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What is WM's Cost & Expenses?

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

Cost & Expenses is 
$1.6B (1Y -76.6% )

WM Stock Price & Cost & Expenses

Cost & Expenses for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Cost & Expenses

chevron_right 2021 -$4.1B +18.0x *
( +11.5% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $217.5M
vertical_align_top Peak $12.7B +4.07x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -$4.1B
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 20 20 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 7
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 -2.11x faster than it's cost & expenses over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's cost & expenses (+11.5%/year) , it's stock price will grow +296% and hit $347.69 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 16 of the 20 years (+80%) it's cost & expenses were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • WM Historical Cost & Expenses Table
    in $ million
    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Cost & Expenses YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $-4,122 -133.1% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $12,448 -1.7% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $12,666 5.3% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $12,034 2.6% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $11,729 6.3% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $11,030 0.3% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $11,001 -7.5% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $11,892 0.4% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $11,849 2.0% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $11,621 4.8% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $11,089 6.9% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $10,378 4.5% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $9,934 -12.5% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $11,350 3.1% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $11,007 -3.4% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $11,392 1.5% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $11,224 6.0% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $10,584 7.0% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $9,893 4.8% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $9,439 23.7% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $7,631 -28.7% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $10,705 -9.3% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $11,802 87.0% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $6,312 256.8% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $1,769 101.8% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $876 303.2% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $217 - $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.

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