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Waste Management (NYSE:WM) GF Value Rank

: 3 (As of Today)
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Waste Management has the GF Value Rank of 3.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Management's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Waste Management industry and Industrials sector, Waste Management's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Management's GF Value Rank falls into.



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Waste Management (NYSE:WM) Business Description

Address
800 Capitol Street, Suite 3000, Houston, TX, USA, 77002
WM ranks as the largest integrated provider of traditional solid waste services in the United States, operating 259 active landfills and about 337 transfer stations. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial end markets and is also a leading recycler in North America.
Executives
Charles C Boettcher officer: Sr VP Chief Legal Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Fish James C Jr officer: SVP, Eastern Group 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
John C Pope director 810 S. RIDGE RD, LAKE FOREST IL 60045
John A. Carroll officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Tara J. Hmmer officer: SVP Operat Safety Envir Compl 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON X1 77002
Michael J. Watson officer: Sr. VP-Chief Customer Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Christopher P. Desantis officer: SVP Operations - East 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Bruce E. Chinn director 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
John J Morris officer: Chief Strategy Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Devina A Rankin officer: VP & Treasurer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Rafael Carrasco officer: SVP Operations 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Kelly C. Rooney officer: SVP Chief People Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET #3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Leslie K Nagy officer: VP & Chief Accounting Officer 5 GREENWAY PLAZA, SUITE 100, HOUSTON TX 77046
Donald J Smith officer: Sr. VP - Operations 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON TX 77002
Nikolaj H Sjoqvist officer: SVP, Chief Digital Officer 800 CAPITOL STREET 3000, HOUSTON X1 77002