What is WM's Short Term Investments?

  Waste Management Inc ( WM ) |
2014 - 2021 (8 years)

Short Term Investments is 
$709.4M (1Y +49.0% )

WM Stock Price & Short Term Investments

Short Term Investments for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Short Term Investments

chevron_right 2021 $426.0M +1.4x
( +11.6% / year avg)
chevron_left 2014 $177.0M
vertical_align_top Peak $426.0M -
vertical_align_bottom Bottom 0.0
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 3 3 of 8
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 1
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 2014 , or +30.2x faster than it's short term investments over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's short term investments (+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 2 of the 3 years (+66%) it's short term investments were also up.
  • WM Historical Short Term Investments Table
    in $ million
    Year Short Term Investments YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $426 0.2% $117.07 7.2%
    4/1/2020 $425 - $109.24 11.5%
    4/1/2019 $0 - $97.98 22.3%
    4/1/2018 $0 - $80.14 17.9%
    4/1/2017 $0 - $67.96 26.7%
    4/1/2016 $0 - $53.64 12.1%
    4/1/2015 $0 -100.0% $47.85 33.0%
    4/1/2014 $177 - $35.98 -

  • 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.

  • Short-term investments, also known as marketable securities or temporary investments, are those which can easily be converted to cash, typically within 5 years. Many short-term investments are sold or converted to cash after a period of only 3-12 months. Some common examples of short term investments include CDs, money market accounts, high-yield savings accounts, government bonds and Treasury bills. Usually, these investments are high-quality and highly liquid assets or investment vehicles.

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