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Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow

: 31.41 (As of Today)
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As of today (2023-09-24), Waste Connections's share price is $137.57. Waste Connections's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2023 was $4.38. Hence, Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is 31.41.

The historical rank and industry rank for Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow or its related term are showing as below:

WCN' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.32   Med: 26.82   Max: 43.1
Current: 31.41

During the past 13 years, Waste Connections's highest Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio was 43.10. The lowest was 14.32. And the median was 26.82.

WCN's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked worse than
66.13% of 124 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 18.32 vs WCN: 31.41

Waste Connections's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Jun. 2023 was $1.38. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in was $4.38.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Waste Connections was 16.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 9.20% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 7.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 10.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Waste Connections's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 203.40% per year. The lowest was -2.80% per year. And the median was 13.30% per year.


Waste Connections Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 22.69 27.46 36.36 37.39 30.82

Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 32.86 33.46 30.82 32.97 32.63

Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow, along with its competitors' market caps and Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 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 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow distribution charts can be found below:

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



Waste Connections Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Calculation

Waste Connections's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Share Price/ Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM)
=137.57/4.38
=31.41

Waste Connections's Share Price of today is $137.57.
Waste Connections's Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $4.38.

* 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.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio=Market Cap/Free Cash Flow

Waste Connections  (NYSE:WCN) Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.


Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, management's decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.


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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 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
Domenic Pio officer: SR VP Operations 1001 FANNIN ST, STE 4000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Iii Robert Nielsen officer: SR VP Operations 3 WATERWAY SQUARE PLACE, SUITE #110, THE WOODLANDS TX 77380
Philip Rivard officer: SR VP Business Development 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
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
David Eddie officer: Sr. VP & Chief Accting Officer 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