What is WM's Capital Expenditure (capex)?

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

Capital Expenditure (capex) is 
$469.6M (1Y -170.0% )

WM Stock Price & Capital Expenditure (capex)

Capital Expenditure (capex) for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Capital Expenditure (capex)

chevron_right 2021 $968.0M +20.0x *
( +11.9% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -$46.2M
vertical_align_top Peak $968.0M +1.27x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$3.6B
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 16 16 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 11
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 -1.92x faster than it's capital expenditure (capex) over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's capital expenditure (capex) (+11.9%/year) , it's stock price will grow +307% and hit $360.37 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 13 of the 16 years (+81%) it's capital expenditure (capex) were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • WM Historical Capital Expenditure (capex) Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Capital Expenditure (capex) YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $968 -163.5% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $-1,524 -23.3% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $-1,986 12.3% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $-1,768 30.2% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $-1,358 2.0% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $-1,331 7.9% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $-1,234 0.5% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $-1,228 2.2% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $-1,202 -22.3% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $-1,547 21.2% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $-1,276 16.7% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $-1,093 -13.0% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $-1,257 -1.6% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $-1,277 4.2% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $-1,226 -1.0% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $-1,239 4.5% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $-1,186 -4.3% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $-1,239 5.8% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $-1,171 -16.3% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $-1,399 66.0% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $-843 -35.8% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $-1,313 -49.8% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $-2,616 -27.3% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $-3,597 59.5% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $-2,255 498.1% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $-377 716.2% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $-46 - $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.

  • Capital expenditures (capex) are funds used by a company to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets such as property, plants, buildings, technology, or equipment. CapEx is often used to undertake new projects or investments by a company. Making capital expenditures on fixed assets can include repairing a roof, purchasing a piece of equipment, or building a new factory. This type of financial outlay is also made by companies to maintain or increase the scope of their operations.

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.