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What is WM's Cost of Revenue (Sales)?

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

Cost of Revenue (Sales) is 
$14.6B (1Y +22.3% )

WM Stock Price & Cost of Revenue (Sales)

Cost of Revenue (Sales) for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Cost of Revenue (Sales)

chevron_right 2021 $9.4B +71.7x
( +17.2% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $128.7M
vertical_align_top Peak $9.6B +73.3x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $128.7M
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 +0.59x the rate relative to it's cost of revenue (sales) over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's cost of revenue (sales) (+17.2%/year) , it's stock price will grow +488% and hit $572.43 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 16 of the 20 years (+80%) it's cost of revenue (sales) were also up.
  • WM Historical Cost of Revenue (Sales) Table
    in $ million
    Year Cost of Revenue (Sales) YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $9,355 2.2% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $9,155 -4.2% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $9,561 4.7% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $9,133 2.6% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $8,905 6.4% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $8,366 -0.1% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $8,374 -8.0% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $9,099 0.3% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $9,069 3.1% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $8,800 5.6% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $8,337 7.5% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $7,757 5.7% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $7,339 -14.9% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $8,627 3.0% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $8,376 -3.6% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $8,692 1.8% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $8,536 6.3% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $8,028 9.3% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $7,343 11.3% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $6,595 30.1% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $5,071 -32.7% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $7,538 -9.0% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $8,285 80.3% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $4,595 274.3% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $1,227 94.0% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $632 391.8% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $128 - $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 cost of revenue is the total cost incurred to obtain a sale and the cost of the goods or services sold. Thus, the cost of revenue is more than the traditional cost of goods sold concept, since it includes those specific selling and marketing activities associated with a sale. The following are all considered part of the cost of revenue:

    For more detailed definitions, please see Investopedia.