WM Factor Report

Data as of market close on: 4/23/2024.

Fundamental analysis of WM using the major investing factors, including value, quality, momentum, and low volatility.
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Latest Close: $208.78 Market Cap ($ mil): $83,783 Sector: Transportation Industry: Trucking 52 Week High: $214.54 52 Week Low: $149.71 Relative Strength: 75 Twelve Minus One Return: 27.8% Standard Deviation: 17.8% Insider Ownership: 0.21%
PE Ratio: 36.9 Price/Sales: 4.1 Price/Book: 12.1 Price/Cash Flow: 19.3 EV/EBITDA: 16.89 Dividend Yield: 1.44% Shareholder Yield: 1.33% Piotroski F Score: 5 Mohanram G Score: 6 Institutional Ownership: 84.41%
Return on Equity: 33.5% Return on Assets: 7.1% Return on Tangible Capital: 20.6% Return on Invested Capital: 13.0% WACC: 5.1% Debt/Equity: 2.35 LT EPS Growth: 13.7% LT Sales Growth: 8.0% Beta: 0.72 Profit Margin: 11.14%
Waste Management, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of environmental solutions. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Company evaluates its Collection and Disposal businesses primarily through two geographic segments: East Tier and West Tier. Its East Tier primarily consists of geographic areas located in the Eastern U.S., the Great Lakes region and substantially all of Canada. West Tier includes geographic areas located in the Western U.S., including the upper Midwest region, and British Columbia, Canada. It also provides ancillary services. Its Recycling Processing and Sales segment includes the processing and sales of materials collected from residential, commercial and industrial customers. Its WM Renewable Energy segment develops, operates and promotes projects for the beneficial use of landfill gas.

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