What is WM's Earnings Per Share (EPS)?

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

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is 
3.93 (1Y +3.56% )

WM Stock Price & Earnings Per Share (EPS)

Earnings Per Share (EPS) for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Earnings Per Share (EPS)

chevron_right 2021 2.04 +9.7x *
( +9.2% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 -0.19
vertical_align_top Peak 5.32 +6.5x *
vertical_align_bottom Bottom -0.97
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 14 14 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 13
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 -3.61x faster than it's earnings per share (eps) over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's earnings per share (eps) (+9.2%/year) , it's stock price will grow +241% and hit $282.27 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 11 of the 14 years (+78%) it's earnings per share (eps) were also up.
* A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
  • WM Historical Earnings Per Share (EPS) Table

    * A modified method (see: here) is used to calculate changes that involve negative numbers.
    Year Earnings Per Share (EPS) YoY % Change* Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 2.04 -42.7% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 3.56 -14.1% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 4.14 -22.2% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 5.32 69.4% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 3.14 24.6% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 2.52 6.7% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 2.36 928.6% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 0.23 -88.4% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 1.98 6.9% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 1.86 -10.0% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 2.06 0.8% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 2.04 10.3% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 1.85 -22.6% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 2.39 15.4% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 2.08 -5.7% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 2.2 7.5% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 2.05 39.9% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 1.46 27.6% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 1.15 -4.6% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 1.2 114.6% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 0.56 -307.5% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 -0.27 -54.6% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 -0.59 -38.4% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 -0.97 -173.7% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 1.31 40.2% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 0.94 -592.2% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 -0.19 - $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.

  • Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated as a company's profit divided by the outstanding shares of its common stock. The resulting number serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. It is common for a company to report EPS that is adjusted for extraordinary items and potential share dilution. The higher a company's EPS, the more profitable it is considered to be.

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