What is WM's Net Debt?

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

Net Debt is 
$47.6B (1Y +12.1% )

WM Stock Price & Net Debt

Net Debt for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Net Debt

chevron_right 2021 $24.4B +24.8x
( +12.8% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $945.7M
vertical_align_top Peak $45.2B +46.8x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $945.7M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 18 18 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 9
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 +1.7x faster than it's net debt over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's net debt (+12.8%/year) , it's stock price will grow +333% and hit $390.42 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 14 of the 18 years (+77%) it's net debt were also up.
  • WM Historical Net Debt Table
    in $ million
    Year Net Debt YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $24,377 -39.2% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $40,108 -2.7% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $41,206 5.5% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $39,056 6.6% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $36,625 -1.4% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $37,156 6.7% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $34,828 -12.2% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $39,664 1.9% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $38,942 1.6% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $38,341 10.0% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $34,856 7.2% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $32,510 4.7% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $31,037 -4.1% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $32,350 4.8% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $30,875 -3.9% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $32,114 0.2% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $32,060 -3.0% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $33,044 4.2% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $31,720 3.0% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $30,793 28.8% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $23,914 -37.5% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $38,233 -15.4% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $45,197 53.1% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $29,522 244.8% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $8,563 147.7% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $3,457 265.6% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $945 - $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.

  • Net debt is a liquidity metric used to determine how well a company can pay all of its debts if they were due immediately. Net debt shows much debt a company has on its balance sheet compared to its liquid assets. Net debt shows how much cash would remain if all debts were paid off and if a company has enough liquidity to meet its debt obligations.

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