What is WM's Depreciation & Amortization (D&A)?

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

Depreciation & Amortization (D&A) is 
$1.8B (1Y +8.14% )

WM Stock Price & Depreciation & Amortization (D&A)

Depreciation & Amortization (D&A) for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Depreciation & Amortization (D&A)

chevron_right 2021 $908.0M +23.9x
( +12.7% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $36.4M
vertical_align_top Peak $1.6B +43.8x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $36.4M
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 +1.77x faster than it's depreciation & amortization (d&a) over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's depreciation & amortization (d&a) (+12.7%/year) , it's stock price will grow +330% and hit $386.98 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 13 of the 17 years (+76%) it's depreciation & amortization (d&a) were also up.
  • WM Historical Depreciation & Amortization (D&A) Table
    in $ million
    Year Depreciation & Amortization (D&A) YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $908 -44.3% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $1,630 5.2% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $1,549 6.9% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $1,449 7.6% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $1,347 4.5% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $1,289 3.0% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $1,251 -4.6% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $1,312 -1.5% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $1,332 5.3% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $1,265 4.4% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $1,212 1.8% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $1,191 0.2% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $1,189 -3.9% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $1,237 -3.7% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $1,284 -4.0% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $1,338 -1.2% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $1,354 1.7% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $1,331 6.0% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $1,256 -0.4% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $1,261 22.7% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $1,028 -28.1% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $1,429 -11.5% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $1,614 7.7% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $1,498 394.3% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $303 80.7% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $167 361.0% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $36 - $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.

  • Amortization - the practice of spreading an intangible asset's cost over that asset's useful life. Intangible assets are not physical assets, per se.

    Examples: Patents and trademarks, Franchise agreements, Copyrights, Cost of issuing bonds to raise capital

    Depreciation - The practice of expensing of a fixed asset over its useful life. Fixed assets are tangible assets, meaning they are physical assets that can be touched.

    Examples: Buildings, Equipment, Office furniture, Vehicles, Land, Machinery

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.