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What is WM's Net Cash used for Investing Activities?

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

Net Cash used for Investing Activities is 
$4.9B (1Y +39.3% )

WM Stock Price & Net Cash used for Investing Activities

Net Cash used for Investing Activities for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Net Cash used for Investing Activities

chevron_right 2021 $3.9B +114x
( +19.2% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $34.1M
vertical_align_top Peak $4.6B +4.49x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$1.3B
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 15 15 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 12
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 +0.37x the rate relative to it's net cash used for investing activities over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's net cash used for investing activities (+19.2%/year) , it's stock price will grow +579% and hit $677.97 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 11 of the 15 years (+73%) it's net cash used for investing activities were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • WM Historical Net Cash used for Investing Activities Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Net Cash used for Investing Activities YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $3,940 159.0% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $1,521 -44.9% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $2,759 45.1% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $1,901 39.2% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $1,366 -30.9% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $1,977 -606.9% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $-390 -137.4% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $1,044 -45.1% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $1,901 -5.5% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $2,011 2.3% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $1,966 23.3% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $1,595 28.9% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $1,237 9.5% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $1,130 80.5% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $626 -37.0% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $993 8.2% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $918 1.4% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $905 -3.8% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $941 -23.4% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $1,228 56.0% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $787 -160.3% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $-1,306 -164.8% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $2,016 -55.7% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $4,555 124.2% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $2,031 221.9% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $631 1750.7% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $34 - $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.

  • Cash flows from investing activities provides an account of cash used in the purchase of non-current assets–or long-term assets– that will deliver value in the future.

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