What is WM's Shares Outstanding?

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

Shares Outstanding is 
$1.7B (1Y -0.17% )

WM Stock Price & Shares Outstanding

Shares Outstanding for WM competitors.
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Historical (All-Time) Stats for Shares Outstanding

chevron_right 2021 $845.6M +7.0x
( +8.0% / year avg)
chevron_left 1995 $105.5M
vertical_align_top Peak $2.5B +22.5x
vertical_align_bottom Bottom $105.5M
arrow_drop_up # Up Years 8 8 of 27
years up.
arrow_drop_down # Down Years 19
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 +6.03x faster than it's shares outstanding over the same period.
  • If WM grows it's stock at the same rate as it's shares outstanding (+8.0%/year) , it's stock price will grow +215% and hit $252.75 over the next 10 years.
  • WM's stock price has gone up 4 of the 8 years (+50%) it's shares outstanding were also up.
  • WM Historical Shares Outstanding Table
    in $ million
    Year Shares Outstanding YoY % Change Stock Price YoY % Change (Stock Price)
    4/1/2021 $845 -50.1% $117.07 3.2%
    4/1/2020 $1,693 -0.3% $113.46 -2.7%
    4/1/2019 $1,699 -1.5% $116.62 33.9%
    4/1/2018 $1,725 -2.1% $87.08 20.5%
    4/1/2017 $1,762 -1.0% $72.28 23.5%
    4/1/2016 $1,780 -2.3% $58.52 31.5%
    4/1/2015 $1,822 -1.9% $44.52 9.9%
    4/1/2014 $1,857 -0.6% $40.51 20.2%
    4/1/2013 $1,868 0.9% $33.69 21.7%
    4/1/2012 $1,851 -2.2% $27.68 9.3%
    4/1/2011 $1,893 -1.9% $25.34 3.5%
    4/1/2010 $1,930 -1.9% $24.47 14.9%
    4/1/2009 $1,968 -0.3% $21.31 -12.2%
    4/1/2008 $1,973 -5.7% $24.27 -3.8%
    4/1/2007 $2,091 -3.7% $25.22 12.7%
    4/1/2006 $2,171 -4.4% $22.37 28.2%
    4/1/2005 $2,271 -2.7% $17.45 1.4%
    4/1/2004 $2,333 -2.4% $17.2 6.5%
    4/1/2003 $2,390 -3.7% $16.14 12.5%
    4/1/2002 $2,482 35.2% $14.35 -23.4%
    4/1/2001 $1,836 -26.1% $18.75 63.3%
    4/1/2000 $2,483 1.0% $11.48 -25.6%
    4/1/1999 $2,459 51.7% $15.44 -53.7%
    4/1/1998 $1,620 125.7% $33.36 31.2%
    4/1/1997 $718 36.6% $25.42 52.7%
    4/1/1996 $525 398.3% $16.64 41.0%
    4/1/1995 $105 - $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.

  • Shares outstanding refer to a company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company’s officers and insiders. Outstanding shares are shown on a company’s balance sheet under the heading “Capital Stock.” The number of outstanding shares is used in calculating key metrics such as a company’s market capitalization, as well as its earnings per share (EPS) and cash flow per share (CFPS). A company's number of outstanding shares is not static and may fluctuate wildly over time.

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