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What is WM's Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities?

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

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities is 
$4.0B (1Y +7.11% )

WM Stock Price & Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

chevron_right 2021 $1.9B +23.3x *
( +12.5% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -$77.2M
vertical_align_top Peak $3.8B +49.8x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$77.2M
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 -1.67x faster than it's net cash provided by operating activities over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's net cash provided by operating activities (+12.5%/year) , it's stock price will grow +324% and hit $380.16 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 12 of the 16 years (+75%) it's net cash provided by operating activities were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • WM Historical Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $1,873 -49.0% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $3,672 -2.4% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $3,764 9.2% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $3,448 9.7% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $3,143 15.0% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $2,733 9.7% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $2,492 3.5% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $2,408 -1.1% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $2,435 -0.6% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $2,450 3.9% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $2,359 -0.6% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $2,373 2.5% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $2,315 -7.2% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $2,495 -1.0% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $2,521 -0.4% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $2,530 8.8% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $2,326 3.0% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $2,258 18.1% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $1,912 -19.5% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $2,374 57.4% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $1,508 -29.0% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $2,125 25.8% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $1,689 12.5% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $1,502 205.9% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $491 99.2% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $246 -419.3% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $-77 - $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.

  • The net cash from (used in) all of the entity’s operating activities, including those of discontinued operations, of the reporting entity. Operating activities generally involve producing and delivering goods and providing services. Operating activity cash flows include transactions, adjustments, and changes in value that are not defined as investing or financing activities. While for technical reasons this element has no balance attribute, the default assumption is a debit balance consistent with its label.

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