What is WM's Intangible Assets?

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

Intangible Assets is 
$3.6B (1Y +41.6% )

WM Stock Price & Intangible Assets

Intangible Assets for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Intangible Assets

chevron_right 2021 $2.0B +8.5x
( +8.7% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $213.0M
vertical_align_top Peak $24.1B +112x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $213.0M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 17 17 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 10
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 +4.97x faster than it's intangible assets over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's intangible assets (+8.7%/year) , it's stock price will grow +230% and hit $269.61 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 13 of the 17 years (+76%) it's intangible assets were also up.
  • WM Historical Intangible Assets Table
    in $ million
    Year Intangible Assets YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $2,014 4.0% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $1,937 -13.2% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $2,232 -0.8% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $2,251 -2.0% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $2,297 -3.1% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $2,371 17.9% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $2,011 1.1% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $1,989 10.4% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $1,801 4.2% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $1,728 30.9% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $1,320 27.2% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $1,038 47.4% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $704 34.4% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $524 -85.9% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $3,708 -80.2% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $18,775 -14.5% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $21,971 32.4% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $16,595 -21.7% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $21,202 3.0% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $20,578 33.2% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $15,444 -27.1% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $21,170 -12.1% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $24,095 48.4% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $16,233 235.9% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $4,833 240.0% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $1,421 567.4% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $213 - $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.

  • An intangible asset is an asset that is not physical in nature. Goodwill, brand recognition and intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights, are all intangible assets. Intangible assets exist in opposition to tangible assets, which include land, vehicles, equipment, and inventory.

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.