings are used in the calculation instead of free cash flow. This is the default method of calculation with GuruFocus DCF calculator.

Usually a two-stage model is used in calculating the intrinsic value with discounted cash flow model. The first stage is called growth stage; the second is called the terminal stage. In the growth stage the company grows at a faster rate. Because it cannot grow at that rate forever, a lower rate is used for the terminal stage.

GuruFocus DCF calculator is a two-stage model. The default values are defined as:

1. Discount Rate: d = 10%
A reasonable discount rate assumption should be at least the long term average return of the stock market, which can be estimated from risk free rate plus risk premium of stock market. GuruFocus uses 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate as the risk-free rate and rounded up to the nearest integer. It is updated daily. The current risk-free rate is 3.70%. Please go to Economic Indicators page for more information. Please note that we use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the country/region where the company is headquartered. If the data for that country/region is not available, then we will use the 10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate of the United States as default. Then we added a risk premium of 6% to get the estimated discount rate. Some investors use their expected rate of return, which is also reasonable. A typical discount rate can be anywhere between 6% - 20%.

2. Growth Rate in the growth stage: g1 = 13.80%
The Growth Rate in the growth stage is initially set as the default 10-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate. In cases where the 10-year growth rate is unavailable, it defaults to using the 5-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate. If both the 10-year and 5-year growth rates are unavailable, the system defaults to the 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate.
However, it's important to note that there is a growth rate range. If the calculated growth rate exceeds 20%, it will be capped at 20%. Conversely, if the calculated growth rate falls below 5%, it will be adjusted to 5% to maintain a reasonable range.
=> Waste Connections's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate in the past 10 years was 13.80%, which is between 5% and 20%. => GuruFocus defaults => Growth Rate: 13.80%

3. Years of Growth Stage: y1 = 10

4. Terminal Growth Rate: g2 = 4%

5. Years of Terminal Growth: y2 = 10

6. EPS without NRI: eps without nri = $4.190.
GuruFocus DCF calculator is actually a Discounted Earnings calculator, EPS without NRI is used as the default. The reason we are doing this is we found that historically stock prices are more correlated with earnings than free cash flow.

All of the default settings can be changed and the results are calculated automatically.

Waste Connections's Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) for today is calculated as:

Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)=EPS without NRI*{[(1+g1)/(1+d)+(1+g1)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10]
+(1+g1)^10/(1+d)^10*[(1+g2)/(1+d)+(1+g2)^2/(1+d)^2+...+(1+g2)^10/(1+d)^10]}

set x = (1+g1)/(1+d) = (1+0.138)/(1+0.1) = 1.0345454545455
and y = (1+g2)/(1+d) = (1+0.04)/(1+0.1) = 0.94545454545455

Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)=EPS without NRI*{[x+x^2+...+x^10]+x^10*[y+y^2+...+y^10]}
=EPS without NRI*[x*(1-x^10)/(1-x)+x^10*y*(1-y^10)/(1-y)]
=4.190*22.5618
=94.53

Margin of Safety % (DCF Earnings Based)=(Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)-Current Price)/Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based)
=(94.53-168.61)/94.53
=-78.37 %

* 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 Connections  (NYSE:WCN) Intrinsic Value: DCF (Earnings Based) Explanation

Unlike valuation methods such as Net Current Asset Value, Tangible Book Value per Share, Graham Number, Median Ratio etc, discounted Cash Flow model evaluates the companies based on their future earnings power instead of their assets.


Be Aware

What you need to know about Discounted Earnings model:

1. The Discounted Earnings model evaluates a company based on its future earnings power
2. Growth is taken into account; therefore a faster growth company is worth more if everything else is the same.
3. Since we are projecting future growth, it is assumed that the company will grow at the same rate as it did during the past 10 years. Therefore this model works better for the companies that are relatively consistent performers.
4. The Discounted Earnings model works poorly for inconsistent performers like cyclicals.
5. Your expected return from the investment is a reasonable discount rate assumption.
6. A larger margin of safety should be required for companies with less predictable businesses.

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Waste Connections (Waste Connections) Business Description

Industry
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 100 active landfills (9 are exploration and production waste landfills and 16 are nonmunicipal waste landfills), 157 transfer stations, and 79 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 2022, 13% of consolidated revenue was generated from the firm's Canadian segment.
Executives
Philip Rivard officer: SR VP Business Development 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Iii Robert Nielsen officer: SR VP Operations 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Robert Michael Cloninger officer: SR VP, Deputy General Counsel 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
William J Razzouk director C/O WASTE CONNECTIONS, INC, 610 APPLEWOOD CRESCENT, SUITE 200, VAUGHAN A6 L4K 0C3
James Little officer: Sr. Vice President Engineering 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
Domenic Pio officer: SR VP Operations 1001 FANNIN ST, STE 4000, HOUSTON TX 77002
David Eddie officer: Sr. VP & Chief Accting Officer 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE 110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Andrea E. Bertone director C/O CORP. SECRETARY, PEABODY ENERGY CORP, 701 MARKET STREET, ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Eric Hansen officer: Senior Vice President and CIO 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Patrick James Shea officer: Sr. VP, General Counsel & Sec 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
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
Matthew Stephen Black officer: Sr. Vice President - Tax 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380