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What is WM's Cash and Cash Equivalents?

  Waste Management Inc ( WM ) |
1995 - 2021 (27 years)

Cash and Cash Equivalents is 
$2.7B (1Y -66.1% )

WM Stock Price & Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and Cash Equivalents for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Cash and Cash Equivalents

chevron_right 2021 $1.0B +18.2x
( +11.6% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $53.7M
vertical_align_top Peak $10.1B +186x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $53.7M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 15 15 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 12
Up Years = Positive (0%+) YoY change
Down Years = Zero or Negative (0% or less) YoY change

Key Points (Stonk Price Comparison)

  • WM's stock price has rallied +4,321% from $2.65 in 1995 , or +2.32x faster than it's cash and cash equivalents over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's cash and cash equivalents (+11.6%/year) , it's stock price will grow +299% and hit $350.82 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 10 of the 15 years (+66%) it's cash and cash equivalents were also up.
  • WM Historical Cash and Cash Equivalents Table
    in $ million
    Year Cash and Cash Equivalents YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $1,029 -89.8% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $10,052 90.3% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $5,283 2489.7% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $204 58.1% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $129 -54.2% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $281 -85.7% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $1,970 174.8% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $717 -11.7% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $812 -25.0% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $1,082 -42.1% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $1,868 -49.9% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $3,730 45.3% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $2,567 68.0% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $1,528 -30.3% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $2,192 -10.0% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $2,435 46.2% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $1,665 -16.6% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $1,996 3.9% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $1,921 -20.4% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $2,412 77.6% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $1,358 177.3% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $489 -9.9% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $543 57.9% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $344 89.5% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $181 86.0% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $97 81.9% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $53 - $11.8 -

  • About
    Industry: Waste Management
    Sector: Industrials
    Country: US
    IPO Date: 7/20/1993
    Stonk Exchange: NYSE
    • Waste Management, Inc
    • engages in the provision of waste management environmental services.
    • The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas and currently employs 43,700 full-time employees.
    • The Company, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of waste management environmental services.
    • The firm's segments include Solid Waste and Other.
    • The firm's Solid Waste segment includes its solid waste business.
    • The Other segment includes its Strategic Business Solutions (WMSBS) organization; its landfill gas-to-energy operations and third-party subcontract and administration services managed by its Energy and Environmental Services and WM Renewable Energy organizations; its recycling brokerage services, and its service offerings and solutions, such as portable self-storage and long distance moving services, fluorescent lamp recycling and interests it holds in oil and gas producing properties.
    • As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated 243 solid waste landfills and five secure hazardous waste landfills.
    • Its recycling brokerage services involve managing the marketing of recyclable materials for third parties.

  • Cash equivalents are investments securities that are meant for short-term investing; they have high credit quality and are highly liquid.

    Cash equivalents, also known as "cash and equivalents," are one of the three main asset classes in financial investing, along with stocks and bonds. These securities have a low-risk, low-return profile and include U.S. government Treasury bills, bank certificates of deposit, bankers' acceptances, corporate commercial paper, and other money market instruments.

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