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Waste Connections (Waste Connections) ROA % : 4.97% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is Waste Connections ROA %?

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Waste Connections's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $920 Mil. Waste Connections's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $18,499 Mil. Therefore, Waste Connections's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 4.97%.

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

WCN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.85   Med: 4.33   Max: 5.25
Current: 4.45

During the past 13 years, Waste Connections's highest ROA % was 5.25%. The lowest was -1.85%. And the median was 4.33%.

WCN's ROA % is ranked better than
69.96% of 243 companies
in the Waste Management industry
Industry Median: 2.07 vs WCN: 4.45

Waste Connections ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Waste Connections's ROA % 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 ROA % Chart

Waste Connections Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROA %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.30 1.48 4.31 5.25 4.35

Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROA % 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 4.61 4.84 5.22 2.84 4.97

Competitive Comparison of Waste Connections's ROA %

For the Waste Management subindustry, Waste Connections's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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 ROA % Distribution in the Waste Management Industry

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

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Connections's ROA % falls into.



Waste Connections ROA % Calculation

Waste Connections's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=762.8/( (17134.603+17915.876)/ 2 )
=762.8/17525.2395
=4.35 %

Waste Connections's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=920.216/( (17915.876+19082.66)/ 2 )
=920.216/18499.268
=4.97 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Waste Connections  (NYSE:WCN) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=920.216/18499.268
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(920.216 / 8290.612)*(8290.612 / 18499.268)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=11.1 %*0.4482
=4.97 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) revenue data.

* 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Waste Connections (Waste Connections) Business Description

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